|Pretty, Pretty Guam|
I'm sure we will head to one of the local beaches at least once since poor, deprived Kayleigh never got to enjoy the spectacular beaches of Guam. But first we have to unearth the sand toys that are buried somewhere in the garage. Until then she'll just have to make do with the pool at the end of our street.
Assuming that they bothered to put chlorine in the water for a change. We went there last week, with guests, and never got a toe in the water. Suddenly the whistle blew and every one had to get out of
the water. The health department shut down the pool because there wasn't any chlorine in it. I wonder how many days this had been going on. Good thing the health department made a surprise visit. Maybe if these over paid life guards stopped flirting with each other then they might have time for mundane activities like taking care of the pool. =o) Just a thought. And would you believe that those brainiac lifeguards were not going to give me back the money that I paid for my guests who never got to set a toe in the water? I'm sure you can figure out who won that battle. lol
|Apparently chlorine isn't as high a priority for our life-|
guards as it is for the health department.
Since I shared what Mackenzie is using next year, I thought I'd share my plans for Kayleigh. Of course all plans for Kayleigh are loose plans because Kayleigh is...well, she's Kayleigh. You never know what she'll wind up doing until she does it. She'll pester you to do "homework" like Sissy until you give her some. Then she wants nothing to do with it. lol
At any rate, if does want some "homework", I'm ready.
Raising Rock Stars Preschool memory verses. We're going to go through all of the verses again, without all of the other stuff. My ABC Bible Verses: Hiding God's Word in Little Hearts is the spine for the memory work. Such a cute book. She always looks forward to it.
Sonlight P 4/5: We'll be using the Family-Time Bible in Pictures along with Right Choices. They removed that book from the core but it was a family favorite so I'm adding it back in. And I highly recommend the Family-Time Bible for little ones. Both my girls ADORE this Bible. So much so that I had to buy another one for Kayleigh because the first one wore out from so much use.
Sonlight P 4/5
We already owned this core but I updated it so that Kayleigh didn't get left out of the fun of new school books. The new titles look great but there are a couple that were removed and we'll be adding them back in. A Family Treasury of Little Golden Books comes to mind. It was one of Mackenzie's all-time favorites. It was also one that was complained about a lot on the Sonlight forums. lol We've always seemed to like the ones that nobody else did.
The core also includes science reading so our "science" will be include here. Mackenzie will be studying swimming creatures this year so I'm going to let Kayleigh sit in on some of those activities too.
I think she might like creating an ocean diorama with the other kids.
Family Math for Young Children will provide our main math activities. Lots of fun inside of there.
Mathematical Reasoning, Kayleigh picked this out of the Critical Thinking catalog. It looked like fun so I said yes. We'll see how that goes.
We also have Mackenzie's old Math-U-See Primer lying around so we might try some of those activities. She can handle the counting and shape activities but she probably won't be ready for the place value, adding, time lessons until next year. I would like to introduce her to the blocks. Odds are that I'll forget all about this until next year. lol
Language & Reading
All About Reading level pre-1, We are just about finished with the first half with the first half of the program. The second half starts delving into more of the phonics aspect. She pretty much has all of the sounds down so this will be great reinforcement for her.
We'll continue our sight word work with You Can Read from 1+1+1=1.
Language Lessons for Little Ones, I read about it over on Delightful Learning. Everything she does in her homeschool looks fabulous to me and I was really interested in the picture study and narration portion of this program. Kayleigh loves looking a paintings and I'd love for her to be better at narrating then her sister was...so we'll see how it goes. I probably will skip the handwriting aspect of the program because I am partial to Handwriting Without Tears but I'm very excited about the rest.
That reminds me, that I have Handwriting Without the Tears, Get Set for School. I just bought another copy of the workbook because I already own a large portion of the manipulatives. Wooden letter pieces...check. Mat...check. CD...check. Slate...check. Large slate...check. Stamp & See Screen...check. Roll-a-Dough set...check. Flip Crayons...check.
The Get Ready for the Code books are lying around the house too. She really, really, really loves these and she does page after page in one sitting. They might be finished before the new school year starts. Well except for the handwriting pages. We skip those.
I totally forgot that Kayleigh is finally old enough to take a class at our local homeschool music school. She is so excited to get to take a preschool music class this year. She finally gets to join in instead of just spending hours waiting for her sister's classes to finish.
So what are you using with your little ones?
P.S. I'm giving a way a TruthQuest History Guide, Middle Ages. ENTER TO WIN.
Linking to Preschool Corner, The Weekly Wrap-Up, Back-to-School Monday, Blessed Beyond a Doubt, and The Homeschool Mother's Journal