Thursday, March 17, 2011

Homeschooling – Our Usual Routine

I love to hear how people homeschool and what their routine is as well as their curriculum. I figured I would share what we are doing this year. Luke is in 4/5 PreK right now. As I've mentioned before, we use Sonlight's CORE P4/5 program, Horizons K math, Handwriting Without Tears K, and Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading. We do school 5 days a week as that is how the CORE is set up.

Monday
Sonlight CORE P4/5*
Reading (1 lesson)**
Math (2 worksheets)***

Tuesday
Sonlight CORE P4/5
Handwriting Capital Letter****
Letter of the Week Book*****

Wednesday
Sonlight CORE P4/5
Reading (1 lesson)
Math (2 worksheets)

Thursday
Sonlight CORE P4/5
Handwriting Lowercase Letter****
Letter of the Week Magazine Project******

Friday
Sonlight CORE P4/5
Reading (1 lesson)
Math (2 worksheets)

*Sonlight CORE P4/5 – This covers history, science, geography, reading, art, and music.

**Reading – We do a lesson on MWF. I love it because it isn't too much and they review a lot in each lesson. We use flashcards, magnetic letters, and a dry erase board that I write sentences on.

***Math – We do two worksheets each MWF. I love the worksheets. They are easy to use, colorful, and actually pretty fun. We also use manipulatives like pretend money, a pretend clock, and little cubes to do addition.

****Handwriting – We do printing on a worksheet and printing paper. We also have these fun wooden pieces Luke uses to make the letters. He likes that.

*****LoW Book – We staple 4 folded sheets of paper to make a little book. On the front we write "Luke's Letter Book". On each page we put something that starts with the letter (food, animal, job, place, person, and something or someone related to the Bible). For example the letter C: carrots, cat, carpenter, country, Caillou, Cain)

******LoW Magazine Project – We cut out a big letter and then we go through magazines and cut out pictures of things that start with that letter and glue them on the letter.

We also chart the weather each day. We just look outside and Luke tells me his interpretation of the weather (cloudy, warm, etc). We just color a little picture on a calendar. He loves this!

We are working on memorizing the days of the week. Once we do that we will do the months of the year.

PLEASE SHARE WHAT YOU DO FOR YOUR SCHOOLING. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE IN DETAIL, EMAIL ME AT ASHLEY-WEBBER@HOTMAIL.COM AND I WILL SHARE IT ON A POST HERE.

2 comments:

  1. Hi! Popping over from WLW :) I am a homeschooling mom, too - we used the same Sonlight pre-K curric back when my oldest was that age...it was so fun reading your schedule & remembering those days, ours were very similar! I enjoyed reading all of your org. lists & freezer meal ideas in the sidebar, too - you are very organized!

    God bless you & your work as a dedicated homeschooling mama!
    Collette

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  2. Collette, Thank you. I have looked at your blog before as well. It is great. I love WLW and enjoy reading the blogs of other people who follow and/or read her blog. I enjoy the Sonlight. Did you continue with Sonlight or go another way? I am definitely going with Handwriting for a Reason 1, Horizons 1 Math, some sort of Spelling, and continuing with Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading as well as teaching art, spanish, piano, and physical activity. I am still torn on what to do for science and social studies. Any ideas? My son is going to be on a first grade level IMO next year.

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