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I see some other grades, and my apologies if there's already a first grade thread. :)

 

We're starting 1st this year with DD1.

So far my plans are:

WWE1

Spelling Workout A

First Language Lessons 1

finishing Cursive First

Miquon Orange and Singapore 2A

SOTW1 and activity guide

Prima Latina

for science we're doing it pretty much as written in WTM

and catechism stuff.

 

 

Anyone else want to share?:D

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Our plans look a lot alike.

 

WWE 1

FLL 1/2

SOTW 1 w/act guide

ETC 5,6,7,8

Spelling workout A

Apologia Zoology II

Zaner-Bloser handwriting

Song school latin

MUS Alpha

Piano lessons

kickboxing

juijitsu

 

and starting in Jan. weekly art lessons (art teacher won't take them until 7)

 

We try to fit in nature study and experiments when we can.

 

Oh and lots of reading. He reads every day.

 

I am excited to see what others are doing.

 

Erin

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Finish OPGTR (we're on lesson 163 right now)

WWE 1

GWG 1

Zaner-Bloser handwriting

Singapore Math (we're in the middle of 1A right now)

Kindermusik class

 

Joining big brother for:

SOTW 3 and added American history

Elemental Science Chemistry

Classics for Kids

Finish Artistic Pursuits 2

Outdoor Hour challenges

Scripture and memory work

 

Lots of library books!

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There was a first grade thread somewhere, but I'll post again.;)

 

Language Arts

AO Year 1 Lit and Poetry (selections from)

Queen's Memorization Copywork

Penmanship

MCP Phonics

Wordly Wise

Easy Grammar

IEW All Things Fun & Facinating (plan to use a little over half)

 

Math

Math Matters

Primary Challenge Math

Kumon Math

 

History, Geography, Culture, Bible, and Art

WinterPromise QMA tag-a-long

 

Science

WinterPromise World Around Me

 

Other

Nature Walks

RS Farsi

Calvert Discoveries in Music

 

HTH-

Mandy

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First Grade:

SOTW 1

Saxon 2

FLL 1

Zaner Blozer 2

Spelling Workout

Science - still undetermined (waiting for Dh to check them out!)

Bible - forget the name of it!

Evan-Moor 1st grade geography

Start independent reading!?

 

Can it all be done!?!?!?!?!?

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Our plans for this year:

 

MCP Math Level A

Miquon Math Orange Book

Calculadder

SOTW 1 and Activity Guide

Tanglewood's Geography Lessons

Tanglewood's Health & Safety Lessons

The Easy Spanish

Natural Science: Studying birds, trees, weather and climate, and the human body with nature walks and books

BFSU (Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding)

Spectrum Phonics Grade 2

Literature Read-Alouds

Italic Handwriting Book B

Poetry for Young People Series: Emily Dickinson and A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson

Getting to Know The World's Greatest Composers Series: Bach and Mozart

Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists Series: El Greco and Botticelli

Theology and Virtues using The Bible in 365 Stories and The Children's Book of Virtues

Spelling through Dictation and Narration

Copywork

Reading

Art

 

Other: Horse-back riding, tennis, and piano

 

It looks like a lot, but we have short lessons and some lessons are only once a week

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My upcoming first grader will be using:

-FLL

-copywork and narration

-A Reason For Spelling

-Phonics Pathways if/as needed

-Spectrum math

 

He'll jump into his big sib's Apologia science and SOTW rotation where he's able. He already joins in Sword Fighting and takes a lot of interest in other stuff they do.

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Am I wierd that I love replying to these threads?

 

Daily subjects:

Math: Miquon, games

Phonics: Word Mastery, HOP and BOB readers, games

Latin: Song School Latin

Handwriting: Everything for Handwriting, bought at Wal-Mart, copywork

 

Weekly subjects:

Geography: My First Sticker Atlas, Children Around The World (I

think both from Dover), Arizona, state, and world maps,

assorted materials for an Arizona unit study

History: How Children Lived, a timeline, Arizona unit study

Science: Tree of Life unit study, Arizona unit study (desert ecosystem,

local flora/fauna)

Art: Drawing with Children

Heathen Studies: Kinder Edda, memory work (ritual, Havamal)

Classical Studies: Usborne First Book of Greek Myths

English Studies: Grimm's Fairy Tales, Jungle Book, Just So Stories, poetry

memory work

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We are nearly half way through our school year here, and this is what my 1st grader is doing.

 

Math: Easy Learn Maths 1A, 1B and probably will go on to 2A. Also practice sheets from homeschoolmath.net

English: Abeka Language 1 and LLATL Red, copywork, narration.

Reading: McGuffey Reader 2 and SL books, poetry.

Handwriting: Beatrix Potter Copywork from http://www.downunderlit.com

History, Geography, Bible, Literature: Sonlight Core 1

Science: Abeka Science 1 (finished) and now reading 'I Wonder Why Kangaroos Have Pouches', and keeping a journal.

Art: Artistic Pursuits

Music: Violin and piano.

