It’s that time of year, y’all! No, not pumpkin-everything time… YET 😉 It’s back to school time! This is our second year of homeschooling, with my almost 4 year old beginning Pre-K. We did preschool last year, and it really wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. My sweet Lucas loves school so much, that he would get excited for school time. He’d ask for school multiple times a day, even though we finished it that morning. How much did I luck out? No worries though, Micah is going to give me a hard time with school, I know it… He lives to push my buttons, for sure!
So our plans for this year include a new curriculum. After doing some research on different programs and taking advice into consideration, we decided on Pre-K through My Father’s World. From their website, “My Father’s World Christian homeschool curriculum combines the best of Charlotte Mason’s ideas, classical education, and unit studies with a biblical worldview and global focus.” I really loved the way they try and encompass all kinds of different learning methods, and I especially love the biblical aspect. I didn’t get to grow up with a biblical foundation, and I really want my boys to have that.
So we’re Back to School!
The goals for Pre-K for us this year are:
-Key Themes: God loves us, so we love God. We love our neighbor as ourselves.
-Daily Bible stories, Weekly Bible verses, Alphabet verses
Reading and Math
-Read-aloud stories, Hands-on alphabet activities, Print awareness, Addition & Subtraction (He’s somehow very advanced in numbers!)
Science and Social Studies
-Simple activities to encourage curiosity & a love for science
-Cooking and helping in the kitchen
-Community Helpers: post office, fire station, church, grocery store, etc.
Art and Music
-Hands-on crafts, Songs
-Creative thinking, Problem solving, & Imaginative play
-Gross motor skills & Fine motor skills
A lot of this will include little Micah, since it’s a lot of basic principles at this age. Numbers, colors, fine motor skills are all things that an almost 2 year old can benefit from as well! So this is our first year that going back to school includes teaching 2 kids instead of one. That seems a little scary… And I’m excited to follow up after the school year to see how we did in each department and how prepared Lucas is for Kindergarten!
What are your tips for surviving homeschool with more than one child?