Pre-History is the study of the world before there was written language/documentation. By its most basic definition, it is secular Ė although I have seen some religious bloggers use religion to teach PreHistory. However, because we teach from an evolutionary point of view, it was important that not only do we focus on Pre-History for a full year, but that we combine it with much of what is the foundation
Iíve mentioned before that my daughter loves schedules. She likes to know what is going to happen and she likes to check off a ďTo Do List.Ē My husband likes schedules too and gets pretty flustered if I change up our plans last minute. Iím a slave to schedules as well, but have always approached them with an attitude of flexibility. My daughter and my husband donít share this love of flexibility with me at all. So, when preparing for the upcoming school year, I decided to give Sue Patrickís Workbox System
till working our way through some Kindergarten-level things, specifically Reception Year of the MEP curriculum and All About Spelling Level 1. Here is our by-no-means comprehensive list of what we are using for First Grade.
Read more on my blog For Love of Education
So we are finishing up on Kindergarten and itís been a very full year! Below you will find mini reviews about the resources that we used this year. What would I have done differently?
- Not over plan. I went crazy thinking that I would not have enough materials to cover the whole year, but my worry-wort tendencies just caused me to become overwhelmed thinking about what we had to complete. I am so over that now!
- Check things sooner rather than later if they are not working.
After deciding to halt the Kindergarten progress back in July because we were just not ready (the beauty of homeschooling), we dove in this past week and have made so much progress. Our day is pretty much outlined here, but we are flexible. This week has proven that while daunting on paper, our schedule is doable on most days!
Truthfully, we did not start out too well. The Tornado was reluctant and defiant at the beginning of the week. I am still in awe of how independent and stubborn