Cover of Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman, beginning reader for Kolbe Academy Kindergarten curriculum, shows a small bird sitting on the head of a dog that is laying down.

Are You My Mother?

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Filled with simple, high-frequency words, this book is perfect for beginning readers. Are You My Mother? is a featured reader in the Kolbe Academy Kindergarten homeschool program because it includes many of the Kindergarten sight words, as well as simple words that students can sound out thanks to Kolbe’s phonics-based program. This book is a fun and funny stepping stone on your child’s path to reading!

Voted one of the “Top 100 Picture Books of All Time” by School Library Journal, Are You My Mother? follows the adventures of a baby bird who hatched while its mother was out gathering food. Confused and not sure who or where its mother is, the hatchling wanders around asking everything it sees, “Are you my mother?”

Kolbe's New Kindergarten Program - Coming in August 2024

Kolbe Academy’s Kindergarten program introduces young children to the wonders of the world around them! This comprehensive curriculum offers children and parents a gentle entry into the world of Catholic classical education. Each week’s lesson has a particular theme related to the life of Christ and/or the liturgical season, and each theme serves as a jumping-off point for lessons in art, history, science, and catechism. The Math & Logic and English & Phonics lessons are designed to be fun, engaging, and age-appropriate in order to build a solid foundation for future learning.

With an easy-to-follow course plan to guide parents through each week’s lessons, you can help your kindergarten student discover truth, goodness, and beauty through:

  • Catechism and Bible verses
  • Art appreciation, technique, and theory
  • English & Phonics
  • Math & Logic
  • Science
  • History
  • Mapwork
  • Simple poetry memorization
  • Literature and music

This open-and-go curriculum is designed with the young child in mind, and features gentle pacing, colorful images, opportunities for repetition and review, and simple yet informative lessons that connect each lesson to their daily life and the life of Jesus.