There is truly not a more exciting milestone than the first day of Kindergarten. It’s the beginning of a new chapter, full of brand new crayons and so many new possibilities.
But did you know it’s still possible to have the same back to school excitement even when you’re homeschooling?! Yep that’s right! Let’s jump right into how to have that first day feeling with your kiddos at home!
Have an “Open House”
I know it might sound silly, but host a back to school / meet the teacher night (even if it’s mom). It is so important to set the stage for an exciting first year of school. Buy new school supplies and even provide a yummy snack. Go over exciting things to come as well as expectations for the upcoming school year.
Create a warm learning environment that your little learner will truly thrive in.
Send a Postcard
While your child typically knows you as mom, send a cute or funny postcard addressed to them. They will love getting mail and reading all about their teacher (AKA Mom) and the big first year ahead of them. Again, just another simple way to create a sense of excitement and expectancy for the beginning of kindergarten!
Create a First Day Photobooth
Create a fun back to school photobooth and snap away! Your little learner will love the excitement made over his or her first day of kindergarten. Plus, you will have keepsake photos for years to come. This will definitely set the stage for an upbeat school year.
Don’t forget to decorate whichever part of your home you call the classroom! There are so many adorable, and fun learning themes to choose from. Complete your classroom with a desk name plate, alphabet chart, encouraging posters, and even a class library! Such a small touch that will go a long way. Trust me.
Choosing Your Curriculum
Now for the most important aspect of back to school! Choosing the right curriculum. I remember the days of searching for the perfect kindergarten curriculum, feeling frustrated because I couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for.
So I made it! As a mom, I know we want what’s best for our kids. That’s why I created a curriculum that I can trust. This no-prep curriculum will carry you through your child’s first year of school with ease. I’ve included everything you need! Just print and you’re ready to go! No planning is required.
Students will learn about counting, addition, money, word problems, CVC words, blends, seasons, community skills, and even dinosaurs just to name a few things.
Over 1,500 pages are included to ensure this is the best first year ever! If this is everything you’re looking for, don’t forget to grab it here.