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kindergarten: jul 2015 - jun 2016

Liana 5-6 Years old / coen 4-5 years old

Since Liana missed the Cherry Creek School District kindergarten enrollment cutoff of 5 years old on or before October 1st, we officially started kindergarten for Liana in July 2015 when she was 5 years old. While we worked on our kindergarten curriculum, I had Coen follow along to see if he could keep up with the work. Coen was able to complete all of the same work as Liana during this year, so now he is on the same curriculum track as his sister. Since Coen's birthday is in late October, we did not officially register him for kindergarten with the school district until the 2016-2017 school year when he was 5 years old. We didn't get to travel as much as we would have liked this year due to family needs and Cesar started an online Executive MBA in Healthcare Administration at the University of Colorado Denver. We can't wait to see Cesar graduate in June 2017!

Language Arts

  • The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading by Jessie Wise
  • Sing, Spell, Read, and Write Level 1 Off We Go Book
  • Language Arts K by BookShark
  • Wordly Wise 3000 Book K by EPS
  • Letters and Numbers for Me by Handwriting Without Tears
  • My First Book of Lowercase Letters (Ages 4-5-6) by Kumon Publishing
  • My Book of Alphabet Games (Ages 4-5-6) by Kumon Publishing
  • My Book of Rhyming Words (Ages 4-5-6) by Kumon Publishing
  • My Book of Rhyming Words & Phrases (Ages 4-5-6) by Kumon Publishing
  • My Book of Rhyming Words Long Vowels (Ages 4-5-6) by Kumon Publishing
  • Words For School Level 1 (Ages 4-5-6) by Kumon Publishing
  • 100 Words Kids Need to Read by 1st Grade Book 1 by Scholastic

Math

  • Singapore Math Essential Math Kindergarten Book A by Singapore Math, Inc.
  • Singapore Math Essential Math Kindergarten Book B by Singapore Math, Inc.
  • Mathematical Reasoning Level A Grade K by The Critical Thinking Co.
  • My Book of Numbers 1-120 (Ages 4-5-6) by Kumon Publishing
  • My Book of Number Games 1-150 (Ages 4-5-6) by Kumon Publishing
  • My Book of Simple Addition (Ages 4-5-6) by Kumon Publishing
  • My Book of Easy Telling Time (Ages 4-5-6) by Kumon Publishing
  • Summer Review & Prep Math and Reading Grade K → 1 by Kumon Publishing
  • Mathematics with Unifix Cubes Kindergarten by Didax

Critical Thinking

  • Dr. DooRiddles A1 (PreK-2) by The Critical Thinking Co.
  • Amazing Mazes (Ages 4-5-6) by Kumon Publishing

Science

  • Science Play! by Jill Frankel Hauser

History & Social Studies

  • A Child's History of the World by V. M. Hillyer
  • Intro To The World Cultures K (Ages 5-7) by BookShark

visual & performing arts

  • Artistic Pursuits Book 1 K-3 by Brenda Ellis
  • Child-size Master-pieces For Steps 1, 2, 3 by Aline D. Wolf
  • My Book of Pasting (Ages 4-5-6) by Kumon Publishing
  • My Book of Pasting Jigsaw Puzzles (Ages 4-5-6) by Kumon Publishing
  • My Book of Easy Crafts (Ages 4-5-6) by Kumon Publishing

life skills/Character

  • Core Virtues Grades K-6 by Mary Beth Klee

Extracurricular Activities

  • Swimming (Liana & Coen)
  • Gymnastics (Liana & Coen)
  • Child Dance (Liana)
  • Rock Climbing (Liana & Coen)
  • Girl Scouts Daisy Juliette (Liana)
  • Hiking (Liana & Coen)

field trips

  • 11/2015 The Lion King - Buell Theater Denver, CO
  • 1/2016 Hiked 2 miles at Castlewood Canyon State Park- Franktown, CO
  • 1/2016 RV Adventure Travel Show - Denver, CO
  • 1/2016 National Western Stock Show - Denver, CO
  • 1/2016 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo - Colorado Springs, CO
  • 2/2016 NatGeo Live! Passion 8000: Dream of a Lifetime with Mountaineer Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner - Lone Tree, CO
  • 3/2016 Silly Science Class at Parker Recreation Center - Parker, CO
  • 4/2016 Busy Builders Class at Parker Recreation Center - Parker, CO
  • 6/2016 Garden Art Class at Parker Recreation Center - Parker, CO
  • 6/2016 Denver Museum of Nature and Science Homeschool Day Robots - Denver, CO

Travel

  • 7/2015 (7 days) Camping at Ridgway State Park - Ridgway, CO
  • 7/2015 (3 days) Camping at Rock Creek Hills - Jefferson, CO
  • 7/2015 (3 days) Camping at Burning Bear Campground - Grant, CO
  • 5/2016 (4 days) Camping at Tiger Run Resort - Breckenridge, CO
  • 6/2016 (4 days) Camping at Collegiate Peaks Campground - Buena Vista, CO

testing/evaluations

  • Brigance Early Childhood Screen III K & 1
  • IOWA Tests levels 5R & 6
  • Let's Go Learn Online Diagnostic Tests

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