Tuesday, September 18

DIY Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum

It's that time of year again! We are in our second year of homeschooling, my daughter and I are both getting into a productive routine and we are really enjoying learning together. I have noticed that my daughter is a auditory learner, so for this kindergarten school year we will be focusing on reading,. Whether it's me reading to my daughter, learning phonics, and sight words, most of this curriculum will be reading out loud. Everyone's homeschool days and routines are different, so I would like to share what we are using for our reading focused kindergarten school year.

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Reading/Language Arts/Writing

        

During our 4 year old preschool year, Ava picked up handwriting pretty well and pretty fast. This year we will continue to practice writing, individual letters, numbers, words, and sentences. We will be doing daily journaling and writing short letters to friends. We will also be working on sight words as Ava is interested in learning to read. We are enjoying these  Pinkalicious phonics books so far, she is also doing pretty well with sight words and recognizing sight words in books.


Math

        

My daughter loves to ask the time, like she has a car and a schedule that she needs to keep lol. So guess who is learning to tell time?! Ava has a clock puzzle that she got for a birthday that we will be using for telling time, so glad I saved this gem. I finally also purchased some counting cubes because guess who is learning addition and subtraction?! I figured having visuals would help her grasp these math concepts. We will also have a few workbooks for additional math reinforcement.


Science/Technology/Art


I'm pretty sure that science is my daughter's favorite subject, she loves learning about space. We do lots of reading and lots of exploring in nature for science. Ava loves to do science experiments and lately she has enjoyed putting together a motorized car! For art, we visit art museums at least 4 times a month. We go to art classes at the museum or art club at the library, less mess for me to clean at home! This year we will also be going to the symphony. The symphony here has shows for young children and I think Ava will enjoy going.


History/Geography


If you follow me on Instagram, I have mentioned a few times that Ava loves maps! She loves drawing them, learning about them, and she insists on having a map to look at in the car lol. This year, we aren't going to in depth into history but we are definitely learning black history and touching on world history.


Extras
When we aren't doing school work, we will be visiting the library, going on playdates, playing at the playground, exploring nature trails, meeting up with homeschool friends, visiting our local museums, participating in ballet, free play gymnastics, and kids yoga.

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We are excited to continue our kindergarten homeschool year. If you are a homeschool family, what grades are you teaching? What are your curriculum choices for the year. Let me know in the comments. All the pictures here are clickable or feel free to visit my Amazon store to see all of the books that we are using. Until next time!

April K.
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5 comments:

  1. I love your suggestions! Kindergarten is hands down my very favorite age to homeschool!

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  2. These are great suggestions. Definitely going to be putting some to test with my preschooler. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. These are great suggestions! I loved teaching kindergarten to my children! Miss those days, but now my 4 year old granddaughter wants to do "School" with me. I will have to look up some of these ideas! Thanks!

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  4. I love your History/Geography selections! I might need to look into some of those!

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  5. Such great suggestions!! We are going to be adopting soon and I cannot wait to homeschool again so I will be using these suggestions!

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