Our 2016-2017 Homeschool Curriculum Choices (1st Grade)9:19 PM
It's happening, people. We have officially started our homeschool here at Pleas Snow Jr. Schools (the name of our homschool -- after my late grandpa.) We have 5 of the 6 kids in school, although I have to get printables and busy work for the toddler, too. Or else he pitches fits.
So many ask what we are doing, and since we have to roundup the great, big, fat list for the Department of Education here in Nebraska, I thought I'd share with you, too! Feel free to ask questions about the how's or why's on our Facebook page.
1st Grade (Marcus)
Marcus is just now sounding out words, is crazy obsessed with building things, and loves math. He is very curious and always happy. We chose the following based on what has worked with other kids and what we know about his personality.
Fifty Famous Stories Retold by James Baldwin
Our Island Story by H.E. Marshall
Paddle to the Sea is a great read following the Charlotte Mason method of learning and full of amazing illustrations. Kids really love this book.
We reviewed the Alpha Omega Horizons Health program a few years back and my boys really enjoyed it. I think that if I wanted to have a formal curriculum to supplement our daily "teachable moments" I would not hesitate to use it again.
Literature & Copywork
Good books are the foundation to any good homeschool. The Veritas Press First Favorites books are so perfect for this! Kids will read the following titles and complete activities and copywork for each one:
Finally, we try to exercise regularly by letting the boys play in the yard, work in the garden, or hang around the park. If you are looking for a good homeschool physical educational curriculum, however, I really recommend FamilyTimeFitness!