The Good and The Beautiful Preschool Curriculum

Where was this curriculum at years ago when my oldest was in preschool? It’s seriously what I tried to find and never could.

What am I raving about?

It’s a newer curriculum called The Good and The Beautiful. They have curriculum the complete elementary level and are working on high school right now. We are using the Language Arts this year and really love it for our older ones, but today I want to focus on the preschool curriculum.

Is it possible to find a preschool curriculum that your child loves, it’s easy to use, and it’s also affordable? Yes! I’ve found all of those things in The Good and the Beautiful curriculum!

The Good and The Beautiful Preschool Curriculum

When I look for curriculum to use with my little children I’m looking at it with the perspective of having a larger family. I only have so much time to spend with my preschool/kindergarten age child. I also don’t want to spend $100 or more on a preschool curriculum. I’d rather invest in good quality toys that they can play with (like wedgits, Duplo legos, Melissa and Doug toys), read them books and let them play outside for hours on end. The actual book work at the table needs to be shorter lessons for both mom and child at this age.

I’m using this preschool curriculum with my Kindergarten age child (she is 5.5). This is pretty common for me, as I don’t stress about doing actual preschool workbooks at a young age. Deborah is grasping the concepts really well at this age and we are quickly working our way through the book. At this point I’m hoping to be done with this by Christmas, and we will start the Kindergarten curriculum the first of the year.

So what does this curriculum actually teach?

The Preschool level is working on learning letter sounds and names. I love that it teaches both at the same time. I strongly dislike programs that teach just the name of the letter, only to go back the following year and teach the sounds. It is possible to learn both at the same time, and this program makes it so easy to do that! The child is also learning about numbers, colors, shapes, counting, rhyming, sorting, order of events, and also enjoying beautiful art work.

The main book is what you use every day with the student. There is no teacher guide, the instructions are written in the student book for what to say to your child. At this age it’s really not hard to teach. πŸ˜‰ A lesson can be 2-3 pages long which is just right for this age. Right now she normally learns a new letter, or reviews the letter she learned the previous day.

You introduce the letter to your child, and learn how to write it. You then might practice writing it with play dough, and after that you count together. When you turn the page there is a beautiful art picture that you show the child and you use that picture to learn colors and practice letter sounds.Β Β All these are old fashioned sweet pictures of animals and children.

The day is done! πŸ™‚

Every lesson is different, but that gives you an idea of how it goes.

The Good and The Beautiful Preschool Curriculum

Included in this curriculum are flip books with letters on them, you use those flip books to drill the letter names and sounds. You also have an activity packet with different games for the child to use. These come on glossy card stock paper in full color.

For a child who is 5, I also include handwriting and extra math work. We use the level one handwriting book from The Good and The Beautiful. All my children are using this handwriting curriculum and they all love it!

Deborah needed extra help with writing her numbers so we are going through the Rod and Staff preschool book on numbers. She has already dramatically improved, so after she is done we will start the Horizons Kindergarten math book.

The Good and The Beautiful Preschool Curriculum

On a side note, we just got these erasable gel pens and the children are all loving them. They actually do erase and work nice for the Heart of Dakota notebooks that have glossy paper. I normally don’t let her use a pen in her workbook, so she thought this was great. πŸ™‚

The Good and The Beautiful Preschool curriculum is only $36.00, which I feel is the perfect price for what you get! Yes you can grab letter books at the dollar store but you will be missing out! I’m thrilled with the progress we have already made in our school year so I had to share with you all!

And no, I wasn’t paid to write this post or receive any sort of income off affiliate links from The Good and The Beautiful. I just genuinely love this curriculum so much that I wanted to tell you all about it!

 

Modest Monday and a Link Up

I’m not sure I’ve had a week filled with so many different emotions in awhile now. Wednesday my sister and I went to go visit a friend in the country, and Olivia (who is 7 now) was on a rope swing and slipped off and broke her wrist. :/ We ended up in two different hospitals with an ambulance ride to transport us to the second hospital. She did amazingly well, but it was a scary night!

The rest of our week has had ups and downs, we did an adoption fundraiser for my sister and brother in law and that ended up being such a blessing! But that same day some friends of ours had their baby but the baby has some serious health issues and so I was crying over that right before going to do the fundraiser for my sister. Saturday evening we ran over a bolt and our tire instantly started losing air, fast. So Sean had to find a tire store and work on getting that fixed, it seemed like the appropriate way to end our week.

I feel like it should be the Fourth of July in this outfit and not officially fall, but we have experienced a burst of heat here in Missouri and there was no way I was putting on any sort of fall outfit! Thankfully it’s supposed to cool back down this week.

I have been trying a BB Foundation from 100% Pure company. I wanted to fall in love with it and sing it’s praises all over the blog, but if you have any sort of blemishes at all it just won’t cover. :/ It’s a very mild foundation, and I think a lot of people wear an actual foundation to cover up blemishes.

Lilla Rose Hues of Blue Flexi Clip

Here is my messy updo, which is also called I didn’t get my hair washed before church. πŸ˜‰ I used a large Hues of Blue Flexi Clip to hold it up, and it stayed in place all day, messy look and all!

