My baby, my youngest (who I call Princess on the blog) just turned 5 in May. She just finished up Preschool and will be beginning Kindergarten this next school year.
I am feeling a little bit lost, as this will be my first homeschool year EVER that I don’t have either an infant, toddler or preschooler. All 4 of my kids will be Elementary School age and older.
I am also feeling a little sad that I’m saying not “good-bye”, but I hope “see you later” to my cherished and favorite Preschool curriculum, Before Five in a Row.
I love this picture of Princess surrounded by all of the Before Five in a Row storybooks! She is my last one that I got to do this wonderful curriculum with. I was first introduced to it by an old friend who was helping me get started on homeschooling.
My oldest, Popstar, was only 3 years old at the time and the first time I looked through the manual, I fell in love with it and knew it was what I wanted to do. So I jumped right in and got started with her and Flash, who was only 1 at the time.
We began with The Carrot Seed and I’ve gone through all 24 titles 4 times, one complete cycle with each of my 4 kids. That is 10 years, since Popstar is 13 now! I have absolutely LOVED planning and doing Before with my little ones! If I had to recommend any one Preschool curriculum, this would be it!
I can’t hardly believe that I will have 2 middle-schoolers and 2 elementary-schoolers this year! It is a little bittersweet, I’m definitely going to miss the Preschool age, but I’m trying my best to look forward to the time to come that I have left with my little guys. They are growing way too fast for this mommy!
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