We have an energetic 6-year-old jumping into 1st grade- and we’re super excited about the choices we’ve made for his homeschool curriculum this year.
One big change we’ve made is joining our local Classical Conversations Co-op and he will be attending that once a week. This will give him a broad overview of several subjects including math, english, science, history and geography, and latin. We will be supplementing those with individual curriculum options as well.
Here are our 2018-2019 1st Grade Homeschool Curriculum choices:
- Math Lessons for a Living Education- Level 2
- Horizons Math- 1st Grade
- Life of Fred Elementary Series
We have chosen several different options for math this year. Our little guy loves math and we want to foster that as much as possible. Both Life of Fred and Math Lessons for Living Education provide a more story based learning experience, whereas Horizons Math gives a more leveled approach to teaching. We will be rotating through these and I think he will really thrive with all 3 options.
In addition to the English lessons he will be receiving through Classical Conversations, we will also be finishing The Good and The Beautiful Language Arts level K and moving into level 1. We adore this curriculum and it proves to be engaging enough for even our little guy who struggles with language lessons.
Our little guy is not a fan of writing in general. We have struggled through A Reason for Handwriting, but we are almost at the end. Once completed, we will be moving over to The Good and The Beautiful in hopes that the change will help our struggles.
We will be using readings from the Mystery of History books in conjunction with our Classical Conversations instruction. We will also be doing weekly lessons out of The Good and The Beautiful History Year 1 as group learning with our other children.
We will be taking a very gentle approach to science this year, with the bulk of our learning coming from Classical Conversations. In addition, we will also be intermittently learning out of these two resources. They are a great way to introduce science to younger children and a wonderful motivation to get out and explore the world around us.
This will be used to reinforce the Latin we will be learning in Classical Conversations. I’m hoping it will help us both pick it up a bit easier. *Fingers crossed*
We’re excited to kick this school year off and dive into these fantastic resources. What are your picks for curriculum this year? Share with us in the comments below.