Homeschooling/ Kindergarten/ Preschool

Our Final Month of Homeschool for 2015-2016!

We've been having a fun time making our way through My Father's World Kindergarten curriculum! Come check it out! Check out our last day of school traditions!

It is already time for our next homeschooling post! This is the time of the month that I give my readers a sneak peek into our homeschool days throughout the month. Telling you what we loved, what we didn’t love and what we added. We are going through My Father’s World God’s Creation A to Z as well as their Preschool Curriculum. This is our final post of the 2015-2016 school year!

The school year has flown by! It’s hard to believe that we have finished up. I was so nervous to teach Kindergarten. Like every other mom, I worried that I wasn’t good enough or qualified (or even smart!) enough to teach reading, writing, and arithmetic. But we made it and my oldest can do all of these things and I taught him how. That amazes me. God is so good to equip us to homeschool if that’s what He wants for our family.

Since we were accelerating our time frame to get done before our move I didn’t add anything extra to these units and we only did one activity from each. Since we are doing it again next year for our Little Guy, I was okay with this.

This month we tackled Fox, Vegetable, Quail, and Yellow

Fox

This was another unit with fantastic book suggestions. We read so many fun books. I’m so thankful for the book recommendations in the back of the teacher’s manual!

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The activity that we decided to do was the habitat craft. He colored, cut out and glued animals to their correct habitat. We used our pre-cut tissue paper collection to make it even more fun!

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Vegetable

I loved the math worksheet that came with this unit. Big Guy had to use a ruler to measure how far apart different seeds needed to be planted and then draw them in.

We talked about how the planting and growing season work and then thought of all the different types of vegetables. I was in shock at how many they thought of. And that tricky tomato got them both confused. Ha!

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Quail

We didn’t do anything for quail this year. I taught the letter formation, the sound and we did a couple practices with that. We covered this one our last day of school when we were all mentally checked out!

Yellow

We all thought that learning about yellow was going to be dull. At the start of the school year when we were learning the A-a-apple, B-b-butterfly song, when we got to yellow Big Guy state “what’s there to learn about yellow? It’s a just color?” I simply said, “I guess we’ll have to wait and see!”

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We ended up having fun with it! They learned about how light has color, how rainbows are formed, and blending different colors to make new colors. It ended up being a hit since our oldest is a self-proclaimed artist.

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He had to grab a random handful of crayons and graph them. He really likes graphing now that he knows how to do it so he had fun with this one.

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The Little Guy was pretty excited that he was gluing yellow scraps on his collage when we were learning yellow. Can you tell??

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The Last Day!

Yippee! It’s hard to believe that I taught Kindergarten! I taught him how to read, write and do basic math. I am still floored. I was so nervous at the start of the school year with all of the normal insecurities that take over our brains but we got through it! Thank you, Jesus!

We had such a great year!

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This Little Guy blew me away this year. I dreaded teaching him. I dreaded his strong will and defiant attitude. I just knew that each school day was going to be a struggle.

But it wasn’t that way all. I mean, we did have our moments but they were rare. Rare. I’m still shocked. He loved school. He loved most everything about it. He insisted on doing school 5 days a week because his big brother got to it and that just wasn’t fair.

It was amazing to watch him learn how to do basic reading, learn in his writing ability. What was a challenge in the beginning, he had nailed by the end.

I was blown away, thank you, Jesus, for that blessing!

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I love doing these little questionaries at the end of the school year. I can’t wait to look back on them over the years and see how their answers change if they do. I love seeing who they deem their favorite friends and movies. I love capturing their personalities at this stage! You can get your free printable here!

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Our character bag board is completely full from the year! I love it! We almost gave up but we stuck with them for the tracing and cutting practice.

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Can you tell we’ve checked out? It was a great year but let’s get this summer started!

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Your turn! Have you ended school yet? How was your year? Did anything surprise you like it did with me? Have any fun summer plans? Let’s chat in the comments below!

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Leslie
    June 15, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Congrats! Preschool and kindergarten have some of the most fun projects! I’m sure you’ll love first grade, too. Blessings!

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      Anastasia Safee
      June 19, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      I agree, we had a blast! MFW makes learning so fun! My Big Guy cannot wait to start first grade already. He keeps asking and I tell him, mama needs a break! 🙂

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    Gwen
    June 17, 2016 at 9:39 am

    ‘God is so good to equip us to homeschool if that’s what He wants for our family.’

    I totally agree with this- and just want to encourage you- we have been homeschooling since 2007, and now that my eldest is soon-to-be 15, his work is obviously much more difficult, but I don’t need to be any smarter myself- by that stage they are much more self- taught and less reliant on mum to ‘teach’ It to them.

    Hope you all have a great summer!

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      Anastasia Safee
      June 19, 2016 at 2:41 pm

      That is great! This year I am hoping to get my first grader working a tad more independently while I work on phonics and math with my kindergartener. I’m interested to see how that goes! I’ve had so many older friends go through high school with their kids and have said the same thing as you. Many tell me they are learning things they missed while in school. When something is God’s will, He makes the way possible. Thanks for sharing with me!

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    Mother of 3
    June 20, 2016 at 7:23 am

    Looks like a fun year. We don’t really “end” our year as we tend to keep working through the summer but our load is much lighter and we take days off whenever we want to head out for some summer fun.

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      Anastasia Safee
      June 24, 2016 at 2:33 pm

      I have a few friends doing it that way as well. I’ve discovered that I need the break more than they need the break! 😉

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