 

It really looks like heaps when I type it out like this, but the day-to-day reality is not that huge. We alternate Abeka Language and LLATL. Copywork and narration is usually part of history and science journals.

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Math - CLE 100

LA - CLE 100 & introducing AAS for spelling

Writing - WWE1

Reading - CLE I Wonder

Science - Earth/Space WTM way using spines A Child's Geography & DK First Space Encyclopedia

History - totally flip flopping here... was SL Core 1

Latin - hope to introduce Prima Latina

Logic - Lollypop Logic

 

Art, PE, Science - several enrichment activities from Tutorial/Enrichment class 2x week.

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Grammar: FLL 1

Writing: WWE 1

Phonics: Little Angels A, B and C and OPGTR

Reading: Faith and Freedom Readers

Math: Abeka Math 1

Science: Apologia YE Zoology 1

Catechism: Faith & Life 1

Bible: Catholic Picture Bible

History: Seton American History 1; Maps, Charts & Graphs A; Seton Great Saints in World History

Art: Seton Art 1

Other: Ballet, homeschool PE and swimming

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Tentatively...

 

ETC 4 & 5

finish Phonics Pathways

 

Getty-Dubay Italics

 

Ambleside Online literature/poetry selections

AO composer study

AO artist study or Artistic Pursuits

 

Either SOTW plus AG or History Odyssey Ancients Level 1

 

Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding by Nebel

Nature Study, perhaps using Comstock's book

 

Miquon Orange and Red

RightStart B and math card games

various other math games

 

Salsa online videos (Spanish) and other Spanish resources

 

continue piano

begin to learn recorder, knitting

 

Seems like a lot. Like other posters, we'll move at a leisurely child-directed pace, adjust goals as necessary, keep what works, discard or replace what doesn't work, etc.

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I plan on doing first grade as it is suggested in TWTM. We'll continue using Saxon, HWT, 100 Easy Lessons, and Word a Day. I'll add in FLL, SOTW, and TWTM science schedule using Children's First Encyclopedia. My boy is young though so the plan may change.

 

Is anyone else planning to start 1st with a 5 yr old??

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Bible: The Child's Story Bible by Catherine Vos

Phonics: Finish OPGtTR; then begin Spelling Workout A

Grammar: FLL 1

Writing: WWE 1

Literature: supplemental lit. from SOTW 1, plus other lit. culled from various reading lists

Math: Saxon 2

History: SOTW 1

Science: as described in TWTM

Poetry Memorization: IEW

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First Grade:

 

Math: A Beka 1

Science: With her older sister either Apologia Astronomy or Zoology I

History: CLP History for Little Pilgrims and sitting in with her sister on Beautiful Feet where appropriate

Artistic Pursuits: Book 1

Music: Piano and a study in American folk songs and composers

Phonics: ETC

 

 

Reading: I'm struggling to decide! Part of me thinks doing A Beka's A Handbook for Reading and reading together is enough. Part of me thinks it's nice to have something guided. I've been looking at LLATL's red set. Her sister will be doing DITHOR, but she's not writing well enough to do the 2nd grade work. Any ideas?

 

Blessings!

Dorinda

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First Language Lessons

Writing With Ease

All About Spelling

Selected books from AO for literature

Right Start Math B

Miquon Orange & Red

Story of the World: Ancient Times

Sonlight Science 1

La Clase Divertida 2

Song School Latin

Piano and/or violin

Swimming until Sept, gymnastics and/or dance

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Mine looks a little different for my boys.

Phonics & Math - A Beka

History - BJU Press Heritage Studies 1

Science - WTM

Bible - CLP

Music - Our homeschool group has a choir/music appreciation classes

 

I'm really looking forward to next year. I'm just using BJU as a spine, and going a little deeper studying the Vikings, the Aztecs, Jamestown and the Pilgrims, etc. It's been fun planning it all out.

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I'm really looking forward to next year. I'm just using BJU as a spine, and going a little deeper studying the Vikings, the Aztecs, Jamestown and the Pilgrims, etc. It's been fun planning it all out.

 

 

Would you mind sharing a little more about what you are using to do a little deeper studying with BJU Heritage Studies 1? I plan to use it with my first grader this year.

 

Thank you,

 

Dixie

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Sure! For example, in lesson 3, there's one page on Leif Ericson. So, I'm planning on taking a couple of days studying the Vikings. I've got "Who were the Vikings" Usborne Starting Point History, which seems like a great resource. We'll read, narrate a few of the interesting sections. I also got the coloring book "The Story of the Vikings" by A.G. Smith and will copy off and color a few of those pages. Read "Leif the Lucky" by the D'Aulaires. So, that's my plan for the VIkings. There's a nice (but not too detailed) chapter in HS on the Native Americans, so I'll supplement with library books and I've been looking at some activity books on Amazon. I plan on doing that for most of the biographies and the Pilgrims and Jamestown. The reason I'm going with BJU is I want my kids to have a very strong background in US History and I think BJU will afford that (with a little supplementation).

