Well, we're approaching the end of our first full month of homeschooling and I'm happy to report that we're all still alive and in love with each other. My wife has been a regular superhero through it all and when I get home and spend time in the evenings and Saturdays working with the boys, I'm continually astonished at their progress.
We follow the Classical method, which sounds impressive, but it simply means that right now our main objective is memorization. At their ages [5 and 3] comprehension is burdensome for the most part. So I sat down and wrote up a list of about 100 things I wanted them to know [and/or do] by the end of the year. I call it the Kindergarten Big 100.
Our goal is to pack their little craniums full of these facts so that they will be able to comprehend, analyze, and articulate them later on. We do this through songs, chants, and repetitive practice and games. Both the boys have an iPod shuffle loaded with educational songs and hymns that we want them to memorize. It is important to me that schooling does not become a burden to my wife or a drudgery to the boys, so I am taking full responsibility for things, with massive amounts of support from my dear helpmeet. Between the 2 of us, the boys spend no more than 3 hours a day 'doing school'. So far, the work has been blessed and the results have been very satisfactory. I hope to post some videos from time to time charting their progress.
Here's our list:
MEMORIZE: 10 Psalms
5 new hymns
5 NT passages [including Lord's Prayer ]
20 New catechism questions Books of Bible
12 tribes 
20 Events of Biblical Chronology
20 Proverbs Apostles' Creed
7 days of the week
12 months of the year
20 Events of Post Biblical Historical Chronology
20 animal anatomical organs, etc.
50 Greek / Latin roots
Greek alphabet Address and Phone number
Count to 100: By 1s, 2s, 3s, 5s, and 10s
Identify 10 shapes Identify
6 basic colors
Complete Packs 1 and 2 of Brain Quest Kindergarten Flashcards
Read 100 words by sight
Know basic phonics table
Learn Right from Left
Learn currency - coins and dollars
Write name -
Write short sentences [toward end of year]
Write weekly work journal
Watch 10 nature videos
Build square raised garden beds
Build compost bins
Plant 5 types of garden produce [at least]
Harvest and jar
Start a good stove fire
build book shelves
build fire pit in backyard
Tie Shoes Hunting?
Sell 5 things
Grow and Sell seedlings/starter plants in the spring at flea market
Grow and Sell pumpkins in fall at flea market
10 items of Home maintenance/Repair
5 items of Auto maintenance/Repair
20 Tools memorized
Demonstrate safe operation/handling of a gun
Shoot BB gun and hit pie plate target at 10 yards
Understand the workings of BB gun
Fire safety plan in home
Selected Proverbs 3X through
Little Britches series: 8 volumes? . many other books -
Bennet stories - virtues "" "" - America
My Side of the Mountain
10 novels by L'amour
10 of Aesop's Fables
5 Dr Suess
1 and 2nd Samuel
BIG GOALS: 1. LOVE learning/schooling.
2. Love the work/reward sewing/reaping process - contra-handout/lottery/free-lunch mentality.
3. Absorb/memorize core materials of education.
4. Exposure to stories [of Literature, Bible, and World History]
Tentative Weekly Schedule for Dad and Boys Evening/Sat Time: