I can't tell you how many times in the past six months I've looked over at my husband and whispered, "I'm so glad we're doing this." Deciding to homeschool was scary, but it's the best decision we could have made. Now it's the end of the year, and I'm taking some time to look back at where we've been and ahead at all of the exciting things to come.
Below is a list of streaming resources for any Europe unit study for Kids. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy! This list is up-to-date as of November 2016. Lineups on Netflix and Prime change frequently and occasionally YouTube videos are deleted. If you see something that is no longer available, please leave a comment. I will update this as needed. … Continue reading Europe Unit – Streaming Resources for Build Your Library Kindergarten
Our trip around the world led us to the South American Rain Forest. We extended our lesson plans quite a bit. Following the tiny poison arrow frog right down the rabbit hole.
The election is quickly approaching and the oldest has shown some interest. While we chat about politics at the dinner table he asks, "What's a debate?" and the next morning says, "So who is the new president?" I can't fail him on this one. This is important stuff.
We had so much fun learning about our senses this month. I was just planning on some light reading and taking the oldest to a class, but as usual he had other plans. It turned into a full unit. Ease up, kid! I'm suffering from teacher burnout with a class of one in September. The few more. I made the mistake of mentioning that we don't really ONLY have five senses. So we explored a few more - like sense of balance, hunger and thirst, and direction. Every time we saw something that said "5 senses" he's give me a little wink-wink, nudge-nudge meaning, "Yeah but WE know there are more than five, right mom? Riiiiiiight?" He thinks he's so smart.
Allow me to introduce you to our Math Basket. It's becoming our favorite part of the day. Yes, that's right. It's even more fun than handwriting. I know. Hard to believe. Our Math Basket it's math. in a basket.
A list of 110 (mostly literature) books for learning math aimed at early elementary age children. Links are to read aloud videos on YouTube - to use as a hook for new skills, to preview books, if our library doesn't have a copy available, or as a support to read alouds. Ya know, instead of re-reading the same thing a dozen times this week.
We took a close look at a ROARsome North American predator. Great choice, son. Grizzlies are common enough that I could find great materials but new enough (to us) that they were interesting to learn about.
A list of streaming resources compiled for Build Your Library Kindergarten. It could also be used for any South American unit study. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy!
A list of streaming resources to go along with Build Your Library Kindergarten or any North American unit study. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy!
Before buying any curriculum I took a close look at our homeschool goals. The following is a detailed summary and review of Build Your Library - Kindergarten Around the World.
With my oldest leading the way (read: forcing me to live and breathe dinosaurs for the past three years) we've done quite a bit of learning. We've covered every topic from math to cooking. This week we're back at it, ramping up for Dinosaur Week at our local children's museum.
No kindergarten curriculum is complete without learning your ABCs, 123s, and what to do if you spontaneously burst into flames.
Our first kindergarten field trip. Such a trashy way to start the year.