The children I consider “Littles” are going into 1st and 2nd grades. This is a bit of a bittersweet year for me as well considering this would have been the year Emily would have entered Kindergarten.
I also have a 3 year old and soon to be 2 year old with a baby on the way, but I don’t actively teach preschool, so they typically play nearby.
In the younger years, I only teach Math and Phonics. My goal is to get them reading fluently and understanding basic math concepts.
But our day always starts out with Bible.
We are really enjoying it!
For Math, we are continuing with Horizons for both children.
This curriculum has worked well for all my children this age, so why reinvent the wheel?
And for Phonics, we are moving along in Phonics Museum from Veritas Press.
My almost 8 year old is reading quite well and my 6 year old is sounding out 3 letter words and has read his very first book! (I’m planning to do a full review of this curriculum this coming week.)
We are also reading through the Little House on the Prairie set. We are just about to finish Farmer Boy and I must say I will be sad to see it end. It has been my favorite one so far! You can see how we modify The Prairie Primer for our littles and also the lapbooking we are doing with the Little House on the Prairie Binder Builder from A Journey Through Learning.
Additionally, our almost 8 year old will begin piano lessons this year. She is super excited about following in her older siblings’ footsteps.
And don’t forget, I have a Homeschooling Littles Pinterest Board as well as a general Homeschooling Board and many others!