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do i need curriculum for 5 yearsold? starting to homeschool this year

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hello ladies! i really need your help i am about to explode with the information i read some suggests curriculum some dont..My daughter will turn 5 this year and WI state states its prerequisite that she will be enrolled in kindergarten first..I hope there is WI ladies here who i can contact to for support..Do I need curriculum or not?Any WI mom you can pm me if you care to share how you got started from this homeschool journey...Many thanks to you..Godbless!

by on Apr. 17, 2013 at 2:20 PM
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jhana0304
by on Apr. 18, 2013 at 10:54 AM

 


Quoting debramommyof4:

 If you look up brightly beaming that is a letter of the week curriculum.  Pretty much everything else can be done without a curriculum.  I am sure you can teach your child to read without one but I would be terrified to try.  Math can be as simple as letting your dd cook with you, or counting things as you walk, adding her barbie dolls.  Science can be fun cooking experiments or walking through nature and talking.  History you can go over the holidays and why we celebrate them.  Good luck.


 

jhana0304
by on Apr. 18, 2013 at 11:04 AM

Quoting jhana0304:

 


Quoting debramommyof4:

 If you look up brightly beaming that is a letter of the week curriculum.  Pretty much everything else can be done without a curriculum.  I am sure you can teach your child to read without one but I would be terrified to try.  Math can be as simple as letting your dd cook with you, or counting things as you walk, adding her barbie dolls.  Science can be fun cooking experiments or walking through nature and talking.  History you can go over the holidays and why we celebrate them.  Good luck.


 


That's what we do at home lol but somtetimes I doubt myself if I teach her enough or what else need to be taught..thanks to your suggestions really appreciate it..God bless you!
jhana0304
by on Apr. 18, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Quoting usmom3:

 We have a post at the top of the forum that has all the laws for all the states Here is the link to it 

I read some of it & it looks like you don't have to comply with it until your child is 6 years old.


thanks to you usmom3 this group really a big help to me who just starting out homeschooling...
julesjerry
by Bronze Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 9:59 AM

Hi Jhana i am from WI. which city are u from?

jhana0304
by on Apr. 19, 2013 at 6:05 PM

 


Quoting debramommyof4:

 If you look up brightly beaming that is a letter of the week curriculum.  Pretty much everything else can be done without a curriculum.  I am sure you can teach your child to read without one but I would be terrified to try.  Math can be as simple as letting your dd cook with you, or counting things as you walk, adding her barbie dolls.  Science can be fun cooking experiments or walking through nature and talking.  History you can go over the holidays and why we celebrate them.  Good luck.


 hi many thanks to you debramommyof4 this site is simple and informative in fact we just made our learning poster yesterday kids had fun doing it we used the letter sticker and we cut a storage box board for our poster and today i start my first lesson lol..but i will incorporate other subject as you ladies give me more ideas..thanks and Godbless!!

debramommyof4
by Silver Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 6:12 PM

 I am glad you liked it.  Kindergarten is suppose to be lots of fun.  I go over things that I can print out from education.com for math.  We do addition, subtraction, counting, and shapes for kindergarten math. I use daily life and things we have around backed by worksheets for that subject and most others. 

Quoting jhana0304:

 

 

Quoting debramommyof4:

 If you look up brightly beaming that is a letter of the week curriculum.  Pretty much everything else can be done without a curriculum.  I am sure you can teach your child to read without one but I would be terrified to try.  Math can be as simple as letting your dd cook with you, or counting things as you walk, adding her barbie dolls.  Science can be fun cooking experiments or walking through nature and talking.  History you can go over the holidays and why we celebrate them.  Good luck.

 

 hi many thanks to you debramommyof4 this site is simple and informative in fact we just made our learning poster yesterday kids had fun doing it we used the letter sticker and we cut a storage box board for our poster and today i start my first lesson lol..but i will incorporate other subject as you ladies give me more ideas..thanks and Godbless!!

 

jhana0304
by on Apr. 20, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Quoting julesjerry:

Hi Jhana i am from WI. which city are u from?


hi there too my city is west bend, Washington county and yours? thanks to your reply..
jhana0304
by on Apr. 20, 2013 at 7:47 PM

 

i will check that out too...debramommyof4 thanks again for your help if you find something links that you want to share with me please send me a message i need all help i could get right now lol..many thanks God bless your family..

Quoting debramommyof4:

 I am glad you liked it.  Kindergarten is suppose to be lots of fun.  I go over things that I can print out from education.com for math.  We do addition, subtraction, counting, and shapes for kindergarten math. I use daily life and things we have around backed by worksheets for that subject and most others. 

