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I am super excited about school with my First Grader this year. Here's what we are doing:

 

OPGTR- continuing on...

 

FLL 1

 

ETC- continuing Book 1 and getting through Book 2 by next summer

Abeka 1 Math- we just finished Saxon Math 1 during Kindergarten and will be doing Abeka until 3rd or 4th when we do Teaching Textbooks

 

Bible- Rod & Staff Bible Stories book, memory verses, verse copywork

 

Tapestry of Grace- American History, Geography, Literature, Writing and Art. Super excited to start this! For the American History I am also using History Pockets and the "If You Lived.." series from Scholastic.

 

Science- Elemental Science Biology- also super excited about this. We don't start using Apologia Elementary until 4th grade so finding this was a mental life saver!! I did not want to to SL Science or WP Science again.

 

We will start our day with the pledge (memory work), calendar, weather, days of school chart and recitations (full name, address, phone, family phone #'s, months). Then we will do our bible story and devotional. After that we will just work from our list and get done what time allows. Ideally we will make it through all our plans each day, but realistically life happens AND I am doing TOG with a D/R student that will take a lot of time. All in all I am very excited to get started - we start Monday!

 

How about you? What are you doing with your First Grader this year?

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J knows his addy, phone number, b-day, days of the week, months, so we don't do any of that. He also knows the pledge already :) I need to get a flag so he can keep doing it as he learned it from being in Catholic school for 2yrs.

 

We are learning some Catholic prayers, so that is his memory work.

 

We use ZB for handwritting and spelling.

 

MUS Alpha (haven't started yet, we switched from Saxon 1 and will start after his tonsilectomy and short vacation) but we are playing math games to cement facts currently :)

 

I have Shurley English 1 on its way for vocab and grammar.

 

He is learning Spanish and ASL per his requests.

 

Science is R.E.A.L Earth and Space

 

SOTW for history-although not really liking it.

 

We do have Saxon Phonics but since J is reading fairly well we just do the lessons he is not familiar with. This morning we reviewed all of the /k/ rules. Which in Saxon Phonics1 was lesson 54.

 

We read Level1 readers instead of the Saxon readers. He *much* prefers this.

 

He will also be taking tennis lessons (per his request) and already we play as often as we can.

 

We do piano and recorder as well, when we can. Nothing too formal due to our already full schedule. He has OT twice a week for SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder) and fine/gross motor delays.

 

Needless to say, we are pooped by the end of the day!

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J knows his addy, phone number, b-day, days of the week, months, so we don't do any of that. He also knows the pledge already :) I need to get a flag so he can keep doing it as he learned it from being in Catholic school for 2yrs.

 

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I just wanted to clafiy that my ds already knows these, but we haven't reviewed over the summer so we will continue to practice them. We do the Pledge everyday, just because :)

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IEW poetry memorization

OPGTR

ETC 4-6

CLE math

WTM science

BF Early American History

applied nature study

FLL 1

WWE 1

ZB manuscript/MP NAC (2x/week)

SWO or Super Spelling 1

Ambleside Y1 literature/Read Alouds

Mindbenders (1x/wk)

 

bible/devotional/catechism--but that isn't part of school

 

 

I cut out Apologia Zoology, Song School Latin, Spanish, SM CWP, MEP, and Discovering Great Artists because there just isn't time. I am still not comfortable with the amount of work left. I may also cut out FLL/ZB/Spelling if I have to. I don't want either of us to get burnt out this early in our homeschooling journey. Plus I want to enjoy my littles. We'll see.

