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In my life this week...

I did a lot of researching. I'm looking for a good Pre-K- K curriculum that doesn't include religion. I found one on Starfall.com but I'm not sure I want to pay $325.00 for it.

I seem to find myself justifying the price. I look at it as, both kids can use it, it comes with everything, I can use it for 3-4 years and then re-sell it.

In our homeschool this week...

We worked on the letter T and did some awesome projects!

Places we're going and people we're seeing...

Heaven has gymnastics on Thursday nights. I looked up Choir classes b/c she loves to sing but the only homeschool one I could find she has to be 6 to attend. Only 3 more years =)

My favorite thing this week was...

I found a train/activity table on Craigslist for $25.00!!!! 

What's working/not working for us...

Heavens been learning to use the computer this week. She has her own keyboard but prefers to use mine. We watched a lot of Cullens ABC on you-tube. GREAT SITE. Not to mention I would rather Mrs. Cullen sing than myself.

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have...

Are there any good reading or math curriculum that do not teach religion for preschool/kindergarten?

A photo to share...

Bored with making turtles

Much happier making a train

RARE moments

Comments

Anonymous said…
Love the pictures! Especially the "bored with making turtles" photo. So cute! I don't know about curriculums. We use ABeka, but I'm sure someone will have some suggestions for you :)
Anonymous said…
Adorbs! I've contemplated homeschooling...although my older kids would sooner jump off a bridge..because they can't leave their friends and all that jazz..

Anyhoo-You rock at it!! Pat yourself on the back.
Yara said…
Stopping by for the homeschool chick.

If you are looking for stuff that doesn't include religion, you can easily make your own!

I picked up some preschool materials at Costco a couple of years ago.
We've used these books this year & my girls really enjoy them. http://www.amazon.com/Learn-at-Home-Grade-K/dp/1561895083
For curriculum have you thought about using the free worksheets and websites. You can find free worksheets @ http://www.learningpage.com/
I hope that you find what you are looking for.
Soul Pockets said…
Hi there, stopping by from Homeschool Chick. That is a great table and an even better price!

As for curriculum, here is a curriculum for Pre-K all free!

http://preschoolpalace.org/monthlycurriculum.aspx
Stopping by from The Homeschool Chick. My kids are now teenagers, but when they were young we loved Games for Math by Peggy Kay, the M & M's Counting Book (one of thier favorites!)and some other books from the library that taught math concepts. We also used a lot of manipulatives, some bought, some homemade and counted, subtracted, made up story problems, etc. If you look at the World Book Encyclopedia site you can find a scope and sequence. It's pretty basic and you can easily pull together your own. If you are more interested in workbooks and worksheets, you can pick up workbooks about anywhere. For worksheets we often used EnchantedLearning.com. Hope this helps! :)
{LyndsD} said…
Stopping by from the Homeschool Chick. It sounds like you guys had a great week!! and total SCORE on the train/activity table. NICE! Sorry I'm not much help though in the curriculum without the religion, but Costco, Barnes and Noble or any teaching store would have workbooks and such. OOOHH and the book Homeschool your child for free would have some great resources listed for you as well! Most libraries carry that book as well. :)
Crisc said…
Thanks so much ladies, I'll be sure to check these out =)
Debbie said…
Love the pictures!
Jennifer said…
Your rare moments picture is so cute! In the t-train, it looks like you make learning fun.
Mama Know Best said…
I too love all the pics especially the bored with turtle one. I like time4learning.com for inexpensive (all inclusive) online curriculum, I think we were paying just $20.00 per month for the subscription. Also, I ove E.D Hirsch's core curriculum book for preschooler (actually I love the whole series) I think the are both worth looking into. Have a great weekend. Stopped over from the journal hop.