Learning Plan: Age 6

Well, the new year has started!  This is our first official year, paperwork included, as a private school here in California.  California doesn’t have homeschoolers.  Those who are homeschooling without the support of a public school system (like a charter school), file paperwork just like any private school here in the state.  So, we decided…

Tot School: Community Worker (Helper) Theme

Another post that fell to the wayside with my second pregnancy…so mainly pictures here. 🙂 But, hopefully you’ll get some ideas and be inspired for your own look into it. I put “helper” in the title to help for those searching for ideas, but I always said “worker”.  I think it’s a misnomer to call…

Kids’ Book Club: Creek Exploring with Minn of the Mississippi

This month’s kids’ book club book: Minn of the Mississippi This is a 5th grade reading level book.  It’s a wonderful mix of fact and fiction, but I’d say my newly turned 5 year old had a hard time focusing.  We skipped a lot.  I’d recommend this book for the 7 and up age range…

Mentoring Goals: Age 5

This is my first year being a bit more formal and organized.  I’ve started with a bare bones outline for my 5 year old, and will add as we go. In looking at what I did when I first started, I can see elements of the school system still with me.  I thought I was…

Learning Plan: Age 5

And so it begins!  For reals! Well, kinda. My homeschooling, in a legal sense, will start for real next year, but I’m going to use this year as a sounding board for the best way to keep records for the state.  You can find my own goals and ways of doing things on my mentoring…

Kids’ Book Club: Oh, the Places We’ll Go with Dr. Seuss

Books for this month’s kids’ book club: Any by Dr. Seuss (I’ll link all of them at the end of the post.  We almost got to them all!) I tried to do some Wacky Wednesday things.  Balloon tree — wacky! Shoe tree – wacky! She dressed up as a wacky Daisy-Head Mayzie. That was a…

Letter of the Week – Letter Z

Day 1 Find z stickers and put on Z Color and assemble Letter Z Book Go to library and get z books Make a zebra Lego Day 2 Fill in Z Outline and z Outline with carrots (zanahoria). (Other options: zeros, zippers, zebra stripes, zucchini painting) Draw a zig zag color by numbers She had…

Letter of the Week – Letter Y

Day 1 Find y stickers and put on Y Color and assemble Letter Y Book Go to library and get y books Video: Olive and the Rhyme Rescue Crew Day 2 Fill in letter Y Outline and y Outline with: (Other options: yarn, yellow things) Stand and make a letter y Old versus young (look…

Letter of the Week – Letter X

We only did three days for this letter. Day 1 Find x stickers and put on X Color and assemble Letter X Book Go to library and get x books Video: Olive and the Rhyme Rescue Crew Play the xylophone and make a Lego one. 🙂 Starfall Computer Activity Video: Get Squiggling! Day 2 Put…

Kids’ Book Club: Berry Picking with Milly Molly Mandy

This month’s kids’ book club book: Milly Molly Mandy The book is a 5th grade reading level and would interest kids 3-8ish.  I’m a huge fan of this book.  I kept expecting the plot to include Milly Molly Mandy making bad choices and dealing with consequences, and then the moral.  But, what actually continually happened…

Tot School: Airplane Theme

It’s been over two years since I did this theme.  I got pregnant that year and a lot of my tot school posts went to the wayside. So, I figured at least I could post the pictures I have. We were planning a trip on a plane.  She was 2ish, and hated things of hers…