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  • RightStart B, supplement with MEP and/or Math Mammoth?
  • Explode the Code 4-8, Beyond the Code?
  • HWT Cursive
  • All-About-Spelling 3-4
  • FFL2, Growing with Grammar 1
  • WWE1, Write Source 1
  • REAL Science Odyssey Life
  • SOTW1
  • Wordly Wise 3000 Grade 1
  • Artistic Pursuits/Meet the Masters/Drawing with Children
  • Geography (mix of stuff)
  • Logic (mix of stuff)
  • We might start Song School Latin or La Clase Divertida or both

 

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Language Arts

Finish OPGTR

First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind

Complete Writer Writing with Ease

Spelling Workout B & C

Handwriting Without Tears 2

 

Math

Singapore Math 1A

Singapore Math 1B

Evan Moor Skills Sharpener Math

 

History and Geography

Story of the World: Volume 1 Ancients

Evan Moor North America

Evan Moor South America

 

Science

Elemental Science Biology for the Grammar Stage

 

Language Studies

Song School Latin

Nallenart French L'Art de DIRE (We started French this summer and she loves it)

 

Music and Art

MusIQ Homeschool Piano

Composer Study that I put together

Artistic Pursuits Book One

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Here's what we're doing:

 

LA: SWR, WWE, FLL

 

Math: Singapore PM 2B/3A, Miquon Red, Horizons 2

 

History/Bible/Reading: Sonlight Core K with Readers 2

 

Geography: Down to Earth Geo 1

 

Science: Noeo Chem I

 

Critical Thinking: Critical Thinking K-3

 

Latin: SSL

 

Art: ICDAT

 

We're having a fun year so far!

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Language Arts

 

 

  • A Beka Language 1
  • Shurley English 1
  • Wordly Wise 3000 Book 1
  • Saxon Phonics 2
  • A Reason for Handwriting A
  • Hooked on Phonics (supplement)
  • Reading Milestones (possibly)

 

Math

 

 

  • Singapore 1A & 1B (Standards Ed.)
  • Supplement with MEP

 

History

 

 

  • SOTW 3
  • Texas state study (various resources)

 

Science

 

 

  • God's Design for Heaven & Earth Series
    • Our Planet
    • Our Universe
    • Water & Weather

     

     

 

Foreign Language

 

 

  • Song School Latin
  • American Sign Language (various resources)

 

Bible

 

 

  • AWANA club, Wing Runner Handbook

 

Miscellaneous

 

 

  • Pledge to US and Texas flags
  • Character stories
  • Logic & Ananlogy activities
  • Poetry for fun and enjoyment
  • Brain Quest cards
  • Lots of library books

 

Music

 

 

  • Group piano outside the home
  • Children's choir at church

 

Physical education

 

 

  • Academy soccer
  • Rec team soccer
  • Playing outside
  • Park days

 

Enrichment

 

 

  • Co-op classes one day a week

 

Special services (provided by our school district)

 

 

  • Speech therapy
  • Deaf education teacher support

 

 

That looks like a lot once I have it all written out. She loves school and I am concerned that I won't have enough to keep her busy so I can help push older DS along (he tends to dawdle). I have lots of supplements for her and a basket of books from the library that go with the things we are studying in history and science, so hopefully that will work out. :)

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How long is everyone's school day? When I put in everything I wanted to use (Skedtrack) it was 6+hours/day. I see many people on here using a LOT more than we are. I am trying to keep us at three hours or less so we have time for field trips, sports, lessons, babies, housework, cooking, etc... Even figuring 10 minutes for FLL, 30 for math, etc... I just don't see how you all are getting it done! Do you worry about burnout? Do your children work through subjects quickly (say, 15 minutes for math?). Do you school on the weekends?

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I listed a lot of things, but I tried hard to keep it under 3 hours a day, and that includes the fun stuff. I got it to average 2.82 hours a day. I also use Homeschool Skedtrack, but I started a spreadsheet so I could tweak and figure things out until I got them the way I wanted.

 

See schedule attached.

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My 1st grader will be...

 

continuing with OPGTR

finishing MEP 1 and starting MEP 2

starting FLL

on his own,

 

and with his sister (3rd grade), doing...

SOTW Ancients

Apologia Botany

A Child's Geography

Getting Started With Spanish

composer study from Classics for Kids

various things for art study

 

and taking swimmng classes for pe.

 

Ooops.. forgot Handwriting Without Tears and Bible Study Guide for All Ages.

