A Few Changes for the Upcoming School Year

As you may remember, last year I homeschooled DS for preschool.  Overall, it was a positive experience.  By May, however, we were both burnt out and just let a lot of things slide.  We have been doing some review this summer of basic concepts, like letters and numbers, but we have not been terribly consistent.

Rather than homeschooling DS this year, DH and I decided to enroll him in a 2 day/week Pre-K program.  With the new baby coming, I’m just not sure I can devote a lot of time to a curriculum, so I think this is the best option for all of us at this point.

I’m still very interested in homeschooling in the future, if that’s where our journey takes us.  And maybe we’ll still throw in some stuff from ABC Jesus Loves Me on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  🙂

How We Homeschool {Preschool and Pre-K}

We’re almost halfway through our school year, so I thought I would write a post about how we homeschool with a preschool curriculum. (I know that some of y’all are curious since I’ve mentioned it on Facebook and Instagram.)

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After reviewing several programs and types of preschool curriculum, I found the 3 Year Curriculum at ABC Jesus Loves Me at the end of September, and it is working really well for us.  All of the lesson plans and worksheets are free to use and print (for in-home, immediate family use only), and there are a ton of supportive ideas to enhance the weekly lessons.

In the 3 Year program, each week’s lesson includes a variety of things, including: Book of the Week, Bible Story/Verse/Song, Poem & Rhyme, Colors, Shapes, Letters, Numbers, Learning to Write, and Motor Skills. Since he’s so young, we spend less than an hour a day on formal lessons, therefore we don’t usually cover everything in an entire week.  I alter the lesson plan to focus mostly on letters, numbers, Bible story, learning to write, and motor skills. We have reviewed colors and shapes, but he already knows the material that is being covered this year in those subjects.

Since we’ve had such good luck with this curriculum so far, my husband and I have decided not to put our son in a formal Pre-K program next fall, and just continue with ABC Jesus Loves Me’s 4 Year Curriculum.  He’s an August baby, so we had already decided to hold him back an extra year from Kindergarten anyway.  The plan is to enroll him in a Transition program for young 5 year olds in Fall 2016 (or maybe we’ll use the 5 Year Curriculum instead!), then he will start Kindergarten the following year.

If you’re looking for a free, complete, Christian-based preschool and Pre-K curriculum for your 2-5 year olds, check out ABC Jesus Loves Me. I hope you love it as much as we do!

{I received no compensation for this review of ABC Jesus Loves Me. I just really like it, and I think it would be a blessing for your family!}

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