Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum Picks for 2018-2019

Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum Picks for 2018-2019

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A lot of people don’t choose kindergarten homeschool curriculum because really, you don’t need it. I, however, prefer a little something to guide our efforts.

I’m not looking to do school at home, but I do need help in seeing what’s possible to challenge my little guy with.

With our current routine involving my older, grade 2 child and my younger, kindergarten child, the advantage of all that my kindergartener gets to learn just by nature of being around my older one is a beautiful thing!

My 5-year old son is a kindergartener whose active, is at times strong-willed, and a solution-minded kinda guy. He likes a challenge and loves it when you reward his efforts.

So to have his older sister sit in a desk across from him brings on his eagerness to have something of his own. And why not?!

Our Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum Picks for 2018-2019

Teach Your Child To Read in 100 Easy Lessons (Second Time Around) + FREE sticker chart, letter sound flashcards & word flashcards!

And just by nature of my son being with my daughter whose in grade 2, he’s also participating in our Brave Writer Lifestyle (explained here), which includes:

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons Printables

(includes: sticker chart, letter sound flashcards & word flashcards)

Teach Your Child To Read in 100 Easy Lessons (Second Time Around) + FREE sticker chart, letter sound flashcards & word flashcards!

I’d love to hear if you include any of these elements in your kindergarten homeschool curriculum. Share in the comments below!

Anchored in Jesus,
Melanie

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons (Second Time Around) + *NEW* FREE PRINTABLES

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons (Second Time Around) + *NEW* FREE PRINTABLES

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We’re using Teach Your Child To Read in 100 Easy Lessons differently the second time around.

My almost 5-year son has been hungry to learn and shows his readiness by what he’s retaining, so we’ve pulled the book out again.

Check out my *NEW* FREE PRINTABLES below!
(includes sticker chart, letter flashcards & word flashcards)

I was so nervous teaching my first child to read.

To me, reading is THE most crucial subject and I didn’t want to mess this up with my daughter. In my mind, to avoid a disaster meant seeking out a highy recommended book to teach reading. Based on my teaching style, I knew I needed a scripted teaching book to help me! So, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons became THE book that was recommended. Here is my detailed review when I used it with my first child.

Teach Your Child To Read in 100 Easy Lessons (Second Time Around) + FREE sticker chart, letter sound flashcards & word flashcards!

How We’re Using Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons:

My son has begun to start reading 1/2 a year earlier than when my daughter started. This has everything to do with where he’s at, his desire to learn and how naturally it’s coming to him. My son took to learning his uppercase and lowercase letters quite quickly, so now that he’s mastered that, I’ve decided to incorporate reading so I don’t hinder his progress.

What I’m doing differently this time with the book

SLOWER PACE

I’ve already decided that the pace we’re going to go at is much slower, and so far it’s working.

This book might be easy in the sense of the format (the layout, the review, the script, how soon your child will read, etc.), but it’s not necessarily easy for the one who’s learning to read.

My desire is for my kids to read AND like it!

That’s said, we’re not doing a lesson a day. In fact, we’re doing a lesson a day sometimes, and mostly doing a lesson over two days. I’m trusting that this will help build confidence and an enjoyment to read my son.

LOTS OF REVIEW

At such a young age, the ability to sit down for more than the 20 minutes as suggested by the book, is just too much for a wiggler.

We write letters on the blackboard and whiteboard, review letter sounds and words using flashcards (see my free printable below), and we talk about letter sounds as we go about our day. I’ll find that my son just starts recognizing the letter sounds by looking at a word and will begin to sound them out loud. I love this because it becomes the connection between learning and living! When this happens, I’m reminded of what amazing benefits to homeschooling there are.

GET YOUR FREE PRINTABLES

Since we bought a used and older copy of Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons, it didn’t seem to have what I needed. So I created what I needed and I’m offering it FREE for you below when you sign-up to be on my email list. These printables are new and updated since my printables offered here.

Get your *NEW*

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

(includes: sticker chart, letter sound flashcards & word flashcards)

Teach Your Child To Read in 100 Easy Lessons (Second Time Around) + FREE sticker chart, letter sound flashcards & word flashcards!

Have you taught your child to read successfully using the book Teach Your Child To Read in 100 Easy Lessons?

If so, what were your strategies? If you’re new to using the book, was this helpful? Please share with me in the comments below.

Let's join together in faith, praying and declaring God's Word! See you in the challenge:)

Anchored in Jesus,
Melanie

Grade 2 Homeschool Curriculum Picks for 2018-2019

Grade 2 Homeschool Curriculum Picks for 2018-2019

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The season for us to begin homeschooling is just around the corner. I love seeing what other homeschooling families choose for their curriculum, so I thought I would share with you our grade 2 homeschool curriculum picks for 2018-2019.

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REVIEW: A Reason for Handwriting A

REVIEW: A Reason for Handwriting A

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When you can combine handwriting and scripture copywork, with memorization, they become an easy decision why A Reason for Handwriting is a great way to go!

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REVIEW: All About Spelling Level 1 + FREE E-book

REVIEW: All About Spelling Level 1 + FREE E-book

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How do you teach a child which letter sound to make when, and why, including how it’s spelled? All About Spelling Level 1 took the mystery out of all these things for my daughter and I. Check out my detailed review to see if this program will be a good fit for your child.

We finished Teach Your Child How to Read in 100 Easy Lessons and weren’t sure where to go from there. But in my research, I found that if your child adapted Teach Your Child How to Read in 100 Easy Lessons, then the next best fit was All About Reading Level 2 and All About Spelling Level 1.

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Read & Learn Kids Bible Review

Read & Learn Kids Bible Review

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It’s challenging to finding a kids Bible!

I was looking for something specific, with more Bible stories, and stories in full-length with illustrations to keep young kids engaged. And I believe I found it! (more…)