ByGrace3 Posted February 1, 2011 Share Posted February 1, 2011 I am doing my research for next year and dd will be in first grade. For Kindergarten we are using: Saxon 1 ABeka Phonics Handwriting without Tears Usborne books for science (occasionally) Heroes for early readers (YWAM) for history (once a week) Bible -- I am doing my own, but would love suggestions for anything great out there! We throw art in here and there, but would love to add more of a structure with it next year. DD also takes gymnastics, piano lessons, and all 3 do music together so that rounds out her week I am thinking we will do Saxon again next year . . . but not positive. I like the way they teach, but I do find it very time consuming. Anything hands on/ that teaches similarly but maybe less time consuming (math takes 1-1.5 hours a day) ABeka phonics-- its ok, I know it works but it is very repetitive and S.L.O.W. We love HWOT so plan to stick with that. Science-- I want to keep it light and easy like this year, but would love some suggestions! We are thinking to add something like Lyrical science as the song aspect definitely works for her. Also, my kids seem to do pretty well with unit studies/lapbooking etc. history- we love what we are doing and will continue through the books we have, but would love some suggestions for other curricula like it. English-- very torn. FLL, Shirley Eng, definitely need help! Spelling-- need suggestions Would love suggestions and to know what is working/not working and why. Thanks!!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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