Preschool Story Time Round-Up

Preschool Story Time Round-Up

For the past few years, we've been spending Monday mornings at a local park, reading stories and doing simple crafts with kids.  This year, we're trying something a little different.  We'll be focusing on art projects and structuring the program as more of an open house so parents can come and go as their schedule allows.  I'll be posting soon about our art projects of choice, but I thought I'd salute the past by doing a round-up of last year's books and projects in case you're looking for some … [Read more...]

Homeschool Kindergarten: Here We Come!

Homeschool Kindergarten: Here We Come!

Little Chipmunk is eager to begin school and even though she's still 4, I thought we'd give this homeschool thing a real go!  I figured even if I mess it up, she can still go to Kindergarten next year (though I think we'll be okay).  I recently read through the book, The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, and the classical model of homeschooling really resonated with me.  For Kindergarten, our main goals are to learn how to read and do basic adding and subtracting.  I … [Read more...]