08. October 2013 · Comments Off on Late Start to Pre-School · Categories: Homeschooling, Pre-Kindergarten, St. Anne's Academy at Balsam Woods Farm

St. Anne’s Academy is finally in session, for real.  We were doing some schooling stuff during September, but we are now into the real stuff!

We decided to go with Catholic Heritage Curricula’s preschool package.  The daily lesson plans are for preschool and kindergarten.  Getting two years in one package is a nice bonus and will help keep costs down next year.  The “reading” component is “I Can Find Letter Sounds“.  The math component is “I Can Find Numbers and Shapes“, both by Nancy Nicholson.  The religion component is from the Image of God Series.  “Who am I?” is the name of the Preschool workbook.

Very soon we’ll also purchase Making Music Praying Twice for a music education component, but I needed to start small and add elements slowly.

My next step is to figure out our schedule, especially in regard to when Monkey learns best.  I have learned the hard way that if he has any video game time prior to school time his attitude to horribly negative.  So I have to schedule those activities for later.

 

13. August 2013 · Comments Off on St. Anne’s Academy at Balsam Woods Farm · Categories: Homeschooling, Pre-Kindergarten, St. Anne's Academy at Balsam Woods Farm

The first real school year of the St. Anne’s Academy at Balsam Woods Farm is going to be starting in the next few weeks.  We are really looking forward to teaching our little Monkey pre-kindergarten.

I have been working on our curriculum order list and a new calendar for the school year.  When we are ready to get going, I’ll be back with pictures of my calendar and our curriculum plans for the year.  For now, we are enjoying these last few weeks of summer and making huge plans for a very special birthday later this month.

May God Bless You!