I am trying to post a little wrap-up of each week of grades seven, four and five year old kindergarten year throughout the 36 weeks I have planned for school this year. I hope this will encourage mothers that are homeschooling multiple children (or who want to but are worried!), and encourage mothers that even homeschooling children of multiple ages who are far apart in age is doable. You can find weeks sixteen and seventeen here and further in back posts you can find a post pertaining to the first two days of school this year which gives insight to our general daily rhythm.
Kindergarten: We have been doing a wonderful morning circle journey about King Winter, but I have extended it with many verses, songs and fingerplays about gnomes and dwarves working under the earth now that the year has turned past Candlemas. It has been great fun! We moved our story from Suzanne Down’s January story about “Old Gnome and Jack Frost” to her February story about Old Gnome and the candle, which incorporates the nursery rhyme of “Jack Be Nimble/Jack Be Quick/Jack jump over the candlestick”. We have been painting red winter berries and snowy skies (sprinkled with salt), and collecting items on nature walks. I am also currently thinking about what our six-year old kindergarten year will look like in the fall (our kindergartener has a fall birthday).
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