Sunday, August 12, 2012

Box Day!!! AKA My Birthday :)

Once I decided on my curriculum I was super excited to order it!!!  For some reason I could not wait for it to get here even though it was the end of May :)  So I got the email that it had shipped and when I looked at the estimated arrival date it just happened to be my BIRTHDAY!!!  I don't know why I was so excited for it to come on my birthday but I was.  Maybe because it was like getting an extra present?!?!

So I am the type of person that checks tracking numbers daily just to make sure everything is on track and my package is not coming earlier or later than I expected.  We don't use a door to get in and out of the house.  We climb through the window, right?  No we use the garage so we don't always see packages unless either we are expecting them or looking for them.  And I didn't want my curriculum to sit outside in case it rained or someone really wanted it for themselves :)

So the package was still expected to arrive on my birthday that morning.  But FedEx doesn't usually come until late afternoon.  So we went about doing my birthday stuff (since it was a Saturday).  I got my new carrier that day!  We went to dinner, you know all the fun stuff :)  But when we got home that night there was another awesome birthday gift waiting at the back door!  MY CURRICULUM, I mean A's curriculum!!  She was as excited as I was for it to be here.  She keeps telling everyone that she is going to Mommy School this year :)

It came in a nice size box so I knew there were lots of goodies in it!  We immediately opened it and started going through everything that came.  This was the 1st time A was seeing any of her new school books.  She loved the covers and wanted to immediately start school.  The covers of the books are super colorful and make you want to look through them.  I told her about everything that she was going to learn and she could not wait to start.

But it was only June 2nd and she just finished up school a couple weeks before so we were not going to start right away.  I told her we would start doing some of it in July.  So July came and we started doing just some of it to get a feel for how things will run and how we are going to learn from Mommy :)  So far she has liked it but we have not really done everything that goes along with it.  But tomorrow 8/13 we START school!  She is super excited and we want to be done in May not June :)  Plus starting now allows extra time for if things come up or we want to take a week vacation we will not be putting ourselves behind!


What All We Got With Our Curriculum
All of this came included in the Pre-K Multi Subject Package

I opened it :)
1-inch Poly Binder
A Child's Book of Art
A Treasury of Mother Goose Rhymes
American Tall Tales
Children's Book of Virtues
Core P4/5 Instructor's Guide
Developing the Early Learner, Volume I
Developing the Early Learner, Volume II
Developing the Early Learner, Volume III
Developing the Early Learner, Volume IV
Eric Carle's Animals Animals
Family-Time Bible in Pictures
First Thousand Words
How Do You Lift a Lion?
How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World
Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is?
Milly-Molly-Mandy Story Book
New Toes for Tia
Stories from Africa
Stories from Around the World
The Berenstain Bears' Big Book of Science and Nature
The Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit
The Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbit
The Gods Must be Angry
The Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book
The Year at Maple Hill Farm
Then and Now
Things People Do
Uncle Wiggily's Story Book
What's Smaller Than a Pygmy Shrew?
What's Under the Sea?
Why Do Tigers Have Stripes?

I also got her a couple extra things that I felt she needed.  This specific curriculum does not come with any handwriting.  And since she had already started handwriting in her 3 year old preschool I felt she needed to continue.  So I decided that I liked A Reason For Handwriting the Kindergarten version.  I only bought the student workbook through Sonlight because I found the teacher guide for a lot cheaper through an independent seller on Amazon.

I also decided that I needed to add Math for her because she is a little Math genius :)  She is just like her Daddy!!  She is only 3 and can already do simple addition, subtraction and multiplication.  So I decided to get her a Kindergarten Math curriculum.  I was looking into Singapore, Saxon, and Horizons.  But between reviews, looking at the curriculum itself and recommendations I chose Horizons Math K.  I bought my Math from Sonlight but I did not buy their manipulative to go along with the curriculum.  I already had a bunch of stuff and I bought what else I needed. 

Everything to teach my baby for the year!!!
Overall, I am super excited about what I decided to purchase and can't wait to officially start tomorrow!! :)         


  1. Yay! We are using My Father's World for K this year. It's the first time I've actually bought something for school. :-) I love Sonlight, but it's just out of our budget. So I love seeing what you got! :-)

  2. We used several different publishers this year so I was able to order in pieces, making it easier on my budget. We ordered the last of our materials today and they should be here wednesday. excited to get started!

  3. So excited for both of you! We are starting this year and my children can't wait to start school!