Hi everyone! I’ve had so many questions on how to organize my K4 Kindergarten Curriculum. And since the Teeny Tot will be using it some this year, I thought now would be a great time to post on it.
Since there are so many printables in this curriculum, I thought it would be easiest to keep each PDF together, then store each one into a file folder. As you can see above, I wrote the names of the printables on the tabs in pencil so I can reuse them.
For example the Letter Hunt Worksheets are in that first blue folder, then the A-Z Handwriting in the following yellow one, and so on.
For the things I wanted to re-use, I placed the pages back to back in page protectors then put them in 3 ring binders. This way the Teeny Tot can write on them with dry-erase markers, and re-use as needed for additional practice.
I have two binders for the re-usable sheets, one for phonics activities, and one for math activities.
Anything that is related to phonics and is a game that i need to pre-cut or assemble I’m keeping in the phonics binder as well. That way it will be easy for me to pull them out as needed and I won’t be cutting frantically at the last second trying to prepare her activities.
In the math binder I keep anything related to counting. Again, I’ve prepared these things ahead of time so they’re ready to go.
I plan to keep the file folders in something nice like this file box so they’re easily accessible and I can find them quickly each day when I’m getting ready to fill her workboxes. The binders will be kept on one of my shelves near the file box for easy access.
ALTERNATIVE STORAGE IDEAS: Instead of using file folders, you might prefer to use 9×12 clasp envelopes. You’ll need one folder for each PDF file plus a few extras for review games. Label them with the PDF file name, and place the pages for each PDF in it’s respective envelope. Then place the review games in snack size or sandwich size Ziploc baggies and store them inside the appropriately labeled envelope. Store your K4/5 Kindergarten envelopes in a plastic file crate or on a bookshelf.
And that’s it! You just need some folders, some baggies and page protectors and you’re all set!
So that’s it, my simple K4 Kindergarten Curriculum organization ideas. I’m sure some of you have already tackled this so if you found something that worked well for you, make sure to share it in the comments below so others can glean from your experiences!
The K4 Kindergarten Curriculum is great for kids age 4-5 who are kindergarten ready. The curriculum introduces beginning reading, math and handwriting skills, and prepares students to enter into first grade!
This is great!
I had been waiting for this post and then I missed it.
My question is, as you do this, how do you order the activities. There is a ton of stuff in K4. Do you put it in order of use or alphabetize?
I alphabetize the folders so they’re easier to find 🙂
You still use thedaily work boxes, right? This is just for storing the whole year of work, right? Maybe I missed it. I’ll go back and read again. 🙂
Yes, I still use the daily workboxes, this is just how I organize the K4 Curriculum, so I can easily pull the daily work out and place it in her drawers.
How can I use this with my self contained K-2 spec ED class with 10-12 kids.,they would be put in small groups of 3 or 4
I use it with my 4special needs kiddos, all cognitively impaired…as long as you have helpers, the sheets can be done with supervision…I use lots of page protectors and dry erase markers, and when I print for daily use, use draft mode…I have been doing letter A for a few weeks, lots or repetition, but feel ready to finally move on to B…
Hello-I just purchased K4 for my daughter to use this fall. I was wondering if you had some short of “cheat sheet” of all the pages that would be appropriate for laminating, use of sheet protectors or sheets that are used more than once.
I love the site and thank you for sharing so much great stuff.
It totally depends on you and your needs. Since the Teeny Tot is my last kiddo going through this, I didn’t laminate anything. I let her cut/paste all of the games instead and she loved it. If you want to re-use, then you’ll want to laminate the game type activities, but not the handwriting sheets. I think it’s best when learning to write if they do it with a pencil instead of super fat dry erase marker. But that’s just my opinion 🙂
Thanks so much!
I am very interested in this curriculum but am wondering how to print it all without spending a fortune on printer ink! Do you have any suggestions for printing all the pages?
Thanks for your help!
See above comments 🙂
Hi, I already purchased the K4 Kinder curriculum. I am trying to organize it. I see in the top picture you have the colored file folders with the subjects on it. Can you please name the subjects for me? I downloaded this purchase so its not all by subject. I greatly appreciate it . Thank you for your time and patience.
I purchased the K4/5 as well and Its proving to be difficult to organize by week as the files are all over the place. It took me 30 min just to find all the pages for week 1. Whats the trick? There has to be a better way, what am I missing??
I usually organize it like in this post, keeping the files in labeled folders. Then when an assignment is called for, I just pull out the next sheet from that folder. It is pretty easy to keep track of that way.
Can you tell me approximately how many pages there are to print out with this program? I am trying to figure out how cost efficient it would be to print at home, or have a company print it for me.
There are around 850 pages to print if you print everything.
Good morning Erica
I have been researching for a christian homeschooling Pre-K & K Cirriculum for this school year 2016-2017
And I’ve decided to go with your K4 Cirriculum. I understand to keep the cost this is a downlable cirriculum and a CD. I would like to to does the K4 binder shown above comes with as well?
Trying to figure out how to organize my kindergarten homeschool materials, as I will be using this for my first child and then again in the future. Wondering whether it would make better sense to:
– print all the printables, then organize them in a folder for each week according to the lesson plan (so different subjects would all be in one folder, based on what is needed that week, but that way they are ready to go each week ahead of time). Each day’s work could be paper clipped within the ‘weekly’ folder.
– keep them organized by subject and pull them out as needed according to the lesson plan, then replace at the back of the folder so they stay in order for next time
Whether it works to keep materials to use a second time or makes more sense just to reprint it all the 2nd time around for 2nd child?
Thanks for your thoughts!!