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I know it is only the beginning of July, but I cannot wait to share with you what we have chosen for my sons Homeschool Kindergarten Curriculum this 2022-2023 school year!
Any other homeschool mommas out there obsessed with curriculum? I thoroughly enjoy watching YouTube videos and reading reviews on all the curriculum there is out there. There are seriously so many good options available. At the end of the day, you must choose what is best for your family and your little learner. So, after researching, prayer, and keeping some things we were already working through, I narrowed down our homeschool Kindergarten Curriculum Picks.
Homeschool Kindergarten Curriculum for 2022/2023:
Main Curriculum: Classical Conversations
Classical Conversations is a “Christ-Centered curriculum rooted in the classical model and is in tune with the way children naturally learn.” The founders of CC (classical conversations) believe education is best experienced in a group and there are CC ”communities” all over the country! This past Spring, we were connected with a local CC community and participated in one of their community meeting days. My husband and I were blown away impressed and my son LOVED it! With much prayer we decided that this was something we wanted to be a part of! We will meet with our community once a week and study the curriculum at home the remainder of the week.
CC curriculum covers English, Geography, History, Math Facts, Timeline, Science, Latin, and Bible. It is comprehensive so the only thing that you need to add is a Math curriculum and a Reading Curriculum. You can add additional things, but for us we are sticking to CC, Math, Reading, Handwriting and Bible. Graham will be in the Foundations portion of CC which is for lower elementary students (ages 4-8). The Curriculum in broken into Cycles that your student we will go through more than one time. This year we will be in Cycle 2! Throughout the semester the students will be memorizing facts through songs, hands-on learning, and more.
Like I stated earlier, this will be our first year/semester participating in Classical Conversations, so I will keep you posted on how it goes! We are very excited to get started.
Reading: All About Reading Level 1
Graham started All About Reading Level 1 midway through last year, after previously struggling with reading. I tried several other things with him, but he was having such a difficult time. He wanted to read, but the concepts weren’t connecting. So, after much research, we decided to give All About Reading a try. It has been so good for Graham! He has done excellent with it and he truly enjoys it. We took it very slow, so he is only halfway through it. We decided to put a pause on it over summer break, and we will pick back up where we left off when we start school again.
According to the All About Learning Press website, All About Reading is a “complete program that teaches phonics, decoding, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.” It uses multi-sensory Orton-Gillingham instruction and comes with scripted lessons in an easy-to-follow format! The curriculum comes with review word cards, games, letter tiles, and 3 books with short stories for your student to read.
Graham and I both can’t wait to jump right back into our All About Reading- Level 1 curriculum!
So around the same time that we switched to All About Reading, we started The Good and The Beautiful Math K Curriculum. We only got about halfway through it before we decided to break for summer. Graham was doing very well with it, so we will continue to work through the curriculum when we start back this Fall!
This curriculum comes with a course book, and you can also purchase a manipulative math box. We got the math box, and it was very nice and convenient to have on hand! Graham loved this curriculum! He always wants to do math first, and nine times out of ten he asks to do more than one lesson.
According to The Good and the Beautiful website, “the math lessons contain fun games and activities, the highest academic standards, diversity, and connected learning.” The lessons are very open and go for the parents, and very engaging for the student. We are excited to get back into it as soon as school starts back up!
Bible: Our 24 Family Ways by Clay Clarkson
We will read straight from the Bible every morning during our Morning Basket Time. In addition to this, I will be adding “Our 24 Family Ways- A Family Devotional Guide” by Clay Clarkson. This book takes you through Bible truths and principles, highlights Christian character and values, and teaches discipleship through instruction. I haven’t quite decided yet If I want to use this during our school time or in the evenings as a family; but either way I am excited to incorporate this into our learning!
Handwriting: The Good and The Beautiful Level K
We are also sticking to the same handwriting practice we have always done. He is almost through this book, so we will move on to the next level as soon as he finishes. We will try to get to handwriting every day, but if we don’t, I am okay with that and we will practice as time allows.
Extra: Read Aloud’s
Last but not least, we will be adding several read aloud books into our homeschool! My son still loves picture books, but also loves a good chapter book as well. So, I will include both into our homeschool this year. I am still narrowing down the list of books I know we want to read and I’m sure we will add some spontaneously. I will be sharing a full list once I narrow down our top picks for our Kindergarten year soon, so stay tuned!
So, there you have it! This will be our curriculum for my sons Kindergarten 2022/2023 school year. What will you be using for the upcoming school year? I would love to hear, please feel free to share in the comments!