2010-2011 First Grade
She will finish Christian Light Education’s Learning to Read and do Reading 1 for the first half of the year. Then we will spend the rest of our time reading trade books starting with the First Favorites Collection from Veritas Press. Her brother had such fun with this that I just had to take time to have her do it as well. It’s important young readers experience quality books, what Charlotte Mason called “living books”, instead of just levelized readers. She will also be starting new subjects this year: social studies, Bible, and science. I have a lot of these materials already from her brother. I just need to purchase the consumables like workbooks for her.
Math (single digit addition, subtraction)
MathUSee http://mathusee.com/ $55
starter blocks from this year
Alpha Student kit $20 (30 lessons)
Alpha Teacher Pack $35
Social Studies (Geography)
Map Skills B Continental Press $9.95 ($3.95 for Teacher Guide) http://www.continentalpress.com/series_detail.asp?intSeriesID=1019&intSubjectID=25
Christian Light Education http://clp.org
Social Studies 1- Light Unit 103: North America and Its People
Christian Light Education – finish Learning to Read & Reading 100 series
Christian Light Education – finish LA 100
Christian Light Education 100
Sonlight Bible 1 (Leading Little Ones to God)
Cedarmont Kids Bible Songs CD
Culture & Communication
Christian Light Education
Social Studies 1- Light Unit 101: You Can Communicate
Social Studies 1- Light Unit 102: My Family and Feelings
Science will grab for several different sources. Each of these stand alone programs is pretty basic so I think they should coordinate well together for a well rounded, fun, introductory science program.
Winter Promise: The World Around Me
This basic literature and activity program was bought for her brother a few years ago, but was too easy for him. I think it will be perfect for her now.
Bob Jones University: Science 1 textbook
Focus on Science A $10.25 workbook (Teacher Guide $10.50)
Living or Nonliving?
What Do You See?
Do Animals Live in Plants?
Check the Weather
Sink or Float?
Heat Changes Things
Push It or Pull It?