Continuing with my post series on sharing what we have used. Today I will be sharing with you what we used and loved for teaching Kindergarten. I have separated Preschool and Kindergarten from the other subjects because we used different curriculum for these grades than the others. I try to take a lighter approach to learning in these earlier grades.
The foundation of my Kindergarten curriculum was Sing, Spell, Read & Write and we just loved this curriculum. It was fun and colorful and not too workbook intensive. We continued with this curriculum into 1st grade. Though it is a bit expensive we used it with 2 kids and since it covers 2 grades we used it for 4 years. It also has all the readers included which to me is a huge bonus because so many of the easy readers have words much too hard for younger readers and it can make learning to read frustrating for a child.
For help with learning sight words we used You Can Read by 1+1+1=1. And we created a word wall and used sight word packs from the dollar store to add this week’s words to our wall. I have since found This Reading Mama who has some awesome printables and games too.
For Math we enjoyed Mathematical Reasoning with some living books and fun games mixed in. My youngest daughter loved this workbook so much she cried the day we finished and asked if I could please buy her another one. Hana has put together an amazing list of living books for math over on her site Pepper and Pine.
For History we used Road Trip USA from Confessions of a Homeschooler. This curriculum made it so easy to customize to our family and you can’t beat the price. To round out this curriculum I used some of the books listed here. I so wanted to use a subscription service like Little Passports with this but it just wasn’t in the budget for us.
For Science we used unit studies that I put together. Here is a post where I share my favorite Science book series to help you to create some awesome unit studies. We tried to get an experiment or project in each week along with our reading. Our favorite book to use for this was The Usborne Big Book of Science Things to Make and Do. This book is literally falling apart we use it so often.
For Bible we used Positive Action for Christ which we enjoyed and used for a few years, but I would recommend a story Bible like BELIEVE Storybook for this age. I will be sharing with you in an upcoming post what we have used for Character Education since many of them you can use for Kindergarten.
Along with all the reading for Bible, Science and History; I have come to really enjoy our read a-loud time and so do my kids. I have a list here of all of our favorites.
Don’t forget to come back next week to see what our favorite is for history.
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What have you fallen in love with for teaching Kindergarten? If you have any questions I would love to chat with you in the comments below.
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