Getting Ready

These are books you could use with preschool and kindergarten.


Getting Ready 1 Boys Printables Workbook   Buy  –  Print

These books are all the worksheets you need to print to complete the EP preschool course.

Getting Ready 1 Girls Printables Workbook   Buy  –  Print


Getting Ready 2 Handwriting   BuyPrint


Learn to Read with EP   Buy

This is the offline version of the McGuffey Primer and Getting Ready 2 reading. This is only the reading portion of those courses. For complete, offline courses, see below.


The GC “Steps” are from Lee’s offline curriculum.


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First Step is for ages 3 and 4 and covers learning the alphabet letters and sounds as well as shapes and colors. There are 180 pages of activities.

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Big Step is for ages 4 and 5 and has the McGuffey Primer words and lessons, which have been slightly modernized as well as expanded to include more practice and comprehension questions. For math children will count objects and identify numbers to twenty. Students will also use counting and a number line to add and subtract small numbers. To develop pre-handwriting skills children will trace, draw, connect, and complete a variety of daily activities. There are 180 days of both reading and math/writing activities.



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Giant Leap is for ages 5 and 6 and covers reading, writing, and basic math. For reading they will complete a phonics course and be reading the McGuffey First Reader. For handwriting they will write all of the letters of the alphabet in uppercase and lowercase as well as the digits. That is followed by writing words and then sentences. In math they will learn to recognize and count numbers to one hundred. Math covers addition and subtraction as well as basic money, time, and other basic number concepts.