Announcement: We have started Kindergarten in our home!
Uhhh, wait… Doesn’t school usually begin at the end of August?
Yep, sure does. 🙂
But, since baby #3 will be arriving in July we have decided to get a head start.
After much prayer I have made some decisions as to how we will approach this school year.
Here are our goals for Kindergarten:
I want it to be God glorifying – My first and foremost goal is that homeschooling would be rooted in glorifying God within the hearts and minds of my precious children. Character study and scripture memory are a high priority and will be woven into our daily rhythms of activity and play.
I want it to be joyful – I want this first year to establish a precedent of fun and adventure in learning at home. From reading, to baking, to exploring nature, to even daily chores, I want learning to be exciting and enjoyable.
I want it be memorable – I want to stuff this season full of memories. I want it to be a time of creating moments with my family that we can look back on and treasure forever.
I want it to be simple – This is a MUST! I’m not a teacher – I have absolutely no clue what I’m doing. For this year the curriculum needs to be easily adaptable to our schedule and one which will allow for a smooth introduction and transition into homeschooling.
I want it to be effective – At this age their minds are sponges. Therefore, I want to focus on soaking up scripture and biblical concepts as well as phonics and developing reading skills. I believe these are foundational building blocks in the learning process.
After prayer, research and talking with many other home-school families in our church, we have chosen My Father’s World for our curriculum. Kindergarten through 3rd grade focuses on learning about God and His world, how to read and write, and an overview of history from Creation to the present.
I’m confident this will be a great resource to assist our family in reaching these goals for Kindergarten.
So here we go!