It’s time to empower your preschool using Phonics with Penmanship! Imagine having a preschooler or kindergartener that is so pumped up and ready to learn that the elementary years can go much smoother. It’s possible! Empower your preschool and kindergarten with a great phonics and penmanship program to go along with all the fun activities and natural learning that you already do.
With the beginning of the school year upon us, there has been a lot of talk about elementary school, but preschool and kindergarten years are of utmost importance. When you get off on the right foot, anything is possible later! Don’t neglect the natural curiosity of a child. If you already have elementary students, there is no doubt that they want to be doing a bit of book work like your older children. This is a great time to use Phonics with Penmanship, created by Misty of Year Round Homeschooling.
Phonics with Penmanship
Phonics with Penmanship is a two year program. Each year includes a student workbook, a teacher’s manual, a page of resources for each letter or sound, and a set of phonics cards. A weekly email will also be sent to you containing a fun activity pack featuring the focus sound of the week. Year One of Phonics with Penmanship is designed to teach students the name of each letter, all the sounds that letter can make, and to be able to write the letter all at the same time. Year Two teaches the sounds of letter combinations. Adorable graphics accompany each letter, letter combination, and most practice words. Visual appeal is really important for preschoolers! (I like it, too!)
Year One of the Phonics with Penmanship Program
The Year One program is designed as a 40 week program. It focusses on single letters and their sounds. There is one letter per week. If you want to go faster, that is okay too. That’s what we will probably do, at least until we get to Year Two. Just keep it hands on, visual, and fun.
After the letter is explored, there are two words the student can practice writing and reading for one of the sounds that letter might make. Since some letters make multiple sounds, one letter may be covered more than one week. For example, the short a sound may be one week, while the long A sound is covered the next week. As the student writes the letter, they are saying the letter name and most common sound. This is actually a practice I stressed with my own kids, as well as when I was a public school teacher.
As most homeschoolers love, there is room for flexibility. Suggested crafts, recipes, activities, phonics cards, and printables are provided via links that you can click on in the teacher’s manual. There are at least 4 crafts, 4 extra printables, 4 snacks, and 4 activities, and 4 books for each sound, but often there are many more than 4. You are bound to find several things that you will want to do! These activities will also be updated periodically with fresh, new ideas.
Year Two of the Phonics With Penmanship Program
The Year Two program teaches digraphs, phonetic letter combinations that represent one sound (ph, ch, sh, th, etc.). It is designed as a 44 week program. The delivery is set up much the same way as year one. If you have a child that moves quickly through year one, you can go straight into Year Two of Phonics with Penmanship. This is what we are planning to do with our preschooler. I am also going to use year two with my first grader to review the letter combinations.
The Nitty Gritty on Phonics With Penmanship
As someone who taught reading in public school system for 10 years, has her masters as a Reading Specialist, has taught two avid homeschool readers and is working on number three, I can honestly say this is a great program! We are looking forward to using it this year. Here are the details so that you can get it and other great Year Round Homeschooling resources too…Phonics With Penmanship is brand new and on sale right now! Click To Tweet
The regular price of the curriculum is $29.99 for each year. The great news is that since the curriculum is hot off the presses. Each year is $29.99
Enjoy some phonics fun. Have a wonderful time with your beginning readers!
What are your favorite preschool and kindergarten resources?
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