1st Grade Curriculum Choices (Part 1)

As eclectic homeschoolers, we don’t use just one single boxed curriculum. I like to use a little bit of everything I can and keep things interesting but still making sure that we cover all the topics we need to.

AJ will be starting 1st grade late September or early October. We are just wrapping up a few unit studies for kindergarten. I am making this a 3 part series because there are so many things we are going to do and I don’t want to make the posts super long and bore everyone!!!

So without further ado, here are our choices for 1st grade Language Arts which covers Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing and Phonics:

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Reading-

Harcourt Family Learning Complete Curriculum-this book covers pretty much everything except Science and Geography. We will be working through this workbook daily.

Confessions of a Homeschooler Classic Literature Unit Studies- Erica has some awesome unit studies for a variety of books such as Alice in Wonderland, Mr Poppers Penguins, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It will be fun to read the books, do the unit studies and then watch the movies to compare how they relate to the books.

Easy Peasy All in One Homeschool English 1- we will be using this together with the all in one curriculum book. I love this website! You can use it to homeschool from preschool through High School!

Reading, Writing & Math for Gifted Children- we will be doing a few pages here and there to give him a challenge!

Continue reading through the Magic Treehouse Series. We LOVE those in our house!!

Spelling/Vocabulary

Harcourt Family Learning Complete Curriculum-this book covers pretty much everything except Science and Geography. We will be working through this workbook daily.

Sylvan 1st Grade Spelling Games and Activities- fun workbook with different games to reinforce his spelling

Sylvan 1st Grade Vocabulary Puzzles- fun workbook with different games to reinforce his vocabulary

Daily Word Ladders- this workbook starts with a word and AJ has to read the clue and change one letter to make a new word and go up the ladder until he reaches the top.

Practice 10 spelling words a week from BigIQKids (or at least try to)

Phonics

Hooked on Phonics 1st Grade Kit- includes the red and orange workbooks and readers

Writing

Harcourt Family Learning Complete Curriculum- this book covers pretty much everything except Science and Geography. We will be working through this workbook daily.

Journal Writing- AJ will be writing one sentence and drawing a picture to illustrate his sentence everyday to practice his handwriting . I will be using writing prompts to help him pick topics. This will be done daily.

Draw, Write, Now Book 1- Learning to draw different animals and characters and writing a sentence about the picture. This will be done weekly.

Reading, Writing and Math for Gifted Children- select pages just to challenge him from time to time

We will also be playing lots of reading games, file folder games, and reading lots and lots of books!

Don’t worry, we won’t be doing everything listed here all at once! Some are daily and some are weekly. Some we will use together to make sure he understands the concepts being taught from different resources. Whatever helps him learn and keep things interesting!

Stay tuned for Part 2, coming soon!

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