1st Grade Plans


My 1st grader is a highly-creative learner who loves learning.  She will often take longer to accomplish a task because she takes creative detours that makes the task more interesting to her.  Right now, she loves science and has really enjoyed her recent history studies.  I’m excited to see where this year takes her.

Math:  Singapore 1B and 2AZome Advanced Math Creator 4 play, living books and videos

Science: Engineering Adventures units with brother, Magic School Bus unit study

Geography: World poverty unit study, Africa (countries and cultures) unit study

History:  Story of the World 1 audio with activity book with video additions (first 17 chapters only)

Language Arts:  Finish Steck-Vaughn Phonics A, Steck-Vaughn Phonics B,  Finish Write About Me, Write About My World, maybe start Just Write 1, Handwriting with StartWrite Handwriting SoftwareMad Libs, Finish All About Spelling Level 1, Rod and Staff Spelling 2, Reading

Read Alouds – Paddington Abroad, Paddington Goes to Town, Paddington on Top, Winnie the Pooh, Charlotte’s Web, Pippi Longstocking, Pippi on the Run, Pippi Goes to School,  Pippi in the South Seas, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle’s Farm, Hello Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, Capyboppy,  Trumpet of the Swan, Stuart Little, Little House in the Big Woods, Little House on the Prairie, James Harriot’s Treasury for Children, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Peter Pan, The Reluctant Dragon, American Tall Tales, Now we are Six, Heidi, Runny Babbit, James and the Giant Peach, Just So Stories, The Jungle Book, Lassie Come Home (This list should last us more than a year).

Foreign Language:   Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek! – Level One (for extra writing practice) and start Song School GreekArabian Sinbad, Arabic Arabiah app and start Alif BaaMy First Chinese Words, and My First Chinese Reader.

Bible: OT audio Bible going to sleep at night, God’s Love for You Bible Story Book (read aloud), The Beginner’s Bible (reader), Participate in Evidence for Christianity StudyThe Holy Spirit and His GiftsOT types and shadows study with brothers

Logic:  Dot to dot and maze books

PE:  Swimming,  Nutrition and Fitness study

Fine Arts: Hoffman Academy video piano lessonsMusic Ace DeluxeThe Phonics of Drawing

This is her proposed schedule.  The times I’ve indicated are the times I’ve marked out for different areas.  In reality, she may finish something in much less time than I’ve indicated.  Her seatwork time will probably be around 1.5-2 hours.

  • 8:45-9:00 Bible story with me (read aloud or reader)
  • 9:00-9:30 Bible studies with brothers (in the room, but paying attention as interested)
  • 9:30-10:30 Cyberchase video, Piano lesson or Music Ace, 1 dot to dot, 1 maze
  • 11:00-12:00 Language Arts (handwriting, phonics)- daily;  (spelling, Mad Libs, writing) – as time allows
  • 12:00-1:00 Math and Read Aloud
  • Lunch break and exercise time (Friday – 1:45-2:45 Nutrition Study with brothers)
  • 2:15-3:00 Reading and foreign language (M,T,W,F – Reading only), Art or Math and logic apps (Th)
  • 3:00-3:45 History/Geography studies
  • 3:45-4:30 Science studies

One Comment:

  1. I have a first grader this year too, I’m going to have to look at some of what you’re using because I’m no where near as ready!
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