1st Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices

1st Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices

My daughter is 6 and going into 1st grade this year. Below are the 1st grade homeschool curriculum choices we have made for Ladybug!

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1st Grade Subjects

We will not be doing all of these every day. Follow along with us and I will share throughout the year so you can see how it all fits in!

 

The Weekly Plan

Here’s how I think it will all fit together in a week.  This is my first draft of a weekly outline. We are very flexible and will adjust as needed. You will notice her heavier days are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday – this is because these are K’s long gymnastics days and he is gone. I do his heavier schooling on Monday and Wednesday, which is why those are lighter days for her.

    1st Grade Weekly

     

    More Thoughts

    Reading ~ All About Reading Level 2 ~ This is the obvious next step for us as she completes level 1.  We are very pleased with All About Reading and my daughter loves it.

    Spelling ~ All About Spelling Level 1 ~  We used this with our boys and are hoping it works just as well for her!

    Grammar ~ We will be using First Language Lessons Level 1 and Growing with Grammar Level 1.  I really like the differing approaches, and both are very simple and don’t take a lot of time each day. I also created a set of PowerPoints to go along with the poems she will be memorizing this year through First Language Lessons.

    Handwriting ~ Logic of English Cursive ~ I am going to try again with her, we will see if it will work.  My oldest learned cursive in 1st grade, my middle learned in 2nd grade.  I may have to postpone this but it’s on my list.

    Writing ~ Write Shop Primary A will be our main curriculum.  I bought this years ago and it sat on my shelf.  We will now put it to use!  We will also be doing more free writing using my Story Starters cards.

    Daily Literacy Practice ~ We just love this series and will be continuing on.  This is an independent activity for her to get more practice.

    Science ~ I chose a simple workbook format to keep things easy.  I looked at a few and landed on Evan-Moor Skill Sharpeners.  I really like the images, lessons, experiments and layout of the book.  She is using the K book right now for the summer and already loves it. I think this is a good fit for us. We are also using The Curious Kid’s Science Book.

    Bible ~ Picture Smart Bible K-3 Old Testament ~ She will do this with Krash {4th grade}.

    Character ~ We Choose Virtues ~ I decided to go back to this {we used it years ago} because I think Ladybug will really like the illustrations and simple stories to reinforce character qualities.

    USA Geography ~ We will focus on the United States this year with my two youngest {1st and 4th grade}.  You can see our USA Geography plan here.

    Group Subjects  ~ Ladybug will join the boys for world history, world geography, and US history.  She really enjoys these lessons and fits right in with us!

    Math ~ We will be doing loads of math with our Spielgaben set, math apps we love, Mathseeds, and using our Life of Fred A-D set.  I have no concrete plan and will adjust as we move along.  I am planning to use Teaching Textbooks 3 {which is closer to a 2nd grade level} when she is ready for a formal curriculum.  That may be near the end of her 1st grade year, or the following year.  They have great placement tests so I will just start her when I feel she is ready!  Follow along with us and you will see when that is!

     

    The Visual Version

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    You can see our 4th grade choices here and our 8th grade choices here.

    4th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices  8th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices

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