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My oldest daughter will be doing her official first grade year starting this fall, and we've been working on K this past school year. She's working at a first grade level in many areas, but is still on track for K for others.<br><br>
I don't have TWTM yet, I am hoping to purchase it before the next school year but have read it from the library. Once I pay my fines I can borrow it again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> if need be. I'm still learning how to keep library books in one place from 4 small children... lol.<br><br>
Anyway, I can't remember exactly what topics/subjects are covered in 1st grade from reading the book, and I'm wondering what you plan on doing.<br><br>
And what is out there that is considered 'classical' for K. I realize few things are covered that year but my oldest daughter lept ahead I never really did K with her on a few things, where I think my son who will be doing K, will need K-focused materials.<br><br>
Just picking brains and trying to see what is out there that I haven't considered yet.<br><br>
Are there good classical education resources on the web where I might find recommendations, outlines for the year, etc?
 

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I don't have the book any longer but K isn't rigorous at all--it is just learning to read if I remember right academics wise. The rest is lifestyle type everyday learning.<br><br>
The main idea in early elementary (1st grade starts this in the book, not K) though was to have a very solid foundation in the basics--reading, math, spelling, writing, grammar. Reading well is the first priority.<br><br>
Have you found the Well Trained Mind forum? You'll be able to get a feel for different curriculum choices.<br><br>
Our first grade will be:<br>
1. I See Sam books for reading along with Phonics Road (covers spelling, phonics, writing, literature, and grammar as it goes--full LA program)<br>
I may do HWOT still too if we need extra handwriting (we're weak in that area).<br>
2. RightStart for math<br><br><br>
Lots of people use SOTW for history. We're doing Heart of Dakota for history/bible/literature/science etc.<br><br>
For extras I'm doing How to Teach Art to Children but I've heard good things about (I think) Artistic Pursuits. La Classa Diverta for Spanish.
 

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My 6yo DD will be starting 1st this fall, and sounds much like yours. She did quite a bit of my 1st grade stuff for K this year (she likes being a part of what her older sister is doing).<br><br>
Here's our plan for next year:<br><br><b>Language Arts</b><br>
Explode the Code 3 and 4<br>
I See Sam and AAS readers (independent reading)<br>
Cursive First<br>
All About Spelling 2/3<br>
Literature selections (read by me) from AO<br><br><b>Math</b><br>
Singapore 1B and 2A<br><br><b>Science</b><br><i>Among the Pond, Forest, Night ....People</i><br><i>One Small Square</i> books<br><br><b>History</b><br>
We are not starting History because DD9 will be going back to Ancients the following year and I want to keep them together. I think we will do some Prehistory and Geography instead.<br><br>
It looks like too much when I type it out, but we don't do it all every day. I plan on 90 minutes of table work, which does not include listening to read alouds and other fun projects.
 

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<a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/forumdisplay.php?f=50" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...splay.php?f=50</a><br><br>
classical thread -- on going -- here on MDC
 
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