Homeschool Curriculum Choices Part III: P4/5 Broken Down {with Sonlight Booklist}

I am working on catching up with my Preschool/Sonlight curriculum series.

Here is a breakdown of what we are using this year for the lady; she was 4 in September.  We ended up starting in the summer before baby Ila was born, and are still trucking through.  This is Sonlight P4/5 materials with some supplements in Math, Bible, and Language Arts (we are not using SL LA because she is too far passed it developmentally, but not ready for the next level up).  My 2 year old son joins us for all the read alouds, and then he colors/plays while we school.

Sonlight Book list P4/5 2014

Sonlight Read Alouds labeled and on the shelf

Preschool Choices Part III

Bible

  • 101 Favorite Stories from the Bible– Sonlight
  • The Beginner’s Bible (the original out of print version, read 2 stories each night)
  • Memory verses from Sonlight
  • Character lessons (really discussions) using different online resources, based on Sonlight memory verses;  I am also incorporating our We Choose Virtues cards.

Reading/Language Arts and Readiness Skills

  • All About Reading
  • Developing the Early Learner Books 1-4

Math

  • Singapore Math early bird
  • Saxon Math K (we will go at whatever pace she needs, doing a lesson or two a day) *edit* we are probably going to save this for 2015/2016 school year)

Read Alouds

Science

World Cultures/History and Geography

In addition to each of these books, we will expand on topics as the kids are interested.  We just began a new science book, “What’s Under the Sea,” and they LOVE it.  So we have been watching some youtube clips of octopi, coral reefs, whales/dolphins, and sunken ships.  We go at our own pace.  =)

I know, it looks like a lot for a barely 4 year old and a 2 year old.  Keep in mind this is spanned out over 36+ weeks.  And I am under no illusion that we will complete every single thing, or that what we do complete will be on “schedule.”  This is they first year I am not piecing a bunch of different things together, printing everything, and that I won’t be making our schedule myself *yay*

Our days are filled with lots of fun- playing outside, dancing, music, playing pretend, singing songs, building forts, etc.  We are just adding more great books, and conversations to our days!  Fun!

Our learning routine looks like this:

  • 4yo, 2yo, and I snuggle into the big chair to read SL books together
  • memory verse
  • AAR, sight word ring (10-30 mins)
  • Developing Early Learner pages (she loves these)
  • Handwriting Without Tears pages (this program has built her confidence drastically in writing and coloring!)
  • Math pages, math concepts with manipulatives

I alternate the days we do math and HWT, so Lexie isn’t sitting for long periods of time.

Even if you don’t choose to go with Sonlight, keep in mind they are known for their great book lists- and you can get most of them on Amazon or in used book stores.

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