Gentle + Classical Primer (36 units/weeks long) has been designed for students Kindergarten through 1st grade to explore literature, scripture, catechism, math, poetry, art, music, and fun nursery rhymes in a gentle, classical way that follows the "Formidable List of Attainments for a Child of 6" set forth by Charlotte Mason.
Gentle + Classical Nature Volume 1: Inland Waterways and Forests (18 units/36 weeks) has been created to make Charlotte Mason's "Formidable List of Attainments for a Child of 6" all the more attainable without overwhelm.
Together, these programs are a robust and full buffet for the Kindergarten or First Grade student. Through these programs your students will:
- Explore nature, learning about amphibians, reptiles, forest birds, woodland creatures, natural cycles, moss, mushrooms and more over 18 units (2 weeks per unit)!
- Learn to identify 6 flowers, 6 trees, and 6 birds by name
- Memorize 6 nature-inspired poems
- Be able to recite 36 nursery poems, up to a dozen additional poems, 18 catechisms, 8 scripture verses, and listen to the entire storybook Bible
- Engage in 25+ living, classic wonder tales
- Focus on 3 important character virtues (kindness, self-control, and faithfulness)
- Sing 3 hymns
- Memorize 30+ math statements
- Study great compositions by Mozart, Bach, and Tchaikovsky
- Learn about the instruments of the orchestra
- Study the great works of Mozart, Vermeer, and Kandinsky
On Mission Addition: If you choose to add the 10 issue bundle of On Mission, your family will be equipped with a new country for each month of your school year. In each issue you will explore the culture, geography, history, and faiths of a specific country of focus, traveling around the world again and again!
The following On Mission issues are included if you select the option with On Mission:
- Saudi Arabia
- the Netherlands
In order to learn even more about each of these bundles, we encourage you to visit their individual listings to very specific details:
Who is it for?
These robust programs fulfills anyone's requirements for literature, music, art, Bible, and math memorization for children through early elementary students. Many families use it for their children under 8, adding any formal phonics instruction and formal math instruction at each child's level.
In this physical delivery BUNDLE, you will receive the following items:
- All digital files
Teacher's Guides for Primer and Nature Volume 1
Kindergarten Morning Binder
Memory Statement Cards for Primer and Nature (On Mission also includes Memory Statement Cards for geography if you add that option)
Watercolor ABC Flashcards
Art + Music Pack
Gentle + Classical Planner with Morning Time Itinerary
A very convenient "Getting Started" Checklist to walk you through specific printing and organization of the bundle.
Scheduled BOOKS are NOT included in this bundle or any other G+C Bundle
ONE Nature Collection Notebook
ONE Student Notebook Level 1 (K4-1st)
A double set of the 3-Part Montessori Cards
Board Headers for creating a Memory Statement Board
French or Spanish Foreign Language Cards (select your preferred option)
Scheduled BOOKS are NOT included in this bundle or with any G+C product or bundle.
Teacher's Guide, Scope, Book List
The Teacher's Guide to Gentle + Classical Primer is completely FREE for PDF download as is the Nature Volume 1 Teacher's Guide. It's highly suggested that you download and read through them first before making any purchases. You will find a detailed book list included in the Teacher's Guide.
- You can also download the Primer Book List HERE.
- You can download a full scope and sequence for Primer by clicking HERE.
- Click here to download a scope and sequence and book list for Nature Volume 1.
Need More Student Notebooks, etc?
If you need to purchase additional Nature Student Notebooks or Nature Collection Notebook, you can visit each of those listings HERE.
Once you’ve grabbed your Primer Bundle, be sure to check out the Customized Meaningful Menu created by Ashley at ShopMeaningfulMenus.com that is perfectly aligned to this Primer program, as another tool in your toolbelt for making your Gentle + Classical Days all the more fruitful!
Looking for Handicrafts?
I often receive requests for handicrafts related to the stories featured in Primer. Amazingly, my friend Meghann at Rooted Childhood had already decided to curate a collection featuring many of the classic stories from Primer. Her Storybook Soiree is the PERFECT compliment to Primer. Check it out HERE.