Goodbye wonderful Summer!
Hello School Year!
Free Back to School printables including the ones we used are found here.
Last year we did grade 1 kit from Christian Liberty Press and were happy with it. The science and history were our favorite subjects. The kit comes with everything including teacher material and tests. It was very affordable.
We had already started working through the book Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons so we continued through that book. It lays a good foundation and isn't too overwhelming for the student and is great for a first time teacher since it even tells the teacher what to say right there in the book alongside what the student is to read. It does get a little boring after a while but it was a good start.
We would have continued with Christian Liberty Press this year too but a friend generously gave us her used set of Sonlight curriculum so we are using Sonlight this year. I'm really excited about it because we already love to read together and Sonlight is literature based so there will be a lot of reading of classics and other good books. And Ethan will enjoy listening to some of the books along with Elijah so hopefully it will help to keep Ethan entertained during school time.
Over the summer the boys started using ABCmouse.com and they're loving it. I'll let Ethan do that sometimes while i'm working with Elijah. We don't have a official curriculum for Ethan but i don't feel like we need to. I've even seen some fun little workbooks for PreK at WalMart that I may pick up.