Back to school time is so exciting! I love shopping for school supplies. Ah the feel of new pens, new folders, and the smell of crayons. Heaven. Yeah- I’m nerdy like that. This year we are doing a Preschool Review through the end of the year. We will start Kindergarten in January. My son just turned four. I figured rather than have two years of one and one year of the other, I could do a year and a half of each. This way we can go slowly. You know – let it sink in. We have short days and take frequent breaks. We took some time off this summer. I doubt I will do that again because he just “lost” too much.
For finishing the year, we will continue to use a combination of Letter of the Week and Joyful Heart. These two programs have provided a great learning experience- for both of us! I’ve posted before on how much I like both of them. He’s having a great time. I’m not to thrilled with all the prep, though.
Sure I know its a part of the job- I just wished I would have invested in printer ink stocks. Man are we going through the cartridges! In the last year alone, I’ve spent over $400 in just ink and paper. That just stinks, People. Stinks!
Well, that got me thinking (and crying). If I’m going to spend that much I may as well invest in a more “turn key” curriculum for Kindergarten. After much research I decided on Little Hearts For His Glory by Heart of Dakota Publishing.
I was amazed at how many books came with the package. It was VERY reasonably priced too! I just squealed opening the box when it came in. This curriculum is awesome! Very little prep work involved. Thanks to the teacher’s guide I don’t even have to write out lesson plans. How cool is that?!
I’m confident that this will be a great Kindergarten experience. I will enjoy being able to “school” during the day and spend my evenings relaxing with my family more.
Less work + more fun = happy mom!
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