Kindergarten Homeschool Resources

KINDERGARTEN

Kindergarten Standards: https://www.kinderiq.com/kindergarten-curriculum.php
Talking & Listening Skills https://www.babycenter.com/child-speech-listening-skills


READING

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons by Engelmann, Haddox and Bruner

This isn’t free because you must purchase the inexpensive book. But, for those using such a resource to teach reading, this program has been rated #1 in the United States! Just 15 minutes a day; it works! “DISTAR is the most successful beginning reading program available to schools across the country. Research has proven that children taught by the DISTARreg; method outperform their peers who receive instruction from other programs. Now for the first time, this program has been adapted for parent and child to use at home. Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a complete, step-by-step program that shows parents simply and clearly how to teach their children to read. Twenty minutes a day is all you need, and within 100 teaching days your child will be reading on a solid second-grade reading level. It’s a sensible, easy-to-follow, and enjoyable way to help your child gain the essential skills of reading.” Please order on AmazonSmile and type in, “CT Homeschool Network” so CHN gets credit for your purchase. This website has multiple Kindergarten resources, so please review it. It isn’t only about reading, but also includes Sight Word lists, etc. http://www.tlsbooks.com/kindergartenworksheets.htm

**Reading Rockets is a method for teaching reading from K-2: http://www.readingrockets.org/
**Teach Your Monster to Read: https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/
**I Can Teach My Child to Read: https://www.icanteachmychild.com/10-steps-to-teaching-your-child-to-read/
**Tips for teaching your child to read: http://simplehomeschool.net/learn-to-read/
**WikiHow to teach your child to read: https://www.wikihow.com/Teach-Your-Child-to-Read
**Teaching your child how to read: http://www.icanread.com/

 

READING – BOOK LISTS FOR KINDERGARTEN

**Scholastic – click on age range of choice: http://www.scholastic.com/parents/books-and-reading/book-lists-and-recommendations/ages-6-7

https://www.christianbook.com/page/homeschool/literature/childrens-classic-literature

http://www.best-childrens-books.com/childrens-literature.html

https://www.nypl.org/childrens100

https://www.greatschools.org/gk/book-lists/favorite-books-for-kindergartners/

http://www.cbcbooks.org/cbc-book-lists/2016-finalists/

20 Fantastic Books for Kids Learning to Read

https://edexcellence.net/commentary/education-gadfly-daily/flypaper/2012/the-kindergarten-canon.html

 

WRITING

Amazing Handwriting Worksheet Maker https://www.handwritingworksheets.com/

Make your own printable handwriting worksheets

http://www.first-school.ws/theme/handwriting.htm

Handwriting Worksheets and Printable Activities Preschool

 

COMPREHENSION

An 86-page workbook you can print out: http://www.lvanca.org/files/get-ready-for-kindergarten-workbook.pdf

https://www.kindergartenworksheets.net/reading-worksheets/reading-comprehension-worksheet.html

https://www.scribd.com/document/358764462/Free-Kindergarten-Reading-Comprehension-Passages-pdf

A 36-page printable book: https://australianteacher.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/reading-comprehension-for-kindy-kids.pdf

 

VOCABULARY

Dolch Vocabulary (parent guide) https://www.mrsperkins.com/files/dolch_book.pdf

Printable Dolch Word List: http://www.webbervilleschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Dolch-220-Basic-Words.pdf

Dolch Word Lists through Grade 3 – printable: https://sightwords.com/sight-words/dolch/

 

DOLCH SPELLING WORDS

A printable list of Pre-K to grade 3 words: http://www.dolchword.net/printables/All220DolchWordsByGradeFreq.pdf

 

PHONICS Literacy Teaching Guide: https://my.vanderbilt.edu/specialeducationinduction/files/2011/09/1-Literacy-teaching-guide-phonics.pdf

http://www.kidzone.ws/kindergarten/consonants.htm
https://thekindergartenconnection.com/phonics-your-questions-answered/

 

SCIENCE

Typical K Curricula https://www.verywellfamily.com/typical-kindergarten-science-curriculum-1448844

60 page parent book: book https://www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/k12/curriculum/guides/completely_kinder/21.%20Science-Curriculum%20Outcomes%20FINAL.pdf

Downloadable science books for kids: https://freekidsbooks.org/subject/science/

Lesson Plans: https://www.education.com/lesson-plans/kindergarten/science/

Activities & Experiments: https://www.education.com/activity/kindergarten/science/

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

https://www.education.com/lesson-plans/kindergarten/social-studies/

https://www.education.com/worksheets/kindergarten/social-studies/

https://www.familyeducation.com/school/what-your-child-will-learn/social-studies-kindergarten

https://www.scholastic.com/parents/others/articles/social-studies-kindergarten.html

https://app.studiesweekly.com/kindergarten-social-studies

 

