To review, here were the amended goals I set when I did a mid-year review:
- Be able to count to 25
- Be able to count items up to 25
- Be able to recognize and say the sound(s) of all uppercase and lowercase letters
- Continue learning new colors and shapes
- I may start having him trace lines for early writing work
- I may start having him "build" letters out of cut out lines and curves
End of the year check -up
- He can count easily to 20, and with help to 30
- He can count items as high as he can count and with help a little higher
- He knows all his letters (uppercase and lowercase) visually and knows what sounds they make
- We did not specifically focus any more teaching on colors or shapes, but talk about new ones if they come up
- He practices building letters and tracing lines used for writing letters
- He can write the letters A, C, E, H, I, L, O, Q, and T (of course, not perfectly or beautifully!)
- We have also started other types of things like Bible memory, listening to chapter books, music time, etc.
In the next few days I hope to post what my goals are for his 3 yr old school year. So far I've never been accurate to what we actually accomplish (he usually blows me away with how much more he is able to learn!), but I like having benchmarks to base my lesson plans on and also to be able to look back on to see where we've been.
To my homeschooling friends, how did you like what you did last year? Did you accomplish what you set out to teach? Do you have any particular books or plans that you loved and can recommend?