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Preschool CornerGoodbye, summer!! This marks our last official week of summer vacation and Monday means a slow but steady return to school time.

{Where oh where did summer go???}.

This weekend I am putting the finishing touches on our classroom, getting everything ready for the upcoming year for Kaleb and making last minute choices on what we will be covering this year.

Kindergarten Plans

We will still be fairly laid back overall, but a few subjects will be kicked up a notch for a certain five year old. The base of what we will cover will still be literature and theme based {we’ll be finishing up Before Five in a Row books and covering some from Five in a Row} and also add in a few fun themes over the course of the year.

Kaleb loves 1-to-1 time with me and this year will be no exception as he will have his own science program {Nancy Larson Science K}, All About Reading Level 1 and then start All About Spelling when he is ready to begin that. We’ll also be using Saxon Math 1 with Kaleb this year.

Just for fun, we’ll also be using Little Passports to talk about geography and I’ve been collecting games and puzzles galore to play!

And Still I’m Nervous…

Believe it or not, even though we’re starting our 7th year of homeschooling, I am still nervous. Maybe because each of the kids is officially on the ‘legal’ map ~ meaning I had to send in letters of intent for each one of them this year. Kaleb is my baby, and my baby is growing up way to fast…which apparently means that I am really a responsible adult.

There are days I still have a hard time believing that….grins.

So, that’s it in a nutshell. I’ll be sharing more on how we’re changing some things around in our room and what we’re planning overall in the next week or two, so stay tuned! Are you ready to go?? Wrapping up your plans? Hang in there!

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Comments

  1. I know what you mean about them growing up too fast – my baby will be 5 next month and my oldest will be 20! It’s making me broody.

  2. Planning away over here too! It’s my first official year and I’m nervous too! I had a blast ordering our different curriculums but when it got here I spent a couple days just staring at it wondering what the heck to do next!

  3. Do you have an example of a letter of intent?

  4. I’m excited and gearing up for a new year! I cant wait to see how you’ve arranged your space for the upcoming school year.

  5. Alaina Frederick says

    I’m really excited for this year as it’s our first. I’m still nervous about the older two transition from public to home but I know it will all work out in the end. It’s just getting there that is freaking me out. I’m still figuring out curriculum and piecing things together from what I’m picking up here and there. Right now my BIGGEST fear and issue is keeping the 4 year old occupied long enough for me to work with the older two. All of my kids are going to need lots of 1-on-1 so I’m worried I will not have enough time to spread across an 8, 6 and 4 year old and a 8 week old.

    But regardless I’m excited and know that this is the path we are meant to be on.

  6. Angel Kuhn says

    Great Blog, Lots of helpful info. I look forward to reading more.

  7. I have my curriculum choices for my older kids (6, 7 & 7) up on my blog. My little one isn’t even 2 yet and I don’t really plan for her :) You can see our plans here:

    http://www.littlelearninglovies.com/wordpress/2012/08/05/not-back-to-school-blog-hopcurriculum-week/#

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