Today, I'm sharing My Charlotte Mason-Inspired Homeschool Plans for Kindergarten + Free Booklist. I'll give you the walk through of each of my Kindergarten drawers.
This is round two for homeschooling for me. God's plans for my life were two sweet girls in my twenties, and now, a sweet girl and sweet boy in my forties. I am raising the littles again!
How wonderful are the plans of God.
I will be sharing my story soon in Above Rubies Magazine. My cup is full and there is laughter in my home.
Even after many years of experience with homeschool and education, I found myself listening to the voice of doubt as I revisited my kindergarten plans.
Let me encourage you ... don't doubt! What God calls you to do, he will equip. We just have to be faithful.
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. - Philippians 4:13
My recent graduate will be helping to teach homeschool. So, that is one way God is equipping! With a 5-month-old, I am grateful for a mother's helper.
We are using our own free Charlotte Mason-Inspired Kindergarten Booklist and Lesson Plans. You can visit the link, but I will also show what's inside my drawers.
That was another thing I wanted to doubt. Are my plans good enough?
As I looked at a boxed curriculum set, I was reassured that the Charlotte-Mason method is more than enough. I find the Charlotte Mason method to be . . .
So, I ordered a hard copy of my own lesson plans.
This year, I am organizing my homeschool curriculum in drawers. It makes it easy to quickly access each subject. I wrote about it in this post, Organizing Your Curriculum.
Here's a look at what's in each drawer. Links for all the books are at our Free Kindergarten Booklist. The (*) stars below indicate that I already own the book, so I had no additional cost for the year.
This year, I organized by subject. You are welcome to use my drawer labels free printable to organize your drawers too.
Science can certainly be read online, but I like to have the most important books in hand. Our copies are older, but I really like the new west press copies, pictured above.
Most of the literature, such as the Fairy Tales, Fables, and Mother Goose Rhymes we will read for free online.
I wanted to add to our living book library. I thought these books were worthy additions! I found good prices at thriftbooks. ($10)
The history and geography for kindergarten focuses on our country!
In addition to studies, our outside activities will be a free weekly preschool time at the library and a weekly ballet class. We will wait to begin kindergarten until October as this is when her ballet class begins. Do you have plans for your homeschool? Be sure to share or link-up on the blog!
Renee Metzler holds a degree in Secondary Ed, English from Bloomsburg University of PA. She is a homeschool mom of 4 children and is loves to share her joy of lesson planning and curriculum.
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