I felt like I was warped through time as I made selections for 1st grade homeschool curriculum. Our family has changed a lot since I taught Lira on a first grade level and my knowledge about where to find homeschool curriculum has changed dramatically too.
Ruble will be a 1st grader. I am both happy and sad at the same time. I think that emotion can only be experienced through motherhood.
Oddly enough, Ruble has the best handwriting of all my children, but I will still have him use the copywork pages from Write Through the Bible as well as pages I can make myself using the StartWrite software.
Since All About Reading worked so well with Franc, I have already been using it with Ruble and he loves it.
I will be using recommended spelling lists from Spelling City and teach Ruble how to use a dictionary to look up the words.
For the entire family, we will be combining Drive Thru History with additional reading and their free discussion guides.
Drive Thru History: American History Series, All Episodes 1-12 in Set, is a DVD-based curriculum that we can enjoy together as a family.
We will supplement the Drive Thru History studies with hands-on projects and living books. (I am not a Charlotte Mason homeschooler but on some days, I get close.)
Our science studies at home will be through Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Botany from the Young Explorer Series.
In addition to creating my own powerpoint lessons, we will use Apologia Exploring Creation With Botany Lapbook Package (Lessons 1-13) from Knowledge Box Central to create lap books instead of the Exploring Creation with Botany Junior Notebooking Journal… maybe. I really love the notebooking journals but I am not sure if the Junior version would be better for Lira than the regular Exploring Creation with Botany Notebooking Journal.
>>SEE the Apologia Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology Unit Study Page for another great science curriculum recommendation.<<
Ruble is excited to use iXL for math. I will supplement his work with free worksheets from Education.com.
More homeschool curriculum recommendations
I post about out homeschool curriculum choices every year. Here are some additional posts to browse:
- Dollar Store Preschool Homeschool Curriculum
- Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum
- 2nd Grade (or is it 3rd?) Homeschool Curriculum
- God’s Little Explorers Preschool Homeschool Curriculum
- Preschool and Little Learner Curriculum Suggestions
- 2nd Grade Homeschool Curriculum
- 4th Grade Homeschool Curriculum
- Our 1st Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices 2012-2013
- Our 3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices 2012-2013
- 5th Grade Homeschool Language Arts and Math
- 5th Grade Homeschool Social Studies and History