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HI,
This is my first yr HSing my 5 yr old (K grade) and it is not going
well. I'm not using a curriculum as suggested from many moms and I
don't know what to do each day...(I mean how much to teach him each
day, what subject to teach when and so on..) I do have a goal for my
son of what I want him to learn this year but I am not sure how to
implement it to teach/do everyday (what books to check out/buy/use for
HSing?). I just looked up online for free HSing lesson plans but most
sites require me to sign up with fees. Do anyone know where I can get
Brevard county school board's Scope and Sequence or public school's
lesson plan for K grade? All I found in FL for SS was from a private
school in West Coast.
Does anyone have the teacher's manual for Sonlight or MFW that I can
buy? I just need something to guide me by... There are so many
things I want my son to learn but with new jobs I'm working at home, I
can't devote too much of my time to research what to do each day...(I
do look for ideas and tips for HSing but I get side-tracked and can't
decide which one to use, ykwim?)

FYI, I'm and have been reading a list of "How to books of HSing, the
first year of HSing" and all but I haven't found a book that lays out
lesson plans for each grade. If you know any books to recommend,
please let me know. Thank you for your time and help.

Kim
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You could try the World book Typical Course of Study.
There is also the book series: "What your ...Grader should know."

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www.dltk.com has a ton of stuff on there for free you can print... I also have gotten a ton from this site..
www.childcare.com youhave to pay here but she has a TON for free
also
www.enchantedlearning.com also a paid site but still a ton in there..

I am also Hsing a 5 yr old and I am finding alot on these sites...

I am thinking about buying the math u see program but have not decided yet...

We also have a big calender that we do every day and we are teaching him the days of the week buy having a laminated paper that has this on it
Today is ________
Yesterday was______
Tomorrow is_____

and that seems to help him..

we do alot of game playing and counting...

Good luck
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I like Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise. We use, on her recommedation, Story of of the World on CD (History) , First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind (Grammar), Spelling Workout A, and Saxon Math One.

I also use A Beka's Writing book (cursive), and lots of stuff from http://www.hometrainingtools.com/ or Lakeshore Learning for manipulatives and science. My daughter is now almost 7. We didn't jump into all this, we eased into gradually.

I have an A Beka curriculum for sale, that we did when my daughter was 5.5-6.5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/733011215/

My younger daughter is almost 4, and she just likes to do her workbook pages for fun when her older sister is doing more bookwork. But she loves math too and really loves her Abacus.

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Core Knowledge is used in many public schools, and there are free lseeon plans online. http://www.coreknowledge.org/CK/resrcs/lessons/K.htm

This follows a sequence described in the book What Your Kindergartener Needs to Know.

http://www.amazon.com/What-Your-Kind.../dp/0385318413

The book is $10 on Amazon, but you might be able to check it out at the library for free, or find it used somewhere.

Between that book and the free lesson plans (and with creative tweaking on your part to make everything fit your child's personality and specific needs), you can be all set.
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I have no idea if it's any good, but I believe www.hillbillyhousewife.com has free curriculum.

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i second core knowledge, but then again, that's what i use

FYI: here's the s&s i follow: http://www.baltimorecp.org/lessons/lesson_titles.htm
and i use these lessons that go with the s&s: http://www.baltimorecp.org/lessons/draft_lessons.html
(scroll down to grade k) these lessons do not include math or reading though, so i use separate curriculum there.

here are a few more online free curriculums and lesson plans:

www.letteroftheweek.com
www.amblesideonline.com
www.tanglewoodeducation.com
http://www.learnnc.org/lessons/search?grade=K

if you want to purchase something, maybe Five In A Row would be good. it's very gentle curriculum. http://www.fiarhq.com/ - i don't use it but it's very popular and affordable!

if desired...here's daily math lessons divided into 180 days for grade K:
http://www.glc.k12.ga.us/seqlps/sudisplay.asp?SUID=242

also, www.starfall.com is very popular for reading

here's more free online educational games for grade K: http://www.learnnc.org/students/K/

i also can't recommend enough http://www.childcareland.com/free.html

you can make free fun file folder games here, that my children really enjoy!

There are so many fun, free ideas out there. i know many will chime in with great advice!!

Also check out www.homeschoolreviews.com before you buy anything. it's very helpful!!

Hope this helps!

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www.funlessonplans.com are free if you have the patience to print it one page at a time.

Kumon workbooks are good and divided up by age. ($6 ish per workbook)

Brightervision.com does a "box of the omnth" deal where you get a theme box per month. (17.98 per month)

Pam Schiller does a great "early childhood curriculum" book for $20.

HTH!
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www.funlessonplans.com are free if you have the patience to print it one page at a time.

Kumon workbooks are good and divided up by age. ($6 ish per workbook)

Brightervision.com does a "box of the omnth" deal where you get a theme box per month. (17.98 per month)

Pam Schiller does a great "early childhood curriculum" book for $20.

HTH!
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that helps me. i love it!! thanks!

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Do anyone know where I can get
Brevard county school board's Scope and Sequence or public school's
lesson plan for K grade?
I don't have Brevard's but I do have Volusia's listed on my website in the links section.

I would take it one subject at a time. Research it and pick what you like best then move to the next. It is a little less intimidating that way.

ETA: I found the Sunshine State Standards on the Brevard County School main website if you are interested.
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I don't remember if you're one of the many who requested the free Waldorf Prek/K curriculum files, but I can send those to you if you like

Betweeen that, Core Knowledge (including the What your ___ Needs to Know book) & Ambleside, not to mention Starfall, etc. -- all of which are linked above already ... we're overloaded I just lay out 1 activity choice from each option & let kiddo decide which one to do any given day/moment : This is working really well for us because I don't feel guilty worrying about not covering something "properly" (yes, I'm still working on deschooling myself, which is difficult while I'm in college to become a teacher, LOL!) & this also seems to eliminate any power struggles for us

I just created a bunch of reading lists via the book suggestion threads here & at Ambleside (discarding the overtly religious since I believe Spirit Play at the Unitarian Universalist church is enough) so we spend 1 hour each week at the library. She chooses a book to read in bed before getting up, another before I leave for my evening classes & another picture book for bedtime + whatever chapter book we're working on. We do the calendar & weather activities while breakfast cooks, then she usually chooses workbook pages while we eat breakfast (Staples has a pretty good variety, but our favorite is the Dr. Seuss My Book About Me from Barnes & Noble). During lunch we usually do a Waldorf or Core Knowledge activity + take a walk. She usually chooses to to computer games & board games during dinner
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I also really like The Solution Site for lesson plan ideas because it is searchable and has a lot of information.

Oh ya and Old Fashioned Education is well organized as well.

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the book home learning year by year by rebecca rupp has been really helpful to me. lots of ideas & suggestions.
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World Book also has a Kindergarten course of study - as well as other grades
http://www.worldbook.com/wb/Students...m/kindergarten
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