If you missed my first week’s post about our Waldorf kindergarten homeschool lesson plans, the books needed to complete our year of lesson plans are listed at the bottom of this post. I will continue to post these lesson plans on Fridays of the week before they are meant to be used, so that you can be sure you have all the supplies you’d need to do these with us, if you’d like to join us.
How was your week?
I’m going to be honest here and say that Sola and I have fallen into a bit of a rut. A lot of it revolves around the fact that she really is ready for 1st grade, but we’re not at a place where we can implement it yet, so she is kind of bored with what we’ve been doing. She meets all of the Waldorf 1st grade readiness guidelines and has even celebrated seven Easters, so part of me feels like we should just start 1st grade now. I mean, isn’t one of the perks of homeschooling being able to be flexible and do things like start a new grade mid-year? Our problem lies in the fact that Sola’s best friend lives on our street and is still in half day kindergarten at the local school. While the friend is not available to play every single day, the one way to guarantee that she is not only available, but will come ringing our doorbell is to try to tackle any sort of time-consuming activity or project with Sola. Then Sola just wants to go outside and play, which is of course is so important at this age. So we kind of seem to be in this state of limbo that is completely controlled by whether or not her friend can play and I just can’t inspire myself to start first grade with her until I know her friend will be in school all day. Yes, we could put up “Do Not Disturb” signs, but play and outdoor time really are greater priorities than academics at this age. Also, in six weeks school will let out and then the entire neighborhood will be running around like chickens with their heads cut off, so really what is the point? Meanwhile, Gohan is working full steam ahead to reach all of his academic, career, and personal goals. So we’re in a half “meh” and half “gung ho” state around here.
Here is our lesson plan for the week: (more…)