I cannot believe I’m getting ready to wrap up my third child’s kindergarten year. This year has by far, been the easiest kindergarten I’ve ever taught, and I am truly amazed at how much this child has learned! A simple homeschool kindergarten schedule is all that is needed. Today, I’m going to show you our homeschool kindergarten daily schedule so you can get an idea how easily you can implement kindergarten at home!
Simple Kindergarten Homeschool
Our days begin with our homeschool morning basket. I have a variety of items in this basket tailored to multiple ages. He sits in with us for our Bible readings and scripture memory. I also usually read a picture book either from our science or geography lessons and he listens to that, as well.
We use The Homeschool Garden for our morning time, and he often listens in on our hymns, folk songs, and poetry.
Because his attention span is shorter, he does like to fidget. Sometimes he bounces on a pogo ball, or he goes outside to play when he just can’t sit still any longer.
We are doing geography and culture lessons with My Father’s World Exploring Countries and Cultures. I do not require him to do these lessons with us. Sometimes he is interested, sometimes he isn’t.
Currently, we alternate science and geography lessons. He always does a science lesson from The Good and the Beautiful with us. In fact, I chose Arthropods specifically for him. He will occasionally complete a notebook page, but isn’t currently required to do any writing for these pages.
Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum
I typically work on independent lessons with my kinder just after rest time. He absolutely loves The Good and the Beautiful Math Level K. He started work on The Good and the Beautiful Primer, and is currently working on The Good and the Beautiful Language Arts Level K.
He is also currently working on The Good and the Beautiful Level K handwriting.
I love the simplicity of The Good and the Beautiful and the fact that I do not have to add anything to it. I wrote about our kindergarten homeschool curriculum choices, but you’ll see I made changes.
Because it is May and the end of our homeschool year, we have put away Level K language arts and are just working on reading from different readers. My son likes the Now I’m Reading readers because he thinks they are funny.
Kindergarten Homeschool Lesson Plans
When I have prepared lesson plans based on books for my preschoolers, my kindergartner often joins in with us for those activities. These are also completed in the afternoon and consist of art projects, sensory bins, and lots of story retelling. We don’t do this every day.
My main goal for my kindergartner is to accomplish his math, language arts, and handwriting lessons. He is still so young and his main focus in life is play! He is developing his interests which consists of a lot of time spent outdoors. He has saved two mice and a chipmunk from our cats and has a little squirrel friend that he watches most days. Today he told me all about how his friend, Squirrely, ate half of a mushroom.
How long should homeschool kindergarten take?
Sit down work takes us no longer than an hour. It may stretch to an hour and a half if we are on a science day and doing an experiment. Of course, my son is learning all the time. He is one of my most inquisitive kids and will choose to watch nature shows, look up nature information in one of our books, and just observe everything in his path.
Kindergarten is such a fun time, so don’t overthink it too much. I believe it should be fun and a wonderful introduction to school.
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