Finished with Kindergarten’s Core

Core P4/5 IGI’ve already mentioned that we’ve completed our Kindergarten plans – Sonlight’s P4/5 Core. My son kind of flew through those last weeks, both because he was excited to get to the next Core, and because he’d been promised a new Lego set when he finished. ๐Ÿ™‚

(Curious as to what we thought about the rest of the core? I wrote about the first quarter, second quarter, and third quarter previously.)

Here’s what we thought about the books we started in this core:

New Titles This Quarter

How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the WorldHow to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the WorldHow to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World by Faith McNulty, illustrated by Marc Simont by Faith McNulty, illustrated by Marc Simont

My son LOVED this book. LOVED it. Was obsessed with it. We read it over and over and over again, and I found him talking to daddy about what he learned from it. Highly, highly recommended. He’s still talking about how “everything is up when you’re in the center of the Earth!”

The Classic Tales of Brer RabbitThe Classic Tales of Brer RabbitThe Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit by Joel Chandler Harris, illustrated by Don Daily by Joel Chandler Harris, illustrated by Don Daily

The illustrations are gorgeous in this edition, and my kids both enjoyed the stories – they were fascinated by that naughty, sneaky rabbit. The book also led to some fun discussions, especially about why did the rabbit always seem to get away with his antics? We read all but the last story multiple times.

Why Do Tigers Have StripesWhy Do Tigers Have Stripes?Why Do Tigers Have Stripes? (Starting Point Science)

Another huge hit with both kids, but of course it was – they’ve already shown themselves to be Usborne fans, especially the science titles. This was another one we read at a much faster pace than it was “assigned”, and we reread it a couple of times (so far – I’m sure there will be more still to come). Daddy also got to hear about some of the details gleaned from this title as well. Another highly recommended one.

The Complete Adventures of Peter RabbitThe Complete Adventures of Peter RabbitThe Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter by Beatrix Potter

They liked this one, but didn’t love it. We read it once, and they didn’t ask for it again, but they have *talked* about Peter Rabbit a handful of times since finishing it. That counts for something I suppose?

New Toes for TiaNew Toes for Tia by Larry Dinkins

This one seemed very similar to The Gods Must Be Angry, in approach and style. Just like that one, the kids listened and discussed it, but didn’t request a repeat.

Reading & Spelling

We wrapped up All About Reading Level 2, and began All About Reading Level 3, and all but finished All About Spelling Level 1 (review coming soon, as soon as we wrap up the final step).

Math

We’ve began Math Mammoth 1A at the tail-end of P 4/5 and so far so good. He works one page each day we do school, and while he doesn’t love it, he doesn’t hate it, and he does seem to be learning.

Looking Ahead

I already shared our future plans, and we’ve begun working away through Core A. So far it’s a hit with both kids – they’ve both happily listened to all that we’ve read.

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Comments

  1. SoCalLynn says:

    Even though I am nearing the end of my daughter’s homeschooling adventures, as she is a sophomore this year, I love hearing about your progress. My oldest daughter just had a baby, and she says she is interested in homeschooling so I’m going to keep up with all the materials available so I can help her research when the time comes.

    • Well if I continue with it (and I do hope/plan to) my youngest will not be that much older than your granddaughter. If you have any questions you think I can help with I hope you’ll ask me, although you’re so experienced with it all I doubt you will. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. New books and a Lego set? Can I sign up? [smile]

    ~Luke

    • I think my daughter is excited to start her own Core just so she can get something for finishing it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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