Yodergoat wrote:I was looking at my umbrella school's grade reporting page for entering Gail's K attendance and "grades." Thankfully you have a few options, including letter grades, pass/fail, and excellent/satisfactory/needs improvement/incomplete. But before you enter anything, you must choose the subjects, and this is where my question comes in.
Our state does not require certain subjects for K as far as I know... But I wanted to enter subjects, if only to help give me a more official record of what we studied. There was also an area to type in what main texts were used and a brief description of the subject. It looked as if you could add as many subjects as you wish, and some of them got quite specific. For example, you could choose "Language Arts," or select a much more specific arm of Language Arts, such as Phonics or Spelling. I didn't really want to get into minutiae on this, because then I would feel like I have to list e v e r y t h i n g, you know! So I just left it "Language Arts" and for the description wrote:
"We used My Father's World Kindergarten for phonics instruction. For each of the 26 unit themes, we read many books, including fiction and non-fiction. She dramatized many of these stories and also worked on narration and summaries. She also kept a semi-daily journal."
I ended up choosing Bible, Math, Language Arts, Science, P.E. (she takes a co-op class), Art. I know I could have chosen more... but I didn't want it to look overwhelming and I didn't want to list a subject if we only did it very informally, even though I know that is still "learning," even if it wasn't scheduled. I thought about adding Music as well, although we didn't study the classical CD like we should have (we did enjoy listening). We learned different hymns throughout the year as well as songlike rhymes and we listened purposefully to a wide variety of music styles, but it wasn't really scheduled, you know? I am scheduling Music for First! It is likewise with Social Studies. We did many things which would fall under that title, but I don't know if I should list it as a subject in itself.
What "subjects" would you consider K to cover?
Hey fellow TNer.
For my Kindergartener, I kept it simple. Bible, Math, Science & Phonics. In the description, I just listed "My Father's World, Kindergarten". That's it, no elaboration. While yes, he did a lot more on the side, including an enrichment program. But I just listed the main stuff we did everyday. I really didn't get to much more detailed with my high schooler either, but that's just my personality. I figure no one is going to want to read a book.