Anyone homeschooling First Grade this year?
What are you using?
Do you have a set curriculum?
Not currently, but the only actual "curriculum" I usually buy for first grade is a good phonics program.
oh, and sometimes a handwriting curriculum... sorry. forgot that. Everything else is practice workbooks, reading, hands on learning going along with the older kids, and a good math and calendar board and notebook.
So with my first grader, we go to the library every week. He picks things he wants to read, I pick things for him that should help his reading (on his level--my library has an awesome leveled section, and while it's not huge, he shouldn't have to stay at any one level for long) as well as some books that will stretch where he is now but are fairly doable. Math we do Life of Fred and I picked up some manipulatives. I need to do time and money with him, and push him hard on his addition and division facts. He has them down, he just doesn't like to share that information with me. He keeps his smarts to himself. :) We're doing interest units this year, so his first unit is on robots. SOOOO excited. He's gonna be sooooo bummed when he learns that we don't have enough money to make a real Iron Man suit!
no set curr, each child learned with diffent things and ways
for phonics/ using 'all about reading'
for math- lots of manipulatives, and a workbook weve had for a while from rod and staff 1st grade also cooking, bit of sewing, hands on stuff, games
history- talking about our families, what makes family, where we live, maps, history of our area we live in
science- we are doing insects for a while, so the garden, Learningpages.com has some neat stuff, murals for the kids, this will take us a while
bible- stories from bible, creation, answers in genesis site, library stuff
nature studies will go along with the insects, taking walks with our drawing pads and pencils,
reading- i will be reading to them from various books from library, poetry, christian libertys nature series books, mcguffy has some neat ones also,
will be doing a bit of handwriting also, i make the copybooks up, air writing, stick writing, finger writing, hammering
art- lots of stuff there!
music- learning songs, dancing, piano,
thats about it for our first grade
Not yet, but I have my eye on Memoria Press' first grade curriculum... or Kolbe Academy.
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where are you moving to if you dont mind sharing :)
will you then get a boxed curriculum or still go with the loose one you are putting together?
will you need to show them stuff from K?
Quoting RADmomma:I'm doing a loose first grade with my 6 year old.
I'm not done with my lesson plans or curriculum yet.
I'm currently in Maine where we aren't required to do anything until she is 7 but we are moving next month where ill have to show her curriculum & register her.... So now I'm reworking everything!
i hear ya...i believe a strong foundation in reading really does open up and make learning everything else easier
Quoting KrissyKC:Not currently, but the only actual "curriculum" I usually buy for first grade is a good phonics program.
what will you use for math then?
Quoting KrissyKC:oh, and sometimes a handwriting curriculum... sorry. forgot that. Everything else is practice workbooks, reading, hands on learning going along with the older kids, and a good math and calendar board and notebook.
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