Book of Crafts for Junior Kindergarten
Projects are divided into three categories: literature crafts, letter crafts (27) and review day crafts to reinforce letter recognition, strengthen fine motor skills and promote creativity in young learners. Many of the letter crafts are unique compared to other alphabet focused craft books, for example, "G is for Gum" gives children the opportunity to color a gumball machine and utilize 1" colored construction paper circles to create gumballs for their machine.
Jr. Kindergarten level, which contains more focused lessons on the alphabet and numbers, calendar concepts, basic reading comprehension and more.
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 titled Acclerated Classical Core Curriculum Manual. You can find these along with the complete list of curriculum resources used with them on our website.
We have complete grade-level resource packages, consumable packages for “refill,” new user packages for levels that reuse resources from a previous level, read-aloud packages for each level and science and enrichment packages for the early levels. Curriculum resources are also listed individually (see website for specific contents of consumables and read-aloud packages). Please note that several of the programs include First Form Latin and Classical Composition, which should be completed in order, regardless of what is in the grade level package.If you have a student entering the program after fourth grade, you will need to start them in Classical Composition: Fable Stage and/or First Form Latin instead of what might be in the package.
This series is for the parent who wants a good classical curriculum which is outlined and ready to use. Simply open the book and follow the instructions. You will be well on your way to a quality education for your young ones. ~ Donna
Craft activities are vital for the early elementary years. Children develop fine motor skills, coordination, thinking skills, and character skills like patience through crafts. Equally significant, young children mature in their ability to express themselves, build self-esteem and enjoy learning. Thankfully, Memoria Press has combined the benefits of art with quality literature to create a complete developmental experience with appeal for families whether homeschool or private/public school, Memoria Press user or a family whose core is living books and Charlotte Mason studies.
Each book offers one project per book in their read aloud package. Projects use commonly found items and the included templates. Complete supply list and instructions are included. A perfect resource for the crafty and not so crafty parent, as activities are well explained and easy to follow. See individual grade level for more details. sc. ~ Deanne