Homeschool Curriculum Choices for Kindergarten
Our little Logan has been such a challenging kiddo. She struggles mightily with sensory processing issues, and needs lots of sensory input. We’ll be using activities from the books The Out of Sync Child and The Out of Sync Child Has Fun.
Some of our favorite therapy tools we plan to use include:
- Therapressure Brush
- Sensory Body Sock
- Inflatable Sensory Seat Cushion
- Large Bean Bag (Landing Pad)
- Scooter Board
- Mini Trampoline
- Balance Bike
- Kinetic Sand
- Water Table
Besides the focus on her sensory work, confidence building, and increasing stamina when it comes to staying on-task for longer and longer periods of time, we’ll finish up some of the things we started last year and use the memory work she’ll hear her older siblings do for co-op.
I love Singapore Math, and Logan will finish the Kindergarten level she started last year. When we’d pull it out last year (admittedly not as often as I would have liked), she’d rarely be content with completing just one lesson. She wanted to keep going and going, and I’d eventually need to stop her so I could do something with one of the other kids. I’m guessing that she’ll move on to the first grade workbooks by mid-year.
For reading, writing, and spelling, Logan will be using a variety of materials eclectically. We use programs in ways that fit us, especially since the kids don’t need lots of repetition. This year, she’ll be using All About Spelling (LOVE this program and the way it teaches – all the children have used it), All About Reading, Explode the Code, and The Reading Game.
I absolutely love teaching skills through games, and The Reading Game is great for that. I was blessed to receive a copy after talking with one of the creators at the EdMarket Expo last year. It’s an action-packed card game that scaffolds kids through the Kindergarten and first grade Dolch high frequency sight words, taking them from reading isolated word, to words in sentences, and then in short books. My kids love it, and my husband (a reading specialist) is very impressed with the way The Reading Game teaches – fun and practical. The kids don’t even realize they’re learning.
Logan will also be working on Song School Latin, the You Are an Artist! Chalk Pastel Curriculum Bundle, Call to Faith Catholic religious education workbook through our church’s homeschool program, and logic workbooks like Lollipop Logic as well as a variety of logic games and puzzles like the ones below:
and so many more.
Kindergarten is a time to solidify the love of learning in kids. I just love the enthusiasm most kindergarteners have for discovering new things.
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