Tuesday, May 10, 2011

2011 Curriculum ~ K/1

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.
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11 comments:

  1. Ahh I've got a K-Firster that needs to work on her tempter, too.  ;)  I think I'll follow you-- maybe we can give each other moral support.  Looks like you've got some great resources!

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  2. AdventuresinHomeEducatingJune 30, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Awesome! Welcome and feel free to contact me anytime! Thanks April!

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  3. All of a Kind FamilyJuly 31, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    What an exciting year you have planned for all your children :)  We have Signing Times, too!  My 2 yr old was raised with sign language and has learned to sign much of her vocabulary already.

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  4. Thanks for adding your curriculum to the blog hop!! It's always fun to see others books right before school starts. ;) 

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  5. AdventuresinHomeEducatingJuly 31, 2011 at 7:15 PM

    Hi Jessica! Thanks for stopping by! I love seeing everyone's curriculum!

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  6. Sounds like a great year....I have a K/1st grader that I am trying to stay ahead of also.  Blessings, Lisa

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  7. AdventuresinHomeEducatingJuly 31, 2011 at 8:22 PM

    Hi Lisa, thanks for stopping by! Good luck staying ahead of your K/1...I know I need the luck! ;) Have a great year!

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  8. Have a blessed year and thanks for sharing.

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  9. AdventuresinHomeEducatingAugust 2, 2011 at 4:29 PM

    Thank you for stopping by!

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  10. Thanks for sharing what you do with your little girls.   It's nice to see how others do their home schooling. 

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  11. AdventuresinHomeEducatingNovember 10, 2011 at 6:03 PM

    You are welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

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