Monday, August 30, 2010

Curriculum Update

The last few months I have been busy with planning and gathering materials for our after Labor Day start of school.  In the process, I found myself adding, supplementing, and searching for activities to 'beef up' what I had planned.  So I stopped and thought, well maybe I should NOT be using this for my oldest.  I was drained from all of the research--so I turned it over to my DH...and dear he is.  He really came to my rescue--our rescue.

I wrote an overview of each curricula I was looking into and the pro's and con's of each.  Sonlight and My Father's World were the finalists.  And I'm happy to say that we have chosen My Father's World Kindergarten for Bud's Kindergarten year.  Now that's another dilemma...should I call it Pre-K 4, Kindergarten or K4?? 

I am thrilled with our choice for Bud's K year!  Sissy is also getting in on the act..well sort of...she will also have 1:1 time with Mom each day for Tot School.  (More on that later)  I have also come up with some activities, songs, and other ideas for Little Bear that I will rotate through on a monthly basis.  I'll post more details on Tot School for Sissy and Lil Bear soon.

In gearing up for our first day, I really felt the need to do a unit study with the kids.  I was originally planning on doing this next summer, but thought I should do it now.  It is on Community Helpers and Safety.  I hope to post the Unit Study as soon as we are done.

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