Here we are, entering the new year and I’m excited to share with you our 2019-2020 grade 1 homeschool curriculum picks!
Being that my daughter is in grade 3, preparing for grade 1 and the curriculum choices seem easier, but my son definitely has a different learning style than my daughter. So I’m wondering if the same homeschool choices that we went with for my daughter in grade 1 will be okay for my son. The only way to find out, is to do it!
One thing I like to do is combine learning where I can. My children are just 2 grades apart which makes learning the same thing altogether (for certain subjects) adaptable and doable.
With my children being in the elementary grades, my involvement is heavier and more hands-on. This is totally fine, but I need to plan accordingly and combine learning to avoid my potential burnout with too much curriculum.
I haven’t included everything that we’ll be doing in our grade 1 homeschool curriculum picks as I tend to add more materials along the way as needed.
This summer I read the book, The Brave Learner by Julie Bogart, and it really enlightened my perspective in homeschooling and children when it comes to exploring a topic as curiosity stricks a child and digging deep until the flame is no longer there. I will be more intentional in this area as I feel this is truly what education is all about. It’s not about fitting into a box, creating a template of people and leaving them to enter workforce and community.
Homeschool is about fostering a love for learning while helping our children find their God-given gifts to share with the world and impact others with the love of Jesus by their character and actions.
That said, I will choose to fan the flame of curiosity this next year!
Grade 1 Homeschool Curriculum Picks
My little guy will be learning alot as he will be taking in what my grade daughter is as well!
- Reading – All About Reading Level 1 by All About Learning Press
- Handwriting – My Printing Book by Handwriting Without Tears
- Writing – Brave Writer Jot-It-Down
- Grammar – First Language Lessons Level 1 and Brave Writer’s Arrow Study Guides.
- Read-alouds – Trumpet of the Swan, The Tale of Despereaux, The Boxcar Children, Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little
- Daily Science Grade 3 by Evan-Moor (We’re doing this together with my grade 3 daughter)
- Nature Journaling using Nature Anatomy
- Piano Lessons
- Drum video tutorials on Youtube
- Fitness – BMX, swimming, some physical education challenges at home and other activities as they come up in the year.
- Food – Talk about healthy food choices in our everyday life during shopping, meal preparation and snacks.
- Bodies/Mind – Recognize how much time to spend on devices, moving is good for the body including stretching and strengthening it.
- Relationships/Friendships – Talk about these areas as they come up.
- Safety – Talk about naturally as they come up.
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Have you used any of these curriculums above? If so, which one?
Anchored in Christ,