Hi Erin :)mrs_mike98 wrote:After box day, how long do you take to look over everything, gather supplies, and get started?
I'm anxiously awaiting my materials for K and I can't wait to dive in, make my plans and get started!
Well first, I'd have to say it depends on whether you stay up all night devouring the TM like some of us do... ;) When I got home from the NC convention this year, I spent an entire evening with my ECC TM & a box of tissue!!
For most of the MFW programs, the supply list is pretty straightforward & simple. Mostly household items - typical crafty things, you know? One trip to WallyWorld & you're set.
With K, there is a suggestion to make folders to correspond with the units. You spend time gathering articles, recipes, science experiments, puzzles, activities, etc., to be used when you get to those units. My sister added to hers all summer before starting in the fall. I opened my K the first week of August (ack!), so what I used was gathered within a couple of weeks. Most of what I found was free on the internet. :) Disclaimer: After the first couple of units, I didn't really use these extras as much. We used library books & the internet to introduce the topics. Plus, my dd was participating in ADV with her big brother. We had plenty to do! My sister was using K with a firstborn K'er so she did a lot more from her folders. I think it's one of those parts of the K curriculum that is adaptable to suit each family.
HTH!! Have fun! :)