For this upcoming school year (2020-21) we will have daily lesson plans for Grade 1-7. For the next school year, (2021-22) we will add Kindergarten and Grade 8.
Where is Daily Wonder available? Who can use it?
Daily Wonder Home Learning Hub can be accessed anywhere in the world! Our curriculum is guided by the developing child's needs and created by licensed teachers which makes it transferable to wherever you are. The learning outcomes/concepts attached to the activities in the lesson plans will give you the confidence that your child is covering curriculum in age appropriate ways. The Daily Wonder wording for concepts is taken from western Canada's Ministry of Education curriculum since that is where the Daily Wonder teachers live. Curriculum is transferable to any location since children develop in the same way wherever they are.
Here is an example:
Daily Wonder Concept for Grade 2 Language Arts: Through listening and speaking, we connect with others and share our world. Texas, USA Concept for Grade 2 Language Arts: The student develops oral language through listening, speaking, and discussion Ireland, Concept for Primary grades Language Arts: Communicating as a listener, speaker, reader, writer forms the curriculum.
Please visit the below links for more information about what our curriculum covers:
We provide the curriculum that you bring to your child wherever you are in the world.
As a provider of daily lesson plans for homeschooling, we do not provide tests or grades. Tests are not part of the Daily Wonder lesson plans or resources. There are suggestions for assessing your child's learning through observations embedded in some of the lesson plans. You can determine where your child is at based on the daily review and their written output. If you are with a Distance Learning school, they will assign you a teacher who will have three meetings a year with you and your child. During those meetings, they will assess where your child is, based on the work you show them and then issue a report card.
How does this work?
You need to register as a homeschooler wherever you live in the world. Once your child is registered as a homeschooler, you can use Daily Wonder's secular curriculum as your entire educational program. In BC, if your child is enrolled as a home learner at a Distance Learning (DL) school, Daily Wonder can be used as part of their Student Learning Plan (SLP) in consultation with your assigned teacher at their DL school.
After you join and become a member of Daily Wonder, you can login to the membership Hub anytime to access your curriculum.
Once you login, you will find your first month of daily lesson plans waiting for you. In addition to that you will also have access to supporting documents, supporting videos and links to many useful resources.
All of this content can either be downloaded and/or printed off by you at home, or you can have it open on your laptop while your morning lesson is taking place - it's up to you.
Each Grade is divided into 10 units (months). Each month we will open the next section for you to access the next month of lesson plans.
On the Hub you will also have access to a community chat board so you can connect with other members using our curriculum. Through this resource you can find other families in your child's grade and build community.
What? I don't have to do any lesson planning? You're doing it all for me?
Yep, that's right, we are doing all the hard work of daily lesson planning so you can be present for the wonder.
Each grade level package is for 1 year. Each year is divided into 10 units (months). Each unit has 20 days of lesson plans.
That's 200 days of lesson planning done for you!
So I don't need to prepare anything?
Although we have done all of the lesson planning for you, you will still need to prepare for each month by reading over the month overview ahead of time and gathering any art supplies and books required for the month. We will also provide links for you to read to prepare you to bring your child's learning in the best way.
Will my child be learning online?
No. Daily Wonder is an online Home Learning Hub for parents to access daily curriculum, expert guidance and peer support. Our mission is to empower parents to provide integrated, creative, hands -on curriculum for their home learners that meet grade level learning outcomes.
I want to create a Learning Pod, can I use Daily Wonder for that?
Although not a requirement, Daily Wonder curriculum can be very effective when used in the new grassroots idea of learning pods, where a cluster of families come together to educate their children. The morning lesson requires one to two hours and the rest of the day can allow a learning pod to do meaningful activities, household chores and field trips which can all be linked to learning outcomes.
I want my child to have an education that is reflective of the diverse human experience.
Yes! This is an essential part of education. Daily Wonder integrates folktales, myths, religious stories, legends and historical perspectives from around the world. Children who follow Daily Wonder through the grades will discover many of the major cultures and religions that helped shift human consciousness over the ages. Through hands-on, creative curriculum that follows the human story through these major shifts, children naturally come to honor and appreciate the diversity of the world, while at the same time recognizing similar shifts happening within themselves.
I like the sounds of simplified homeschooling without the pressure, but I need to know that my child will be ready for high school and post-secondary education.
Absolutely! Timing is everything! Daily Wonder instills a love of learning, and a curiosity about the world. These are the main ingredients that create a life-long learner. In our previous work we celebrated the success of many students who transitioned to high school and post-secondary education. The feedback from their teachers was that these children stand out as inquisitive, disciplined, focused, and engaged in the learning process. The young child learns through hands-on activity and curriculum that nourishes their imagination. Learning experiences that ignite wonder become the seed for future high level thinking.
How do I create a homeschooling experience that honours my own child's frame of reference?
Daily Wonder uses story as the foundation for curriculum delivery. Studies have shown that a child measures their own potential against possibilities presented to them through experience or story. With this in mind, Daily Wonder has reached out to colleagues across the globe to help build a library of resources that reflect the many experiences of diversity, and maintain the integrity of the lesson objectives. You will be able to choose from among hundreds of stories to best reflect your child's individual experience.
What if, as a parent, bringing Daily Wonder to my child, connects me to my own path of self-development?
Bringing Daily Wonder to your child means awakening your own connection to the wonder of the world. This happens naturally as you immerse yourself in the daily lessons. Daily Wonder curriculum offers parents an opportunity to self reflect with weekly questions.
I'm looking for a curriculum that nurtures my connection and attachment to my child.
We know that the primary and most important relationship is that of a child to parent. In our modern times of fast-paced living, a certain level of anxiety has become the new norm. Daily Wonder Home Learning gives you permission to slow down and take a deep breath!
I want to create a home life that feels peaceful.
Rhythm forms the healthy foundation for your child’s learning experience. With a predictable and steady routine, children thrive and unfold. Based on our understanding of child development, our experienced teachers have designed a fully integrated education with overlapping core subjects, woven with artistic expression and rich in culturally diverse stories and music. We will offer guidelines and suggestions for how to create a nourishing, home based rhythm that feels natural to your family life.
Sometimes it can be challenging to establish a rhythm and routine, but we promise that if you dedicate yourself to building this Daily Wonder routine, after 6 weeks, you will notice a home life with more peaceful moments, more gratitude and more opportunities for growth.
Please see our document on building rhythm and routine and creating a homeschooling schedule:
I want to create a homeschooling environment for my child, but I also want them to find community.
Through our years of class teaching and guiding families, we are inspired by the emphasis on community. Therefore, we continue to be dedicated to building conscious community. On our Home Learning Hub we offer guidance around connecting with other Daily Wonder homeschooling families. Cultivating social renewal, a deep reverence and care for humanity, and navigating social relationships with compassion and consciousness, is at the root of Daily Wonder. Community and the individual’s role within the community is also the foundation of Indigenous values. We want you to see how inter-generational gatherings of family members, along with neighbourhood activities and Daily Wonder community gatherings and celebrations can become part of your rich home learning experience.
How can I uncover my child’s gifts and inspire them to follow their dreams?
Daily Wonder is influenced by First Peoples Principles of Learning and Waldorf education, to name a few, and therefore acknowledges the spiritual gifts that children bring with them. It is through meaningful education that we uncover these gifts. By awakening a child’s connection to creativity and self-expression, gifts unfold with wonder and joy.