Saturday, March 11, 2006

Kindergarten Daily Schedule

This is our basic daily schedule for Kindergarten. We are very relaxed about it and usually spend about an hour daily together. Generally, during the last term of Kg, we begin reading instruction. (I realize the individuality of the child comes into play here. Not all children will be ready to begin reading instruction at this time. I am simply stating what my family has done.)

Devotions-practice new ABC memory verse
- copy today’s number on calendar, add stickers for coming events, etc.
Poem-Read one from Favorite Poems of Childhood
Math-play games- refer to FAMILY MATH for ideas, use counters, beans, etc…
Literature reading-new book, mom reads aloud
Copywork- write one letter per wk on unlined paper; on other side draw and label a picture beginning with the letter copied.

Devotions- Read or listen to audio bible story, prayer
History reading- History Stories for Children with Mom, narrate with toys
Copywork- may draw in journal from history story read that day and label
Literature reading-Mom reads aloud book from literature list

Devotions- Character story, prayer
Math- counters, games
Science reading- new book, mom reads aloud, discuss together
Art/Craft Instruction

Devotions-Character Story, prayer
History reading- Living Long Ago with mom
Poem-Favorite Poems of Childhood
Art Appreciation- Mommy, it's a Renoir! Program –play picture matching games
Literature reading-Older sibling rereads book of child’s choice aloud

Memory Work/Recitations
Folksongs and Hymns
Nature Walk
Nature Journal


  1. Anonymous23.12.06

    March 12, 2006 - Stickers

    Posted by Phyllis

    What do you use for your calendar stickers?

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    March 13, 2006 - Stickers

    Posted by lindafay

    Whatever we have on hand. I keep a sticker box with misc. stickers in it that we have collected over time. We have little birthday cakes to represent birthdays, sunshine to represent picnic days, etc...

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  2. Anonymous12.8.07

    I'm so glad I found your blog! A friend recommended this to me and as a fellow CM lover, I just had to check it out. I will be following a lot of your suggestions for my daughter this year! I am wondering, though, if you can elaborate just a little on the calendar part of the day. I'm not sure I know what you mean for that particular part. Thanks for all the great info!

  3. Anon,

    At the beginning of each month I write the name of the month on the calendar in big, neat bold writing. We decorate the top too usually with a seasonal theme.

    Then, each day I write the date on the dry erase board quite large and have my child trace it in the air. Then she writes the number in the approp. box. I show her exactly where to put it. That's all.

    Unless I have a child with advanced fine motor skills at this stage who loves to write, I fill in the numbers for the weekend myself.

    If your child can't seem to write out the number at all, make ink dots for her to follow in the box in the shape of the number.

    We also put stickers on special days to make it interesting and colorful.

    Does that clarify?