Our Little School
After spending the summer talking to other homeschooling moms, I realized that sometimes less is more. I spent more time browsing free curriculum sites than I did playing Bubble Safari on Facebook. However, it paid off because I believe I found some really good curriculum.
We are using Math Mammoth for math. It was fairly inexpensive and I like the author's approach. She not only tells you how to do it, but why you do it. I'll post more about it later once we have used it a bit, but Bridget likes it so far.
I found a free phonics curriculum http://www.progressivephonics.com/~suzettew/ and although she is reading very well (I suspect she is at a 2nd grade level), I want her to have a better grasp of advanced phonics. She has difficulty with annunciation sometimes and I am thinking this will help. And it never hurts to read more...right?
1st day of 1st Grade. Spelling
All the other subjects she is learning such as reading comprehension, social studies, science, grammar, spelling, and fine arts...well, I'm pulling from different areas to suit our needs. We are following the Texas guidelines although we actually go beyond most of them because she is ready.
Time wise, we are spending about half an hour per subject with some topics only twice a week. No school on Friday! As per my homeschooling sister-in-law Aimee. She is my go-to person whenever I have a question.
I would love to hear about your first day of school so leave me a comment if you stop by.