After schooling K???
Posted 29 March 2013 - 06:21 PM
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 06:38 PM
Posted 29 March 2013 - 06:48 PM
Anyway I would look at what the K uses in the program, what the school schedule is like and go from there. For example, the K uses HWOT K book which dd will be done with before sept because it is what we use at home, so the teacher already said if I send her with the yellow book she can do that there, or she could do the K book again there and the yellow at home. As well the K class focuses on learning your letters and letter sounds, where dd knows those things so she will continue working through AAR at home on her nonschool days. Same with math. THe K class focuses on counting, patterns etc, and dd is starting to add so we will do her math program on her nonschool days. Academically she is nearly ready for grade 1 but maturity and speech issues etc she is definitely better off in K so we will continue to feed that academic side at home and let K be about friends and fun.
Posted 29 March 2013 - 10:38 PM
Posted 30 March 2013 - 12:25 AM
Posted 30 March 2013 - 09:39 AM
it depends where your kid is and what little areas you want to improve.
Last year my son was in public K (plus in gifted program once a week for full day).
This is what we did for afterschooling
- math (kumon 3 grade addition and subtraction which is 3 digit addition and 3 digit subtraction with twice caring and twice borrowing sometimes)
- we did Reading (raz-kids)
- we did All About Spelling
- sometimes story writing.
Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:00 AM
Posted 30 March 2013 - 04:16 PM
There's quite a few k'er plans in this thread, including the one I started with this year (and amended a little bit):
Geography through activities and art projects was and still is a huge hit here. We are almost finished all the activities for this year and I'm starting to work on a plan to do history through hands on activities for next fall. I couldn't have done this if I had not prepped everything in advance. I've simply grabbed activities from the storage bin when the kids need something to do. For science, we've been doing Bill Nye videos, Magic School Bus videos and working our way through the "Let's Read and Find Out" series that is available through the library. It's easy and low stress. Also, the kids received a ton of Magic School Bus science kits as presents and these have been great to pull out when we have down time. The kits all store easily in boxes and are not too messy.
Posted 30 March 2013 - 05:20 PM
Reading: Finished OPGTR so on to children's lit and history
AAS: Fortunately school does teach phonics based spelling eventually but starting in K helped with free-time writing at home and being ready for Latin & French in 1st
French: L'art de Dire, CD's
SOTW: audiobooks, narration & coloring pages
Singapore Math: School uses Envision which is in the same neighborhood but with class sizes of 25-30 we are not taking any chances on math
Posted 31 March 2013 - 08:02 AM
Posted 31 March 2013 - 04:28 PM
This year (Feb start) for 1st we are doing MM blue series, add and subtract 2A now then he wants fractions and we are starting informal multiplication, WWE1, sassafrass zoology + a basic encyclopedia and DVDs etc, every now and then we do a bunch of OPGTR lessons to back up what he is doing at school - he reads a couple of years ahead but hasn't much stamina yet so he only reads things like the easy zac power books to himself but will read a chapter of something harder when we do it together.
So far it is about half an hour 3 to 4 times a week plus reading.
I put this in because he only turned six two days ago so could easily be the same age as your child.
Posted 31 March 2013 - 04:58 PM
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