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Peanut is definitely looking forward to her year as a Pre-K student as she gets to set the example for little sis. She also likes the idea of having “big girl books” to do her school work and getting to learn to read.
For her core studies, Peanut will be using My Father’s World Kindergarten (a curriculum that many consider a gentle Kindergarten curriculum or a tweener Pre-K/Kindergarten program). It has great Bible, Science, and Reading elements in every single unit which I love as a slightly Charlotte Mason newbie. Although some phonics and math are also provided, we have chosen to supplement those subjects a little more in depth with Singapore Math Essential Math Kindergarten Books A & B, Phonics Pathways, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons, & Big Preschool Workbook. Finally, we will continue using our morning board as I’ve created a new set of morning board cards to go in conjunction with My Father’s World Kindergarten Curriculum as reinforcement of skills learned last year as well as a structure for continued learning this year.
Note: For those desiring to create a similar curriculum for their child, both Phonics Pathways and Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons are not necessary. We are just alternating to find the best fit for Peanut. Similarly, I encourage you to supplement with a phonics program that works best with your child. Also, we only added the Big Preschool Workbook because we didn’t finish it last year in Encompass and just want to be able to say “we finished!” But yes, I would definitely supplement with Singapore Math Essential Math Kindergarten Books A & B again as it is so simple and that is definitely an area My Father’s World Kindergarten is lacking.
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Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; guard her, for she is your life. Proverbs 4:13