We are so excited to have just released our newest curriculum The Kind Kingdom. This is meant to be a guide for parents geared towards elementary students. The Chronicles of Narnia is used as a spine, along with amazing stories of famous people of Europe, Grimm's fairy tales, Shakespeare, art, poetry, geography, nature studies, copy work, recipes, and more.
All you need to add for a year long curriculum with your elementary students is an age appropriate math, phonics, or spelling resource.
We've even included a monthly hymn, and an extended book list so that older children and parents can read more deeply into the time period.
Homeschooling with The Peaceful Press is meant to be life giving for parents and children. We offer lesson plans that provide a framework, but that don’t overburden families, so that you and your children can chase the spark of ideas and imagination together.
Take a break from your regular homeschool program to observe your children as you provide a framework of literature based activities, while also offering some free time for them to develop interest led learning. There are so many beautiful resources available, and it’s important to know whether something works for your family before you commit to a whole year. Below you will find one day of lessons from our sample week of The Kind Kingdom, and you can download a full week sample below. We hope you love it.
Sing the hymn of the month and other favorite hymns or songs.
Read John 3. Ask your children to tell you a favorite verse from the chapter or to retell the chapter in their own words.
Pray. Take time to ask God to show you something you can be thankful for.
Read The Magician’s Nephew, Chapter 3. Tell, write, or draw a narration.
Copy “Kings and Queens of England” mnemonic.
Review the book, Kings and Queens of England and Scotland, and choose a monarch to create a presentation on.
Write a few notes about the monarch to use as an outline.
Find a picture online to copy or use as a visual aid.
You can work on the presentation throughout the first month and present at a family gathering or co-op meeting.
One math lesson of your family’s math curriculum choice. Review math facts.
Do a grammar or writing lesson. We recommend Junior Analytical Grammar and Institute for Excellence in Writing for children who are fluent readers.
If your child is still developing fine motor skills or reading skills, stick to oral or written narration, copy work, and daily reading until they are ready. Grammar and writing skills can be learned quickly by a child who has a strong foundation of stories.
Read 15-30 minutes from the included independent reading list.
When you have finished with a simple day of lessons with The Peaceful Press, take a few minutes to observe your children, and take note of the ways that they continue engaging with the content in their free time. Learning to observe your child can help you see how much they have actually absorbed.
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The Kind Kingdom!
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