Evangeline’s Kindergarten Curriculum 2016-2017
- 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
- 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.
- Draw, Write, Now Book 2 — Great. Evangeline had an easier time writing the sentences and drawing the pictures now that she was older.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- Draw Write Now 1 (plan to only draw pictures and not force writing)
- Science is Simple lessons in unit studies
- Undecided, maybe Saxon or maybe something more hand’s on
- Bede’s History of Me
- History Pockets (maybe)