So. Quite a year. Here’s our 2015-2016 Home School Year End Review for B at age 4 in PreK/1st-2nd for K at age 6-7 from
August Summer to May. We had a bit of a break in there from our baby born in November, but my husband stepped in and did some awesome fun things with them, some that have carried over to this day. Legos, anyone? They’re still hooked!
Each child had a supplemental workbook (or a few) as well as a grade level book and tons and tons of other materials that were printed. We did art and composition for most topics, with several of them having multiple entries. Each week I went over a review of what we did that week with links to Pinterest boards and lists of books for the topics. Anything that I nabbed for the older kid was basically parts of speech, math, or encouraging her to write. Anything I nabbed for the little was basically colors, letters, counting or numbers, or encouraging her to read/act with sight words. While not everything overlapped exactly (for instance the 7 yo had a special health unit and the 4 yo did a lot more looking at pictures in books instead of actual reading), it was pretty evenly split as far as what they could do. We spent at least a week on more topics, more on others. Check out the entire Fauxmschooling process here. On with the year end review!
Zoos- We spent a long time learning about all sorts of zoo animals from A-Z and then took a few field trips to check them out!
Oceans-We intended to get to the beach, or at least an aquarium this summer, but that fell through on us.
K-Year End Review for 1st-2nd Grade:
Softball and Soccer.
Kids Club (1st and 2nd grade class)
Well over 100 fiction and non-fiction books.
Lots of extra math pages, writing a check.
Health course on growing up using American girl book.
Art sketch book, composition book.
Rhyme Time Grade 1-3 from Let’s Grow Smart- Target $1 spot (Bendon)
Disney Princess Addition and Subtraction from Disney Learning-Target $1 spot (Bendon)
Main Book: Brain Quest Workbook Grade 2-
Phonics, Spelling and Vocabulary, Reading and Writing, Cursive and Language Arts, Math Skills, +/-, multiplication and fractions, shapes and measurement, time and money, social studies, science.
B-Year End Review for Pre-K:
Kids club (Pre-K-K class)
Art sketch book, composition book..
Sofia the First Numbers and Counting by Bendon- $1 Target spot
Thomas and Friends Colors by Bendon- $1 Target spot
Workbook Alphabet by Let’s Grow Smart- Bendon at $1 Target spot
Main Book: Scholastics Pre-Kindergarten Jumbo Workbook-
Identification and writing the alphabet, following directions, basic concepts (size, position, left and right), reading readiness such as same/different, reasoning and word building (science words, color words), numbers and concepts like # of objects= number itself, shapes, patterns, and problem solving, plus an entire section on readiness for kindergarten such as beginning and ending sounds, consonants and vowels, writing simple words, rhyming, blends, numbers etc.
Year End Review- Unit Studies–Topics Covered
Farming- Plants, Animals, Work on a farm, how things grow, living and non-living things, how math relates to farms.
Autumn- Seasons, what happens in the fall, leaves, scarecrows, clothing for the seasons, recognizing number words.
Halloween- Math (relating to candy), themed papers appropriate to each grade level in language and writing, monsters.
Fall Fruits-All about apples and pumpkins, lots of ‘sight’ things, math word problems, and writing about fall fruits.
Colors and Fashion- What colors go together, how to easily get dressed in matching, seasonal clothes, mixing colors-primary and secondary colors, neutral colors.
Calendars-Months and days of week, etc.
Thanksgiving-Holiday foods and food groups, themed papers on pilgrim history, traditions and family get-togethers.
Cars, etc.- positions, names of vehicles, movement by water, air, or land.
Legos- History of the toy, minifigures- recognizing careers, themes, and utilizing them as math manipulatives.
Winter- Snowmen, snowflakes, things you do in the winter. Snowflake Bentley. Winter holidays, new year, Christmas.
Polar Bears and Penguins- North and South Pole, Polar habitats, food chains.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Feb. Holidays- Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, Leap Year (skip counting), President’s Day- Lincoln and Washington.
Money- denominations, recognizing it and what it is worth, history of money.
Dr. Seuss Day
Eggs- What animals lay eggs, how eggs grow and develop into creatures, similarities to human development.
Spring- St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, weather, things you do in spring.
Self-Care- Tying shoes, getting dressed by self, getting ready to go by self, getting ready for bed by self, making bed, knowing safe people if you are lost, tricky people (strangers), fire safety, weather safety, phone number and address etc.