Kindergarten Curriculum Ideas -Language Arts and Math
Getting started homeschooling your wee one can be a daunting task. It doesn't have to be hard! Looking back over my many years of homeschooling, I have learned a thing or two and i'd love to share them with you. Hopefully you can learn from my mistakes and enjoy these first few years with you young one.
Teaching them to read:
Check out this blog post on teaching reading
Language Arts Curriculum Ideas:
Easy Readers from the Library
Simple phonics workbooks from the Dollar Store
Dry Erase board for writing practice
Math Concepts to Teach:
counting & sorting - use beads, buttons, lego pieces, army men, anything that you have around the house. They can count and sort items into a muffin tin or egg carton if that helps with the mess.
One to one correspondence - can they count 3 rocks as they are saying 1, 2, 3? Games are a great way to practice this skill, especially games where you roll the die and move around the board.
Shapes - point out shapes around the house and as you are out in the community. Count and sort shapes if you happen to have pattern blocks lying around.
Counting by ones to 100 and if they have that mastered then count by 2s, 5s, and 10s.
Begin to identify dates on a calendar (Hang one on the wall if you have space.) My daughter told me she was sad because she didn't know the days of the week yet. (She was about 8 at the time.) We stopped everything and I made up a song and taught her on the spot. She can still sign that song today! :)
know about morning, afternoon, and evening
introduce the concept of addition and subtraction orally- "I see two cars in our driveway. If one more person comes then how many cars will that be?"