Have you ever wanted to see everything you need for a grade level in one place? It can be overwhelming wondering what to all use for grades and making sure you don’t miss anything. So this week I’m going to show you up close what we are using for my kindergartener. I’m a very visual person, so I love to see pictures. Which is why all my posts are filled with lots of pictures. 🙂 At the bottom of the page will also be links of everything I mention, that way you’re able to find it all easily. And in the coming weeks I will be doing one on 3rd grade and 4th grade as well!
So let’s jump in! 🙂
One of my kids favorite workbooks is handwriting now since we switched to The Good and the Beautiful about 3 years ago. They love it because at the end they’ll either have something to color or get to draw, so it’s a good incentive to get their writing done! 🙂 If you want a closer look at their handwriting levels 2-7 that I wrote, check it out here.
We love how so much is combined in one book! For language art we use, The Good and the Beautiful level K. Up close look at this coming soon!
My 5 year old has already done level 1 this year, but I wanted him to have a bit more practice. So I love that they have these “1/2” books! Click here for a closer look at books 1-8 in the Explode the Code series. (*Right corner is blurred in the corner to cover his name ;)*). I also plan on him doing book 2 before he’s done with kindergarten.
Out of all the maths we have tried, I have always come back to Horizons. Find out more about levels K-4th grade here.
Each one of my kids have their own color for their school accessories. My oldest sons here is blue, as you can probably tell. 😉 Each of their boxes includes: a white board, dry erase marker, box with their pencils and colors, dry erase pocket with their list of stuff they have to do each day, and a ruler.
Here is a list below of each item and where to purchase it. I hope this gives you a visual for keeping things simple and also giving your child a solid foundation in the kindergarten year.
- Handwriting: The Good and the Beautiful
- Language art: The Good and the Beautiful
- Math: Horizons K
- Extra: Explode the Code level 1 1/2
- Box we use: Sterilite 15Q
- Dry Erase pockets: I got at Target at the dollar spot at back to school time, but here is a 10 piece set they sell year round.
- Pencil box & ruler: also bought at Walmart at back to school time.
You may be asking, “What about history, science, or Bible”? We do all those together as a family right away in the morning. This year we are in The Good and the Beautiful History 3 and science by them as well. In the background is a red notebook, when he colors pictures he cuts/paste them in there. But since he’s in kindergarten, I really don’t do as much and just want him to sit and listen on some of the lessons. If you are interested to see those more up close, check out here for history and here for their science Mammals unit. Then for Bible we go between a devotional and 24 Family Ways by Clay Clarkson.
If you have any other questions, comment below or send me a message in the contact page! 🙂