Honestly? If I knew then what I know now I wouldn't have ever spent a dime on kindergarten curriculum. There is so much out there for free for teaching reading - Bob books from the library, Easy Peasy website, etc. I really enjoy literature based units. I would have done that for kindergarten if I knew then what I know now. That's what I'm doing, I tried to get some easy readers that were on the topic of farm etc to go along with our read aloud of Charlotte's web and that is the sort of thing I would do. Kindergarten should be simple in my opinion. Reading practice, living math, an occasional hands on activity and learning about various things that interest the child.
With HOD I just didn't like the format. The layout of the pages made me feel like it was a LOT to do but each little bubble was IMO, and remember this was for preschool, was sort of tedious I guess is the way I'd describe it. I don't do well with tedious and neither does my oldest child in particular.
Samantha ~ homeschooling mama of 4
Kayden 7yrs ~ MUS, Scott Foresman Grammar, AAS 2, interest led history/science/geography, and awana Sparky
Colton 5yrs ~ K-4, Bob books and easy readers, FIAR, awana sparky,
Sawyer 4yrs ~ LOTW, awana cubby, BFIAR/FIAR
Sierra 2yrs ~ life..... messy messy life - joining her brother in LOTW and BFIAR
Lilah Ruth born 9-23-2013
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