Principle Approach Curriculum

The Principle Approach curriculum for homeschoolers is called “The Noah Plan.”  It’s available at http://www.face.net.  Here’s the scope and sequence for Kindergarten (can be adapted to Pre-K).

Kindergarten

Curriculum is designed to transition children from standard preschool to Principle Approach grade school.  Kindergarten is centered around the First Principle: God’s principle of Individuality…you are unique in God’s eyes.  “God made me special, like no one else you see; God made me a witness to His diversity.”

Bible

Jesus is here and now.  Old Testament history, Bible literature and wisdom.  New Testament history, prayer and praise.

Early Reader’s Bible 

English

Sowing the seeds of the love of language through literature, composition, syntax, and language appreciation.  The Bible as literature.  Notebook method.

Little House in the Big WoodsSnowflake Bentley

Tales from Shakespeare 

Poetry of Isaac Watts

Children’s poets, lullabies

Winne the Pooh

Aesop’s Fables

Uncle Remus

Bambi

Reading

Reading readiness; phonemic awareness, systematic explicit phonics.  Oral language skills, listening comprehension, expressive language; reading fluency and comprehension; indirect and direct vocabulary learning.  Bible as text.

Phonemic Awareness (text)

The Writing Road to Reading (Spaulding) 

History

God’s principle of individuality, Jesus,”His Story.”  Timeline of Providential History, Creation.  Pilgrims and Indians, Columbus, Patriots, symbols of liberty.  Special Day: Pioneer Day.  Biblical geography, maps, continents, state history.

Abraham Lincoln (d’Aulaire)

George Washington (d’Aulaire)

Pocahontas (d’Aulaire)

Science

The nature and character of God in all branches of science.  Nature and elements of the earth.

Arithmetic

Thinking mathematically, biblical and subject principles, art of computation; oral, mental, visual, kinesthetic, and linguistic math activities.

RightStart Mathematics

Foreign Languages

French–Mes Premiers Pas de Francias

Fine and Performing Arts

music and art appreciation; singing and rhythm instruments; art and crafts

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