I do have pictures from Buster's birthday and I will post them shortly. I finally recieved all the books I purchased for school next year. I'm really excited about it and wanted to share my plans with you all. Here is a list of what Buster will be using for first grade:
Math: Horizons 1
Phonics: Explode the code books 4-6
Phonics Pathways, Reading Pathways
Science: Apologia Land Animals of the Sixth Day: Exploring Creation with Zoology 3
Christian Liberty Nature Reader, Book 1, Second Edition
Live Butterfly Garden
History: History For Little Pilgrims
Geography: Map Skills, Grade 1
Art: Draw Write Now, Book 6: Animals and Habitats - On Land, Ponds and Rivers, Oceans
I can draw animals, Usborne playtime(I found this at Salvation army for 15 cents because it was 50% off day)
Writing: He will be finishing 1st grade handwriting without tears, and journaling
Spelling: Basic Skills 1st grade spelling, and these two sites http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/spelling-levela.html
Bible: The Explorer's Bible for Kids: Explore and Live God's Word (Nkjv), The Children's Illustrated Bible
Spanish: so far I have Spanish Write and wipe book, but I hope to find something else to. Buster Keeps begging me to teach him Spanish ever since he heard his soccer coach speak Spanish.
We are doing animal themes that will last 2.5 weeks each. This will coincide with his science book for the most part. I have been collecting a bunch of childrens reading books from thrifts store that go with our animal themes, and we will use the library to fill in what I don't have. Also I plan to do some lapbooks and I will find most of them here:
Here is a list of the animal topics:
Marsupials or Birds
Snails/Worms or Fish
A couple of these I am unsure of yet.
I purchased my books from Amazon and CBD
For Sweetpea I will be doing PreK work. For her I have purchased
Get ready for the code, Get set for the Code, Go for the code by Explode the code
Phonics pathways (she insists that she's going to learn to read this year. We will see)
Christian Liberty Nature reader K (It has one story for each letter of the alphabet that goes with an animal) and a mess of little dollar tree workbooks.
For her I will be doing one letter of the alphabet for every 1.5, and she will be making an alphabet notebook. In this order based on her ETC books. Here are some sites I plan to use for her:
I will be introducing Buttercup to TotSchool
Here is a basic schedule of what subjects we will cover weekly:
I will keep you posted on how it goes. So far all the books look great ;)
Here are a few more sites I found lately that have been helpful:
I couldn't do a homeschool post without a plug for the Old SchoolHouse Magazine.
Finally here is a site I have found very helpful when choosing curriculums: