These resources are for infants through preschool and kindergarten grades.
If you are creative enough to make your own curriculum, these links are starters to help you learn what subjects are required.
- Ohio State Early Curriculum Guide (Infants-Pre-K)
- Ohio State Kindergarten Mathematics Model Curriculum
- Ohio State Kindergarten English Language Arts Model Curriculum
How I Incorporate Curriculums for Homeschool:
I’m a little bit of the creative type, taking bits and pieces of already established curriculums and piecing them together. Our choice of curriculum is the standard department of education CORE curriculum while incorporating various Montessori materials and enhancing our education by doing unit studies.
The following are examples of resources I’ve been using mostly for my 3-year old (this is a growing list of resources).
- IXL Pre-K Math Guide (used as a guide)
- Illustrative Math Content Standards (used as a guide)
- Building Number Sense Using Dot Cards and Ten Frames
- Montessori Math Materials (store-bought or DIY)
Early Literacy (Writing and Reading):
- Progressive Phonics Books (FREE) (Love, love, love them!)
- Sight Words/Dolch Words/Fry Words Flashcards (Love these!)
- Dolch Words (FREE from TPT)
- Handwriting Without Tears (Absolutely love!)
- Hooked on Phonics Word Families (Love, love these…plus you can check for them at your local library)
- Montessori Pink Blue Green Language Series (Love!)
- Miss Rhonda’s Readers (Written by a Montessori Teacher, we like all things Montessori)
- Read-Aloud Picture Books (Books for Parents to Read-Aloud, Recommendations by Sarah MacKenzie).
- BOB Books, Set 1: Beginning Readers (We are not using these, but teachers highly recommend them).
- FREE Printables for all BOB Books (Set 1-5)
- AWANA (#1 attends an Awana class once a week which he absolutely loves, you can find a class near you or if you prefer to do it at home check the website for homeschool resources).
The Classics (Classic World Literature):
- Timeline of Classics by Gail Ledbetter (a chronological index of classic world literature).
- What’s the Weather Today?
- Days of the Week
- Seasons of the Year
- Months of the Year
- Montessori Practical Life Curriculum
- The Berenstain Bears’ Big Book of Science and Nature (Science Book)
- The five Senses
- Living and NonLiving Things (Sorting Activity) – Lessons taught with texts from library
- Community Helpers (FREE from Hubbards Cupboard)
- Things People Do (Book)
- Firefighters (FREE from TPT)
- Montessori Map Work (Absolutely love)
- Animals and their Continents (by Gift of Curiosity)
- Me on the Map (by Teachmama.com)
- Country Flag Cards (by Homeschool Creations)
- Animals and their Babies (FREE from Kizclub)
- Swimming lessons
- Soccer (we play a lot of soccer for fun at home)
Free Montessori Resources, Albums, and Teacher Guides
- Montessori Teacher Guides
- DIY Montessori Math Materials and Free Printables
- Montessori Lesson Plans and Free ebooks
Online Test Prep and Skill Building
What’s education without testing right? This site below is highly recommended for test prep and school testing information.
My Future Resources/Wish List (1st Grade and Beyond):
NOTE: If you want a curriculum where all the preparation and creation has already been done for you, learn about the different Christian homeschool curriculums readily available:
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- Books: I do incorporate a LOT of library reading time and story books with my homeschool resources because young learners have the most fun learning through stories.
- TPT: When I’m looking for printables on any topic (Math, Literacy, Science etc), I always try teacherspayteachers.com first, as this is a website made by educators for educators. I am registered there as a homeschooler (free registration).