Friday, July 30, 2010

Dear Rainbow Resource..

I requested your catalog what feels like ages ago... I hear so much about all of your wonderful pages if only I could see for myself! How am I supposed to start school without what is sure to be the mother load of all home school suppliers?
Please hurry! Waiting impatiently, Sara

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Lucys Kindergarten plan

So here is our plan so far for this year. I am not going to be super strict to it or anything I just wanted to have something laid out so I had direction. I figure there will be some things we wont get to and somethings added based on her whims. Also some of this is just review or mastering the skill. I am super excited to have this all down where I can look at it and see the plan and also relieved that I don't really think I will need to buy any "curriculum" Just peace together different hands on activities.

• Master writing numbers
• Counting by 5s and 10s
• Patterns
• Time
• Money
• Addition
• Subtraction
Social Studies
• Study of Kenosha possibly Wisconsin too
• Study of history of holidays ie: Thanksgiving, St. patty’s day, Presidents day etc.
• How other people (cultures) celebrate holidays
• Simple maps
• Common local jobs
• Fire safety
• Stranger safety
• Emergency safety
• Work on ch, th, sh, oo, ee sounds
• Beginner readers
• Vocab words pulled from stories we’re reading
Language Arts
• Daily journal
• Spelling
• Senses
• Seasons
• Animal homes
• Weather/ climates
• Learn basic songs
• Basic arts and crafts holiday, season, etc.

What are your opinions? good? bad? needs more or less?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

An intro to us

I started this blog a couple weeks ago I guess it is time I actually write in it! We are about to embark on our home school journey and I thought a place to document our times would be a great idea! Who knows maybe someone else will actually read this and take something from it.
A bit about me. I am Sara. I am 24 years old and a mom to two wonderful kids that really are my world! We are not choosing to home school based on religious beliefs just on the belief in a good interest led education. Lucy my oldest is 4 years old. I know just about every parent thinks that their kid is the smartest thing ever and although I am particularly fond of her I know she is not the smartest... maybe the second smartest! LOL no I am kidding! But seriously she is ready to start school like yesterday! To make her wait another year to start I believe would not be good for her. She will either be bored out of her mind because she Kindergarten will all be review for her or we will have to tie her down meanwhile and make her stop learning!
We are super excited to get started! I cannot wait to write all of our adventures on here too! I am prepared that this takes a while to get used to but I know that if there is anything I can show determination for it is my kids!