Our first day of homeschooling was today. My oldest is in first grade and my middle child is doing pre-k/kindergarten. I feel very positive about the experience. I worked one on one with each child. We did 30 minutes work/play switch. So with my first grader we got through unit 1 of phonics/reading, unit one of science, and we did a journal entry. We also read two of his books, and a few extra science books. We did the workbook parts of the phonics system. We are using Hooked On Phonics.
I was hoping to get to Herritage Studies, Math, and Grammar today. However because I did so much with the other subjects; well just do the missed subjects tomorrow and more worksheets over the stuff we did today.
My Pre-K/K student got through unit 1 of his Phonics, some writing of numbers and letters, and reading a couple of times his book for the phonics. He also did his journal. I need to print out the Letter of the Week lesson plans and get to some other things with him. However, for the first day of doing this- I think we did well and got through a lot.
The method of working with one kid for a half hour while allowing the other to play was very helpful. I was able to have complete one on one time with that kid and it gave the other a small break. So I think I might keep this method up as well.
Do you guys think I covered enough materials? Each kid did about an hour or two of actual work time. I hope this was enough.
Oh and we are doing a sticker chart as well for their good behavior.