Friday, August 5, 2011

Resources for our 3 Year Old School Year

I'm still working on dotting the i's and crossing the t's when it comes to putting together the lesson plans for this year, but I believe I have all the resources we need for school this year.  Like usual, I believe all my ideas for this year were taken from one of two websites, either Classical Christian Homeschooling or Simply Charlotte Mason.  I'm sure my method of schooling will change throughout the years, but right now I really love the idea of living books which is emphasized in both the classical and Charlotte Mason models.  Charlotte Mason is is a very gentle style of learning (which I would be wise to take to heart!) while the classical model is more rigorous (which suits my own personal style), so right now a combo of both is right what we need.

Here is what we are using this year:

American Folksongs For Children  American Folksongs For Children

Child's Book of Character Building: Growing Up in God's World - At Home, at School, at Play, Book 1  Child's Book of Character Building (along with Simply Charlotte Mason Scripture Memory Box)

Writing Road to Reading 5th Rev Ed: The Spalding Method for Teaching Speech, Spelling, Writing, and Reading (Harperresource Book) Writing Road to Reading

The ABC's and All Their Tricks: The Complete Reference Book of Phonics and Spelling  The ABC's and All Their Tricks (To supplement the Writing Road to Reading because I am a terrible speller!)

Rays Arithmetic Series (8 Volume Set)  Rays Arithmetic Series

Among the Forest People (Yesterday's Classics) Among the Forest People  (and others from the series)

The Kids' Nature Book: 365 Indoor/Outdoor Activities and Experiences (Williamson Kids Can! Series)  The Kids' Nature Book

Baby Lambs: A Children's Art Book  Baby Lambs: A Children's Art Book

Hohner 6 Piece Rhythm Instrument Set

I have also collected things to work on telling time and counting money. And of course we will be playing lots of fun games and singing silly songs and reading great books.

When the school year 'officially' begins I plan on sharing more details of what we are working on (hopefully each week) and how we are using each of these resources.

Have you used any of these resources?  I'd love to hear any feedback you have.  Have you planned your school year and gathered all your supplies?  Please share!  I love to hear what others are doing.

Happy Learning!

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  1. I am excited to see what you are going to be doing this year! Even though Alyssa is in preschool two days a week, I still would like to do some school stuff with her during the days that she is home.

  2. Looks like a great plan for next year! We are starting this year too. Sammy is 4 and is super excited to be starting school :-)


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