Saturday, February 22, 2014

Kindergarten curriculum

Kindergarten for Monkey 2013-2014 

This is what we have been using this year. We do not use everything on this list daily. Reading, writing, and math is all that I require to consider it a school day. Anything else is bonus! Science does get done most of the time, though, because it's her favorite. 

Language arts:
Phonics: Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading
Handwriting: Handwriting Without Tears level K
Reading: Readers from the library and The Magic Treehouse books. 

Read alouds:
Sonlight p4/5 as a booklist
Illustrated classics for girls (Usborne)
A Little Princess (abridged)
Brave Emily (AG)
Heidi (abridged)
Little Women (abridged)
Little House in the Big Woods
*I will add to this list as we finish new books*

Math:
Singapore primary mathematics standards edition 1a & 1b
Singapore math challenging word problems 1
Miquon Orange & Red

Science:
For science this year I didn't use any one curriculum. I pulled together several resources to focus on the subjects of her choice.  We started with astronomy and recently moved to dinosaurs.


Astronomy -  DK first space encyclopedia, Evan Moore space units, homeschoolshare lapbook materials, and various activities and printables found around the internet.

Dinosaurs - DK first dinosaur encyclopedia, Evan Moore dino worksheets, Zoobooks timeline and books, Dover dinosaur coloring book, Walking with Dinosaurs BBC shows, and various printables found around the internet

Geography:
Evan Moore Beginning Geography
States & Capitals songs
GEOpuzzles

Electives:
ASL - Signing Time
Spanish - Little Pim
Critical thinking - ZooLogic, IQtwist, Mind Benders

Extra curriculars:
Dance
Piano
Soccer

We have a lot of manipulatives, games, and other hands-on stuff that we pull out often. She also has access to plenty of art supplies!



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