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    Hello there!
    I will be starting home school next year for kindergarten. I am excited to start.
    We have already been doing some school work using worksheets and free websites/apps. I wanted to start doing school work this year to see if this is something that would work for us. I was pleasantly surprised to see that it went so well, so we will continue on this journey.

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    Welcome! Kindy is such a fun year! Before I started homeschooling my oldest, we dabbled with worksheets and stuff, too. Now my baby is midway through (second time around, we do a lot differently, the benefit of experience, I hope!) kindy and we are loving it again.

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    Welcome. I might start some homeschool for my youngest next year too, although I have not decided yet. She turns 5 in June, which is when she could start at public school, but she does not have to start till she is 6. We have a rolling entry not cohort entry in NZ, and the youngest age kids can start is 5. Most start then. They have to be in school by age 6 or have a homeschool exemption approved, which is a length application. So I may just leave her in her play-based preschool 3 days a week until she is 5.5 or 6. I am a little worried I won't be a good teacher for things like reading or letter formation (she's a lefty) because my oldest was in public school till age 8.5 and learnt all that there.

    My daughter likes worksheets too, of the tracing letters and numbers or connecting pictures to first letters type. I just print out a bunch and when she asks for one she goes off and does what she wants with it.

    Hope you have fun!

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    Welcome!

    I guess everyone starts with worksheets - looks idyllic - you and your child happily plowing through cute pages, checking off boxes in 'what-your-kindergartener-has-to-know'. Nothing wrong with that...but it helps to be aware that it is not the only way to homeschool. Actually, it becomes the least preferred way to homeschool once you gain some experience.

    I am 'doing' Kindy with my 3rd child this year, and it is a lot different from my first two experiences.
    mom to 3 girls: DD10, DD9, DD6

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    Welcome! Kinder was a fun year for us. Doing it again next year with my 2nd, but as Oksana said - it will look different!
    I'm a work-at-home mom to three, homeschool enthusiast, and avid planner fueled by lattes and Florida sunshine. My oldest is 6 and is a fircond grader (that's somewhere between first and second, naturally), my preschooler just told me she wants to learn how to read, and my toddler is a force of nature.

    I gather all kinds of secular homeschool resources and share them at TheHomeschoolResourceRoom.com.

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    Hello there!
    I will be starting home school next year for kindergarten. I am excited to start.
    We have already been doing some school work using worksheets and free websites/apps. I wanted to start doing school work this year to see if this is something that would work for us. I was pleasantly surprised to see that it went so well, so we will continue on this journey.
    Hello!

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