Topic | Brand new to Homeschooling and wondering about Kindergarten

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  • theleons3
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    I plan to begin using the CM method when my son starts kindergarten… Well I guess I should say that, that is part of my question. Is there a curriculum for kindergarten? What type of books should be used at this age (5 years old).  I am really nervous about this even though I know this is what I am supposed to do with my son, I am literally freaking out. Im scared I wont be good enough at teaching him or that I may be overwhelmed.. Please help any and all mamas who have felt this way… did this feeling go away? Was it as hard as you imagined before you started? Any advice is greatly appreciated!!!

     

    Thank you so much

     

    Brittany

    suzukimom
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    Hi Brittany,

    Yes, I have felt that way. And yes, I don’t feel that way anymore…. although for a few years each time thw schools started their K orientations, I would get a wave of doubts.

    For a K year you want to be pretty light, with a lot of outdoor time. SCM here does have some K suggestions, but I am on my tablet so I can’t link very easily. AmblesideOnline, another CM site recommends no formal school until age 6, but there are a list of books that could be enjoyed together.

    A K year is a good time to start the richness of CM. Picture study, nature study, good music etc. If you are going to start reading lessons and/or math etc, keep it very short!

    suzukimom
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    Oh, and most of the time it isn’t hard, honest.

    Kristen
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    Hi Brittany!

    Welcome to Homeschooling!  I think every mom has felt the same way as you do when they started out and it still creeps in now and then.  My advice to you is to enjoy the early years!  Read good living books with them.  As sizukimom said above SCM and AO have really good book lists for every year.

      My youngest was in Kindergarten last year and I am going to miss those days!  Some things that I liked to do with my 4 and 5 year olds was nature study/science (look up Mudpies to Magnets for fun ideas), you could check out the Five In A Row books for some great options and play games and do things that they like.  I did several weeks on weather last year with my K and we made a big poster with the things we learned about.  I started teaching mine to read but don’t push it if they aren’t ready yet.

    Here are some sites of book lists that I like:

    http://www.perimeterschool.org/our-program/honors-reading-program.cfm

    http://simplycharlottemason.com/planning/curriculum-guide/literature/

    http://amblesideonline.org/00bks.shtml

    Blessings to you!

     

    theleons3
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    Thank you both so much! I will look over the info 🙂

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