 

I expect it will take about 3 hours per day, a big jump from last year when he was only doing about 90 minutes per day.

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How long is everyone's school day? When I put in everything I wanted to use (Skedtrack) it was 6+hours/day. I see many people on here using a LOT more than we are. I am trying to keep us at three hours or less so we have time for field trips' date=' sports, lessons, babies, housework, cooking, etc... Even figuring 10 minutes for FLL, 30 for math, etc... I just don't see how you all are getting it done! Do you worry about burnout? Do your children work through subjects quickly (say, 15 minutes for math?). Do you school on the weekends?[/quote']

We school year-round, though we left out a few subjects for the summer. So we're still short a subject or two (I've been adding them back in since the beginning of August), but we only take about 2 hours total, if I don't count reading. We've already finished OPG, and DD's a strong reader who doesn't need to be coerced to read, so take that into account. I'll try to guesstimate our times and frequency below.

 

Singapore Math (daily; this is our longest subject at prob 30-40 min)

 

Writing With Ease (daily; 10-15 min)

Growing with Grammar (alternates with spelling; 2x per week, 10-15 min)

Spelling Workout (alternates with grammar; 2x per week, 10-15 min)

 

Elemental Science Biology (2x per week; about 30 min)

 

Story of the World 1 (2x per week; about 30 min)

 

Horizons Health (haven't added this yet; probably 1x per week)

 

Artistic Pursuits (1x per week; okay, this is longer, but we all enjoy it and don't time it)

 

Music appreciation (formally 1x per week; 10 min)

Piano lessons (1x per week)

 

Phys. Ed. (1x per week plus extracurricular 1x per week)

 

We did Song School Latin last year, so we're reviewing it right now. We'll probably do something in Latin, because she enjoys it and enjoys grammar, but I'm dragging my feet on officially starting something. We're also starting Spanish, and I'd rather focus on that. I think we'll be doing that daily, but only for about 15 minutes to start.

 

Finally, we also do memory work where we review daily. We add something short 1x per week and something longer 1-2x per month, depending on mastery. Altogether, this probably takes us less than 10 min.

 

So I'd say my 2 hour estimate is about right. We almost always finish up everything before lunch, and that includes a 30-45 minute break for me to do some work. We also tend to start pretty late, like 8:30 or so. HTH! :001_smile:

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Here's what we're doing (with a good reader who loves languages)

 

Sonlight Core 1/2 with Adv 2 readers/LA (with the history at about 1/2 speed-expecting to do it over 2 years and to add a lot of reading selections-but I liked the core booklist for 1/2 better than 1.)

 

Scott Foresman Spelling/Phonics gr 3

 

HWOT cursive

 

Various grammar supplements

 

Singapore PM 2A/2B

 

Science class 2x/month and Unit study

 

Latin for Children A (probably over 2 years)

 

Song School Greek

 

Elementary Spanish on Discovery Streaming

 

Kindermusik for the Young Child semesters 3/4

 

Music For Little Mozarts 3/4

 

Ballet, Tumbling

 

We're 3 days into our official Fall semester, and having fun so far.

 

 

As far as scheduling goes, so far we've been doing the book-work/mommy helps type stuff in about 2 hours in the morning. Reading for Sonlight happens in the afternoon quiet time and at bedtime, which is when we do the read alouds for everything but history. The hands-on science and history extensions happen throughout the day. We also do a lot of listening in the car, especially for SSG and LfC.

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We are so excited about 1st grade! For DD6, we'll be using:

 

Bible:

Jesus Storybook Bible, create an illustrated journal to go along.

Child's Story Bible, begin after JSB is completed

AWANA

 

LA:

SWR

Queen Homeschol LL for Very Young, Vol 1

Queen Homeschool Pictures in Cursive

 

History:

Queen Homeschool's Living History of our World, America's Story Vol. 1

" " student journal

D'Aulaire books

others to supplement

 

Math:

Rightstart Math B

 

Science:

Ransome's Child's book of Seasons

Burgess Bird Book

Among the Farmyard People

Seed Babies

 

Health:

Food Renegade's Real Food Nutrition & Health For Kids

 

Art/Music:

hymn study

art study from queen HS books

Piano lessons

 

 

Latin:

Songschool Latin

 

PE:

Swim class

 

lots of time out in the garden, field trips, etc.

