Kindergarten

Evangeline’s Kindergarten Curriculum 2016-2017

Phonics

  • Hooked on Phonics First Grade — Very happy with this program. Evangeline has learned to read by the end of Kindergarten. Will easily transition to Second Grade Level
  • Handwriting with out Tears — Didn’t use this to the fullest , if we engaged more with it, we would have gotten more out of it

Literature

  • Favorite Uncle Remus by Joel Chandlar Harris
  • The Story of Dr. Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
  • The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame — Too boring for the kids, they quickly lost interest.
  • (An additional Novel to be decided because we just finished reading Pinocchio)
  • Fairy Tale Selections from: Andrew Lang, Charles Perrault, Grimm and Mother Goose — Kids loved fairy tales and the plot lines quickly made their way into the kids imaginative play. 

Art

  • Draw, Write, Now Book 2 — Great. Evangeline had an easier time writing the sentences and drawing the pictures now that she was older.

Science

  • Science is Simple — Love love love! Have used this book two years in a row with Evangeline and will use again for Felicity. Lessons are re-teachable and experiments are always fun.

Math

  • Saxon Math First Grade — Like for the most part, Evangeline enjoyed the structure of each lesson but became bored when she mastered a concept but still came across lessons regarding it. She seemed to progress quicker than the book did. 

History — loved both of these! Used the history pockets to also introduce geography, a great primer for studying history.

  • Bede’s History of ME
  • History Pockets, the Ancient World

Religion

  • Who Am I? Image of God — too abstract and convoluted, would rather something more straightforward. Did enjoy the crafts and projects for each lesson

 

Felicity’s Kindergarten Curriculum 2017-2018

Phonics — Keep the same as Evangeline’s

Literature (the same as Evangeline’s First grade, to be taught together)

  • The Pied Piper of Hamlin by Robert Browning
  • Aesop’s Fables
  • Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
  • Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Narnia #3) by C.S. Lewis
  • Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

Art

  • Draw Write Now 1 (plan to only draw pictures and not force writing)

Science

  • Science is Simple lessons in unit studies

Math

  • Undecided, maybe Saxon or maybe something more hand’s on

History

  • Bede’s History of Me
  • History Pockets (maybe)