Age 5 To 7

Age 5-7 Videos

Introduction
What makes our curriculum unique and how is it structured.
6 minutes
Walk Through the Year: Math
Take a look at some of the topics, projects, and activities your child will study in math.
8 minutes
Walk Through the Year: S, SS, LA
Take a look at some of the topics, projects, and activities your child will be studying next year.
4 minutes

Overview

What Will Your 6-Year-Old Do This Year?

Will he read...

  • six books that explore characters, patterns and similarities and differences;
  • five books that explore communities and people both far and near;
  • eleven books that investigate animal habitats, the five senses, weather, movement, and changes in nature;
  • nine books that explore counting, place value, addition and subtraction, shapes, and telling time;

Will he practice...

  • printing letters of the alphabet,
  • copying words and sentences,
  • writing or dictating short paragraphs,
  • composing poems,
  • reading short passages,
  • answering questions about a text, and
  • illustrating responses?

Will he explore...

  • animal habitats,
  • weather,
  • the five senses,
  • attributes and patterns,
  • time and measurement,
  • changes in nature,
  • data and graphing,
  • life in the past, and
  • people in communities?

Will he create...

  • an illustrated story,
  • a video about patterns,
  • a shape museum exhibit,
  • a plan for improving his community,
  • a mobile about changes,
  • an addition and subtraction sticker book,
  • a “sensible” party to explore the five senses,
  • an online book review presentation, and
  • a mini-book about his past, present, and future?

He will do all this and more if he uses the Age 5-7 level this year.

The Age 5-7 curriculum constitutes one year of academic instruction in science, social studies, language arts, and math. All you need to add is a reading program, and we recommend ABeCeDarian Reading Program Level A.

In the Moving Beyond the Page Age 5-7 curriculum, your child will explore all subject areas and will be given ample opportunity to practice letter recognition — along with reading and writing according to your child's ability. The curriculum does not assume that your child can read, but readers and non-readers alike will be challenged. The curriculum is filled with quality literature to enjoy with your child. Oftentimes, homeschoolers are only taught reading, writing, and math during the early years, but a truly comprehensive curriculum will expose them to science and social studies as well. These subjects can be the most engaging and exciting for a young child.

Prerequisites

Language Arts

  • Knows letters and their sounds
  • Able to write letters
  • Usually used by children in first grade

Math

  • Has completed the Age 4-5 level or another kindergarten program
  • Recognizes and understands numbers 1-20
  • Can write the numbers 1-20
  • Usually used by children in first grade

Beyond Standards

Because all lessons are based on state and national standards, your child will learn all of the necessary skills for his age. Your child will continue to be challenged to read and write at a higher level.

Summary of Skills

The links below will take you to the Summary of Skills for each of the concepts that make up the Age 5-7 curriculum. The Summary of Skills is a list of the state and national standards that are covered within Moving Beyond the Page. This list can be useful for your own planning purposes, but it is also quite helpful when submitting required documentation to fulfill state and local reporting requirements.

Age 5-7 Common Core Alignment

Our curriculum has excellent coverage of the Common Core standards for ELA and Math.

  • English Language Arts
    Review our alignment with the Common Core Standards for Language Arts.
  • Math
    Review our alignment with the Common Core Standards for Math.

What Else Do I Need?

While we do have many phonics and whole language experiences built into each unit, our curriculum does not teach the mechanics of reading. Many gifted 5-7 year old children know how to read, and there are many varying theories on how to best teach a child how to read. For these reasons we have chosen not to “teach” your child to read in our curriculum, allowing you to decide on a reading program that fits your philosophy and your child’s learning style if your child is not already reading. The best program that we have found is ABeCeDarian Reading Program Level A.

Schedules

Moving Beyond the Page is easy to use without a formal schedule. Just finish one lesson each day from each of the subject areas, and you will finish in about the same time as a traditional school year.

If you prefer to plan your year out more explicitly, you can choose from one of the following schedules. Any of these schedules can also be used for a year-round schedule.



Age 5-7 Curriculum Samples

Concept 1: Environment

Unit 1 - Habitats and Homes [S] [SS] [LA]

Lesson 4 - Animals Live and Grow

Unit 2 - Weather [S] [SS] [LA]

Unit 3 - Community [S] [SS] [LA]

Lesson 3 - Jobs in the Community

Concept 2: Similarities and Differences

Unit 1 - Amazing Attributes [S] [SS] [LA]

Lesson 2 - Animal Attributes

Unit 2 - Senses [S] [SS] [LA]

Lesson 8 - Writing About Our Senses

Unit 3 - We're the Same, We're Different [S] [SS] [LA]

Lesson Final Project - Differences Make the World Go 'Round

Concept 3: Patterns

Unit 2 - Patterns in Sounds, Words, and Actions [S] [SS] [LA]

Lesson 3 - Poetry Patterns

Concept 4: Change

Unit 1 - Changes on Planet Earth [S] [SS] [LA]

Lesson 1 - What Causes Change?

Unit 2 - Characters Change [S] [SS] [LA]

Lesson 1 - What's in a Name

Unit 3 - A First Look at History - Change Over Time [S] [SS] [LA]

Lesson 3 - Communities Change

Math

Unit 3 - Addition and Subtraction to 10

Lesson 4 - More Practice with Addition

Unit 7 - Place Value