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Math

Horizons 1

Singapore 1A & 1B

 

Logic

Critical Thinking Activities K-3

Building Thinking Skills Book 1

 

Sonlight 1+2- History reads, Memorization, Bible reads, Read out Louds, Readers (all with Brother)

Language Arts

Explode the Code 4-6

Horizons 1 Penmanship

Horizons 1 Phonics and Reading

Draw Write Now

First Grade Grammar

FLL (second half year)

Wake up Brain (morning exercise)

 

History/Geography (combined with brother)

Story of the World

Timeline

Geography Beginning Map skills (can't remember the name of the book)

 

Science (combined with brother)

REAL Science Odyssey Life

 

Music (combined with brother)

Poco a Poco -Theory

Learning the Recorder

Piano lessons daily

 

ART (combined with brother)

Discovering Great Artists

How to Teach Children Art

Drawing with Children

Storybook Art

 

Bible (combined with brother)

Bible Lifepac Grade 1

Awana one day a week

 

Field Trips (with brother)

Meet up group every Friday Morning for field trips

Library 1x a week

Museum or other learning trip once every 2 weeks with friends

 

PE (with brother)

Swimming/Kickball

 

Spanish (with brother)

La Clase Divertida

Salsa Spanish

 

We do school for about 3 hours a day plus sometimes extra for read out louds. I combine as much as I can with my 5 yr old and 7 yr old. We have a formal Music class and Science 2x a week. We have History and Art 3x a week.

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My son is officially K age but we're doing First Grade work.

 

Phonics Road

Cursive First with Abeka K5 handwriting workbook

WWE

FLL

AAS

Memorization

Ambleside Literature Year 1

 

SOTW1 (spreading over 2 years)

 

Galloping The Globe (starting after Evan Moor and spreading over 3 years)

Evan Moor Beginning Geography

 

Singapore Math 1A and 1B

MEP Math Y1

Miquon Orange and Red Books

 

R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey

 

Harmony Fine Arts Year 1

 

Drawing With Children

and then move on to Artistic Pursuits

 

Suzuki Piano

 

Computer Games for Fun:

time4learning

read, write and type (almost done with this and types 40wpm but we will start this over and do it again once we're done)

 

Upcoming Field Trips

Pumpkin Patch

Trip to a local farm to learn about farming

3 Kinderkonzerts (strings, woodwinds & percussion)

2 children's plays (Alice in Wonderland and How I Became a Pirate)

 

PE:

Soccer

Weekly resource class gym time (can choose swimming or games in the gym)

 

AND:

2 mornings per week in resource classes through the PS (fun time learning with other kids)

 

Fun Time:

Tons of logic games in our closet

puzzles

Right Start Math games

(we have family game night 2 or 3 evenings a week)

 

 

We do school every single day and all through the summer. It is approximately 2 hours per day. We wake up at about 6:30 - 7:00 and start lessons around 7:30 and are usually done by about 10:30 or 11:00. Actual lessons only take up about 2 hours of that time as some lessons are only done once a week, etc. We take breaks to play outside, read books for fun, play educational computer games (see above), etc. The rest of the day is open with soccer twice a week, piano lessons once a week and piano practice for 30 minutes in the afternoon every day. If we want or need a day off, we take it...no problem. I think it's a bit easier for us since we have an only child and my husband and I both share the homeschooling responsibilities. I also recruit family members to come in and do lessons once in awhile. Grammy loves art, so she will come about once a month and do an art lesson and cooking lesson with him. We have an Aunt who is into genealogy so she is coming to do a couple of lessons with him about his family history. My husband has a friend who is very knowledgeable about outdoors and nature and he stops by a couple of times per month to spend time outside with husband and son on our property learning about the local plants and animals, etc. I'm working on some other family members to come over now and then to share learning time with him as well.

