This week we started our letter of the week. So this week is "A".... surprise! We are using Alphabet Patterns . I choose this curriculum because it was simple and it was not dependent on certain books. I can do anything or nothing and I can pretty much just pick it up and go. All I have to do is make copies. The book has color sheet for each letter, cut out, letters to color, an activity & suggested book. We are doing the extra activities as we have time and most of them she can do on her own. We are putting all of the appropriate phonics pages behind each letter plus extra letter craft projects such as: stamping letters, make macaroni (bean or rice) letters, nature letters from sticks. I decided to do this because I wanted to add more fun to her kindergarten.
This year our math and read alouds for Kindergarten are tried and true. We use Alpha Omega's Horizon's Math for our K-3 . Pearson is just trucking along in Math and I have been pleased with her progress. As for read alouds, big sisters and I are reading a truckload of books from the Ambleside Online Year 0 to both sugar pie & the twins.Some of the books include: Roxenboxen, Oxcart Man, Little House, Mike Mulligan & Steam Shovel...
We spend no more then an hour and half on kindergarten though we normally finish it in 45 minutes to one hour. If you'd like to see what we are using in our homeschool you check my sidebar and hopefully by the time this posts it will be complete with links.
I just wanted to remind everyone (especially myself) that it is:
"...the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge
and understanding. Proverbs 2:6.
All we can do is be faithful to teach and instruct but it is the Lord that grants knowledge and understanding. It is the Lord that has to work in the heart of this child. With this in mind it becomes clear that my prayers for each child are much more important then my 'method' of teaching? Just as the word calls me to do I must always keep my eye on the Lord and strive forward toward the prize.
Be encouraged Ladies, it is the Lord that grants wisdom! I hope you are all having a successful and joyful year training up your children in the way they should go.
Schooling in His Sovereign Grace,
Rooster Hill Academy!