Friday, August 15, 2014

Preschool Curriculum Choices - 2014- Back To Homeschool Blog Hop Day 5

Welcome to day 5 of the Blog Hop!

Thank you for joining me on the last day of the blog hop.  Hopefully you found some help or inspiration for the upcoming school year.  Today I will be sharing our curriculum choices for our youngest son.  He is currently 3 but will be 4 in November.  I have no desire to rush him along in his school years so he will be doing preschool for two more years.  I imagine he will be pretty advanced for kindergarten but that is okay.  We can take a gentle approach all years.  

So for his curriculum I choose Horizons Preschool for 3s.  This set has worksheets, bible memory and a bible story.  It is gentle in the worksheets which will work well for my little guy.  

The thing lacking with this curriculum is a solid literature program.  Horizons encourages you to seek out books to read to your little ones.  I choose to add on a set curriculum.

I debated between Before Five In A Row and Sonlight.  

Ultimately I chose Sonlight.  I liked the teacher guide and all the stories that were included. 
I purchased Sonlight P3/4 used.  I think trying to get the set second hand is the way to go because otherwise it is a little pricey.  I'm planning on purchasing P4/5 next to start whenever we finish P3/4.  

If Sonlight had a solid worksheet system I would have just used that because the literature appeals so much to me.  However they only focus on the literature for P3/4.  The next level P4/5 has a workbook set but I'm frankly not impressed.  

Another thing I'm in the process of making is a Morning Board.  I have purchased a pocket calendar and printed a bunch of calendar pieces for it.  I'm going to do a number/letter, our bible memory, Greek alphabet letter and character trait  with this tool.  I'm beyond excited about it.  

You can see more ideas for Back to School by visiting one of my bloggy friends below:

Jennifer @ Chestnut Grove Academy
Crystal @ Tidbits of Experience
Rebecca @ Raventhreads
Jennifer @  Milk & Honey Mommy
Dawn @ Guiding Light Homeschool
Monique @ Living Life and Learning
Erin @ For Him and My Family
Beth @ Weavings

Or the complete Blog Hop group by clicking on the picture below:

Back to Homeschool Blog Hop

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