Quoting jhana0304:

 

 

Quoting debramommyof4:

 If you look up brightly beaming that is a letter of the week curriculum.  Pretty much everything else can be done without a curriculum.  I am sure you can teach your child to read without one but I would be terrified to try.  Math can be as simple as letting your dd cook with you, or counting things as you walk, adding her barbie dolls.  Science can be fun cooking experiments or walking through nature and talking.  History you can go over the holidays and why we celebrate them.  Good luck.

 

 hi many thanks to you debramommyof4 this site is simple and informative in fact we just made our learning poster yesterday kids had fun doing it we used the letter sticker and we cut a storage box board for our poster and today i start my first lesson lol..but i will incorporate other subject as you ladies give me more ideas..thanks and Godbless!!

 


 

debramommyof4
by Silver Member on Apr. 20, 2013 at 7:56 PM

 I am glad you can use it.  I have all kinds of links.  I use them off and on, some free others not.  I add them in where needed to suplement or just for fun.

Quoting jhana0304:

 

i will check that out too...debramommyof4 thanks again for your help if you find something links that you want to share with me please send me a message i need all help i could get right now lol..many thanks God bless your family..

Quoting debramommyof4:

 I am glad you liked it.  Kindergarten is suppose to be lots of fun.  I go over things that I can print out from education.com for math.  We do addition, subtraction, counting, and shapes for kindergarten math. I use daily life and things we have around backed by worksheets for that subject and most others. 

Quoting jhana0304:

 

 

Quoting debramommyof4:

 If you look up brightly beaming that is a letter of the week curriculum.  Pretty much everything else can be done without a curriculum.  I am sure you can teach your child to read without one but I would be terrified to try.  Math can be as simple as letting your dd cook with you, or counting things as you walk, adding her barbie dolls.  Science can be fun cooking experiments or walking through nature and talking.  History you can go over the holidays and why we celebrate them.  Good luck.

 

 hi many thanks to you debramommyof4 this site is simple and informative in fact we just made our learning poster yesterday kids had fun doing it we used the letter sticker and we cut a storage box board for our poster and today i start my first lesson lol..but i will incorporate other subject as you ladies give me more ideas..thanks and Godbless!!

 

 

 

 

maggiemom2000
by Member on Apr. 20, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Lots of reading and writing activities that will get you through K for little or no money:

Growing Readers

Are you Growing a Reader? Homeschooling your early reader? No need to buy an expensive curriculum to get your child off to a great start at reading. Do you want to avoid tedious, boring worksheets and instead learn through engaging hands on activities and play? Here are a collection of links on teaching your child to read and write for free:

Sight Words or Phonics? How about a balanced approach?


Read some background on using a balanced literacy approach to teach your child to read. What does your Kindergartner need to learn in reading? See the list of Common Core Kindergarten Standards and links to activities to teach those skills to your emergent reader.

What do I need to Buy?

The short answer: nothing. You can do all of the lessons and activities here using books from the library and things you already have around the house like paper, pens, chalk, and index cards. In this post I suggest some possible things you can buy to enhance the activities. These are supplies that you will be able to use for years, not just for a couple of lessons. Manipulatives like a good set of magnetic letters can be used from preschool into elementary school, beginning with basic letter identification, on to phonics, building sight words, word families and complex multisyllabic spelling words.

Shared Literature

Read, read, read to your child. Reading aloud to your child is the best thing you can do to grow a reader. Go beyond reading aloud and teach your child reading skills while enjoying great literature! (Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten)

Early Alphabet Learning and the Name Game

How to begin teaching the alphabet and other early literacy skills to your preschooler or Kindergartner. (Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten)

Kindergarten Sight Words and Early Reading Skills

What you need to know to get started teaching your Kindergartner to read including a look at some of the Common Core Standards for Kindergarten reading. (Kindergarten)

Kindergarten Sight Word Sentences

After you know about teaching sight words to your Kindergartner you are ready to move on to sentences. (Kindergarten)

Kindergarten Sight Words Reading Books

Once you start introducing your child to the sight words he is ready for his first emergent-reader book. (Kindergarten)

Beginning Phonics for Emergent Readers

Once your child knows most of the letters of the alphabet and their sounds he is ready to learn to "sound out" simple CVC words. This post shows you lots of hands on multi-sensory ways to practice early phonics. (Kindergarten, First Grade)

Learn 37 Words and Know how to Read and Write Over 500 Words!

Your child can learn more phonics "rules" by learning several words with common letter patterns. When your child learns to make analogies and manipulate onset and rime they can quickly read and write hundreds of new words. These are better known as word families. (Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade)
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