I am in the midst of preparing for our second year of homeschooling! Last year, we went with Sonlight K, and while it was a good program, we found that it didn't really fit our family. So, for our first grade year, we are planning on doing things a little bit differently. I have chosen the books and tools that we are going to be using and we are eagerly awaiting their arrival. Once they come, I will begin to plan out the year probably using a color-coded progress list similar to Sarah's. Here is our curriculum:
Math: Horizons 1
Handwriting: Draw Write Now 1
Read Alouds: Complete Little House on the Prairie Series ( we are currently reading By the Shores of Silver Lake), Charlotte’s Web, Henry Huggins, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, Understood Betsy, The Year of Miss Agnes, Boxcar Children (the first few books), Little Pear, Homer Price, The Magic Tree House (the first few books), Ramona Books (the first few), The Secret Garden, and more!
Poetry: A Child's Book of Poems
History: Kaya, Felicity, Josephina, and Addy Books as well as extra books and activities for each time period and Wee Sing America
Geography: State Notebook Pages (still fleshing this out!)
Art: Drawing from Draw Write Now and Knitting
Gym: Swimming Lessons and Daily Outside Time
Music: Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, and Stravinsky (Music and Books on the Composer)
I am sure that we will have to tweak things here and there, but we are all hoping for another happy year spent learning at home!