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Kindergarten Books and Curriculum

Kindergarten Schedule
The Kindergarten Schedule includes 36 week-long schedules plus 50+ pages of charts, sheets and helps that will enhance your child’s learning.  These 50+ pages are broken down into a language arts section and a physical education packet.  You also receive detailed instructions on how to use our schedules as well as instructions on how to use the curriculum you purchase.  We send you all of this neatly placed in a 1 1/2 ” 3-ring binder. More Info...
Kindergarten Schedule  

Kindergarten Schedule

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General Resources
The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer provides a great overview of classical education and instructions on how to implement the classical style of learning in the homeschool. Shepherding a Child's Heart provides a great foundation for effective parenting that will encourage children to think through the ramifications of their actions and begin to chose to obey based on their love for God rather than a need to conform to their parents desires. Say Goodbye to Whining... gives practical suggestions for implementing the concepts learned in Shepherding a Child's Heart.

Many parents today spend endless hours trying to entertain or inundate their children with activities geared toward making them happy. This often ends poorly, leading to unsatisfied children and frustrated parents. Instead, parents should focus on providing a balance between fun activities and giving children opportunities to be responsible. Parents can accomplish this goal by assigning their children chores around the house. Doing chores and getting paid for a job well done, helps the child to feel like an integral part of the family. It also allows them to make the connection between working hard and making money. Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace Jr. is a great resource for helping you to do this.

My ABC Bible Verses teaches Bible truths through stories, so the child doesn't merely memorize words, but rather learns the meaning of the verses being memorized. We have scheduled this book throughout the year. After completing the schedule, the child will have learned twenty-six verse.The Jesus Story Bible is a great first Bible for the young child. This book takes the truths of the scriptures and presents them in an easily understood fashion. Wise Words for Moms is a great calendar-like pamphlet that lists appropriate verses to read to your child while disciplining him for sins or offenses common to children. These verses back up Mom or Dad's discipline with Scripture.

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons enables the child to learn the abstract concept of sounding out letter and word sounds. This is accomplished by encouraging the child to trace his finger under the sounds being deciphered. After completing all the lessons in this book (over the next few years) the child will be reading at a second grade reading level. Basic Phonics Skills is a beginning phonics workbook that reinforces the phonics concepts the child has learned and applies them using fun games, coloring, and activities. If you are not sure if your child is ready to begin read, click here.
Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons Basic Phonic Skills B

This is a great handwriting program, which teaches the child to write using italic handwriting. Many children find this type of handwriting easier to master, and also find the transition between writing print and writing in cursive much easier. The instruction manual has a couple of pages of instruction for each level in the program. Only purchase the instruction manual if you haven't purchased it in a previous grade.
Getty Dubay Italics A Italics Handwriting Instructor's Guide

Saxon Math K is an excellent easy to teach, "scripted" math program. In the past we recommended that you start with Saxon Math 1 in kindergarten because most kids are ready for this level of math at age five. The problem many of our customers have run into is that when the child reaches higher level math, his ability to understand the abstract concept of Algebra is not fully developed by sixth grade. So, we now recommend you use Saxon K for Kindergarten. If you are unsure where your child fits, have him take a placement test. Make sure to purchase the Teacher's Manual, Workbooks, Fact Cards, and Math Manipulatives.
Saxon Math K Math Manipulatives

Teach Art is easy to use, even for those with no artistic ability. The first half of this book is scheduled over the kindergarten.
How to Teach Art to Children

Physical Education
Homeschool Family Fitness provides a variety of exercises and activities that encourage fine motor and gross motor skills. We schedule daily muscular strength and fitness assignments as well as bi-weekly aerobic exercises throughout the year.
Homeschool Physical Fitness Guide

The books and short-stories in the Literature section of the Kindergarten Schedule were chosen for their timeless appeal to early elementary aged children. When you read aloud to your child, you will not only be building a stronger relationship with your child, you will also be boosting their vocabulary; developing in them better communications skills; increasing their concentrations skills; introducing them to people and places outside of their community, and encouraging them to develop a love for learning.
Literature Pockets: Nursery Rhymes A Child's Garden of Verses A Treasury of Children's Literature 20th Century Children's book Treasury
Fables Floss The Egg James Herriot Treasury
Aesop's Fables for Children Beatrix Potter: the Complete Tales Winnie the Pooh The House at Pooh Corner
Child's Book of Virtues Where_the_Wild_Things_Are

Much of the kindergartner's time during the school day is spent understanding the abstract concept reading letters and numbers; comprehending how those letters and numbers work together; and increasing their attention span so they can sit still long enough to learn this information. Because of the enormity of this task and the short attention span of a child this age, we do not recommend you purchase a formal science program this year. Instead, make the time to go on field trips to science museums, ponds, and parks letting them discover "science" on their own.

For the same reasons as stated in the Science section, we do not recommend a formal history program this year. We do however schedule the Beginning Geography books listed below. These short activities and lessons give the child an age-appropriate introduction to geography.
How to Use a Map Land and Water

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