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I find it is so important to educate the whole person. Mind, body and soul. And that the most important things we learn, we learn through creativity and using our imagination. As Albert Einstein mentions,
“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.
If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
― Albert Einstein
― Albert Einstein
So all those things considered, we begin our adventure into education at home.
For curriculum I chose the Kindergarten curriculum from the BEarth institute. The curriculum is mainly stories, wonderful stories, songs, and crafts. We started doing a little "Science" yesterday and the curriculum uses the Storybook of Science (that you can download free here!) and the first story was about poisonous berries and plants. We learned so many plants in our yard are toxic and the kids were completely glued to my total surprise! Anyway, I have been using Simply Charlotte Mason as a guide for adding things like music, art, Bible and poetry. We will be studying one composer a month and one artist. For History we are just reading chapter books. We will be finishing up "Little House On the Prairie" this month and begin studying Native Americans through stories. I would love to rhythmically go through American History from Indians to present day every 2 years so the children almost get a timeline in their heads. I also am not sure where to fit in world geography/history. But I am not worrying about it for Kindergarten...... I just need to see if I can get through this year! Not to mention ballet and Girl Scouts. We will have a full plate! :)
I am so excited though, and truly blessed to be on this crazy, beautiful journey of homeschooling. I can't wait!