April Morning Basket – Kindergarten

Morning Basket has still been a wonderful addition to our days. We are both excited to start a new basket each month.

This month I followed Emily’s lead in planning our Morning Basket, she has been very interest in Greek Mythology lately so that will be our theme for the month of April. I am still planning on including Journal, Bible, Poetry, Folktale, Non-Fiction, Art, Math, and Read Aloud (for her and me) in every months basket. Here is what is in our April Basket:

Q & A a day for Kids: A Three Year Journal – This was a Christmas present Santa brought to Emily and I am so excite to start using it. It has a simple question for everyday of the year, and on each page is space for three years worth of answers. So you will circle around to the questions again each year. I love the thought of having this for years to come and seeing how her answers change each year. For now I will be the one doing the writing because this is about her thoughts and feelings and not handwriting practice.

Jesus Storybook Bible – This Bible is absolutely beautiful. The story is written eloquently and makes it easy for children to follow and the illustrations are to die for. It makes me happy just to look at it and I am hoping reading from it every day will make us happy too. I am planning on reading through the entire thing so you will probably see this in future Morning Baskets.
Echo Echo: Reverso Poems About Greek Myths – We loved the Mirror Mirror book we read in February that was fairy tale reverso poems so I jumped on this one for Greek Mythology.
Child’s Introduction to Greek Mythology – This will be our folktales for the month of April. I wanted to find Greek Mythologies that were child friendly and this seemed to fit the bill. It looks like it will be s fun read.

What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know – This book will encompass our non-fiction, art and math for the month. This book includes read aloud selections for every subject and it is one of my favorite resources thus far for kindergarten. We will read from a different subject each day of the week. We are almost done with this one, I am so amazed at how much we can cover by doing just a little each day in our morning basket.

The Mythology Handbook (my read aloud) – We LOVE all of the books in this series, they are so beautiful and have so much information packed into them. I will be reading sections each day of things we find interesting.

Basher History Mythology (her read aloud) – I do not expect her to read this without help, I will help her as much as she needs it. She will pick a God or Goddesses and we will read about one each day together.

All of the above things will be done everyday and even if that is all we get done I will be happy and feel as though we have accomplished a great homeschool day. But I also added in a game because we love games!

Zeus on the Loose – This is such a fun game. Play cards strategically, adding numbers as you climb up the mythic mountain. Grab Zeus when the total reaches a multiple of 10. Better yet, summon the strength of Apollo, Poseidon, or all-powerful Hera to bring Zeus within your grasp. Reach the top of Mount Olympus with Zeus in hand and you’re a mortal among the gods. This is GREAT math practice and will fit our Greek Myth theme very well.

When we play Zeus on the Loose we use this abacus to keep track of the total of Mount Olympus and we use these card holders to keep hands free for grabbing Zeus.

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