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I can’t even begin to wrap my head around the fact that we’ve been doing Mother Goose Time for a year. We got our very first little yellow school bus box around this time last spring. And of course we started at the beginning of June. I seriously can’t believe it’s been that long.
What’s even more surprising, though? How much he’s learned in the last 12 months. I did a what we’ve learned post a while back, but I thought it’d be fun to do it again, especially since the little guy’s birthday is this month.
Language + Literacy
- Identifies all capital and most lowercase letters in print
- Knows letters sounds and a few blends
- Recognizes his own name and knows what letter our names start with
- Names all vowels – A, E, I, O, and U
The little guy totally has an interest in learning to read, so I’m thinking that we’ll start focusing more on sight words and phonics in the fall. We already read a lot, so… It’s not a huge stretch to start being more intentional about it.
And between the sight word pointers and the I Can Read books that we get each month in our curriculum kit, I think we’ll be well on our way to reading by the end of next school year.
Math + Reasoning
- Recognizes colors and shapes
- Counts from 0-30
- Can tell me the next number in a sequence – 27, 28, 2_
- Identifies numbers 0-9 in print
We’re starting to work on counting to 100 and I truly believe that he may have it figured out really soon. He understands the concept, so it’s just a matter of time until he puts it all together.
I think the most important skill that we still need to work on is one-to-one correspondence. I love that we get at least two sets of manipulatives from Mother Goose Time each month and they’re perfect for that.
Of course there are so many other things that we’ve learned this year too, but these are the ones that are the easiest to quantify. You know, because I can’t even begin to describe to you how much he’s grown as a person in the last year. Lol…
I am so proud of the little guy. He has more than exceeded my expectations for our first year of homeschooling. Keep in mind that he was barely two years old when we started using Mother Goose Time. For him to be able to do the things that he can do at his age is awesome.
More important than anything else, though. He loves to learn. The little guy asks to do school just about every day. And that, my friends, is nothing less than amazing.
I wouldn’t trade the time that we’ve spent together this year for anything. And a huge thanks to Mother Goose Time for giving us this opportunity. We’ve been truly blessed and I definitely couldn’t ask for more.
We learned about art and science and explored the world around us. If you’re interested in an overview of everything we did during the 2016-2017 school year, you can check it out here.
It’s definitely been an awesome year, don’t you think? The little guy and I are both really excited to check out the changes for 2017-2018.
If you missed our preschool space post a while back, you can check it out here.
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