Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills, Grade K Paperback – Mar 1 2011
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This could be a good book for a preschooler, to introduce basic math and literacy concepts.
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However, it's not a "Comprehensive Curriculum"
If it were just a workbook, I would have given it a better score but I think the title is misleading.
It's not a curriculum at all and to label it comprehensive is completely false advertising.
We do like it as a workbook.
The one thing that is frustrating is that there aren't many reading lessons built into the workbook. However the last few pages assumes that the child can read. In addition, the first grade book goes to fast with the assumption of reading for the beginning reader. There needs to be a smoother bridge for this series. Also the first grade book (both this addition and the previous edition) have some sheets which have confused both children with the subtraction problems as they draw out objects for the numbers on both side of the subtraction sign. Those should really be revamped (for the one that already new subtraction I told her to ignore the pictures and just look at the problems and for the one just learning subtraction I crossed out all of the second set of pictures and had her cross out the number of pictures that we were subtracting using the numbers in the problem).
For the struggling first grader in first grade the first grade book worksheets are either too easy or really hard. The first grade book doesn't have enough word problems (she does word problems that include multiplication and division at school and this doesn't stand up to it). However, lessons like the clock lessons made her have a great day while other students in her class were struggling with it. She (and her grandmother when she visited) really struggled with parts of it like the synonym unit and which one doesn't belong because they aren't always straight-forward for some
people -- like what is a synonym for "dimes"? Coins, change, money, currency...how do you teach how to come up
with stuff like that to someone else? Or that you can list a type of store for a synonym to it (not 100% true, but what the book expects).
Once you get past the super-fast reading primer the first grade book looks similar to the second grade book (with more reading in a paragraph form for the second grade book).
Each worksheet is similar to what she has been working on in school. There are pages asking her to fill in the missing letter in a simple word, connect the dots to make a picture, several pages with various directions for her to follow like circle the item that is full. The book is separated into sections. There are four sections in the book; Mathematics Readiness, Numbers and Counting, Time and Money and Patterns, Graphing and Thinking Skills. There is even an answer key, though this is Kindergarten work so I'm sure you'll be fine without it.
There's even a developmental skills checklist so you can assess your child's needs at the beginning before starting the book. And then once you've completed the book you can look back and see how far they have come. I like to use this book with my daughter at home to help keep her skills sharp. This would be perfect to use over those long breaks we have coming up or over the summer to keep your child's skills sharp.