Friday, February 11, 2011

My "Year 0.5" Plan

So what do you do if you've finished all the AO Y0 books and your child isn't ready for Year 1? Here's what I did. I also like to do occasional mini-units.

My "Year 0.5" Plan


Daily Bible reading and memorization with the family

Small Rain selections chosen by Jessie Orton Jones illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones

Wise Words for Little People by Kenneth N. Taylor

Big Thoughts for Little People by Kenneth N. Taylor


The Bear The Heard Crying by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock and Helen Kinsey illustrated by Ted Rand

Will’s Quill by Don Freeman

Various historical I Can Read books: ie: George the Drummer Boy, Clipper Ship, Six Silver Spoons, The 18 Penny Goose, The Drinking Gourd, Hill of Fire, The Josefina Story Quilt, Sam the Minuteman, etc.

Various historical Step Into Reading books: ie: George Washington and the General's Dog, The Statue of Liberty, Pompeii: Buried Alive, Tut's Mummy: Lost and Found, Abe Lincoln's Hat, Gold Fever, etc.


Charlie Needs a Cloak by Tomie dePaola

The Year At Maple Hill Farm by Alice and Martin Provensen

The Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward

Various science related I Can Read books: ie: Greg's Microscope, Red Tag Comes Home, Egg to Chick, Let's Get Turtles, When an Animal Grows, Seeds and More Seeds, Plenty of Fish, etc.

Various science related Step Into Reading books: ie: Bones, Moonwalk, Benjamin Franklin and the Magic Squares, Monster Bugs, Dinosaur Babies, Microscopic Monsters, etc.


1 is One by Tasha Tudor

Ray's Mathematics (free online book)

The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins

Anno's Counting Book by Mitsumasa Anno

Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni

The King's Chessboard by David Birch

How Much is a Million by David Schwartz

G is for Googol: A Math Alphabet Book by David Schwartz

Folk Tales

The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde illustrated by Hilda Boswell (preferred) or by Lisbeth Zwerger

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Wanda Ga’g

The Man Who Didn’t Wash Dishes by Phyllis Krasilovsky illustrated by Barbara Cooney

Assorted folk tales retold and illustrated by Paul Galdone

Pecos Bill, Johnny Appleseed and others by Steven Kellogg

Natural Sciences

Over in the Meadow by John Langstaff illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky

Little Black Bear Goes For A Walk by Berniece Freschet illustrated by Glen Rounds

Assorted books by Gladys Conklin and Herbert Zim


My First Books of Prayers

Hairy McClary from Donaldson’s Dairy by Lynley Dodd

Mother Goose Rhymes published by Platt and Munk

ABC Books

Peter Rabbit’s ABC by Beatrix Potter

The ABC Bunny by Wanda Ga’g

Apricot ABC by Miska Miles


The Happy Day by Ruth Krauss illustrated by Marc Simont

Play With Me by Marie Hall Ets

In The Forest by Marie Hall Ets

Corgiville Fair by Tasha Tudor

Tim’s Friend, Towser and others by Edward Ardizzone

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