Sonlight Core P4/5 Review

We used this curriculum for my kindergartener and liked it. Book choices were fantastic:

His favorite books were the science books.  We really did a lot of fun stuff with those books.  We did a notebook for all his science that he covered and pictures that he drew. We watched videos and did experiments (which I added). I felt like that was lacking for a K program.  

We did Sonlight Language Arts K and really liked it.  He enjoyed the Explode the Code books a lot and the small phonic readers.  We did not use the bingo games, Language and Thinking for for Young Children or the Picture Dictionary. I added All About Reading Level 1 for him and I thought that worked well for us along with Sonlight. 

The books he enjoyed most were:

The Bereinstain Bears’ Big Book of Science and Nature

What’s Under the Sea (Usborne Science Starter book)

Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There is?

How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World.


Uncle Wiggily’s Story Book

The Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit

Mommy’s least faves were: Uncle Wiggily’s Story Book and Milly-Molly-Mandy. 

Overall it was a fun year with Sonlight and he came out being a reader and loving books.  That’s the main thing I wanted, so I’m happy.  Next year’s plans for him will be on an upcoming post.  We will return to Sonlight in a year or so.


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