First Grade

First Grade Curriculum 2017-2018

English \ Language \ Literature

  • Growing with Grammar (2017-2018) – good, basic descriptive grammar, most lessons can be completed independently. Stopped using to try out a more comprehensive Classical program
  • Hooked on Phonics Second Grade (2017-2018) – Found this unnecessary after child is already reading.
  • I pick about six books — short stories, tales and novels — from John Senior’s Good Book List. These are the stores I read aloud to all the kids regardless of grade level.
  • English From the Roots Up
  • First Language Lessons (2019-2020)
  • All About Spelling Level 1


  • Science 1st Grade (2017-2018) – boring, stale, textbook. No longer use.
  • Science Learning in the Early Years (2019-2020) — themed science experiments to demonstrate science principles by observation and hands-on-experiments


  • Saxon Homeschool Level 2 (2017-2018) —  We found it difficult to pace ourselves, no real way to slow down or speed up, left us all frustrated.
  • Singapore Math  (2019-2020)


  • The Baltimore Catechism I
  • Parish School of Religion


  • Draw Write Now Level 3


  • Story of the World Volume 1 by Susan Wise Bauer