Tuesday, January 17, 2012
What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know
I purchased "What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know" before we started our school year. We regularly read from it and find activities to do as well. It is not very in depth or detailed. Things like history/geography seem to touch on the basics. Math includes lots of activities. It also includes lots of poems, fairy tales, and short stories. We like it. L has learned his continents and knows some major things in them. Such as The Great Wall of China (which continent and why it was built), the Dead Sea (continent), etc. I am hoping to get the whole set of books eventually. It probably isn't a "curriculum" in and of it self but, it gives lots of ideas to expand on. Having said that, here is a website that does use these books. They plan out a school year's worth of daily activities from the book.
Baltimore Curriculum Project Lesson Plans: here is for all grades, and here is for Kindergarten.