Category Archives: First Grade

Review: Essential Skills Advantage

For the past few weeks, Boobear has been practicing his math and reading skills with the Complete Home Learning Suite from Essentials Skills Advantage. While he loves math, he needs practice learning his facts and from different angles to make … Continue reading

Review: A+ Interactive Math – Math Mini-Courses

Recently Boobear has been working with Math Mini-Courses from A+ Interactive Math. The mini-courses that I chose from him are Place Value and Number Combinations and Tables, Charts, and Graphs. About the Program A+ Interactive Math is an online program … Continue reading

Review: Homeschool Copywork

We received a Lifetime Membership to Homeschool Copywork as part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew. This allows us to download a wide variety of copywork and notebooking pages. What is Copywork? When you hear the term “copywork” you might think … Continue reading

Review: Times Tales

Boobear loves math. Loves it. Next to science it’s his favorite subject. The Trigger Memory Co. was kind enough to give us a digital copy of Times Tales to use. Oh, how we love this program! What is Times Tales? … Continue reading

Review: StoryTime Treasures from Memoria Press

As part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew, I was given the chance to review StoryTime Treasures Student Guide and Answer Key from Memoria Press. I’ve been wanting to take a good look at this program for a while, so I … Continue reading

Review: Rainforest Journey by EdTechLens

As part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew, we were given the opportunity to review Rainforest Journey by EdTechLens. We received a year-long subscription to the program for 1st grade. Who is EdTechLens? EdTechLens is a science curriculum for grades K … Continue reading

Curriculum Updates

I’m pretty sure that I mentioned at some point that we were switching things up with our curriculum. Gotta love asynchronous learners – right when you have them pegged, they make a huge leap forward in some way. Boobear is … Continue reading

We Have a Reader!

So, we’ve been working and working on reading. I’ve been suspicious that Boobear can read a lot better than he’s letting on, so I decided to challenge him. Want a pizza with a Book-It certificate? Read to your Daddy. And … Continue reading

First Grade – Week 4

Week four has been a lot of fun. We read and narrated from 50 Famous Stories Retold, Child’s History of the World, and the Burgess Bird Book. We covered our basics and added back in Learning through Sounds. While I … Continue reading

First Grade – Week 3

Okay, I’ll admit it – we’re behind. While the basics are getting done every day, the extras aren’t always. This is why having a loop schedule makes me very happy (and not dating the planner! Argh, no dates!) You can … Continue reading

Review: Ann McCallum’s Beanstalk: The Measure of a Giant

I’ve been curious about using math stories to teach Boobear different concepts. The idea just appeals to me, so when the Review Crew was offered the chance to review one of Ann McCallum’s math stories, I grabbed the chance. The … Continue reading

Owl Unit Study

We recently read “Why Mr. Great Horned Owl Hatched the Eggs” from Clara Dillingham Pierson’s Complete Among the People Series. This is part of both our moral stories and natural history. It’s what I used to replace Parables of Nature … Continue reading

First Grade – Week 2

Well, we finally have finished what I’m satisfied with calling week two. Yes, it took a while and it was spread out, but we had good reason! And we did some things that counted as “school” over the time period. … Continue reading