I know we're off to a REALLY late start when compared to most, but I wanted to wait until after our fall vacation to Florida to start fresh. Being able to keep such a flexible schedule is one thing I love about homeschooling.
Tessa isn't happy I labeled her a kindergartner this year. She insists that she's in first grade. It's hard to disagree since she finished kindergarten-level curriculum several months ago. I tried to explain that she would be in kindergarten, if she went to public school. She didn't know what to think about that. I didn't even know that she cared!
|Tessa's first day of kindergarten!|
We school year round, so we just picked up where we left off in phonics and math. Our new subject today was history. We will rotate it with science. In a couple of weeks, we will add Spanish and art. Handwriting will be in the mix as well.
We are using History Odyssey: Ancients, Level 1 by Pandia Press for our study of ancient civilizations this year. On today's schedule was the "What is History?" pocket from Evan-Moor's supplemental resource, History Pockets: Ancient Civilizations, Grade 1-3. (We are using the digital version from TeacherFileBox.com.)
|For the "Cut and Paste Words to Know" portion of Tessa's first history pocket, she matched words, definitions and pictorial representations for the words "ancient," "basic needs," "civilization" and "history."|
|Each history pocket is comprised of several parts. I feared Tessa may grow weary, but she seemed to enjoy her work.|
|Instead of creating pockets out of over-sized construction paper as directed by Evan-Moor, I used untabbed Manila pocket dividers and colored card stock to fashion something a little more functional. Tessa was quite proud of her completed pocket. She admired it several times.|