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The Gentle + Classical Preschool Level 2 has been designed for students K4 through 1st grade to explore literature, scripture, catechism, math, poetry, art, music, rich literature, 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.
Who is it for?
While the name alludes to younger children, this robust program fulfills anyone's requirements for language arts, 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 PRINT BUNDLE, you will receive the following items:
The Gentle + Classical Preschool Level 2 Teacher's Guide- While this guide is available for free in PDF format, who doesn't prefer a teacher's guide printed and hole-punched, ready for their binder? This special edition of the Level 2 guide includes the Music and Art Teacher's Guide, Storyboard Instructions, and the Gentle + Classical Planner right in the Appendix.
Kindergarten Morning Binder (print copywork font option)- This activity set keeps the most foundational skills right at your fingertips at a moment’s notice. Easy and FUN to utilize, your kiddos will be asking for it. This new binder is designed for children 4-8 years who are beginning to learn to read and includes the practice of sight words, beginning letter sounds, calendar skills, an emotional assessment, weather observation, and so much more! (92 pages; printed on 100lb cardstock, double-sided, full color, NO binding; ready to insert into dry erase sleeves or a menu cover)
Preschool Morning Binder- This incredibly popular set is the predecessor to the Kindergarten Morning Binder and features foundational concepts like letter recognition, shapes, colors, and counting to 20. It is for your 2-5 year old child who isn’t quite ready for the Kindergarten Morning Binder. (90 pages; printed on 100lb cardstock, double-sided, full color, NO binding; ready to insert into dry erase sleeves or a menu cover)
Memory Statement Cards- Creating a Memory Statement Board in your home really brings this entire program to life and has been integral in the success of so many Mamas utilizing Preschool Level 1 and 2. ALL Memory Statement cards related to Preschool Level 2 are included in this bundle: Math, Character + Catechism, Scripture + Bible, Art + Music, Poetry + Wonder Tales and Nursery Rhymes. (all subjects are included; 145 pages; printed on 100lb cover stock, full color, pre-cut)
Art + Music Poster Pack- This package of activities, instructions, and encouragement is INTEGRAL to implementing the Art + Music Portion of The Gentle + Classical Preschool Level 2. It includes instructions for each unit along with high-resolution art prints in 8.5x11” that correlate with our studies. Lastly, it includes the 6 elements of art posters that are so helpful in teaching our little ones. (The Teacher's Guide portion is included in the Appendix of the Level 2 Teacher's Guide, 3-hole punched; Art Posters are printed on 100lb gloss cardstock.)
Art + Music 3-Part Montessori Cards (2 Sets)- The 3-Part Montessori cards correlate perfectly with the art elements, instruments, and art compositions that we study over the 36 units. Two sets of these cards are provided to aid in the games outlined in the Appendix of your Teacher's Guide. (printed on 130lb cover with UV coating for longevity, pre-cut into 4.25x5.5" cards)
Storyboard Set- Nothing brings narration to life or children under 6 like the tools to act out the stories and rhymes they are experiencing. Children under 6 often love to “tell back” as well as older children but can sometimes struggle with being as detailed as they would like due to language development. This kit of storyboard manipulatives gives them the tools to “act out” and recount the wonder tales we read during our year such as: The 3 Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, The Velveteen Rabbit, Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddle-Duck, The Ugly Duckling, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel and More! (120 pages; printed on 100lb glossy cardstock with UV coating for ink protection; NOT pre-cut)
Watercolor ABC Flashcards (Print Font)- These gorgeous flashcards feature realistic watercolor images that engage your child’s imagination. Each letter features a few image options, including both soft and hard letter sounds and long and short vowel sounds. There are also 19 cards devoted to blends and digraphs making this set beautifully correlate with Levels 1 and 2 of All About Reading. (44 pages; printed on 130lb cover stock, full color, pre-cut; UV coated for protection)
- A very convenient "Getting Started" Checklist to walk you through specific printing and organization of the bundle.
Teacher's Guide + Book List
The Teacher's Guide to The Gentle + Classical Preschool Level 2 is completely FREE for PDF download. It's highly suggested that you download and read through it first before making any purchases. You will find a detailed book list included in the Teacher's Guide. Click HERE to access that today!
You can also download the Book List HERE.
Scope and Sequence
What are the digital files?
Once you’ve grabbed your Bundle, be sure to check out the Customized Meaningful Menu created by Ashley at ShopMeaningfulMenus.com that is perfectly aligned to this Level 2 program, as another tool in your toolbelt for making your Gentle + Classical Days all the more fruitful!
This is def NOT for a 69 year old non-teacher who simply wanted something a little extra for a 3 year old to round out his formal preschool training. I will keep it because the 20% restocking fee plus postage for 20 pounds is outrageous. Very disappointed.
I ordered this for my granddaughter that is starting kindergarten this year. I think she and I are going to have great fun with this! The quality of the bundle is excellent! Illustrations, card stock, content - just awesome!
This printed bundle is all a homeschooling mom can dream of! Amazing, colorful (but not busy), beautiful work, printed on quality paper, allows you to customize the program to your and your child's individual needs. You can tell a lot of thought went into forming and producing this curriculum and its materials. Simply wonderful, I am excited to begin our year in the next few days! Thank you Erin!
This curriculum is probably the most well thought out curriculum I have used in a long time. The teacher instructions are absolutely amazing it’s not overwhelming and it’s beautiful from start to finish. I have four children and a fifth on the way ... and I am able to use it with all of my kids. My youngest is one and my oldest is seven, they all utilize this curriculum! My one year old already can identify 3 of the letter cards! I have owned the good and the beautiful and sold it to get this curriculum and I will say I wish I started with this one from the beginning! it’s definitely more simple it’s definitely more thought out for each age group and it’s definitely something that children grasp really easily! If you are looking for a simple, beautiful, and a curriculum that you’re child will actually learn from this is it! As a homeschool mom who has used so many different curriculum looking for the perfect one for all my kids I feel like I finally can stop searching! Gentle + classical Press is the winner! GREAT job to the hard word that went into this curriculum and we will be forever customers now!
This is the very first curriculum I’ve purchased for my daughters, and I couldn’t be more thrilled for our homeschool year! The content is so detailed, the quality is impeccable, and the thought placed into this is a blessing from above!