Kindergarten Curriculum (2012 - 2013)

Robbie's official kindergarten year will begin on September 4th. Here's a run-down of what we'll be using. (If it seems like a lot, remember that not everything will be used every day and we have a whole year to cover it all.)
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Bible Stories and Character Studies

Robbie will be reading to me daily from The Beginner's Bible. I will be reading to him from The Children's Book of Virtues as well as several fairy tale books (since most of the stories contain issues of morality and such). He will also be attending AWANA as a Spark.


When he finishes Learn to Read Second Grade Level 2, Phonics Pathways (and its companion book, Pyramid Reading Exercises, now known as Reading Pathways) will become Robbie's main phonics program. He will also continue working through the Explode the Code series and the McGuffey's Eclectic Readers. Weekly library trips will provide additional books for him to read (since he's pretty much worked his way through our readers).

Other Language Arts

Robbie will continue with All About Spelling and we will be adding in First Language Lessons (Grammar) and Writing with Ease to round out his language arts. His daily D'Nealian handwriting practice will also continue.


Singapore Primary Math 1B & 2A
Rightstart Math Gamess
Activities for the AL Abacus


UPDATE - RockerDad and I decided to change our science plans. We weren't happy with what we were planning to use, so we ditched it. We will have monthly areas of study with lots and lots of living books and hands-on experiments. We are still hashing things out as I type this, but I think it will be a lot more fun.

World Tour

Robbie will be learning about the world by studying land and water forms, the oceans, the continents and select cultures from each of them. We will be reading tons of books, making oodles of crafts and trying new foods along the way.


We will simply have a picture and a small discussion about a composer, genre, artist, band, etc. and listen to it during school for a week. Robbie is also registered for a once per week homeschool music class where he will sing, begin to learn basic theory and play hand drums.


In addition to his daily free art time, we will be studying great works and doing projects from the Usborne Art Treasury. The drawing books are for a bit of additional fun.


I plan to bump up our read-aloud time to fit in many of the wonderful books from both Sonlight's Level A and Ambleside's Year 0. Robbie will be attending classes at our local co-op one day per week, attending homeschool park days and field trips as well as playing seasonal sports with the recreational leagues.

You can find many of the projects we plan to do grouped by subject on our Pinterest Boards.

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  1. Sounds like a great plan for K. I wish Anna's school had more focus on art and music!

  2. Looks like you have a fun year planned out! I need to finish up my planning and post it soon :-)

  3. Wow! An ambitious list! I love your World Tour books!

  4. Your post really made me think. I have wonderful homeschooling memories with so many of those books. Have a good time with Kindergarten!

  5. Lots and lots of GREAT stuff there! You're going to have a FAB year!

  6. You have many of the same things we used for Kindy, so I'm sure you'll have a great year!

  7. Love, love, love First Language Lessons. We were so bummed when she decided not to continue on with Advanced Language Lessons.

    My 11 year old still rereads books from Core A. She's excited for her little sister to get to it next year so she can listen in. lol

  8. I love it. Looks like fun. I love all the books laid out. We used MudPies and Magnents last year and my sons had a great time with it. Wishing you a great year.

  9. What program did you use to start Robbie with phonics and blending? My son knows the letters and sounds but has trouble blending. Not sure if you have any suggestions from experience.

  10. Jennifer,

    Robbie started blending on his own and then we started using Phonics Pathways. It was a bit boring to him after a while, so we tried Hooked on Phonics K. It worked well for his age (at the time) because the lessons could be so very, very short. I could point you to some resources/ideas, but I was unable to contact you above. Feel free to email me at rockermom at accomplishate dot com and I'll see what I can do.

  11. Lots of great stuff. Core A was one of my oldest's favorite cores. She still rereads stuff from it at the age of 11. lol

    Popping in from the blog hop.

  12. Looks like you are all set for a busy year! Great choices. And thanks for stopping by my blog.

  13. Awesome! I love the mazes book from Kumon--haven't seen it yet, but will be looking for it. thanks for sharing!


  14. Love all the Peace Hill Press stuff. Have a great year!

  15. Woot! Singapore Math fans here!!!

  16. Fun finding you here, Co-op friend! You have some great stuff planned, including some things I'm planning on using with Lily...will have to talk to you about it. Great blog!


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