The school year has finally started in the Spena house! After much prayer and deliberation about whether to start Abigail in Kindergarten this year or not, we decided to just go for it. Other than having an early November birthday, this girl was far and away ready to start Kindergarten.
We would have started school last week, but our beach vacation pushed us back a few days. So our first day was yesterday! We’re hoping to finish sometime in May and plan to do school five days a week.
Of course I had to take first day of school pictures!
This dress is my very own personal tide commercial. If she isn’t running around in her underwear around the house, she’s wearing this dress. (Hence the wrinkling….I shudder)
The only way I can get her to smile for pictures is to promise her a silly photo as well. So, there that is.
We decided to go with My Fathers World Kindergarten curriculum.
I love how it lays out the lesson plans for me and how it focuses a lot on reading and exploring outside- two of the most important things that I want for her right now. I am a huge believer in learning through play still at this point, so I didn’t want a huge and hard core structured “sit down and do your lesson” school for this year.
We’ll probably incorporate more of that next year for 1st, but for this year, I still wanted school to have a very casual feel to it.
My Father’s World Kindergarten also pairs wonderfully with everything that we did in Confessions of A Homeschooler Pre-K last year.
Taking a letter a week and building a lesson plan around that.
Love it! Abigail is super close to reading on her own, so I’m hoping that this year will really help her be able to do that as well as continue to improve her writing skills and maybe start to learn a little math!
The first two weeks of the curriculum are reviewing all of her letters and numbers along with going through the creation story. A great way to start of a new year of learning!
A homeschool mother’s sustenance. Coffee and water!Our first day went exceptionally well and I can’t wait to see where this school year takes us! I always worry a lot before starting, but once we get into it things feel natural and just seem to flow and fall into place.