So long Kindergarten…

So long Kindergarten…

We have finished our first full year of school. We used A Beka First Grade curriculum this year. I like the reinforcement of everything that is learned, and the heavy emphasis on phonics and handwriting. Jake’s reading is amazing, and I attribute that to A Beka. He is learning to write better and has written several stories.

This is just a small sampling of the subjects. Jake learned excellent phonics skills which has him reading wonderfully, three-digit addition and subtraction, multiplication, telling time, Roman numerals, graphs, temperature, writing sentences, punctuation, Bible (thanks to AWANA) to name a few. It was a big year, and he has learned a lot.

I am pleased with our first official year of homeschooling. I think home education is a constant tweaking process, seeing what works and what doesn’t. I know what works for Jake and I like that I can adjust what we do to suit him and eventually Judd, Anna Kate and Sadie.

Next year, Judd will be starting preschool and Jake will be in First Grade (while working through Second grade curriculum), so I will have a classroom of two. We will see if that’s easier or harder!

Hello, First Grade! But I’m glad it will be a few months still before we see you. This Mama needs a break! We have a pool, hot weather, and popsicles to enjoy!

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