Saturday, August 1, 2015

New blog for homeschool reference

I started a homeschool blog with my best friend, most of the current activities and progress will be posted on the new blog.
Feel free to visit! :-)
Homeschoolbesties.blogspot.com

Completion of 4-early 5, before Kindergarten

Referring to this list has been extremely helpful. Here's a continuation of what was learned, these are the things I intend to repeat with my son.
  1. Presidents and States
  2. Complete Kindergarten math curriculum
  3. Sentence (explain parts of)
  4. Copy writing (emphasize spacing, three lines)
  5. Paragraph (beginning, middle, end)
  6. Parts of fiction story (characters, place, problem, solve)
  7. Creative writing (story)
  8. Phonics fast review/explain why
  9. Science read a louds
  10. Tell time to minute
  11. Money (identify and counting)
  12. Count by 2s, 5s, 10s, 1s)
  13. Place value up to hundreds place
  14. Counting groups
  15. Build shapes with fun objects
  16. Draw shapes
  17. Polygons
  18. Days of week fluent
  19. Months of year fluent
  20. Understanding number line (placement of numbers)
  21. Write numbers left to right when prompted
  22. Read numbers 1-100 left to right
  23. Shape pattern activities
  24. Understand add, get more
  25. Understand subtract, take away
  26. +0 facts
  27. +1 facts
  28. Double facts
  29. In Caravans book
  30. Answer questions (verbal comprehension)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

0-4 Curriculum

My daughter is 4 now and I'm starting to teach my son all the things I taught her. This is an outline of the subjects by age, this will serve as a guide for my son, and any children that may come after.

0-2
Bible
Shapes
Letters
Colors
Animals
Trip to zoo
Numbers 1-10
Read-a-louds
Bible verse: John 3:16, Genesis 1:1, Lord's Prayer, Mark 12:29-31
Opposites
Nursery Rhymes
Body parts
Simple objects

2-3
Bible
Read-a-louds
Coloring
Puzzles
Big, bigger
Answer questions
Tell how things work
Physical activity
Continents/Oceans
Montessori practical life:
Fold clothes, brush teeth, handling with care, cleaning etc...
Animals
Fruits
Veggies
Numbers 1-20
Letters
Shapes
Colors
Bible verses:
Same
John 1:1

3 years old

Phonics
Houghton Mifflin books
Sight words, Dolch and Fry
Count objects
Pre-writing
Puzzles
Bible
Coloring
Read-a-louds
1-100
Days of the week
Months
Planets
Dinosaurs
Bible verses:
Same
John 14:6
Romans 10:9
Montessori (practical life, animals, etc)

4 years old (still building...)

Write A-Z, 0-9
Write simple words
Verbal story writing
Read-a-louds
Spanish vocabulary
States
Presidents
Coloring
Drawing
Bible
Superior Mind Math
Phonics, sight, and Houghton Mifflin
Calendar
Verses:
Same
Romans 6:23
John 8:58
John 14:23
New verse a week

Facts of Life Memory:
Song
Hands on activity with matching fact/s
Books (learn more)