Project-based Homeschooling Preschool: My four-year-old’s projects

Note: This column was published in the Barrow Journal on March 26, 2014. Sometimes I worry that I don’t give my four-year-old enough attention, but then again, sometimes I worry that I don’t give my seven-year-old enough attention. In truth, it’s probably about even. For three years, my oldest son had all my attention, but his … Continue reading Project-based Homeschooling Preschool: My four-year-old’s projects

Homeschooling Preschool the 2nd Time: My Four-Year-Old’s Letter D

In some ways, I hesitate to say that I homeschooled preschool with my first son. I was fairly relaxed with him during his "preschool" years (which isn't to say I didn't worry or wonder if I was doing it right), and he made it easy because he learned to recognize the ABCs before he could even speak … Continue reading Homeschooling Preschool the 2nd Time: My Four-Year-Old’s Letter D

The Only Preschool (or Kindergarten) Curriculum You Need Is Your Enthusiasm

i.e., The building blocks for a child’s education, starting with preschool. My four-year-old is of preschool age, though I won't consider him "pre-K" until next year. (This is because both my boys have August birthdays, but I also believe children are required to start school too early nowadays. Of course, it depends on the individual … Continue reading The Only Preschool (or Kindergarten) Curriculum You Need Is Your Enthusiasm

Fostering a Book Time Ritual

You may also be interested in these posts: How I've Taught Kindergarten Reading  and  Homeschooling Reading and Language Arts for Kindergarten/1st Grade I think the most important part of an education is allowing children to develop a love of books.  Through books children will learn.  This is why it’s one of my main priorities, and … Continue reading Fostering a Book Time Ritual