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Subject: Homeschool book rec. for prek/k
Date Posted: 1/8/2009 3:01 PM ET
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Does anyone have any recommmendations for  Prek/ k  homeschool books. I will be starting my son in Kindergarten this fall  and am feeling a little clueless right now. I have been teaching him some things right now like the alphabet , numbers, etc.  He is doing really good . I just need some recommendations on some helpful books. Maybe someting that will give me some new ideas. Thanks!

Date Posted: 1/8/2009 7:40 PM ET
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Not for books, but Starfall is free and a great site!

www.starfall.com

We used K12 at that age and loved it.  We're now nearly through all their K-8 courses.

JC

Date Posted: 1/8/2009 7:41 PM ET
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Weird - I'm not sure how my reply posted twice!  I've deleted it here.



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Date Posted: 1/12/2009 2:48 PM ET
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A few months before I started kindergarten with my daughter (ages ago), I went to the grocery store and bought a couple of inexpensive workbooks:  one for math and one for reading.  I told her these were for her to practice following directions.  (Up until that point, whatever she wanted to do with a coloring book page or worksheet was fine with me.  I wanted to make sure she knew that when we were doing "school," she needed to follow the directions.)  If she followed the directions, she got a sticker on the page.  If not, no sticker.  (The one time that happened, she was traumatized--but she got the point after that!)

The books I used are long gone, but I seem to remember I used a Fisher Price Kindergarten-level math book, and a smaller green book for reading.  You can find a selection at big grocery stores (Meijer or Walmart), book stores, and lately even dollar stores.  I found the Pre-K workbooks were more coloring books than work books.  I'd flip through some Kindergarten books instead.

Enjoy!

Date Posted: 1/13/2009 8:33 AM ET
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Thanks for the responses! I like starfall. It is definetly going to be helpful. We actually did some workbook work last night. He kept saying "More math mommy, more math" lol. He can write a few letters but doesn't like doing it so much. I

Date Posted: 1/14/2009 1:37 PM ET
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I like www.letteroftheweek.com.

Date Posted: 1/16/2009 9:21 PM ET
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Before Five in a Row is a nice resource.  Also try The Three R's by Ruth Beechick.     Note: The Three R's sells as a set for about $9, so be price wise if you are purchasing the books separately.  They are very short, almost booklets. 

Date Posted: 1/18/2009 11:57 PM ET
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I'm homeschooling 1st grade & down right now.  There's so much out there and a lot of it is really good.  We love KONOS because it involoves lots of hands-on projects which I found to help my kids retain what they learned longer than what I tried to teach them using worksheets.  We used Five in a Row before doing KONOS, so it might be a good place to start.