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How about you? What are you doing with your First Grader this year?

 

We started this past Monday. Here's my 1st grader's line up.

 

Phonics: Phonics Pathways, ETC, and easy readers

Handwriting: Copywork that I make

Bible: Egermeier's Bible Story Book

Literature: Lots of library books

History: TruthQuest Middle Ages and Renaissance books as a spine using SOTW 2, the AG, and lots of library books

Science: God's Design Heaven and Earth series

Art: vaious 1-2-3 draw books by Levin

Music: nothing formal since he listens to the Classical Kids tapes from the library on his own

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I listed a lot of things, but I tried hard to keep it under 3 hours a day, and that includes the fun stuff. I got it to average 2.82 hours a day. I also use Homeschool Skedtrack, but I started a spreadsheet so I could tweak and figure things out until I got them the way I wanted.

 

See schedule attached.

 

Thank you for attaching your schedule! I noticed you are doing FLL 2x/wk. It is suggested to be done 3x/wk to be done in a typical school year. Do you do more than one lesson at a time? I think part of the problem is my curriculum and that I want a summer break! There are 170 lessons in our math program, so we have to do it 5x/wk. So no MEP or SM CWP. Our history program is 110 lessons so it has to be done 3x/wk to be completed in a school year (I would rather do it 1x/wk).

 

Sorry for the thread hijack, ya'll!

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Our First Grade plan:

 

Math: Math mammoth - Subtraction 1, Add/Subtract 2a, Place Value 1

Reading: Explode the Code - Book 4, 5. 6

History: SOTW 1

Handwriting: HWOT 1

Music: My first classical music book

 

Science, art, woodworking - outsourced to PS

Soccer and gymnastics at YMCA

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How long is everyone's school day? When I put in everything I wanted to use (Skedtrack) it was 6+hours/day. I see many people on here using a LOT more than we are. I am trying to keep us at three hours or less so we have time for field trips' date=' sports, lessons, babies, housework, cooking, etc... Even figuring 10 minutes for FLL, 30 for math, etc... I just don't see how you all are getting it done! Do you worry about burnout? Do your children work through subjects quickly (say, 15 minutes for math?). Do you school on the weekends?[/quote']

 

I don't know how long our school day will be, but just wanted to mention that you don't have to do everything every day. Years and years ago, when we first started homeschooling, I thought you did have to do everything every day. I try to have Reading, Math and Bible every day. The rest is scheduled out, like Science 2 x's a week, Geography 1 x, etc.

 

Here's our tentative 1st grade schedule (we won't be starting until January, so things may change from not til then):

 

~ McRuffy Color Math and/or Math Mammoth (haven't completely decided yet)

~ McRuffy Phonics & Reading SE (this will included handwriting, spelling, grammar, etc)

~ Elemental Science Intro to Science and/or McRuffy Science

~ History Odyssey

~ Horizons Health

~ various map skills workbooks

~ The Homeschool Art Guy videos, Little Annie's Art, Joseph the Canada Goose

~ La Clase Divertida

~ Pianimals

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We started FLL this spring and it was too slow, so we started doing several lessons in one day. Usually 2-4 lessons at once. We're finishing up FLL 1 now and starting FLL2 this fall, and I would like to do just 1-2 lessons per day. I'm trying to stretch it out to last our 2010/2011 year, at least through spring, possibly summer. Working on this now in fact. After that, we may start MCT next fall.

 

Normally I don't pay any attention to how many weeks/lessons a program has, we just do it at our own pace, which may be accelerated in some subjects.

