Friday, August 7, 2009

2009-2010 1st Grade Homeschool Plan Version 1.0 (Subject to change based on life.)

After much prayer and review here is our official plan of record for the 2009-2010 school year. I wanted share this with the great folks at The Homeschool Lounge who have been a source of inspiration and support during our homeschool journey. Please click over to find the one of the best homeschool resources on the web.

Like everyone our challenge for this school year will be doing more with less money in a new location. However with some creative planning, sharing, swapping, re-purposing and fieldtrips I think it is going to be a year full of adventure. We will also be using Sue Patrick's Workbox System.

Also note that while technically TS is a first grader we will included some activities that are designated for 2nd grade and above during this school year.

Core Curriculum

Read Alouds

  • TS choices from the library which right now includes the following series:
    • The Magic Tree House
    • Transformers DK Level 4
    • The High-Rise Private Eyes
    • Henry and Mudge
  • Five-in-a-Row read alongs


  • Hooked On Phonics 2nd Grade



  • Handwriting Without Tears 1st Grade Printing Book
  • TV Teacher for drawing Scenes


  • Horizons Math 1s Grade
    • Collecting Data
    • Area
    • 3-Dimensional Shapes
    • Rounding
    • Subtracting
    • Regrouping
    • Timelines
    • Understanding Halves
    • Symmetry
    • Addition Strategies
    • Comparing Numbers
    • Calendars
    • Probability
    • Perimeter
    • Making Predictions
    • Counting by 2s, 3s, 4s
    • Measuring
    • Tally


  • Five-in-a-Row
  • Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Master’s


Bible and Character Development


Science & Nature

  • Five-in-a-Row
  • Fieldtrips to zoo, aquarium, natural science museum and nature walks
  • Co-op


  • Start Family Tree and timeline study
  • Fieldtrips to historic venues


  • Tae
    Kwon Do
  • Sports Galore Class

Fine Motor Skills

Our primary record keeping will be using Lapbooks with the exception of History which will be notebooking with the goal to turn it into electronic media for a family resource.

1 comment:

debbie said...


sounds like your ready for the school year!!
have fun!