I am trying to get everything ready for our new school year!! I can firmly say that deciding last year Noah was NOT ready for Kindergarten was very wise and I must say WHAT a difference a year makes!! Emotionally this boy is SOO ready for K this year! And I really think he is going to do quite well! I was blessed with a large portion of an AMAZING Curriculum from a friend whose children were really needing first grade so she did not use this. I was excited at the time but now that we are ready for K and I have really started looking at it and preparing and all I am ever MORE excited! I LOVE it and I think Noah will too! Jeremiah will be as involved as I can make him with adaptations as necessary! So for our main curriculum this year we are doing My Father's World!
I am in LOVE with this curriculum!! It has units that cover Bible, learning to read, light math, science and social studies concepts and everything! I love that we willl read so many books this year. It is a challenge to find all the specific books I need and then others as well for each units theme but I know it will be worth it. I found Thriftbook.com and that helped alot with the first 9 weeks books. There are still a few I do not have but I got a good bit of them.
In addition to this we willl be doing Bible Memory verse with each letter is learned from this book :)
and I made the following from resources I found so that I can put a tiny sticker each time one is memorized :)
We also will be doing a good handwriting program that has been advised by OT friends. Noah really has a hard time with writing so I am praying this helps him and that he is ready this year!
and we will also be doing a separate Math Curriculum because I feel like Noah needs a bit more than what is in the My Father's World to help him learn the concepts and a friend was selling a copy of McRuffy Color Math she used last year with her children.
So far it looks good and I really hope Noah responds well to it :)
We will be doing THEMES again this year that are part of the MY Father's World and we will add a few fun projects in to fit seasons and holidays. I have found some lapbooks to go along with some of the themes and some of the books we are reading so I think it is going to be a very fun year! I so want it to be and I PRAY Noah takes off this year and can learn the things he really wants too. He is hitting a point where he is very emotional about how hard things are for him and it is hurting both our hearts :(
I am trying so hard to be more faithful to this blog this year and all my blogs so please keep checkin in :)
Pray for me as I try to do all the planning, printing, laminating, cutting, organzing and getting ready for the new year and still tend to all I have to with the kids, house, etc and give the kids a fun summer!
I will post the themes and all later for those interested :)