While I am still in the planning stages for our upcoming new school year, here is the list of what we are planning to use this year:
For our daily devotional I really enjoy Little Visits with God. They have a new updated version, but I prefer the wording in the original book, which I found on Paperbackswap.com. Last year I used a variety of devotionals, including this one. This year I will only use this devotional.
Our main bible study will be Bible Study Guide for all ages. We are using the beginner student pages which is recommended for children in Kindergarten to age 3. Although the boys are in first grade I decided to use the beginner level so that our older daughter could participate as well.
We are also participating in a Co-op on Journey with Jesus. This is a 13-week program that we are doing with our co-op group. I am the instructor for this.
This year we will begin using, First Language Lessons for the well trained mind.
For our vocabulary we are using Wordly Wise 1st grade. I’m sad to report that I purchased this last year and though I thought it was a good program, our life got hectic and I had to cut it out of our program due to time constraints.
We are using the Handwriting without tears’ My Printing Book and Draw and write notebook workbooks this year. We have used the HWT program from the beginning and I cannot say enough good things about it. When we finish our workbook I will either advance them to the next level or just continue with daily copy work.
Sonlight Core K: Introduction to World Cultures
I’m not really sure if this is where I should file our Sonlight curriculum package, but because it includes history and geography I’m going to list it here even though it includes so much more. This is our first year using Sonlight and our first year buying a boxed curriculum program.
Additional geography resources:
This year our focus is on teaching the Scientific Method and using a microscope.
We do not use a set science curriculum, instead I piece together our own curriculum based upon our Scope & Sequence and current interests.
We attend various plays and musicals throughout the year. The children receive formal art instruction with an art teacher and we enjoy doing arts and crafts whenever the mood hits us!
Co-ops and Extra curricular activities
- P.E (group/co-op) 1x per week
- Golf (private instruction) 2x per week
- Spanish (group /co-op) 2x per week
- Junior Lego League (co-op) 1x per week
- Art (group instruction) 1x per week