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First Grade Plans

We are excited about our upcoming homeschool year! We will be starting in a few weeks and I wanted to share our curriculum plans.

Reading/Phonics/Spelling: Explode the Code 3 & 4; Hooked on Phonics

Grammar: First Language Lessons 1. I really don’t think grammar in 1st is necessary, but it’s required by my state. This program I chose is gentle, mostly oral with very little writing, so I feel OK about using it.

Math: RightStart Math Level B 2nd Edition

Handwriting: Zaner-Bloser 1; copywork

Art: Home Art Studio

Music: Piano lessons

P.E.: She may be going to the local school for this. If that doesn’t work out, we will figure out something. Ice skating, swimming, etc.

Build Your Library Grade 1, which includes:

Science: Nature Study using various resources as scheduled by Build Your Library.

Social Studies: Ancient History using various resources as scheduled by Build Your Library. I’m excited about this! Egyptians, Romans, Babylonians, oh my! There are so many cool projects you can do for this age group when studying the Ancients. A quick search on Pinterest or a search engine will turn up many fun activities! Happily, BYL has that all scheduled out for me.

Literature: Poetry and several fun read alouds are scheduled, including The Tale of Despereaux, 26 Fairmont Avenue, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlotte’s Web, and The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles. Squee!

I’m looking forward to a super fun year!