what has worked for our family.
When I was thinking to homeschool my kindergartener, I was so sure we wanted to do it. But then I became so nervous because I didn’t really know much about homeschooling. I taught preschoolers so I figured it was kind of the same thing. Check out this Preschool assessment to keep your child on track for Kindergarten. >>HERE<<
I planned all summer, getting ready to teach my son. After doing lots of research to find what was best for him, I came across a flex Florida virtual school. (I know other states have this as well, It’s free) You homeschool and use the flex schooling online to help keep you on track.
Here is my new planner that keeps us organized and I can use it every year!!! Check it out >>HERE<<
My son has totally thrived with this flex opportunity they have available. I still can teach him what I want but we have a little guidance to keep us on track.
Kindergarten is changing, they have gotten rid of nap time and center time. They frown about craft time and they only let them have a very short recess. They are only five and six-years-old, they still need time to play and socialize. Plus, I feel like they learn better when they are playing.
Make sure they have reading time to their selves. A couple of years ago I went to a class on “how to transition your child from preschool to kindergarten”. The kindergarten teachers were saying how they needed to be able to complete a task on their own, like reading on their own for at least thirty minutes a day. I started off with ten minutes and worked our way up to thirty minutes.
Getting our work done right when we wake up is so much easier to get everything done. If I let him watch T.V. and “relax” then he will not want to get anything done. Also, I create papers for him. Check them out >>here<<. They are more fun for him and he doesn’t realize he is learning. (WIN WIN)
- Get work done in the morning (then play time in the afternoon)
- Look into a flex online program
- Let them have reading time by them self
- Let them have time to socialize with other children
- Workbooks will not kill them
- Come up with fun games (Check out these fun sight word games.)
UPDATE: This year (2020-2021) I’m on round two with homeschooling a kindergartener and we are so pumped. We are very excited we are homeschooling, especially what we have been dealing with lately. Please don’t hesitate, if you have any question I’m here to help you.
If you want your children to stay on track and learn independently, try the daily school work list. Also, I have a packet of fun to help you get started with your kindergartener >>here<<! Trust me you don’t want to miss this!!
Now I hope some of my tips help you to homeschool your kindergartener. Remember they are still young and deserve to still have fun and use their imagination. Let them have lots of opportunities for adventures. Check out our homeschooling routine here! Let me know some tips you have to share in the comments below. Love ya, Mary xoxo
Teach your child to read >>HERE<<
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