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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  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!

  2. AdventuresinHomeEducatingJune 30, 2011 at 10:09 AM

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

  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.

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

  5. AdventuresinHomeEducatingJuly 31, 2011 at 7:15 PM

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

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

  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!

  8. Have a blessed year and thanks for sharing.

  9. AdventuresinHomeEducatingAugust 2, 2011 at 4:29 PM

    Thank you for stopping by!

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

  11. AdventuresinHomeEducatingNovember 10, 2011 at 6:03 PM

    You are welcome! Thanks for stopping by!


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