Earlier in the week I mentioned we have been using more workbooks during quarantine schooling then we usually use. Below is what we have been using and some affiliate links to the check out some of the workbooks on Amazon.
The kids and I all have a simple notebook where we write down one thing we are grateful for each day. We have been doing this all year and it was easy and important to continue. I love this for creating a grateful attitude, positive mindset, handwriting and invented spelling practice!
We also were using these before the lockdown began. But with so much time on our hands my son was able to complete them quickly! I love Kumon books for extra practice on key skills and will use these in the future with my daughter as well.
I used this book as a compliment to our Montessori Math Materials this year. During the lockdown, this was the only math material we used. I think it’s a great curriculum. It moves slowly but not too slowly, has just the right amount of practice and teaches developmentally appropriate skills.
Disclaimer: these books have religious content. We are a secular family/ homeschool so I simply omit any parts of the story that I need to. The math content is great which is why I like using this book. I plan to use the Level 1 book for my daughter next year.
Handwritng Without Tears
This was also our handwriting curriculum pre-lockdown. But with lots of extra time, both kids progressed through their levels quickly! I used this program as an NYCDOE teacher and like using it in our homeschool as well. It is cheaper to purchase this curriculum directly from the company.
Ethan loved completing this sticker timeline of scientific inventions!
Both of my kids love Star Wars and they love these Star Wars workbooks! This is our 2nd year having these for various kinds of extra practice.
Fun Type Workbooks!
In March and April when the weather was cold, gray and wet, these books were great to have on hand.