MUSIC

https://www.harrykindergartenmusic.com/

Outcomes for Music, 24-page book: https://www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/k12/curriculum/guides/completely_kinder/33.%20Music%20Curriculum%20Outcomes%20FINAL.pdf

Music Lesson Plans: http://lessonplanspage.com/music/kindergarten/

Tips for Teaching K Music: https://www.mrsmiraclesmusicroom.com/2015/01/tips-for-teaching-kindergarten-music.html

 

ART

https://www.education.com/activity/kindergarten/arts-and-crafts/

https://artprojectsforkids.org/category/view-by-grade/0-grade/

http://www.mericherry.com/2015/06/04/art-project-5-year-olds-kindergarten/

https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/category/art-lessons/kindergarten-art-lessons/

http://www.mrsbrownart.com/kindergarten.htm

 

MATH

Math Standards from K-12 This is a one-stop website for all grades to see what the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics grade level recommendations are. It’s beautifully, succinctly and efficiently stated.

There are individual tabs for the grade level expectaions for Numbers, Operations and Computations. You can teach your child all of these via the free resources listed below. Or, in the case of older children who don’t need as much direct guidance, you can utilize many free resources to accomplish the goals. Below are links to free resources for teaching/learning math at all levels.  Understanding Number Sense and Operations “Number sense essentially refers to a student’s “fluidity and flexibility with numbers,” (Gersten & Chard, 2001). He/She has sense of what numbers mean, understands their relationship to one another, is able to perform mental math, understands symbolic representations, and can use those numbers in real world situations.”

https://mathsolutions.com/making-sense-of-math/number-sense/understanding-number-sense/

An Effective Guide to K-3 Mathematics a free 342 page instructional ebook.

Common Core State Standards – Math These are *standards* – goals for the average kindergarten student to reach. They’re a baseline, but not a curriculum. You, as a parent-teacher, can use these printable goals to plan the curriculum you want to achieve instructing these topics with your Kindergarten student. How you go about doing that, as a homeschooler, gives you the flexibility of choice that you want.

YouTube for Kindergarten Math When you google search “Kindergarten Math YouTube” you will have visual lessons pop up, giving you many choices for lessons to do with your child. There are almost 3 million videos for you to choose from. They are, of course, listed at the top by popularity.

Teaching Channel Includes almost 1,200 videos on academic topics – just use the search function for topic/grade. You do have to register here. https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos?default=1

Math Kindergarten Printable Worksheets Here are a list of links to free printable worksheets for K math.

http://www.k5learning.com/free-preschool-kindergarten-worksheets/simple-math

https://www.education.com/worksheets/kindergarten/math/

http://www.kidzone.ws/math/kindergarten.htm

https://www.math-salamanders.com/printable-kindergarten-math-worksheets.html

https://www.greatschools.org/gk/worksheets/?grade=kindergarten&category=math-2

https://www.mathsisfun.com/worksheets/kindergarten.php

http://www.math-aids.com/Kindergarten/

http://www.worksheetfun.com/kindergarten-worksheets/

Geometry and Spatial Sense – Children build on their knowledge of basic shapes to identify more complex 2-D and 3-D shapes by drawing and sorting. They then learn to reason spatially, read maps, visualize objects in space, and use geometric modeling to solve problems. Eventually children will be able to use coordinate geometry to specify locations, give direct

Measurement – Learning how to measure and compare involves concepts of length, weight, temperature, capacity and money. Telling the time and using money links to an understanding of the number system and represents an important life skill.

Data Analysis and Probability – As children collect information about the world around them, they will find it useful to display and represent their knowledge. Using charts, tables, graphs will help them learn to share and organize data.

Algebra – The ability to sort and order objects or numbers and recognizing and building on simple patterns are examples of ways children begin to experience algebra. This elementary math concept sets the groundwork for working with algebraic variables as a child’s math experience grows.

 

KINDERGARTEN CURRICULUM RESOURCES
Starfall is an excellent resource including many online, free, interactive topics. Starfall has been teaching children to read with phonics for well over a decade. Our systematic approach, in conjunction with audiovisual interactivity, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL): http://www.starfall.com/

 

MISCELLANEOUS Kindergarten multi-subject free worksheets: http://www.kindergartenworksheets.net/

Struggling Readers – parent information: http://www.readingrockets.org/blog/37821

 

GENERAL TECHNOLOGY BASED CURRICULUM HELPS (MISCELLANEOUS) Educational Computer Games and Apps for Kids

ABC for kids: http://www.abcya.com/

Free stuff on twinkl.com https://creativeeducator.tech4learning.com/lessons/kindergarten

https://www.amazon.com/Kindergarten-Technology-32-lesson-Comprehensive-Curriculum/dp/0978780000

https://www.pinterest.com/kdgworks/technology-for-kindergarten/

https://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/kindergarten-technology/