We have begun Kindergarten!
The Kindergarten curriculum is easy to teach , open and go curriculum. All the subjects are combined into your day as you teach. Our day starts out with a 100's chart and calendar. An example of how the other subjects are all integrated is when we learn about the letter T; our science includes books and articles on turtles, art and cutting of fun turtle art, and the bible characteristic of perseverance as we read Aesop's Tale "The Tortoise and the Hare."
The lessons take us only 20-40 minutes a day, which is developmentally appropriate for a kindergartner. I am no doctorate, but I do have a degree in Early Child Education, and appreciate that My Father's World truly understands Early Learning and Brain Development. It is a time of learning HOW to learn, fostering the love of learning through experiencing and making hands on connections with the world around them, through play and reading.
|Days of Creation at the beginning of the year|
Optional Supplements to My Father's World
PLEASE NOTE- YOU DO NOT NEED TO BUY A SEPARATE MATH OR LANGUAGE ARTS WITH MY FATHER'S WORLD KINDERGARTEN. All subjects are tied into basic package. The supplements we added are completely optional.
HANDWRITING WITHOUT TEARS- We added Handwriting Without Tears/Preschool packet to the day to help handwriting b.c we had A LOT of tears when we started the year. My boys were JUST five year old, and in hindsight, could have waited a little longer before started handwriting.
|Mat Man from Handwriting without tears|
WHITE BOARDS WITH LINES- MFW includes a lot of fun tactile ways to lean letters, but my boys were struggling (picture a lot of crying) with the small pencils and one inch tall lines of the handwriting worksheet. The lines on the whiteboard are a full 2 inches tall and give the boys an opportunity to practice the letter and draw an item of that letter.We adapted to learn the letter/sound with Handwriting Without Tears, then practiced on our white boards before even attempting to write with a pencil on the small lines of the MFW student sheets. After adding HWT and white boards, the twin who struggled with handwriting is having no problem with the MFW handwriting pages!