100 Days of Summer Reading Book One: 100 Book Challenge
Reading is a subject that should continue through the summer to avoid regression. These new summer reading journals are the perfect way to encourage young children to continue working on reading fluency as well as exposing them to good literature. The font size gets smaller for each journal and each page is divided in half for drawing and writing small summaries.100 Days of Summer Reading Ifor kindergarten has the unique goal of reading a book a day for 100 days!
Use these books to record each book you read during the summer--or any other time. Each level provides a sample pages of upper and lowercase letters, using manuscript in grade K (Book 1) and New American Cursive style in grades 1-2 (Books 2 and 3). Then, each of the 100 pages (numbered prominently at the top) provides both a framed space at the top for illustrating and lines on the bottom half (dotted middle line for K-1) for writing about the book. Level K adds a challenge: read 1 book a day for 100 days. Font size decreases with teach level. Each includes an appendix with suggested books to read. ~ Ruth
Memoria Press now offers complete Curriculum Manuals and grade-level curriculum packages for PK-10 using the classical methodology. Recitation is used in every level for memorization of basic facts, systematic phonics and good books are used for reading education, copywork is used for teaching Bible truths, and music and art are included for enrichment in the early (K-3) levels. Each Curriculum Manual contains complete lesson plans for a one-year course of study. The Curriculum Manuals are well-formatted and easy to use. In the front of each book you will find a checklist of the materials needed at that level, an explanation of this curriculum, instructions for lesson implementation, a recommended schedule and blank schedule for your own planning purposes, and 33 weeks of detailed lesson plans. Lessons include assignments from the books used at each grade level, as well as activity suggestions. The appendices include a variety of material for that grade level, and may include: prayers, letter activities, recitation, memory verses, read-aloud book list, poetry list and selections, and a paintings/music list for kindergarten and first grade. These pages are reproducible for family or classroom use. Although most of the guides have been available for several years, the curriculum was restructured in 2015, with many of the programs originally included in 3rd grade now with a slower pacing to span 3rd and 4th grade. Guides for grades 3 and up have been modified to reflect this change, while the lower-level guides have only had minor changes. If you are already midway into the program with the original guides, you can still continue in that track with the older guides, now
Grade 1 continues in the development of reading skills by incorporating more good books and focusing on vocabulary, spelling, comprehension, and composition skills. Math at this level is Rod and Staff Grade 1, and spelling is introduced with Traditional Spelling I. The literature and read-alouds also serve to introduce children to history/geography and science, as well as good literature. Copywork, recitation, music, art, and cursive instruction are also included. Some resources are reused from Kindergarten; if you are entering the curriculum for the first time, then you will also need the New User package.