Friday, June 18, 2010

2010-2011 Plans

As a new school year approaches it's time to gather my thoughts about our goals and curriculum for Ryan's Kindergarten year and Ella's first full year of Tot School.

I would like to try a year of thematic unit studies. We will include: Under the Sea, Dinosaurs, Bugs, Pond Life, Our World, Musical Instrument, and more depending on where the kids' interest takes us!

I hope to use a lot of literature, art and music.
I plan to do 'circle time' each morning.

Ideally Kindergarten would be broken up into 2 chunks a day where the first session would be our standard routine including 'circle time', language arts, math, and Spanish, and the second session would be our thematic activities.

We use tons of supplementary materials (as you can tell from the pictures of our classroom). But, in this post I am just including our main curriculum.

Language Arts
Art  & Music

Tot School
Letter of The Week   (Curriculum by Confessions of a Homeschooler)
ABC Collage & Trace Book (from Tired, Need Sleep)
Crafty ABC's (from Totally Tots)
Activities from my favorite blogs & websites.
Activities related to our themes.

What are you planning for the upcoming school year? Please link your exact blog post to the Linky below and link back here too!


  1. Thank you SO much for this! I'm trying to get all our stuff organized and with so many different curricula out there I feel lost sometimes. I want to homeschool but I really need someone to tell me what to do. lol :)

  2. Have you checked out Rosetta Stone for Spanish? I use it with my independent study students and it works pretty good for them.

  3. I love you choices, especially the themes. I have a year of preschool/Kindergarten topics laid out on my can find them at
    BYW, we have used SSRW with 4 children now with great success. If your children ever get "stuck", just relax for awhile, play the games, sing the songs, and wait a will eventually click. Remember though, that by the end of the "First year kit" your children will actually be reading at a third grade level, so it's OK for you to spend more than a year (or two) to finish it.

  4. I always enjoy reading others' plans as I'm trying to come up with my own plans. We are going to do a year of thematic units, also.