Today we went to my mom’s house and made our basic king and queen costumes for KONOS unit Obedience. We’ll be having our medieval feast Sunday after next at a friends. We still have lots of activities and recipes to do before then. For the costumes went closely to how the suggest KONOS book, just some slight modifications to make it easier on us. My mom has many lots of clothes so I just went with her ideas. They look pretty good. We’ll take more pics once we have the crowns made.
J’s neck line was a little big but my mom added a collar that helped with that.
We have really enjoying our KONOS activities so far. KONOS seems to be a good fit for our family. Doing all of the great, hands on activities really keeps us into the unit. I think they may actually remember studying Kings and Queens, even at this young age. We’ve had a tea party and made a queen cake. We’ve played checkers, and they have put on skits for me in their rooms. J has a Mega Block castle where they pretend to slay dragons and save the princess! They have been dressing up almost daily.
We officially started school today. B is now a kindergartner. We will be using KONOS this year. KONOS was the first homeschool curriculum I fell in love with about 3 years back (way to early to use for my now 4 and 5 year olds). We seem to be more of a unit study family.
I thought of going with a curriculum that was more laid out for us with everything included but I’m sure we would get bored. We love going to the library every week and picking up books on subjects we find interesting. KONOS is one big unit study that just keeps going. I also have a friend locally that i
s also doing KONOS. This is her second year with volume 1. We will start, obedience, and co-op along with her family. We live about 30 miles apart
so we will only get together twice a month but that should be fine. We can do some of the hands on stuff together and bounce ideas off each other to keep us motivated.
For handwriting we are using Handwriting without Tears, K and Pre-K. For phonics we are using Explode the Code 1, and A. We’ll be doing a lot of nature walks and some journaling. I hope to start each day with Bible and reading then moving into Math-U-See and phonics. I think well do those 3 subjects daily along with KONOS. We’ll see how it goes. Should be fun!