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Old 08-14-2014, 09:13 PM   #1
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Recommendations for K Cirriculum

I'm looking for recommendations for a secular K curriculum. I did find TimberDoodle's, and I like the packaged kit.

Are there other similar sets/kits/packages out there? I can't seem to find them. TIA

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Re: Recommendations for K Cirriculum

we use Sonlight which we love, and Bookshark has a secular version. I would recommend the P 4/5 equivalent.
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we use Sonlight which we love, and Bookshark has a secular version. I would recommend the P 4/5 equivalent.
It is my understanding that Sonlight is a nonsecular program.

I'm curious how can it be used for a secular format. Please let me know.
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It is my understanding that Sonlight is a nonsecular program.

I'm curious how can it be used for a secular format. Please let me know.
Here is the site and the K package. It uses all the same books, just leaves out the Bible portions. Sonlight uses a lot of secular books for history and science, so it's actually pretty easy to make it non-religious by just omitting the Bible and missionary stories from the history.
http://www.bookshark.com/kindergarte...-grade-package


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ETA: they are calling K what many people actually use for 1st grade...what we are doing this year. IMO, P 4/5 is a much better core for K. I guess they don't offer any preschool packages, but you could easily look up the booklist on the sonlight site and just omit the Bible and missionary stories

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Old 08-18-2014, 08:34 PM   #6
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Re: Recommendations for K Cirriculum

Well, depends on what you want to cover. All we do in kindergarten is learn to read and some basic math. We loved Sing, Spell, Read, and Write and Math-U-See.
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Thank you both! Very helpful info.

I will look into your recommendations.
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Re: Recommendations for K Cirriculum

We've done Sonlight, and tweaked it a little to make it secular. BUT this is new this year, and if I had a new Ker, it's definitely what I would get. I'm a Well Trained Mind lover.
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I found a curriculum from a mommy blogger. It's actually 2 separate programs. One is "26 letters of the week", and the other K4 curriculum. Both will fit the bill for our 2.5 & 4.5 yo's. It includes weekly schedules, all the printable activities and a lists all the reading books, which we'll pick up from the library (and we already have quite a few). The reading list is like 4 pages! The weekly packets are about 40-55 pages with activities, pre-writing skills, games, printable puzzles (which you can laminate). Bonus is the cost is nominal. I'm excited!
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I found a curriculum from a mommy blogger. It's actually 2 separate programs. One is "26 letters of the week", and the other K4 curriculum. Both will fit the bill for our 2.5 & 4.5 yo's. It includes weekly schedules, all the printable activities and a lists all the reading books, which we'll pick up from the library (and we already have quite a few). The reading list is like 4 pages! The weekly packets are about 40-55 pages with activities, pre-writing skills, games, printable puzzles (which you can laminate). Bonus is the cost is nominal. I'm excited!
If you're talking about Confessions of a Homeschooler, is it just worksheets and read alouds? The stuff I've gotten from her was all worksheets so I was wondering if there's something else there that I missed.
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