Age 5 To 7
Explore patterns in nature. Engage in informative and interesting literature. Learn about matter and chemical and physical changes. Enjoy watching your child plan fun projects like a “Sensible Party,” where those who attend have to use all of their senses.
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.
- Knows letters and their sounds
- Able to write letters
- Usually used by children in kindergarten or first grade
- 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
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
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.
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
Unit 3 - Addition and Subtraction to 10
Lesson 4 - More Practice with Addition
Unit 7 - Place Value