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Home Schooling

Home Schooling

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HOMESCHOOLING GUIDEBOOK
A Sample Program For Use By Home Schooled Students
Kindergarten To Year 10
With recommended resources to year 12

We give our appreciation to Mrs Michele Vieira, Mrs Georgina Brazier, Mrs Helen Brearley, Mrs Pat Mills and many others who have contributed to the creation and compilation of this guide so homeschooling families can learn from their experiences. We also acknowledge Mr David Bruggeman for his desktop publishing expertise. We suggest that you use the disk copy of this document to amend the sample program to suit your own requirements. This program is continually updated and your suggestions are welcome. This program meets the requirements for the NSW Board of Studies.

Issue date : 1996

We recommend you buy one of the following and use it to help select reading books for your family:
"Books Children Love"
"Honey For a Child's Heart"
"Books That Build Character"

or "For the Children's Sake"

KINDERGARTEN
ENGLISH
Overview

The main focus in the study of English in Kindergarten is the development of confidence and ability in speaking, listening, preliminary writing and reading. This will be achieved through many experiences in everyday life as well as actual learning times.

Objectives
The Kindergarten child should learn to:
*
recognise and write all letters of the alphabet, upper
and lower case;
*
learn the sounds for each letter of the alphabet;
*
identify beginning and ending sounds of words;
*
read from left to right;
*
form or analyse words phonetically;
*
listen to and enjoy stories with increasing
understanding;
*
show enthusiasm for and make efforts towards learning to
read themselves;
*
recognise and be able to write a few basic words.
Range of Resources:
Basic Texts (Choose the one(s) you prefer):
*
SRA Language and Counting Book (SRA, $5.60, Jun 95)
* Alphaphonics by Samuel Blumenfeld
* Spalding Phonics
* The Writing Road to Reading - Romalda Spalding

* Spalding workbooks - single phonograms
- multiple phonograms
- phonogram workbook
- reading workbook

* Why Johnny Can't Read
*
extensive private library of suitable children's books *
poetry books
*
library
*
Reading Between the Lines -Readiness Level
*
SRA Basic Reading Series Level A to F readers
*
SRA Basic Reading Series Level A to F workbooks
*
alphabet charts
*
word charts
*
Basic Skills Kindergarten by Peter Howard
*

Golden Step Ahead Books - ABC Beginning Sounds
- Letters and Sounds
- More Letters and Sounds

Kindergarten
MATHEMATICS
Overview
The study of Mathematics in Kindergarten aims to do the groundwork in introducing Maths in informal as well as concrete
situations and in introducing initial mathematical concepts.
Objectives
The Kindergarten child should learn:
*
numbers 0 - 10, names and symbols, ordinal names,
comparing, sequencing and ordering;
*
number patterns and informal patterns;
*
to discriminate between shapes, informal description and
classification of shapes;
*
to recognise and describe a square, triangle and circle;
*
to understand the concepts of and to perform simple
addition and subtraction;
*
measuring lengths with informal units and comparing;
*
to solve problems by pairing;
*
concept of area and covering surfaces;
*
concept of temperature;
*
to identify whole objects and parts of objects;
*
to identify halves of given objects.
Range of Resources
*
number charts
*
toy clock with counters
*
your choice of a Maths book examples include:
SRA Mathematics Learning System Language and Counting
Book
Golden Step Ahead Books - Numbers 1-10
- counting to 10
- Math readiness
Breakthrough Maths - K
HBJ Maths - K
Basic Skills Kindergarten by Peter Howard
*
Lego blocks
*
everyday articles
*
calendars
*
road signs wall chart
*
dominoes
*
cards
*
cuisenaire rods
*
progression to SRA Mathematics Learning System Level 1,
or the next in whichever series of Maths book chosen
when
the child is ready
Kindergarten
HUMAN SOCIETY AND ITS ENVIRONMENT
Overview
In Kindergarten the aim will be to develop an appreciation of the individual and other people, to develop awareness of the
surroundings, to learn independence, good manners and to gain practical experience in living.
Topics
1. Personal and public
* Personal identity -
child should learn to say own name,
age and address
*
Independent care and respect for property - child should
learn about what belongs to them and what belongs to
others and the appropriate care of these things
* The child should learn to care for and be responsible for
his/her personal propertye. g. eg pencils, books, hat, toys..
*Recogn is i n g Recog n i zi n g and using appropriately public property e.g. eg
parks, fences, telephones, street lights, train
and bus
stops, etc..
*
RecognisingRecognizing and using appropriately various forms of
private propertye. g. eg letter boxes, gardens,
doorbells,

taps, garbage bins, posters
* Learning appropriate daily greetings and farewells
* Extending courtesy to each other and to visitors

* Learning andp ract is i n gp ract ic i n g correct social conducte. g. eg when
entering a room, interrupting conversations,
delivering
a message, answering questions, answering telephone
2. Introduction to civics
*
observance of special days such as Australia Day, Anzac
Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Christmas, Easter
etc.etc * Practical Social Service
provide opportunities for social servicee. g. eg with a
charitable organisation or hospital visits, helping the
elderly and handicapped etc.

3. Why are animals important to us?
* how are animals different?
* where do we find animals?
* how do we depend on animals?
* how do animals depend on us?

Resources
*
the home
*
the library
*
charitable organisations

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