We’ve successfully completed our first year of homeschooling and I couldn’t be happier with the whole experience. I honestly wish I had started sooner. Next year I’ll have to implement a kindergarten curriculum for Vishnu on top of teaching a Grade 3 and 5 student, all the while meeting my infant’s needs. It all seems a bit overwhelming but I have the summer months to figure it all out. Yesterday, I organized all our current resources and made note of resources I would require to make Vishnu’s kindergarten experience an educational but also a fun and enjoyable one.
The thing with homeschooling is you can invest as little or as much as you want when it comes to purchasing resources. With that being said, not many kids will enjoy just working on workbooks. Add, a math manipulative like coins, counters, or base ten blocks, depending on the area you are working on and suddenly math becomes all that more engaging. Learning is definitely more effective when it’s hands-on. I’ve set aside a budget for kindergarten resources and trips given Covid settles down. So far I’ve invested in a large wall calendar, a 100s chart (what you saw in my stories yesterday), number, alphabet, and sight word flashcards, art supplies, a balance, dotted line paper, a weather chart, counters, patterning blocks, leveled fiction and non-fiction books for when he starts to learn reading on his own, and a couple other things on top of workbooks.
Everything I’ve purchased for kindergarten and homeschooling in general, can be viewed on my Amazon Store. In addition to homeschooling supplies every puzzle, educational toy, and book I’ve bought via Amazon has been added to my store too. I’ll be sharing items in my Instagram stories as well when I get a chance. Lastly, if you have questions please leave them in the comments below and I’d be happy to answer them.