Thursday, June 23, 2011
Finding Our Way in Homeschool
So we've been homeschooling consistently (a huge downfall of my mine) for about 4 weeks. We've added some elements, removed some elements, debating some other elements. In other words it's not necessarily going to be the same in a few weeks. We are using MFW's Kindergarten curriculum, or at least some of it, with some other things added in. I can't say I'm all together happy with the MFW curriculum but more on that later. We have a different time where I do some work with both girls (including Bible) but this is about Maggie's school time.
For now here is what our homeschooling time looks like on a (mostly) daily basis.
Sing Songs - ABC, 7 Days, and 12 Months
Character Work - using this online resource for now
Calendar - MFW (online here) reinforce colors, shapes, and patterns
Math/100 Chart - MFW (can also be found here) *also supplementing with some $1 workbooks from
Phonic Work - MFW
Handwriting - MFW plus lined sheets and extra "fun" practice sheets
Science Activity - MFW (we don't do this daily)
There are several other things that I want to implement in the future. Reading aloud is one. I know how important it is. We have started numerous books but have never been consistent in finishing them before they are due back at the library.
Maggie loves to draw, so for her birthday, Lord willing, we plan to buy her an elementary art teaching book. Any recommendations? Veritas Press has several to choose from and I am sure there are dozens more out there.