Both classes use the A Beka curriculum.
Four-year-olds love to learn with the A Beka Book Four-Year-Old Kindergarten Program. Students are given a solid learning foundation in an enjoyable atmosphere. This gives them a desire to continue learning.
Students are taught to read with the same intensive phonics approach that has resulted in such extraordinary success in the five-year-old kindergarten program. The Little Books 1–10 and Little Owl Books allow each child to progress at his own reading level and use very simple words that have been carefully selected so that children are not pressed to read difficult words until they are ready. Students find these stories delightful and enjoy their appealing illustrations. Each book is short enough for a child to complete in one or two sessions.
ABC-123 is a phonics and numbers workbook that reinforces what the children learn in the classroom. The numbers pages introduce number concepts and the formation of numbers 1–20. Children enjoy counting and coloring the familiar objects for each number and forming the numbers. The phonics-based reading readiness pages are full of carefully sequenced activities in recognition, sound, and vowel formation (long and short), consonants, consonant-vowel blends, and one-syllable words with one or two vowels. Children color the pictures after completing their work.
The ABC Writing Tablet has enough pages for the entire year. It saves the teacher hours of preparation time by showing sample cursive letters exactly as they are to be written in the size students are to write them. Samples for tracing provide ample practice in proper formation.
Writing with Phonics K4 gives children extra practice in cursive writing as they review their phonics sounds. The pictures to color are correlated to the letter sounds.
Language Development lessons expose children to a fascinating world of animals, people, and places. The full-color flashcards with stories, songs, poems, and games will encourage children to think and strengthen vocabulary and language skills.
Children learn to draw, color, cut, and paste in K4. Art Projects K4 has colorful projects. Readiness Skills K4 is designed to aid a young child in developing writing readiness, eye-hand coordination, visual perception, and listening and thinking skills.
1. Learn to recognize the short vowels and their sounds.
2. Learn to recognize the consonants and their sounds.
3. Learn to blend.
4. Learn to sound one-vowel words.
5. Learn the sounds of the long vowels. Learn to sound two-vowel words.
6. Learn the special phonics sounds.
Social Studies K
Students learn about community helpers and simple safety rules, beginnings of American history, and children of 10 different countries including simple geography. Colorful work sheets include a number of enjoyable activities.
Numbers time in kindergarten emphasizes the basics in counting, number recognition, and number concepts up to 100. Simple combinations are easily learned using the colorful Animal Flashcards for Addition and Subtraction. Children also learn money value, telling time, number words, and number sequence. These concepts are reinforced during seatwork time with numbers activities from the Number Skills K activity book.
The kindergarten handwriting book Writing with Phonics K5 is correlated with the basic phonics program to help students learn and review phonics as they practice correct cursive writing formation. This practical student book saves the teacher hours of preparation time by showing sample letters exactly as they are to be written.
Kindergarten Writing Tablet offers practice and is an essential support for an effective cursive handwriting program.
The Numbers Writing Tablet has guidelines for writing numbers vertically. It helps with correct formation and number recognition as children practice writing numbers in “families” and writing to 100 by 1s, 10s, 5s, and 2s.