• Eight Great Novels to Read Aloud in Grade One
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    Grade One Read Aloud Novels – Term One

    Thanks to all who entered our 2016 Reader Survey! The winner of one of our favorite picture books is: Kenzie!!! Congratulations! I’ll be emailing you for your address and picture book choice this weekend! I wrote out a couple of different grade one book lists at the beginning of the school year, like grade one read aloud novels and classic novels for grade one and two and we’ve been reading some of them but we’ve also just randomly been reading the books that catch our eye. I’m sure we’ll read more from each of the lists as the year goes on, for now, here are the novels we’ve read, and…

  • Break Week - Our Homeschool Week Eleven - Break Week
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    Grade One Curriculum – Week 11 – Break Week

    Last week was week eleven in our homeschool year and I decided it was time for a bit of break. I know a number of homeschool families who work in a week off every six weeks into their homeschool schedule right at the beginning of the year. The idea sounded good to me off the bat but I wanted to actually get into our year before deciding when we would have a break. It wasn’t like we needed a break but it was to the point where I could tell it would be good for all of us. The work was slacking, we were doing the minimum amount required so we…

  • Grade 1 Curriculum Weeks 5 & 6
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    Grade One Curriculum – Weeks 5 & 6

    Here is the third installment to our homemade grade one curriculum. To keep things a bit organized I’ve created a Grade One Curriculum page where I will have links to each of the weeks as I post them, you can head there to get the link for previous weeks as well as an overview to our year and links to some of the books we will be trying to read this year. On to weeks 5 & 6! GRADE ONE CURRICULUM WEEK FIVE We hit a bit of a groove this week I think! The previous week Raeca read her first chapter book to herself (Twister on Tuesday) and suddenly…

  • Our Homemade Grade One Homeschool Curriculum - Weeks 3 & 4 - includes Bible, writing, reading, math, science, history, geography, art and music!
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    Grade One Curriculum – Weeks 3 & 4

    Here is the second installment to our homemade grade one curriculum. To keep things a bit organized I’ve created a Grade One Curriculum page where I will have links to each of the weeks as I post them, you can head there to get the link for weeks 1 & 2 as well as an overview to our year and links to some of the books we will be trying to read this year. On to weeks 3 & 4! GRADE ONE CURRICULUM WEEK THREE We did one major switch up this week: we have moved math up in our morning. It has been working better to either do it…

  • Our Homemade Grade One Homeschool Curriculum - Weeks 1 & 2
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    Grade One Curriculum – Weeks 1 & 2

    I thought I would take some time to share here a more detailed list of what we are doing in for grade 1. I’ve got a few weeks to catch up on and then I’ll be sharing these closer to “real time”. I shared a bit of an overview of our homemade grade one curriculum last month and this will break it down into a more detailed view. To keep things a bit organized I’ve created a Grade One Curriculum page where I will have links to each of the weeks as I post them. We also read a lot of picture books and read alouds just for fun which…