 

Thank you for attaching your schedule! I noticed you are doing FLL 2x/wk. It is suggested to be done 3x/wk to be done in a typical school year. Do you do more than one lesson at a time?
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We'll be starting at the end of the month and I can hardly believe it's already that time of year again. I've had our 1st grade year pretty well planned out since the spring (with a few recent modifications), but lately I've been prepping to tutor my little man's class in our new Classical Conversations community (starts mid-September). This has left me feeling a bit on the unprepared side of things, discombobulated if you will, but then I read Daisy's blog post and just had to say... Amen!!!

 

Anyways, our 1st grade lineup is in my signature and our schedules are posted on our homeschool blog (if anyone's interested). I truly hope everyone has a great school year! I'm looking forward to reading all about them.

 

:001_smile: Melissa

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We're starting our 4-day weeks next Tuesday. Here's what I'm using:

 

Math

Math Mammoth 1

RS Math Games

 

Language Arts

Daily Language Review

Finishing last 11 weeks of a word wall program we started last year

Hooked on Spelling

Copywork for handwriting

 

History: Usborne Ancient World (spine) + library books

 

Science: Library books covering taxonomy/anatomy/botany

 

Art: 36 different projects from artprojectsforkids.org (all filed away! :D)

 

Plus miscellaneous memory work, read-alouds, games like bananagrams, Uno, etc. Our mornings will be an hour of sit down work (math, LA), then another hour of reading for history or science (alternating days). Then games until lunch time. It has become habit to read 3 books (or chapters) each night at bed, so there's another hour of read-alouds at bedtime. It's about 3-4 hours a day, but 75% of it feels like playing. ;)

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My twins are in 1st grade this year. They are doing:

 

FIAR (including Christian Character Supplement)

ETC (ds is currently in book 1, dd in book 3 - both should get through 2-3 books this year)

Happy Handwriting

CLE Reading 1 - dd

Sonlight Readers - ds

Complete Book of Math for 1/2 grade combined with How to Teach Math to Your First and Second Grader

 

Blessings,

 

Laura

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We started our first grade year 3 months ago. I like almost everything we're doing but I'm going to be changing our math curriculum ASAP.

 

Math - Horizons (will be switching to Math Mammoth)

 

Spelling - All About Spelling

 

History - Beautiful Feet Early American History

 

Geography - Putting together myself to go along with our American history.

 

Language - First Language Lessons

 

Handwriting - Handwriting Without Tears

 

Science - Sonlight Science K

 

We absolutely love All About Spelling, Beautiful Feet, and Handwriting Without Tears.

 

First Language Lessons was painfully slow at first. I went through the entire book and marked things and took notes and edited a lot of the lessons down and now we're liking it. I don't think I'll use it next year, though.

 

Horizons is super fun for me and my youngest daughter (starting K this fall) but absolutely terrible for my 1st grade daughter. She can't focus at all when doing the worksheets since there are so many concepts on each page. So we're more than likely going to go with Math Mammoth which looks perfect for her.

 

I'm starting to look for some extra science to add, too. My daughter surprisingly loves science and more experiments and visuals would be nice.

 

And I might add even more geography. That's one of her favorite subjects and even though we do a lot that I've put together on my own I know she'd love to do even more!

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Math: MEP and some Miquon

 

History: SOTW 2

 

Science: physical science that I made up using the Usborne Science Encyclopedia as a spine

 

Reading: some ETC and lots of books

 

Handwriting: HWT 1

 

Plus... ballet, drums, homeschool art classes, soccer, choir at church (I hope!), Destination Imagination, a spring theater production and two co-ops

 

AND... teachable moments, they're integral!

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Quran memorization

Arabic language

Ad-Duha Institute Islamic Studies

 

Finish RightStart B (undecided about C)

Math Mammoth

 

Phonics Pathways

WWE 2

AAS

FLL 1/2

I See Sam Readers

 

Elemental Science : Earth Science and Astronomy

 

SOTW 1/2 (currently in Rome)

 

Art with Anything

 

Tin Man Press logic

 

Yoga Pretzels, Riding, Ice Hockey

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We are on week3 of 1st grade. Here is what we ended up with:

CLE Math1

LTR

FLL- MWF

LHFHG (using Bible, history, Story and Science portions)

LBC Grade1 (art, music, poetry, Aesop, and Geo)

Elemental Science- T/TH

Song School Latin- MWF

French (I made up my own using CDs and worksheets off of Enchanted Learning) - T/Th

 

Our year for 1st grade

has been so much fun so far! This morning after math we made snowflakes. We read about clouds, and then in the afternoon layed outside and watched them.

