We recently completed our ten day introductory unit of My Father's World K. We colored, cut, and pasted seven creation numbers (pictured above), made a creation book by illustrating each day of creation, and reviewed letters and numbers by playing games and singing songs. I enjoy incorporating a nutrition component into our studies so I created a worksheet about the food that Adam and Eve ate. You may download it here if you would like to use it.
I know that traditionally kindergarten begins in August or September, but I decided to begin now because my kids have mastered much of the content of this curriculum and I wanted to begin before we advance too far ahead of the curriculum. This also gives us an extra half of a year to finish kindergarten "on time." I prefer to learn at a slow and steady pace.
You may wonder why I'm even using a curriculum at all. While I understand that it's very feasible to teach kindergarten without a curriculum (if you can read you can teach someone else to read), schedules help me to stay on task. Using a curriculum also adds diversity to our educational experience because it forces me to teach things that I wouldn't have considered otherwise, and lead the children in activities that I also wouldn't have thought of. This way my children are exposed to the interests and teaching styles of both me and the curriculum developer.
Next Week: Ss Sun!