2019-2020 School Year(Tentative)

It is kind of premature to think about what we will use next year for P4(last year of preschool) but providing V continues at her current pace I think Heart of Dakota Little Hearts For His Glory will be too difficult for her.She is just learning her numbers up to 10 and HOD LHFHG goes up to 100. Winter Promise(WP) has a curriculum CM friendly and Unit Study friendly(not as much as HOD but close enough for me) and has a PreK/K curriculum that will teach and build upon her current skills/concepts.I think after that curriculum she will be more than ready for HOD LHFHG.

Phonics and Spelling will be  continuing All About Reading Level 1 and All About Spelling Level 1 unless things change.

Math:Continue Life of Fred Elementary Series  and Eden Series

Reading:Continuing to read books ie rhyming books, short stories etc.

Note on My Father’s World:It was clarified by a former teacher and current homeschool mom that MFW is only Unit Study friendly up to 2nd grade and thereafter it becomes textbookish. That was the vibe I was getting after looking at ECC.They also have a FB pageMFW Official FB Page.

I love to plan ahead and look at different curricula but of course our homeschool is mastery based so I will modify my choices for curricula depending where she is skill wise.I will never push her more than she can handle.Anyone else have an idea what they will be doing for curriculum next year?For a lot of homeschoolers they’re just about done with the year until Fall I believe.Us,we go year around so that doesn’t apply to us,

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Turkey Feathers Number Matching 1-20

Recently Vicki has really been into cutting and pasting so to celebrate Thanksgiving we are going to do Thanksgiving Matching 1-20 fun cut and paste activity from Totschooling.net
In LOF she is learning numbers up to 20 and we’ve not done a lot of numbers ranging from 1-20 so this should be fun for her.

The Birthday Present

Today was the day Vicki’s birthday present from Mommy came. For her birthday which was this past week,I bought her the entire Life of Fred Elementary Series and the entire Life of Fred Eden Series for Beginning Readers(The last 2 sets for the Eden Series) because I know at some point we’ll likely go through the entire Elementary Series and the Eden Series. That’s how much she loves Fred and Kingie! Of course,I have fallen in love with Fred and Kingie too so if I don’t use the entire Elementary series for Vicki and somehow it doesn’t work out as the main curriculum even with supplements as needed I will use it and beyond for myself. I’ve already learned so much from Life of Fred and I am the mom not the student!

She loves Fred and Kingie. In her words “I love Fred Books.” Anytime I try to take away Fred and Kingie for misbehavior she straightens up really fast because she wants me to read Fred and Kingie to her. She also has been trying to take the entire Elementary and Eden Series out of her room because she loves every single Life of Fred book.Honestly,the girl can’t make up her mind which Life of Fred book to bring out because there’s so many of them! But,already she has learned so much. Very recently I have gotten her just by reading Life of Fred to her she is now able to kind of start to count to 20! Yes,20 and she’s just turned 3! But Life of Fred they teach so much in the series it’s hard to imagine why a mom could not see how Life of Fred could be used as a homeschool curriculum on its own. In fact, my mom asked me if I was just going to use Life of Fred as a supplement curriculum…I said “No,I plan to use it as the main curriculum and supplement only as needed” I explained “Just by going through the books there’s so much information, knowledge and wisdom in these books about life in general..Why not use it as a core? I start reading the Life of Fred Books and I’m hooked and just dissolve information.”

An example from Life of Fred Eden Series -It talks about how Fred needs electricity to get the stove,and refrigerator to work. But,it also takes on math such as it’s one mile from their house to Harry’s Hardware,it discusses money, how a child should not play with electricity…That’s some of what is talked about in one of the books.

But yes, so much valuable information is in these books and we’ll probably use the entire Life of Fred curriculum including Language Arts,Financial and so on up until college material.I have heard lots of moms who have used Life of Fred as their main core who supplement as needed and their children have scored really high on SAT,ACT and CLEP exams/tests. I hope for the same and that we will be able to continue that long but ultimately unless Vicki says she doesn’t want to read Life of Fred anymore for whatever reason we’ll keep on. It also discusses many life topics such as choosing a spouse, teaching some about character things like that. I love it! I have no intention in selling Life of Fred in the next 20 years.This being with my daughter likely to be my only living child on Earth.