Song School is so much fun, I love it! I find myself singing it at odd times (Salve Salve, time to go, time to go Salve, its the end of the day and it's time to say, Salve Salve time to go)

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AAS

FLL

WWE

RightStart B

SL 2 int readers

 

He'll tag along with the older kids for history. We have lots of science kits, memberships to the zoo, aquarium, and science museum, and subscriptions to science mags that he likes. He loves science and pursues it a lot on his own and we're expecting a new baby, so trying to keep it simple.

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My list is so short! :tongue_smilie:

 

Phonics: ETC 5 & 6

Math: MUS Beta supplemented with CWP 1

History: SOTW 1

Handwriting: Zaner Bloser, Grade 1

Science: BFSU or Elemental Science

PE: tennis and swimming

Music: Piano

Art: Atlier

Fun: Chess club

 

you got nothin on me sistah.

 

I have

horizons math gr 1

Pathway Readers from R&S.

She likes to write in a notebook and she'll do HWT too.

We are going to be Daisy scouts and continue in our very relaxed co-op.

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We've got a couple weeks till we start. I'm planning on:

 

-finishing OPGTR

-FLL

-WWE

-Copybook I from Memoria Press (I think? if it's not them, it's Veritas)

 

-Math-U-See Alpha

 

-SOTW I

 

-¡El Español Fácil!

 

-Biology the WTM way (or close)

 

-P.E. at a local university

 

-Artistic Pursuits

 

-The Golden Children's Bible + verse memorization (Well-Versed Kids and/or whatever her Sunday school class is currently learning)

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Here's our first grade line-up:

 

 

  • Zaner-Bloser Cursive + homemade StartWrite
  • Writing With Ease, Workbook 1
  • Kumon Simple Sentences & Kumon Sentences
  • First Language Lessons, Level 2
  • Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading (finish last 8-10 lessons)
  • All About Spelling, Level 1 (& perhaps Level 2)
  • Memory Work (Poetry -- less this year) & Recitation
  • Story Time Treasures & More Story Time Treasures (Memoria Press)
  • Guided Reading (using What Your 1st Grader... & 50 Stories for Six Year Olds) -- student reads aloud to an attentive adult
  • Independent Reading (using "1000 Good Books" list from Classical Christian Eduction) -- student self-selects books and reads independently
  • Chapter Book Read Alouds -- Mommy reads to student such wonderful books as The Borrowers, The Five Little Peppers, Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, and more
  • Classic Literature Read Alouds -- Mommy reads nursery rhymes, lullabies, fairy & folk tales, fables, classic stories for children
  • Poetry Read Alouds -- Mommy reads poetry by Stevenson, Milne, Lear, Rossetti, Farjeon
  • Picture Book Read Alouds -- Mommy reads picture books while student sits in on these with little twin sisters and rolls her eyes :001_rolleyes: (Babar, again?). Mommy knows she still likes these books. ;)
  • Horizons Math 1
  • Hands-On Standards Math 1 & 2 -- various lessons
  • Kumon math workbooks -- various
  • Geography -- Countries & Cultures
  • Bible Stories & Memory Work
  • Church Girls' Program
  • Music -- Sing the Word
  • Science -- Human Body; Plants; Earth; Space
  • Nature Study -- as the weather permits & the energy is available :tongue_smilie:

 

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Ariel is first grade by age, but a bit advanced:

 

Dancing Bears (phonics/reading)

Apples & Pears Spelling A

Right Start Math (finish B, move on to C), Miquon Blue & Green

Oak Meadow 2nd grade

Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding

La Clase Divertida (finish 2, move on to 3)

piano lessons

horseback riding

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Hmm, I'm a bit hesitant to post because last year there was a thread like this for K and I listed a bunch of curricula I had somewhat *planned* to do, but didn't end up doing/finishing most of it.:blushing:

 

This year, I'm hoping it will be different as I've been working every night trying to get my act together with the FCS!

