We have recently started our brand new homeschool year! Yay! (And- holy moly! Eek! Am I ready for this?!) Annie is in Kindergarten this year, and I wanted her to feel totally invested in her education. She may only be five, but she has an awful lot of personality for one little girl, and I want to harness that power for good. While I have my own goals and expectations for this year, I also asked her to help me make a list of what she wanted to learn. So without further ado here is:
Annie’s Kindergarten Learning Wish List
(with notes by mama)
- The Human Body- This is fantastic because we are all obsessed with our Usborne See Inside Body book. I had already planned on using this as part of our science for the year, so I’m really glad that she was equally as excited to learn about her body. I’ll supplement with some hands on projects and Pinterest-ing ideas.
- Bridges –This has been her obsession. I am super excited to encourage a love of engineering, and learn some more about bridges myself. Luckily we live in a city that seems to be made out of bridges, so real world experience will be easy to come by. We ordered a book on bridge building, and will also visit the library for more reading material.
- How to Tell Time –This one is easy- it’s included in our math curriculum! She also got a fantastic Lego Time Teacher, to help make learning about time hands on and fun!
- How to Read –This is on my agenda too, but it makes me really nervous. We have books galore, and I’m hoping her interest will prove helpful.
- Ship Captains –So random, which is why I love her so much. We lucked out with one of Pop-Pop’s old books, and will be reading from that. Captain Annie is one of my favorite people.
- Butterflies –We already visited our local insectarium, and spent some time in their butterfly garden. We’re planning a live butterfly garden, and my goal is for her to know the life cycle of a butterfly before the year is over.
- How do fans spin? –I don’t actually know how motors work in detail, so thank goodness for YouTube.
- Maps –Captain Annie exclaimed, “Maps! Because they remind me of pirates!” Plundering aside, this fits great since I already had ordered Beginning Geography for weekly lessons. I think a nice tea-soaked map would be a fun creation, too!
- Why are river sometimes blue, and sometimes brown? –I am so thankful I’m a parent in the age of google! With a curious little one, this is a question I typed in to get an instant response!
Well, there you have it! Annie’s fantastic kindergarten plans. I’m really excited to learn with her this year, and share our experiences with you. What are your students looking forward to learning this year?