Friday, July 9, 2010
My plans for the upcoming school year are slowly coming together. I have lots of ideas floating around in my head that I just need to get written down. As of now, this is what I plan on using with Alexis for Pre-K4.
Explode the Code - Primer books B,C and Book 1 of Explode the Code
Happy Phonics - I will use these games to supplement the Code
Bob Books and other easy readers
Games/Charts that I make myself
Talking Word Factory DVD
My God and Me by Gospel Light - We started this 52 week curriculum over a month ago, and we're loving it! It has lots of ideas for each Bible story which makes planning much easier. Although this is designed for a church setting, it has worked great for our small family.
Weekly memory verse
The Berenstain Bears Big Book of Science and Nature - this is still on my "wish list."
Library books based on Lexy's interests
Units I put together based on her interests
Family Math for Young Children - wish list :)
Math Start Books and activities
I've debated on whether or not to purchase Handwriting without Tears. I think I've finally decided against it, at least for now. Lexy's handwriting is coming along fine, so we will continue doing what we've been doing...which is...
Write On/Wipe Off boards
Harmony Road Music - More Music in Me
All Around the Neighborhood - This will be our first unit.
Missionaries/Children around the World - I plan on creating a weekly board. We will place a missionary and/or child from a different country on the board for a month. We will pray for them and learn about their country throughout the month.
Lots of creating at the art table...whatever she wants!
Craft to go with units
Weekly trips to the library for class and selecting books.
100 Books to Read before Kindergarten - coming soon. Units or activities to go with selected books.
I started putting together my own little version of workboxes. I've gone back and forth for the last 6 months or so on whether I would want to attempt these or not. My plans is to do weekly boxes for Alexis. As she completes a box throughout the week, she will have a chart to mark it off on. There will be nine boxes. Each week at least one box will be dedicated to a phonics game, handwriting, math, and fine motor skills. I'll post more about this and have pictures as it comes together more.
I still have lots of work to do before our new school year starts!