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So far this is what I have:

 

Language Arts

FLL 1/2 - we're about 1/2 through

Spelling Workout A

 

Math

Rightstart B (finish) & start C

Singapore 2A

 

History, Geography

American History w/older siblings

 

Science

Life Science - still not positive on all materials

 

Art

Artistic Pursuits

 

 

Plus lots of good reading!

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Oooh, good post! I enjoy seeing what everyone is doing for 1st grade. :) So far my plans are:

 

History: Truthquest American History I and Story of the Ancient World by H.A. Guerber

LA: Queen's Language Lessons series.

Math: Family Math, various math games. No formal math curriculum this year!

Science: A hodge podge of books about nature, animals, space, and weather. Also, Science Around the Year by Janice VanCleave. I think I'm gonna have him start a nature notebook.

Art: 1-2-3 Draw Dinosaurs, Enjoying Art with Children book.

Music: Stories of the Great composers CD, maybe learn how to play a recorder??

Geography: I bought GTG and will probably just use it for geography.

Bible: Have no idea! However, I do think I'm gonna buy one of the Bible Comes Alive CDs from Your Story Hour.

 

I also plan on getting God's World News for current events. And I really like the looks of the Character Through Literature study guide by Beautiful Feet, but I don't think I'll be able to fit it in. :)

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Just finished dd with:

 

Ray's Arithmetic Primary plus R&S Beginning Arithmetic

McGuffeys Reading/Writing program with Workbooks (through Keeper of the Faith)

Science/SS/Bible combined to cover 6 days creation plus unit studies on worms, butterflies, hummingbirds and gardening

Learning to Sew projects

Beginning Art

Beginner piano

Junior Choir/solo at church

Tumbling

Lots and Lots of trips to the Library for books

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I plan on doing first grade as it is suggested in TWTM. We'll continue using Saxon, HWT, 100 Easy Lessons, and Word a Day. I'll add in FLL, SOTW, and TWTM science schedule using Children's First Encyclopedia. My boy is young though so the plan may change.

 

Is anyone else planning to start 1st with a 5 yr old??

 

 

I am. :)

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I have a 5 y.o. too and will be starting her in 1st grade.

 

So far, this is the plan

SWO B

FLL 1/2

WWE 1

SOTW 1 (review w/older sibs-this will be our second time through)

MUS Beta and various worksheets

Memoria Press copybook. Possibly New American Cursive

Science--hodgepodge right now. Probably will focus on the solar system.

Music-Meet the Composers, Beethoven's Wig series.

Art--mostly coloring and crafts and art appreciation.

Lots of read alouds by both of us.

Lots of sports-soccer, basketball, baseball, fitness program at the Y, swim lessons. Possibly as swim/gym/art program at the Y.

And CC.

 

Laura

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Did you start your 5yo with Kindergarten at 4yo? Since your in OH, I was curious.......I have a 4 1/2 yo that is more than ready for Kind reading/writing but 1st math and wondering how you reported yours to the school district? Thanks!

 

I have a 5 y.o. too and will be starting her in 1st grade.

 

So far, this is the plan

SWO B

FLL 1/2

WWE 1

SOTW 1 (review w/older sibs-this will be our second time through)

MUS Beta and various worksheets

Memoria Press copybook. Possibly New American Cursive

Science--hodgepodge right now. Probably will focus on the solar system.

Music-Meet the Composers, Beethoven's Wig series.

Art--mostly coloring and crafts and art appreciation.

Lots of read alouds by both of us.

Lots of sports-soccer, basketball, baseball, fitness program at the Y, swim lessons. Possibly as swim/gym/art program at the Y.

And CC.

 

Laura

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If you live in Ohio, you do not need to/nor is it suggested to notify before the child is six. If you dd starts school, go ahead and keep a portfolio because you will obviously be way ahead when you do formal assessments when you reach the year six.

 

However, you do not need to report to the superintendent until the child is six or will be six when the school year begins in August.

 

Definately do not start reporting if your child is only four! ;)

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Wasn't clear about that....whether it was by grade or age! I do achievement testing not portfolios.....at least with the 2 oldest. We don't have to test until going into 2nd grade so I guess I have a couple of years with youngest dd! Whew! Makes summer a little less crazy! Thanks again!

 

If you live in Ohio, you do not need to/nor is it suggested to notify before the child is six. If you dd starts school, go ahead and keep a portfolio because you will obviously be way ahead when you do formal assessments when you reach the year six.

 

However, you do not need to report to the superintendent until the child is six or will be six when the school year begins in August.

 

Definately do not start reporting if your child is only four! ;)

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Wasn't clear about that....whether it was by grade or age! I do achievement testing not portfolios.....at least with the 2 oldest. We don't have to test until going into 2nd grade so I guess I have a couple of years with youngest dd! Whew! Makes summer a little less crazy! Thanks again!

 

 

Also- declaring your little one by age not ability allows them to go at their own pace- that might mean they stay ahead of that they even out in a few years. That's my plan. :001_smile:

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