Ladybug is 5 years old and did preschool from August 2010-December 2010 and Kindergarten from January 2011-March 2011. In April we started 1st grade work in Math and Reading. She knows all her letters and sounds, can blend short vowel words, is learning sight and high-frequency words and the silent "e" rule. She can count to 59, knows all her numbers and shapes, add and subtract single-digit numbers and understands 1-to-1 correspondence. My goal this year is to stay ahead of her. She learns very quickly and gets "bored" easily. Additionally, I want to work with her on controlling her temper.
Phonics ~ 1+1+1=1's You Can Read (Sight Words), Progressive Phonics (starting with the Beginning Program) and Starfall.com. Additional resources include Spalding Phonics, Sight Word Readers, First Little Readers, Education Cubes and whatever else I can find to keep her going and help her become a fluent reader.
Writing ~ WriteShop A
Math ~ Math Mammoth Grade 1 and Math Whizz
Science ~ Whatever she wants! We will notebook and/or lapbook. We will use Hands of A Child, Unit Studies and Download N Go by Amanda Bennett and CurrClick as our main resources. We will also be keeping Nature Journals and Gardening.
History ~ Heart of Wisdom (Adam to Messiah ~ Ancient History) as a family.
Geography ~ Mapping the US by Heart (modified) and If the World Were a Village lapbook.
Art ~ We will be learning to draw. Some of the books we will use include: Draw and Write through History, How to Draw 101 Animals, How to Draw and How to Draw Lettering.
Religion ~ We do religion as a family. We will be studying the Old Testament. We will use The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Primary Workbook, Heart of Wisdom (Adam to Messiah) and other resources I find on the internet.
Foreign Language ~ Signing Time Series One
P.E. ~ WiiFit, walking, running and learning to ride a bike.