We have been discussing homeschooling for some time in our family. Our oldest daughter will be 5 in October. She could start Kindergarten in the fall but she would be 17 going off to college and I am not crazy about that. There are not many PreK options in our area and the more we discuss it the more it makes sense for us. So, I have been researching, reading, trying things out and getting the most information so I can make our decision. Below are some fun things I have found so far, as I decide on which curriculum I like best.
Currently, we are using a workbook that is really fun. Each week there is a letter for the week and lots of fun activities related to the letter (coloring, cutting, gluing, etc.). We have a board we put the activities on so our daughter can show off her work and so that we remember to use the letter all week. On Mondays I take down her work so she can put it in her binder. The workbook we are using can be found here. It is nice because you just download the book and print it from your computer so you can use it immediately.
The Activity Board
The Letter and Color Binder
A couple other activities we have found are from recommendations from friends. The first one is from Oopsey Daisy. This mom has created something called Mommy School. There are a lot of ideas on her site and many packets to print out. We have done the “I” packet and the “W” packet so far. The second one is Over the Big Moon. This mom has created Pre-K Packs with themes. We are currently doing the Valentine’s Day Pack and there is a Dinosaur Pack we want to try next. Here are a few pictures from the packets we have used. Click on the names of the sites and you will be directed to their webpages so you can see all the amazing stuff!
Enjoying her packet!
I have created little workbooks for our daughter from these packs and from other websites. It has taken some prep work but, it is so worth it. She loves it, the TV is off a lot more, and I see her creativity come out! I do want to get a color printer because a lot of the printables have color activities, plus most things like puzzles and sequence games could be laminated and used again in the future.
One More Thing…Curriculum
In searching for this Fall’s curriculum I have come across programs that I really like. I am getting samples of them and then I will decide. I am thinking in the end I will use a combination of a few programs to create our curriculum.
Here is what I have found:
And I found a great book:
Have a great weekend!