Kindergarten 2010/11

Our first year of Kindergarten was a collection of things that were perfect for us.  We used the curriculum offered at Wee Folk Art as our starting point, (Harvest Time, Winter Wonderland, and Spring Bs) adding and changing where necessary.

Reading, writing
Explode the Code books A, B, C1 and a little bit of 2
D'nealian Handwriting Kindergarten practice and review workbook
BOB books (Ava really seems to loath these, but we did use them some, and I'll probably use them again with the boys) 




Art Study
Come Look with Me


Our Schedule/Rhythm..

We set up our day to follow a Waldorf-esque rhythm.  I like the idea of following the breath in, breath out pattern.
Our year was September to June.  We had time off through out the year for family occasions, and holidays.  We took off the entire month of December, and a week for Spring break.  We broke the school year into three trimesters of 12 weeks.
I wrote about the rhythm of our day here.

I wrote about the rhythm of our week here.
 Each week, in each trimester, had a theme. The theme was explored with corresponding non fiction and picture books, poetry, baking, crafting, and field trips.

  1. Vegetables
  2. Apples
  3. Cows
  4. Wool
  5. Tractors
  6. Seasons
  7. Grains
  8. Farmer's Markets
  9. November
  10. Leaves
  11. Pumpkins
  12. Thanksgiving

  1. Winter/ New Year
  2. Snowball/ Snowflake
  3. Hibernation
  4. Mittens
  5. Groundhogs/ Shadows
  6. Valentine's
  7. Maple
  8. Migration
  9. Iditarod
  10. Nocturnal
  11. St Patrick's
  12. Spring

  1. Lambs/ Bunnies
  2. Earth Day
  3. Easter
  4. Arbor Day
  5. Birds/ Ducks/ Nests
  6. Butterflies
  7. Bees
  8. Garden
  9. Flowers
  10. Fruit
  11. Beach
  12. Summer Solstice

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East Bay, California, United States
I am a thirty something mother of three. Hoping to raise my little ones to love the the slower things in life.