Sample curriculum from Erin @ http://sevenlittleaustralianslivinglearning.blogspot.com.au/search/label/Kindergarten
Saxon Aged 5.6yrs; 2012
Our Family Learning Motto.
We desire books that feed the mind and nourish the soul
Story Writing & Illustrating
All About Spelling
Effective Reading Workbooks
Starfall - Computer Phonics
Term 1: The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter -Beatrix Potter
Term 2: Little Old Mrs Pepperpot - Alf Proysen
Term 3: Winnie-the-Pooh -A.A.Milne
Term 4: My Naughty Little Sister - Dorothy Edwards
Extra Reading - Chapter Books
Happy Times in Noisy Village (Astrid Lindgren)
The Children's Book of Virtues (William Bennet)
Immerse the children in picture books that are rich in lanugage and have inspirational illustrations.
To select at least two books daily.
Daily Read & Enjoy
Child's Garden of Poetry - RL Stevenson
* Saxon will also be joining in with Ignatius' Little Saints Preschool Program.
Saxon is advanced in maths, able to read numbers up into the hundreds, tell time and count by 2s,5s, and 10s and has strong computation skills.
We will be strengthening his basic knowledge and introducing him to new concepts such as measurement, weight etc.
Living Maths Books
Singapore Maths Program
Math-drills.com 6000+ free math worksheets with answer keys
Number games (dominoes, number lotto)
Board games with dice
Make and copy sequences and patterns
Time (clock with moveable hands)
Measuring (ruler, weight scale)
Money (learn different currency value, count coins/notes)
Read various maths books
DK Maths Books
3. Science and Technology
Learning will mostly be interest led.
Exploring the human body, basic earth science and the natural world; animals and the environment. A particular emphasis on Australian Nature Study.
Will also join in with the older children’s science studies and experiments.
Nature walks & keep a nature notebook.
Various DK books (of which we have many)
Various Australian nature study including Wonderland of Nature - Nuri Mass
The World of Plants
Living Books from Branch Library and our library.
Science and Nature TV Series and DVDs
4. Human Society and Its Environment
How People Lived by Chris and Melanie Rice (Dorling Kindersley)
Australia From the Beginning - Eve Pownell
Historical Picture Books; Branch Library and our collection.
Children Just Like Me -Annabel and Barnabas Kindersley
Geography Picture Books; Branch Library and our collection
5. Creative and Practical Arts
Use a variety of different mediums.
Discovering Great Artists - Mary Ann Kohl and Kim Solga
The Usborne Book of Art - Fiona Watt
Blogs; Deep Space Sparkle
Art Projects for Kids
Harmony Art Mom
DK Children's Book of Art
Art Appreciation Lessons for Kids
Various other resources from Branch Library and our collection
Listen and Dance to variety of artists.
Enjoy our variety of instruments.
Learn new songs/hymns
6. Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
Term 1 & 4 – Swimming Lessons
Term 2 & 3 – Soccer Team
Biology & Nutrition
Cover basic anatomy and physiology.
Be aware of basic medicinal remedies and have a basic understanding of nutritional health.
Catholic Mosaic Picture Books
New Catholic Picture Bible -Fr Lovasik
Leading Little Ones to Mary
The Mass Book for Children - Rosemary Gortler and Donna Piscitelli
Little Acts of Grace- Rosemary Gortler and Donna Piscitelli
Catholic Children's Treasure Box - (Maryknoll Sisters) series
This term I am determined to give more considered time to my youngest three. Genevieve is
(K) and Saxon is (Pre-Sch.) In the past I have tried Little Saints and whilst it is well set out I think I need something even easier/more flexible. To this end I have decided on the following plan, using block periods to be flexible with the attention span of the day and working around the middles.
Block A - Prayer time/hymn (with olders)
Faith Time - My Jesus and I chart, Simple Catechism discussion and Bible/Faith story (Saint of the day if we have book). Singing-20 Religious Songs.
Block B - Seat time
Puzzles and Mont. type activities.
Ideas listed at bottom.
Block C - Sandpit/Outdoor Play time
Block D (MTea)- Nature Hunt
Bring back finds and display, label
Block E - Picture Bk Time, Poetry
@30 min. Theme based
Themes: Spring 3 weeks
Australian 4 weeks
Advent 3 weeks
Block F - Art/Craft (Pic study)
Block G (after lunch) - Handcrafts, Board Games
Seat time Ideas:
Pink Series Reading Cards
Sorting Nature Finds
Letters with Playdough
Coloured Sand Trays
Numbers to Object Amounts
Letter Sound Boxes