Homeschooler extraordinaire!

Posted 10-2-2012 at 09:38 AM by Heather8183

I’m just gonna say, I’m not going to toot my own horn, but I think this whole homeschooling gig is going pretty well!  It’s definitely been an eye-opener, and interesting at the least!

I’ve really enjoyed learning how K learns.  She’s totally different from Hunter, in that she keeps at it until she gets it done, whereas he’s more of a “if I can’t do it the first time, it’s not worth doing” type learner.  Where Hunter enjoyed coloring, K is more hands on.

We’re doing the Letter of the Week preschool curriculum that I found online.  I know we’ve only been at it a few days, but I really can’t say enough good stuff about it.  When I was contemplating homeschooling K earlier in the year, I was worried that I’d miss out on important stuff she needed to know.  I know it’s “just preschool” but I don’t want to set her up for failure.  So, when I stumbled upon the LOTW website, I was thrilled to find how she laid out the lesson plan.  She gives you a loosely structured plan for every day of the week to cover all the important bases, plus SO much more.

We started this week with the letter A.  We learned about Africa, had apples. alphabits, and apple juice  for snacks, learned the color aquamarine, and listened to music by the composer Leroy Anderson.  For math, we counted, added and subtracted our animal crackers.  Our Bible lesson was Adam and Eve.    We’ve officially been introduced to asters, albatross, and antelope.  I think tomorrow we’ll make homemade applesauce.  I made flash cards with avocado, ambulance, acrobat, alligator, and apple on them that we go over several times a day.  K has really enjoyed the apple poems and songs, and has learned the words really quickly!

Even with this being a really busy week, we’ve still had a lot of learning going on, and we’ve made it fun.  I’m really enjoying homeschooling!

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One Response to “Homeschooler extraordinaire!”

  1. Art mama on October 2nd, 2012 1:25 pm

    Glad to hear it. I’m starting homeschooling my first grader next week! Wish me luck :)

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