This is the first year I’m making a focused effort to do activities with Aamina on a regular basis. We’ve done many activities in the past, but since she’s been young, it’s been sporadic. This year I’m pulling together a few resources to make some progress with her, while still being a bit casual. After all, she’s not set to start Kindergarten until 2016.
Preschool Homeschool Curriculum
Before Five in a Row – This is the spine for our activities for the year. I love the gentle guidance for young children, and the massive amounts of resources available online to supplement the course. We are currently supplementing with lapbooks from homeschoolshare.com whenever they are available for the book we’re covering.
I also have Oak Meadow preschool, but still have to get around to reading it. Before Five in a Row is so easy to just pick up and go that I’ve been defaulting to what’s the easiest to do right now, and with a new baby coming this winter, in sha Allah, I see that being a continuing pattern.
Jolly Phonics – Jolly Phonics isn’t as popular in the US as it is in the UK and other parts of the world, but it starts with letter sounds rather than letter recognition, which I think is genius! Plus, you learn the sounds in a specific order so the child can learn to make words quickly. I’m excited to get started with it, especially since teaching Phonics to Kira (long, long ago) was a challenge for me. I think Jolly Phonics will make a nice difference.
Nature Study – Aamina has loved her start with nature study using the Spell Outloud Nature Study eBook and Printables, and we plan to continue using it. During the long winter months, Pinterest will be my best friend. In sha Allah I’ll be updating regularly on what we’ve been up to!
This post is part of iHomeschool Network’s NOT Back to School Blog Hop – Curriculum Week! Join in on the fun with your own blog links, and check out all the other links, too!
The rest of the series to check out!
- 8th Grade Curriculum 2012-13 (September 18, 2012)
- 2013-14 9th Grade Homeschool Curriculum (August 22, 2013)
- 2014-15 10th Grade Homeschool High School Curriculum (August 4, 2014)
- 2014-15 Preschool Homeschool Curriculum (August 4, 2014)
- Toddler and Preschool Curriculum and Book Lists (August 13, 2015)
- Mid-Year Kindergarten Curriculum Review (February 13, 2017)