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age 5 curriculum

Play with a Purpose

The kindergarten curriculum for five-year-olds is divided into four daily activity segments. The curriculum offers lesson plans from September through May with a two week's break at Christmas and one week in the spring. Some people use this curriculum strictly “as is” curriculum while some parents use it as an idea book for things to do on weekends or evenings. 

The only subject that is covered every day is the Bible Study. The kindergarten version covers a different Old Testament holiday each month (Yom Kippur, Hanukkah, Passover, Purim, etc.). For each holiday you have a variety of activities including worksheets, crafts, cooking, coloring pages, Bible stories, and looking up Bible verses. Each month also has a memory verse. Included in the Pattern Section of the book you will find a Bible Verse chart and place to put up stickers or happy faces as your child memorizes each verse. 

Monday through Friday you also cover three of the following topics each day: Language Arts, Music, Creative Arts (crafts or expressive art), Arithmetic, Social Studies, Sign Language, Cooking, Science/Health, Readiness Skills, and Field trips. The only subject I do not cover completely is Phonics.  I just don't fell qualified to write a complete phonics program. But there are many sources on the web and even more available in homeschool bookstores. Many programs cost less than $20.00 while others can cost a few hundred dollars. Each parent will need to find a system that works for their child. I do cover letters and their sounds in the curriculum, just not the process of putting them all together.

The Hands on Homeschooling binder also includes a Prep and Planning section which gives you guidelines for planning ahead and being prepared for the lessons. It has an overall supply list and and several pages of general homeschooling information. In the rear of the binder there is an Alternate Activities section which lists additional activities to choose from should you not want to do a specific activity as listed in the lesson plan. You will also find a list of helpful websites where you can find a lot of additional activities and recipes.  

Thank you,

Terri

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