First grade???

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First grade???

Postby Basswe » Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:54 pm

I am sure that this is not a first but I am just getting started in the homeschool process. I have 2 that will be entering the first. Since I am new I am starting to look at packets that touch on all the subjects. I don't know where to start or really what to do. I am also looking for ideas on good reads for me to help me and the kids as we start this year! Thanks for any help! :D

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Postby hscoach » Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:39 am

Here is a link about choosing curriculum that might be helpful. -

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Postby heidijo » Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:05 am

Some of your choices for books will depend on your teaching style and your children's learning style. Do they love workbooks? Do they like to make crafts a lot? Do they like to listen to books on tape?

These and more are all things to consider. Many parents just look at what is comfortable for them and then a few months down the road everyone hates school.

For first grade I would recommend reading lots of picture books related to History and Science. (I have book lists on my website). My son and I learned so much from reading picture books that we didn't even need a boring textbook. If your children need to learn to read, I taught all 4 of my children to read with Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons.

We loved All About Spelling and Math U See has been our favorite for Math although I made up our own skip counting songs. Spectrum Math is good too and inexpensive.

If you give me a little more info on your children I might be able to recommend more stuff for you. Hope this helps.
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Postby MOMS » Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:56 am

This is also our 1st yr hs too & so far the BEST advice i was given was to read Mary Pride's "Complete Guide To Homeschooling". That book was so helpul to our family!
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