Tiny Spark Academy 2013-14 Has Begun

Hello, friends!

We started school the day after M turned 6. Second grade for her, Kindergarten for L. Craziness. Molly got to pick our first unit, and she picked to study Charlotte’s Web, by one of her favorite authors, E.B. White. Because I’ve been working a lot the last few months (hello, late nights) I’ve turned to teacherspayteachers.com to help me out with my planning of these “fun” units. I’m not going to post a curriculum list for this year, because it is vastly similar to last year, with a few additions/changes that I’ll get into in a few weeks, after I’ve felt things out a bit. Teacherspayteachers.com is a great site. When I first found it last year the lessons were a little easier on the wallet than they are now (I think they gained some national media coverage) but it is still so helpful and if you look at reviews and get to know some of the sellers you can really get high quality, fun curriculum. Here is what we used for Charlotte’s Web:

Charlotte’s Web Literature Unit for Mimi

Farm Time Fun Unit for Goose

Farm Animals in French for both

Other things we’ve been using (and loving) so far this year are:

Dolch Pre-Primer Sight Word Printables for Goose. So far she really loves these. I write the past words along the top of each one so we can review.

Grammar Galore: Bundle Pack for Molly has been really a wonderful tool to review our grammar from last year.

Number of the Day I printed and laminated one of these for each girl and they enjoy the number play, and its a great way to sneak in some math!

Another way we are sneaking in math is Math Journals. Each morning they have a fun with the problems and drawing them out. We’re using these for Goose (K) and these for Mimi (2nd).

We use these types of units and activities to keep the girls’ interest. The end of last year became a hamster wheel of “getting through” curriculum, and I vowed to them and myself to get back to having fun. They were so excited to start school, and I really, really, really want to keep that going!

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