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This 9-week curriculum package will carry you through the final quarter of the school year. We recommend that you complete the first through third quarter curriculum packages before this program.
Designed for children ages 6-8 (1st grade), this Sonlight package is a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use curriculum that includes everything you need to homeschool for the fourth quarter of the school year: daily lesson plans, book notes, teaching tips, all the books and materials. Simply continue with the math program you’re already doing or this is also a good time to consider changing a math program that isn’t the best fit for your student. Add any optional language arts materials, and desired electives … and you’ve got a complete curriculum! Flexibility without a year-long commitment.
This package Includes the following. You will already have purchased some of the materials in the first quarter curriculum package.
- Language Arts
- Mapping and Timeline Activities
- All connected with a daily schedule – what we refer to as an Instructor’s Guide.
NOTE: In the first quarter curriculum package, you purchased several materials that can be used for a full year (history spine, handwriting, map and timeline activities). These materials do not need to be purchased again. See additional notes below.
Overview of the Instructor’s Guide
All the lesson plans, activities, notes, and teaching tips you need to teach your child. The Sonlight Instructor’s Guide takes the books included in this curriculum package and turns them into a cohesive curriculum—all of the planning has been done for you! Just open the guide and go.
The Instructor’s Guide will come as loose, 3-hole punched pages. We recommend placing the guide into a 3-ring binder. If you plan to purchase additional quarterly curriculum packages, we recommend the Sonlight 3” binder so all materials will fit.
Overview of History
As you start the last quarter of your year, you and your student will learn about how local, state and national governments affect how we live. You will also discover more about how modern conveniences shape our culture. Finish your year learning about the Karen people of Burma.
Overview of Bible
As you end your year, Egermeier’s Bible Story Book will recount the wonderful stories of Jesus’ ministry, his resurrection and the birth of the church.
Overview of Literature
The literature portion of this program includes both Read-Alouds, the books you read aloud to your children, and Readers, the books your children will learn to read themselves. Readers are included in the language arts portion of your curriculum.
For Read-Alouds, you will enjoy these favorites:
Overview of Language Arts
As you finish out your year, your new reader will discover the joy in reading classic Dr Suess books as well as continuing to gain confidence in handwriting and creative expression.
Overview of Handwriting
No matter what your child's motor skill level, they will continue to enjoy daily success using our favorite program, Handwriting Without Tears. Includes the workbook and lined paper from Handwriting Without Tears 1.
Overview of Science
Discover the fascinating worlds of biology and physics as you continue your studies from Sonlight Science A. End your year of science learning how things like telephones and microwaves work. Your budding scientist will also explore modes of transportation and space. Close out your studies with Isaac Newton and his laws of motion. If you haven’t already, we recommend purchasing the Science Supplies Kit A to minimize your experiment prep time. This package includes select books from Science A: Biology, Botany and Physics.
The Supplies Kit is a year-long kit that will be referenced in the second, third, and fourth quarter curriculum kits, but will only need to be purchased once.
Overview of Mapping & Timeline Activities
You'll continue to use Sonlight's Timeline Book and Markable Map (included in the first quarter package) to incorporate geography naturally into your school day. Students use the Markable Map to make visual connections of how all their history books and Read-Alouds relate geographically. Timeline activities tell you when to add people, events, and dates to your Timeline Book.
These are included only in this first semester package, but are referenced and scheduled in the second, third, and fourth quarter packages. You will not need to purchase them again if you continue on with another quarterly curriculum package of the same level.
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
We want to make sure you get what is right for you and your family. Returning items that don't work for your family should be easy and stress-free. Every quarterly curriculum package comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Items must be returned in unused, resalable condition. Get full details about the 30-day return policy here.
If you have any questions about Sonlight and our curriculum, please don't hesitate to contact a Sonlight Advisor and get some additional information.
- This product is available for purchase only for the 2020-2021 school year.
- We recommend you begin with the first quarter package as some materials included in it are needed to complete the second, third, and fourth quarter curriculum packages. These resources include, but are not limited to the history spine, science experiments, handwriting, spelling, map and timeline book activities. You will not need to repurchase the materials that are used all year long in the second, third, or fourth quarter packages; they will not be included in those packages.