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Sunday, July 17, 2011

2011/2012 School Year's Cirriculum (1st grade)

I'm so super excited. Friday, I found a good sized brown box sitting outside my front door. When the kids and I brought it in and tore it open (because that's how all packages are treated in our house), we found school books hiding inside.

I asked Cherith, "Do you want to start 1st grade today?" She thought for a minute and then replied, "How 'bout tomorrow!" Ha. Ha.

So here's the cirriculum scoop for the year...

Language Arts, Reading, Writing, Math, and Science (?):

A Beka - My mom passed on a lot of the text books she used with my younger siblings... you know, like 15+ years ago. So I am able to use a lot of what she passed on and just add the workbooks, new teacher's manuals, and a few readers we were missing.


Erica's (Confessions of a Homeschooler) Road Trip USA cirriculum - This looks so incredibly fun. I can't wait to get started. I'm also trying desperately to get someone from every state to write a letter to Cherith with fun things about them, their family, and where they live. Not sure if that will be possible or not. The nice thing is that I know someone from Hawaii and someone from Alaska, so the two hardest states are already covered.


Songs for Saplings' Q&A, Vol. 1 - We will cover one song (theological point) per week. I am in the process of creating a workbook to go along with this.

I seriously cannot wait to get started. But I have a lot of must do's on my list before the school year starts up, though, so I better get busy.

(If you're waiting on the K-2nd and Math & Reading swaps, I promise they're still coming. My ever so intelligent husband is designing a sweet database for me, in order to eliminate the headaches associated with processing over 500 names at once.)


  1. How fun that I get to be your Alaska connection:). I've heard good things about A-beka. Very cool.

  2. We can send a post card or something from South Carolina. We are also using RoadTrip USA for geography. I am homeschooling Kindergarten this year so my daughter is not 100% on writing her letters but we can come up with something. Just let me know. thedivaofcoupons(at)gmail(dot)com ~ Jaim'e

  3. I'm homeschooling our daughter in Kindergarten this year. If you'd like for us to send something from Nebraska, we'd be happy too. Just let me know. =) taslerfamily at gmail dot com.

  4. I'm homeschooling a 4th grader, kindergartener, and 3 yo. (all boys) this year also. If you want something from MO. just let me know! (ha...I rhyme) benjamin(dot)weaver(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  5. I am a homeschooler from Virginia, I can help out if you want. I have a 2nd grader and a kindergartner, we can write something up and send it to you. brightlite88 at my blog address is

  6. We live in Kansas and would be happy to send you some things from our state. Just let me know,

  7. I just came across your site when a friend posted a link about your bag swaps (awesome idea by the way!). I only have one 18 month old daughter with a second child on the way so we don't homeschool yet, but I'd be happy to send you things from Pennsylvania. Also, if you can't find someone to send things from Maryland, I lived there for 24 years (my parents still do) and could include things from there as well.
    ~Korie Snyder (York, PA)-