We recently moved and my big goal has been to have our homeschool area all setup by September. I’m making great progress towards this and when our September Mother Goose Time box arrived I was excited to add the Circle Time materials to our setup. This school year is going to be a little bit different for us. X will be starting homeschool kindergarten! I will be supplementing our Mother Goose Time curriculum to add more challenging content, but we will be sticking to MGT themes. I will go into some detail on what I’m adjusting during this post, but I will be posting on what exactly I have planned, later this week.
Now here’s a glimpse of our setup. I still have more work to do, but this will be an “in progress” post.
X has recently been very interested in days of the week, months and time. So I organized our Circle Time display to focus strongly on these. In all honesty, we haven’t really done much for Circle Time in the past. We’ve just jumped into the days topic. With X’s heightened interest, we will focus on this so much more.
I’ve altered our setup from what you may see from other MGT bloggers. X is very familiar with his letters and numbers, in fact he’ll be learning to read this year. So I removed the area that focuses on the monthly letters and numbers. I did still include the number tree because I think he will enjoy adding new leaves as the year progresses.
Another change I’ll be making this year is I’ll be giving the boys access to the manipulatives, book and puzzle all month long.
I’ll also be including any games or activities that utilize the manipulatives on the trays. Both boys like to use these items during free time. Now that Q is past the age of just making a mess, I think they’ll both use them frequently.
A new feature this year that I’m very excited about is the magnetic story pieces.
I love the story book with matching puzzle, these will add another layer of literary integrated learning. I was so impressed with the quality. They are thick pieces that will not get bent. I have a feeling that X will combine pieces from various stories to create his own tales as the year progresses.
I received this month’s Mother Goose Time curriculum free of charge in exchange for sharing our experience and my opinions. All content and opinions are 100% mine and truly honest.