Home Preschool Year in Review

Home Preschool Ideas



We had an awesome home preschool year and I am a bit sad to know it is over.  My days of homeschool preschool are completely done {sniff, sniff}.  It is such a special and fun time for me, even with all of the trials that preschoolers can bring {especially my little drama mama}.

Here’s a look back at all of our posts in order from start to finish, with my daughter.  I hope this helps you jump around when looking for ideas for home preschool! If you are just looking for preschool letter based ideas, here’s my A-Z home preschool round up.  Those posts are included in the list below also, so you can see how it all fit together.

We began home preschool with my Raising Rock Stars Preschool {RRSP}, and then switched gears. I will link the posts in order so you can see how it all happened. She began preschool in January of 2013, when she was 3.5 years old. We schooled through the summer and then I revaluated near the end and we began a new plan for the fall of 2013.

You can see it all linked in order below…

Here’s a few more of our preschool posts…

All By Myself Preschool Boxes  Hands on the Alphabet  Homeschooling Preschool

Homeschooling Preschoolers and Tots  Home Preschool A to Z from www.1plus1plus1equals1.net  Simple Sensory Bin Collection


We are now enjoying homeschool Kindergarten, if you missed our Kindergarten math and literacy goals they are linked below…

Homeschool Kindergarten Literacy Goals    Homeschool Kindergarten Math Goals

RRSP and RRSK in the Build Your Bundle Homeschool Edition!

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I can finally share which of my products are included in this year’s Build your Bundle Homeschool Edition, in case you haven’t already seen!  Raising Rock Stars Preschool is in the Tot & Preschool Bundle and Raising Rock Stars Kindergarten is in the K-3 Bundle.  Both are available in the build your own option!

You’ll probably seeing many posts about this if you follow other homeschool bloggers so I don’t want to overwhelm you.  I am a simple visual person so I am keeping my post short and to the point. mostly graphics.  You can find ALL of the details you may need on the Build Your Bundle site.

Here’s the Tot & Preschool Bundle which has RRSP included…

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Here’s the K-3 Bundle which has RRSK included…

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale - Up to 92% Off!

 

Here’s the Build Your Own option, where you can add RRSP and/or RRSK to your bundle {learn more on their site}…

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Oh and see the above wording that says “Buy 2 get 1 Half Off?”

Well, ignore that because the deal is even sweeter now, the 3rd one is FREE!

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Our 7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices

7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices



My oldest son is 12 and going into 7th grade this year. Up until now, we have used Calvert as our base curriculum, you can read here why we chose to change.  Below are the 7th grade homeschool curriculum choices we have made!  He had input on these choices and we are both excited about our final decisions.

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7th Grade Subjects

These are the subjects only Pac will be doing {the others are listed below in the group subject section}

The visual version…

Apologia General Science TT Prealgebra LOF Pre Algebra Write Shop 1Vocab Connections G Growing with Grammar 7 Spelling Workout G Who is God

Group Subjects

I also I chose some subjects to do with all 3 of my children together, you’ll see these below {and also in this post here}.  My kids will be Kindergarten, 3rd grade and 7th grade so I will adjust these subjects to each child’s academic ability as far as my expectations.

    The visual version…

YWAM Heroes of History U.S. History Curriculum Draw your way through the Bible  Continent Boxes What's in the Bible DVDs and Coloring Book Geography and Cultures Young Composers

Personal Word Wall Printables

Personal Word Wall Printables



In the past I have used a few different kinds of word walls.  Most recently I used a large portable word wall with Krash when he did You Can Read.  For Ladybug, I wanted simple and small and opted for a personal word wall in a file folder. I created some simple printables, trimmed the edges, glued them in and DONE!

As we go through You Can Read, we will add words to her word wall once she can read them independently. You can see in the photo below the words she knows in the letter A section.  I am writing in pencil in case we make any mistakes.

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I added a handwriting chart to the back side of the word wall, for easy reference in case needed.  I had some extra space so it seemed like a logical addition.

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See our portable word wall here if you want something larger and more hands on!

Portable Word Wall

Tot School Gathering Place ~ Week 80

Welcome to Tot School™ Gathering Place! Gather together here, gather ideas from other blogs, share your own ideas on your own blog. Browse around at the other posts linked up, leave a few comments if you have time, and be sure to check back to see if your blog was featured!

Tot School Gathering Place Week 80

We have a dinosaur lover in our house, do you?  The Kennedy Adventures shares a fabulous dinosaur fun week and shares free printables!

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Simple is one of my favorite words!  Simple tot activities are fabulous.  Check out the simple busy bag over at Spark and Pook!

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Go see a fun week exploring COLORS with 16 month old Little Cutie over at Our Little Ducklings.

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