It's our official first year of homeschool! If you're a homeschooling family too, then you know how many options there are for curriculums! I was honestly very overwhelmed this summer browsing Pinterest and watching Youtube reviews. And this is just my first year of preschool homeschool! After going back and forth on a few curriclums I chose to use The Gentle and Classical Preschool curriculum because it most aligned with my homeschool beliefs.
The Gentle and Classical Preschool is a Charlotte Mason inspired curriculum. I am really glad we chose this because it uses great books, songs, scripture memory, manners, catechisms, nursery rhymes, math, and fun crafts!
This curriculum has been perfect for both of my boys who are 2.5 and 4.5. I have had to add on a little bit of extra work for my 4 year old, but I love that both boys can do the songs and memory work together.
One of my favorite things we do is alternate from art of the week to music of the week. We started off with Van Gogh as the artist study for Unit One, and have been listening to Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Profiev every other week. The curriculum has a great list of books to include in your reading as you study each artist. We chose Katie and the Sunflowers ( I love this book!) to go alongside our Van Gogh study!
Here's a little look at everything we used during our first week of school where we focused on the letter L. I plan to do another post showing our morning binder and how I organize all of the material so stay tuned for much more!