What I Wore

Skirt – Marshals (Robert Louis Brand)

Shirt – JCPenny (Worthington Petite Shirt)

Shoes – Zulily

Flexi Clip – Hues of Blue Clip

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What My Trip To The Library Taught Me

My children have been begging me to go to the library, so we finally made it there yesterday and they loaded up my card full of new books. We didn’t have the two year old with us, so I had a blast getting to quietly browse through all the books myself.

I made it over to the health section of the library and stood there staring at the section of diet books. I walked away without getting one single book from that section, even though I would love to lose some weight.

Why?

Because it was so overwhelming.

There were shelves after shelves full of books that contained loads of information. The problem is that they all contained different information.

Some said go gluten free. Others said eat coconut oil to lose weight. Still others said to do a greek diet. And the list goes on and on.

Why are there so many different resources?

Because I think all those different diets can truly help different people. We all have various needs and our bodies are not all alike. What weakness I might have in my body will be different then what another mom might have. Going gluten free does help some people, but everyone is not required to do that to be healthy.

Instead of checking out books I came home and signed up for a bunch of e-courses that are found in the Healthy Living Bundle that is available today! I had a chance to get a copy early and look through it and I’m really excited over the e-courses on whole foods, and eating well on a budget that I signed up for!

The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle comes once a year in the fall, and every year they gather amazing new resources so that every bundle is totally different.

This year the bundle is $29.97, which is 99% off!

If you purchased everything separately it would be $3,708.80. No, I’m not kidding! That is an amazing savings.

Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle

You receive 68 eBooks, 28 eCourses, 10 printables and workbooks, 1 membership and 1 summit.

Here are a few resources that really stood out to me.

Holistic Living: Creating Happy and Healthy Families (normally $349!!). This is a program that teaches all the basics of a healthy living. From nutrition to exercise, stress management and natural medicine, this looks to be a really good course! I downloaded the cookbook that comes with it and I’m already impressed and I can’t wait to try some of the recipes.

Pressure Cooking 2 by Wardee Harmon (A $40 value!). I absolutely love my Instant Pot, but I know that I could be doing so much more with it. I’ve been amazing with what I’ve already learned from this course and I can’t believe how many things I haven’t tried in my Instant Pot yet! This is a fantastic course to teach you how to use the Instant Pot and save time!

Love Your Birth Course (Normally $397!) – This course is put together by a nurse midwife and the topics it covers looks fantastic for any mother to go through. I’m sure even though I’ve had six babies I would learn from this course! If you are a pregnant mama, or wanting to become pregnant soon, this course is perfect for you!

Stop Dieting and Have Peace With Food ($9.97) – I read this one several weeks ago and I loved it. I would never have bought this ebook (just being honest, the graphics are not amazing and I probably wouldn’t have considered it) but the story of how this woman became healthy was so inspiring and I was super glad I read it.

Will you need everything in the bundle? Nope! I don’t plan on going through every resource, but at such a huge savings I can pick and choose what I want and still save a boatload of money!

For two days only you can purchase the bundle and get a free ereader upgrade! So don’t put it off for another day, grab your bundle so you can get that free ereader upgrade today, it will save you $10!

I know that so many of you want to learn more about being healthy and fit. It’s not so you can look like a size 2 and fit into all the teeny tiny clothes. You truly want to be healthy so you can be a good wife and mom, one is happy, healthy, and thriving in life because your health is in order.

I want that for myself as well, which is why I wanted to share this resource with you!

Modest Monday and a Link Up!

I don’t know about you, but during the school year I love our weekends! I’m so thankful for two days where I don’t have to think about school and stress about getting it done at a decent hour each day. We are working on improving our school days and getting a better routine in place.

This past weekend our oldest son and daughter started orchestra practice for the fall. That goes through November, so every Saturday they have to be dropped off for practice. In the afternoon we worked on painting our living room. We have wood beams up on in our vaulted ceilings that we are painting white. I wish they were a pretty wood color and we would just leave them be, but it’s an orange looking wood color. After we get the beams painted we will then paint the walls.

I worked on whitewashing our brick fireplace as well. It still needs a bit more work, but it’s coming along.

Floral Midi Dress that is perfect for fall!

And now for what I wore! I’m getting in some lovely new dresses for fall and winter at Deborah & Co. and this is one of them!

This dress has buttery soft fabric. I just love it! And it has pockets on the sides, which is amazing. This dress is available in this charcoal color, and a plum color, in sizes small-x-large.

Floral Midi Dress that is perfect for fall!

I think it would look a lot better if I had some light weight tights on with the ankle boots. After six children my legs are covered in varicose veins, but sometimes you just have to accept life. πŸ˜‰

Floral Midi Dress that is perfect for fall!

We had a conversation going in my modest Facebook group the other day about knee high boots versus ankle boots. Some ladies are having trouble finding knee high boots in the stores, because ankle boots are so popular. I’m curious, what type of boots are you planning on wearing this year?

Mini Flexi Clip

I pulled some of my hair back on the side with a mini flexi clip, after I had curled it in hot rollers.

Have a terrific Monday!

What I Wore

Dress – Floral Midi Dress from Deborah & Co.

Boots – Zulily

Flexi Clip – Mini from Lilla Rose

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