One Morning in Maine

One Morning in Maine

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This classic picture book gives a fictional peek into the everyday life of Robert McCloskey’s real-life family. Featuring the author and illustrator along with his wife, Peggy, and his daughters, Jane and Sal, the book captures the family’s routines and activities on the day that young Sal loses her first tooth. Gorgeous illustrations of the Maine coast and countryside have made this Caldecott Honor book a family favorite for decades.  

One Morning in Maine is a featured book in Kolbe Academy’s Kindergarten program as it reinforces and complements the lessons that teach:

  • Times of day and daily routines
  • Food we eat in different times and seasons
  • Plants and animals that are native to different areas

This book is used in:

  • Kindergarten:
    • Homeschool
Kolbe's New Kindergarten Program - Coming in August 2024

Kolbe Academy’s Catholic homeschool 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.