My brother started K at age 6… so I thought this would be best, since he was a boy… and boys usually mature slower 😉 sorry boys lol, don’t hate tho, I have all boys, so I got to love the immature sides too!
Caleb loved pre-school when he was 5… and I think it was good for him… but while in pre-school I did still home school him some on what I thought was pretty basic stuff… numbers and letters, among other things.
So here we are at age 6… and he has officially started Kindergarten.
We are using the ABEKA program and so far we love it…
EXCEPT for one thing…
All of what has been covered so far is SOOO BASIC. Caleb is bored to death! He sits there yawning (seriously yawning) and twiddling his thumb… because everything they are covering is boring to him.
We debated calling ABEKA and seeing if we can bump him up to 1st grade… but as we looked through the rest of the year curriculum… we do realize he will start to learn some harder things later on this year.
Such as telling time, addition, reading, and so on.
I think he will learn them with flying colors!! and he will fly through 1st grade as well.
So maybe us waiting was a mistake?
Either way… I think Caleb is super bright.. and im not just saying that because hes my son… he really is smart! He is a quick learner.
His younger brother Taite has picked up everything Caleb has so far as well (pretty much), so we are trying to get him into a 4/5 yr old pre-school, instead of 3 yr olds… Taite doesnt turn 4 until December… but he is totally ready for something more.
We have also made the decision to go ahead and start Taite in Kindergarten NEXT FALL, so Taite will start at age 4 1/2 instead of 5.
So he will only be 1 grade behind Caleb.
I think this will be great… I mean Caleb might have some questions as to “well why is Taite in kindergarten already? and I didnt start til age 6…” I hope by then we can explain to Caleb that we were new at this whole “home school” deal 🙂 and that we are learning just as he is learning… and that it doesnt matter if he is older and only a grade ahead. We will try to explain that he will just be the smartest out of his peers 😉 and go through things really easily.
He is a pretty understanding kid 😉 so I think he will be ok in the end.
SO yup. SO far so good. I love the way ABEKA works.. and how planned out the lessons are… it has helped us out a lot… I am limited on time… and so to not have to sit down and figure out lessons is huge for me.
I am so glad we are able to home school our kids!!
Thank you to my wonderful husband who is helping us get things started… and help me out with the new routine.
Once Taite starts pre-school I think ill be ok on my own 🙂
Taite will go 5 days a week at the pre-school, from 9-noon. So that is going to give me every single morning free with Caleb (well and Owen..) to school one on one.
Then next year we will school both.