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Posted: Aug 22 2009 at 3:43pm | IP Logged Quote dakotamidnight

Any ideas? We are starting kindergarten this fall and stretching it over 2 years due to DD starting early since she is gifted.

I was looking over the Who Am I books and I really don't care for them - I think they are a little simple for DD.

Any ideas? I was considering just coming up with something my self with the materials I have on hand {A year with God, the Complete set of St. Joseph picture books, leading little ones to mary} but if I can save myself the work I'd like to.

ETA: I don't want to just move her up to F & L 1 as she isn't ready for that yet.
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Posted: Aug 22 2009 at 4:51pm | IP Logged Quote ekbell

I quite like using the Who Am I? teacher guide and pattern packet while adding enrichment from the material around the house but I realize that doesn't work for every child and mom (I'd only use the activity pages with a child who enjoyed such things-I certainly don't think that they are needed).

One of my dd's wasn't fond of Who Am I? and I just read from a good Bible story book, added crafts from MSSS Crafts and Resources for Bible stories and did liturgical year activities.

Since you own Leading Little Ones to Mary my suggestion for a possible weekly plan would be to read a Bible story (plus craft if desired) for one or two lessons, use the Leading Little ones to Mary talks for two lessons (ideally a day or two apart), and use either A year with God and/or the liturgical planning links on this site for the remainder of the week. Here is the master list of Liturgical Year Planning Threads

It would likely work very well to start by looking over the liturgical year materials for the month (or week) and plan the other lessons around the various feasts and memorials.
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Posted: Sept 01 2009 at 3:58pm | IP Logged Quote Anastasia

Not crazy about those books either. The Ignatius Press Faith and Life series is pretty good, though.
I'm not really using a curriculum, anyway, just reading Stories from the St Joseph series, the Golden Children's Bible, and the Once upon a time saints books. And we have Maria Montessori's "The Mass for Children" for Sundays, that's really helpful.
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Posted: Sept 09 2009 at 7:19pm | IP Logged Quote Stephanie_Q

I think you might find the Seton Kindergarten Catechism is very solid. The supplemental materials they recommend are "My Jesus and I" "Leading Little Ones to Mary", St. Joseph books: "The Ten Commandments", "The Seven Sacraments", "The Angels," and St. Joseph Coloring Book(s) about: "...the Holy Bible", "...Mary", and "...the Rosary"   A lot of things you have...We didn't use "A Year With God" but "supplemented" with ideas from Catholic Culture et.al.

We had a copy from my MIL of the Pre-school and Kindergarten "Who Am I" and we copied some of the simple activities to do for fun, but I didn't like it as a religion curriculum.

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