I would have responded earlier but we've been sick. I've been spending long snuggle hours on the couch. It was a perfect time to learn to crochet and plan kindy!!!
I found this neat website on CM if you haven't seen it before. They have a free schedule and book list. http://www.charlottemasonhelp.com/2009/07/books-and-schedules.html
We are starting K on March 1st because clearly DD isn't PK anymore. Why March 1st? I just need time to plan and organize. We are going to ease into K gently with the full swing of things starting next Oct. Sept. is too big of a canning month for me to get much homeschool done so Oct. seems to work. :)
We have been doing unit studies which basically is books and crafts on a nature/holiday topic with a circle time to go with it.
I'm extended those units to 2 weeks to go more in depth and spend more time. In Waldorf preschool and Kindy repetition is the key. I will be adding handiwork crafts to the units. My goal is one handwork craft a unit. That is where we are seriously lacking. The K units will also include animal habitats using the earth^school units. This will include a trip to that habitat when possible. Luckily, Oregon has a lot of different habitats from ocean to glacier to forest to desert.
I will be adding this book http://www.amazon.com/Language-Thinking-Young-Children-Beechick/dp/0880621524 to our language activities as well. This is a book for oral language activities, something I'm lacking in. I think too much in my head and not aloud to the children.
And we will add Family Math for math. http://www.amazon.com/Family-Math-Young-Children-Comparing/dp/0912511273/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1297723407&sr=1-2
And the Earth*School Waldorf-inspired ABC Curriculum http://www.holdenslanding.com/pages.php?T=EarthSchool. We will have a letter a week and read a few books whose title start with that letter. They have REALLY fun art activities here.
I also am going to work more on oral telling of stories. I need a lot of work at that. We read a ton of books but I want to move to more oral. My goal is a story a unit told orally with props. Wish me luck.
Science will be part of the units and is incorporated in living with nature.
I need to figure out PE and/or meditation. My DD gets hyper and that is her way to self-soothe. I want to figure out a way for her to self-soothe without the hyperness. Maybe I too need to work on using our yoga DVD's more.
Aimee - if you are lacking in art you might check out Seasons of Joy. Waldorf art is a little more tame than the art other people do. It covers wet-on-wet painting, modeling, coloring projcts, and handiwork. Oh, which makes me remember. For K I will be using Seasons of Joy more!! http://naturalfamily.50megs.com/index.html This is going to be my base for circles, stories, and story extensions.