2011-2012 Curriculum Choices - First Grade

Hi, everybody!  I'm excited to participate in my first Homeschool Blog Hop!  This is our first year journeying into the world of homeschooling and I can't wait!  I have a first grader and a preschooler.  We have actually made the decision to do part time preschool through a Christian Academy for my preschooler, so I don't have anything formally for her.  Though I do have a hodge podge of resources over the years to choose from.  As for my first grader, I have relied pretty heavily on the recommendations of friends. From all I have seen so far, I am incredibly excited about the choices we've made and am looking forward to jumping in next week!  Here's what we're going with:

Sonlight.  We're doing Core A - Intro to the World: Cultures with the First Grade Readers.  This fulfills Language Arts, Spelling, Reading, Bible, and the added bonus of World History. 

Apologia - We are using Apologia for both science (Astronomy) and Bible (Who Is God?).

Math-U-See - We're starting with Alpha. 

Handwriting Without Tears - First Grade

The Etiquette Factory - This was an unplanned "elective" that I fell in love with at the Southeast Homeschool Expo.  There's 11 lessons that both of my girls will be participating in. They can't wait!

We will also be doing some Sign Language informally with flashcards, books, and the internet.  She will be participating in our Children's Musical program at church.  And, she is on a competitive cheerleading team.  I think we'll have our hands full!
Just like Christmas morning when the FedEx man brought Sonlight!


  1. Tiffany said...:

    Congrats on your first year of homeschooling; you'll learn so much!! We love MUS, it's awesome.

    Have a great year!

  1. This post makes me ridiculously giddy!

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Yay to first years! We are only doing preschool but I am super excited and nervous! Looks like you guys will have so much fun!

  1. We're using so many of the same things: Sonlight Core A, Who is God, and Astronomy! I added you to my Google Reader. Excited to see how you use these things.

  1. Rikki said...:

    Can I be jealous of your curriculum? Ha!! I'm just a keeping a list of things to look into for next year...

  1. April said...:

    I love Sonlight too and I want to check into that Etiquette Factory. Thanksfor sharing!

  1. Kim said...:

    Thanks, friends! I'm so excited to jump in and start using all these great resources. Be sure to check back and I'll fill you in on how it's going. ;)

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