We are starting our first week of homeschool for Nick and Luke using Sonlight Core A curriculum which is the equivalent of Kindergarten.
The core focuses on World Culture overall. We’ve decided to start now because our kids want to start now. There are 36 weeks of curriculum leaving 16 weeks of vacation time to spread out as we see fit. We will take time off for vacations and to have a break as needed. I am interested in doing year round school essentially as long as it works well for our boys.
Here is what we will learn this week. I decided to share this information on my site for a couple of reason:
- I really wanted to peek inside someone’s life as they homeschooled when I was on the fence trying to decide if this is something I can do. To see what a typical day would be like was something I needed to relate to.
- A way for our family and friends to see what we are learning and how the boys are progressing.
- Maybe you are thinking about Sonlight and wondering what is covered in their curriculum. If so, this will paint a clear picture.
Homeschooling Week 1:
Memory Work: Romans 3:23
Bible: The Patriarchs (God created the Earth, Adam and Eve, etc.)
History: Ancient Civilization (dinosaurs)
Letter of the Week: F f
Creative Expression: Picture Book Narration
Science: Earth/day and night/seasons/tadpoles and frogs
Math: counting to 10/ top and bottom/ first, middle, last/left and right/same and different/color: green/shape: square
We are expecting each day to take about three hours and I am eager to see how things go. It will be interesting to see if Nick and Luke are as excited about school in a month from now as they are today.