neveryoumindthere Posted July 20, 2008 Share Posted July 20, 2008 I have a just-turned 5 year old who has been reading since she was 4. I *just* got my copy of WTM last night and while reading the recommendations I already decided I'd wait for all that until next year(ie. history/geog. recommendations) . It seems like much for now. That being said, I had already come up with a schedule for this year that doesn't really look like a lot of the K recommendations I've seen around here. Ours looks more like 1st grade "lite", I think. Here's what our schedule looks like: Circle Time (daily)-songs, I read 2 books to them, arabic vocab (5-6 words), reviewing short verses of scripture for memorization ~15-20 min Copywork/Handwriting (daily) - one line per day from verses (within a week her printing improved so much with this copywork!) ~5-10 min. Read Aloud/Narration (daily) - her reading to me ~5-10min Religious Studies (daily)-just basics; we just talk about it,colour in pages etc ~5-10 min. Math (2X per week) - Singapore Primary 1A/B for this year (did the Early Bird series in less than 2 months the beginning of last year), Sum Swamp board game and possibly supplement with Math-U-See once in a while, goal of 6-8 pages per week (she sometimes does about 8 pgs in one sitting) Language Arts (2X per week)- reading in general as well as Explode the Code 3 (she did 1 and 2 last year), goal of about 2-4 pgs per week (she usually does that much in one sitting though) Science (2X per week)- was going to do NOEO, but after reading WTM, perhaps not until next year..opinions? Suggestions welcome!! She wants to do science-y stuff but I want something that's laid out for me, NOEO looks like a good fit but I dont want to spend the money when I will likely do it next year instead when she's a little more mature--is there something out there online free that won't be repeated with NOEO next year? Art/Crafts (1X per week)- whatever comes up..I'm not into this at all, but had to schedule it or else we'll never do it (dd likes to do cut/paste projects once in a while) "Home Ec"(1X per week) -fun stuff like cooking/baking together, learning to knit, sew (she does sew a bit on my machine already), crochet History (1X per week with Dad)- read-aloud by dad, one story a week What do you all think? At her reading level should I just go all out and do the WTM recommendations or do you think this is overboard or "just right"? Thanks all :) Happy homeschooling. I'm sooooooooooooo over the top excited about officially 'starting' (we did 'start' a little over a week ago just to see if the schedule will work out) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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