A Homeschool Day in the Life of My Kindergartner

One day earlier this week, I recorded my Kindergartner’s day.  She is the youngest of my children so I’ve tended to fit her in around my older children’s schooling.  Some days I did very little schooling with her.  As a result this day hasn’t been a typical day for us…

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Our first year homeschooling

Sometimes my mind gets a little fuzzy when I think back to our first year homeschooling.  It was a very busy time in my life and the year was full of challenges.  I had done unschooling with my oldest throughout the preschool years and started Kindergarten when he was almost…

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Planning Kindergarten through 2nd grade

I put together plans for my youngest child that will last from Kindergarten through 2nd grade.  In the early years I like to focus on the enjoyment of learning while developing strong skills in core subjects.  With my older kids I have done full-days for Kindergarten with only a portion…

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Season and Holiday Unit Study

I put together this unit study for my craft-loving little girl who will be in K4 this year. September – Fall Books: Pick a Perfect Pumpkin:  Learning about Pumpkin Harvests Apples, Apples, Everywhere How Do You Know It’s Fall? Autumn:  An Alphabet Acrostic Too Many Pumpkins Why Do Leaves Change…

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Kindergarten Writing Growth

It has been over a year since my five year old started his blog. When he started writing by himself on his blog at age 4 years and 8 months he just typed letters on the keyboard such as:   hgfdsawwderrewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwll fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaall ddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddnhghgt wweswqdewssddswddcdffdewdfrgfggrfddeedffgfrfrrfrfrfttrfrfffrrgffrgfgfrrrfggftfrrddffrfggffrrfddseewrerr   His next totally independent…

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Kindergarten Writing Sample

Below you will see pictures of his work in the Write About Me book. I wrote the interpretation of his writing below each picture. I do use a whole language method for writing at my son’s age. I typically don’t correct his grammar or spelling or punctuation. If he asks me how to spell a word I usually tell him to try and sound it out. Sometimes I can read what he writes, but I usually have him read it to me so I know for sure what he wrote.

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