 

So here goes:

 

Math- Math Mammoth 1 and MEP 1 (continued from K year)

Phonics- Dancing Bears Fast Track and Reading Pathways (Continued from K)

Handwriting- Draw Write Now and my own copywork

Logic- a mix of workbooks

Religion- Stories and coloring pages, lots of discussion

Art- Artistic Pursuits (I'm going to try to get past Lesson 1 this year!)

Memory work- Some from IEW, some from Hannah's guide, and some stuff I find on my own.

 

I plan on starting WWE 1 in January.

 

Co-op for the school year, 1 x week:

Science

Art

P.E

Drama

 

Co-op for just Fall:

Intro Physics (read: lots of cool experiments for a 6 yr old)

Ancient History

 

 

 

Extracurricular:

Piano 1x week

Gymnastics 1x week

Soccer 2-3 days/week

O.T. 1x/week ( I list this here because he loves it!)

Hindi 1x/week

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  • Spelling and Vocabulary- Soaring with Spelling level 1
  • Reading- Explode the Code level 3(to start) and Beyond the Code (BTC) Level 1
  • Math- Math Mammoth (MM) Grade 2, Singapore Math Challenging Word Problems 1, and continued drills in addition/subtraction facts
  • Handwriting- Evan-Moor Daily Handwriting Practice, Traditional Manuscript
  • Writing- Writing With Ease Levels 1 and 2 (We started last year.) and Story Starters (books from The Dollar Tree)
  • Grammar- Growing with Grammar Level 1
  • Chess- ChessKIDS.com lessons, games using Chess with Friends on the iphone, and I hope some tournaments

In addition to the subjects above, Peanut will be do our own versions of geography, art, and piano with her sister. Both girls are taking a science class with a local co-op. She also begs to take tennis lessons, but I need to make sure I have the money before I agree to that.

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Here is what we have so far:

 

Horizons Math 2

 

Story of the World 1 with Activity Guide

 

Spelling Workout B

 

MCP Phonics Level B

 

FLL (finish 1 and move to 2)

 

Writing With Ease 1

 

Science-Kingfisher First Animal Encyclopedia and First Human Body Encyclopedia, plus a couple of science kits

 

Handwriting--not sure yet

 

LOTS of read-alouds

 

Piano lessons

 

Ballet (or maybe karate)

 

We're still fine-tuning here :001_smile:

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My firstie is doing:

 

Singapore Math 1A

Everyday Spelling/Adventures in Phonics

English for the Thoughtful Child

McGuffey Readers--Primer

Elemental Science--Biology

Book of the Ancient World (Dorothy Mills) as a RA, supplemented by various mythology RAs

Philosophy for Young Thinkers: Living Together

German-style cursive handwriting

Modified MP Christian Studies

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We started on Aug 2nd. So far so good. I also have a 2nd grader

 

Bible-Vos Bible/devotion book for boys

Math-Singapore 1A/Rainbow rock cd-rom

Phonics-finishing Hop2 /ETC 3&4

Reading-He reads at least 2 books to me a day

Handwriting-Copywork/thinking about ordering ZB 1

FLL 1(finishing up than moving to FLL 2)

WWE 1(I really like the ease of this)

SOTW 1(finishing up with brother than moving to SOTW 2

Science-living books from the library, dvd's, snap circuit, fun experiments, field-trips.

Readalouds-I pick good classic books from SL, SCM, 1000 great books(reading Chronicles of Narnia right now)

Composer study 1xw

Art study 1xw

 

Co-op classes 1xw starting in Sep on Friday's(Real Science 4 kids, Oddessey of the mind, and Drama)

Piano lessons 1xw

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