AIW² Home School Club

Welcome to AIW² Home School Club. In May of 2013 my oldest daughter turned 2 years old. Ava is in the “repeating stage” as in she has every Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Little Einsteins, and Doc McStuffins episode she’s ever seen memorized … true story. She can act out episodes without the television even being on. She’s learned a lot of words this way, but it’s obvious I’m putting her in front of the television a little too much (bad Mommy). I considered video taping it and loading it up on YouTube (which I still might do) because it’s so damned funny, but I haven’t for fear that I’ll get “hate-comments” about what a horrible mother I am for letting my child watch so much television. She’s very expressive and even does the facial expressions and hand gestures. I find it hilarious that she has all of this memorized like a little actress in the making. That kid is gonna go places!

I digress … I started feeling guilty about it and decided that since I’m a stay-at-home-mom, I should be doing more with her in regard to her language and education. I think it’s time to start teaching her the basics … the alphabet, numbers (she can already count to 10 without help thanks to Mickey Mouse Clubhouse), colors, nursery rhymes (she loves to sing Patty-Cake for anyone who will listen … I taught her that one), animals (she knows a good handful as well as the noises they make), etc.

So, I got on the inter-web and started doing some research. My first stop is always Pinterest (here’s my Homeschooling Idea board). This is the sort of thing I’m guilty of being cheap about … if I can make it or print it out myself at home, I refuse to go buy it … point being, you will find a lot of FREE resources here. I found a lady who has a 26 week lesson plan already put together (her link will be below, and I’ll follow it very closely as it’s the only one I found that I liked so far). Obviously, I’ll start looking for another one as we work through it and I’ll keep linking things.

Just a note: I am not a teacher and I don’t have a teaching education. I’m just a mom who is guilty of putting her child in front of the television for lack of a better idea. If you see a resource (flashcards or printables) that were created by me, it’s just because I was looking for something specific on the internet, probably found several things that had certain elements that I was looking for, but not all in the same resource, so I was inspired to create it myself.

I hope these things help you. And I hope you will check back often to follow our journey.

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I plan to start this Monday, June 3rd, 2013). As we work through the lessons, I will add links here to the blog posts (I am using some of Shelly’s resources as well as lots of others that I have found) so it will be easier for you to find everything, so please check back. Or you can just go straight to Free Homeschooling 101 where I got the lessons from and use her resources. Because my daughter is only 2 years old, I think it’s best if I start a new lesson every other week … I’ll be using the bi-week to review the material we’ve worked through. To do this, I am making a binder for her and will put her coloring pages in them so we can look through them regularly and go over all the material we’ve already worked on. I am also adding the videos I use on Youtube to a playlist as we work through them. She learns better through repetition. So, I spend that entire bi-week looping this playlist and she starts to sing/read along pretty quickly. Here’s that playlist.

  • Getting Started ~ How I Created Our Home School Space; How To Make Your Own Chalk Board (Video & Blog Post Coming Soon); How To Make A Calendar Board (Video & Blog Post Coming Soon); The Lesson Plan; Printable binder covers (Free); Decor ~ ABC Flash Cards by Mr. Printables (Free); Decor ~ 123 Number Flash Cards by AIW² Home School Club (Free).
  • Lesson 1.1
  • Lesson 1.2
  • Lesson 1.3
  • Lesson 1.4
  • Lesson 1.5
  • Lesson 1.6
  • Lesson 1.7
  • Lesson 1.8
  • Lesson 1.9
  • Lesson 1.10
  • Lesson 1.11
  • Lesson 1.12
  • Lesson 1.13
  • Lesson 1.14
  • Lesson 1.15
  • Lesson 1.16
  • Lesson 1.17
  • Lesson 1.18
  • Lesson 1.19
  • Lesson 1.20
  • Lesson 1.21
  • Lesson 1.22
  • Lesson 1.23
  • Lesson 1.24
  • Lesson 1.25
  • Lesson 1.26

 I’m just getting started 🙂

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