It is finished!! Well, for now anyway.
I got great inspiration and started planning on May 1st, thinking to myself "Wow, at this rate you'll have the whole year done in a week." Then came June, then July, lots of family visiting, vacation, graduation, exhaustion, and when I finally got to sit down at the computer...ZERO creativity! Just when I was about to throw in the towel, it came. Mostly when I laid my head down to sleep at night, but I'm not complaining. At least the inspiration came!
I have been working on a two-year multi-level plan that I could just rotate through from ages 3-6. I want the main focus to be on the bible and memorizing God's word, while integrating all other aspects of learning into that. I also understand that math and language arts need to be taught at each child's instructional level...so how do I put it all together for children of various ages?!?! Whew, I did! (I think...hehe) All right, enough commentary, here's our plan...
Bible: Every week we will be focusing on a character trait, Bible story, and memory verse from the Joyful Heart Character curriculum at Hubbard's Cupboard.
Language Arts: Picture Dictionary with friends and family, Kidwriting, Zoophonics, Sight word and Alphabet readers
Math: Math Their Way activities, Workjobs, Pattern Block books, Number Journals
Everything Else: Will be integrated into our monthly themes. I would like to focus on a different habitat per month (Forest, Ocean, Arctic, Rainforest, Farm, etc.) going deeper into our zoo friends that live in that habitat along with some super fun science and art activities.