Encompass is a 4-day per week curriculum created to include morning board activities, group activities, and workbox activities. Together these three activity types guide a preschooler through the basic developmental and educational skills expected of a 3 or 4 year old including by not limited to fine and gross motor skills, music, art, math, Bible, recitation, literacy, and cooking skills. By the end of this curriculum a preschooler should be able to recognize all basic upper and lower case letters, numbers 1-25, basic shapes, basic colors, time to the half-hour, U.S. coins, write his/her full name, and demonstrate basic reasoning skills. In addition, he/she will have the opportunity to memorize several well-known Bible verses, poems and nursery rhymes that will hopefully have a life-long impact on behavioral development.
While I have supplemented some printables as I thought necessary to complete our outlying goals, Encompass also incorporates a lot of excellent resources and printables found across the web. A few of my favorites are Carisa’s 1+1+1=1 Preschool Printables, Erika’s Letter of the Week Curriculum on Confessions of a Homeschooler, Jolantha’s PreK Printables on Homeschool Creations, and several interactive activities found on Preschool Express. Each original source is linked up on the lesson plans for convenient access.
In Encompass we also use the following resources:
My ABC Bible Verses: Hiding God’s Word in Little Hearts by Susan Hunt
BIG Preschool Workbook by Lisa Carmona, Barbara Gregorich, and Joan Hoffman
Preschool Practice Scissor Skills by Joan Hoffman
Click any one of the links below to see that week in action. Printables and lesson plans are available for you to download for free at the end of each post.