I picked a perfect week to start school. Why? Because the tempurture every day was out of this world hot so staying inside was our only option. As I mentioned previously, I only started Pre-K with Josh this week, much to the chagrin of the other two boys. They kept asking, "Is it my turn too?". I do know I made the right decision though because this is allowing me to get Josh into a routine, work out the bugs in our routine, and spend time helping him focus. When the other two boys start in a few weeks, he'll need to be able to do some things on his own while I work with the others.
In case you are new to this blog and are wondering why we started school now . . .I have chosen to do a 6 week rotation for school. We do 6 weeks of learning and then get one week off. This allows us to take a break, gives me time to catch up on everything from cleaning to appointments, and helps us all not to get bored with the daily routine. By starting now, we will be able to take most of December off and also finish up somewhere around mid May. If we happen to get behind on some lessons, we can always work into December a little or even go longer into May and wrap things up.
Our first week is review. We are only doing our general K-4 work that I purchased from Confessions of a Homeschooler for a very reasonable price. I really love this curriculum because it fits my style of teaching. She also has made everything so easy to use, print, and incorporate into our day. This was truly the perfect choice for us and, honestly, I wish I had used her Pre-K unit with Josh last year. (I'm using that unit with Nate this year.)
Here are a few snapshots from our week.
There's a snapshot of our week! We did more than what is pictured but this gives a general idea of the activities we did. I had planned some other fun afternoon activities but those were post-poned due to the heat so hopefully we can get to them next week.