In September, I started homeschooling our 3-year old for two mornings a week. We've been having lots of fun learning thus far. I'm thrilled to finally be able to dust off some of the old Kindergarten activities and curriculum I've saved over the years.
Welcome to our classroom! This is our primary work area:
Here's what a typical morning look like:
Calendar, Day Count, Weather Chart
9:40 Letter of the Week Activities
Letter crafts and stories, letter sounds song, intro to tracing/printing/creating letters. A combination of Letterland, Jolly Phonics, and my own research/ideas.
10:00 Fine Motor Skill Activities / Centres
Puzzles, play doh, sand, colouring, matching/memory games
10:15 Morning Message/Writing Journal
Following/using ideas from Building Blocks.
Counting, number sense, sorting, patterning, shape activities and games. Using ideas from Math Their Way, and Making Shapes and Building Blocks: Investigations in Mathematics.
Singing, movement, intro to rhythm instruments. Using ideas from Musicplay, Rhythm Instruments, and Wee Sing.
11:00 Creation Studies
Science, social studies, health, and seasonal/holiday themed stories, crafts, and activities, saved from my teaching days and extensive home library.
One afternoon a week, we go to an introductory gymnastics class.
We've also done several field trips already (farm/pumpkin patch, fire station, apple orchard):
We love experiential/hands-on learning, and try to integrate learning wherever and whenever we can!