Welcome to First Grade | Calvert Education

It is that time of year again! Time to start school again.  As many of you know, we home school the Princess.  This school year she will be in the First Grade, OMG, my baby is growing up way too fast.  We have been using Calvert Education since Pre-Kindergarten and plan to use them until, well, the Princess is either finish school or she ask not be home school any longer.


I knew from the beginning that I did not want to try and make my own curriculum.  I went in search for the prefect fit that would work for us as a new homeschooling family. This year I called (versus enrolling online) to enroll her into First Grade program with ATS, as I want to take advantage of the returning student discount being offered.  Any little bit helps, right?  The lady that helped me was very nice and answered all my questions I had. If you are curious to know more about ATS, which is the Advisory Teaching Service, check out my blog post here.  This is a service I am very happy Calvert Education offers and it is worth every single penny!

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Yay! It’s unboxing day! Time to see check out the first grade material.

When the box arrived at the door I was excited to rip into the box and check out what great material was inside from Calvert Education for first grade.  The Princess was also very excited to check everything out, even though she wish summer break could last a few weeks long.

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Textbooks and Lesson Manual

Check out these great textbooks! I was more excite than the Princess about these textbooks.  There are two additional Lesson Manuals compared to Kindergarten.  We will be working to getting into a good school routine, to help keep focus on the school days.  Of course we will continue to take field trips like in the past. To highlight the First Grade curriculum, it will focus on Reading, Writing/Composition, Math, Science, Social Studies, Technology, Poetry, and Games & Activities.

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Calvert Math

For our math option, we will continue with Calvert Math.  There is also the option of Singapore Math, Math in Focus, or you could build your own math curriculum.  We used Calvert Math in Kindergarten and are continuing the school year with it.

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School supplies included.

We also receive some school supplies.  I do buy additional notepads, pencils, crayons, etc. for the school year.  The Princess loves to use construction paper, so it’s nice to have a get a extra pack with the school supplies from Calvert Education.

Do you homeschool? If so, do you make your own curriculum or buy a curriculum? 

Looking for more great post on homeschooling? Check these out! 

Homeschooling a Kindergartener - Calvert Education

My blog post on the homeschooling a kindergartener using Calvert Education

homeschool planning and record keeping


homeschooling resources via lifeofcreed.com @lifeofcreed

Homeschooling Resources

Calvert Education ATS Review via @lifeofcreed

Calvert Education ATS blog post

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  1. Yanique says:

    I don’t home school but I love all the material you have to use with your little one. I’m always looking for ways to supplement my children’s learning at home. Thanks for sharing this and good luck to you and your daughter this school year!

    • Life of Creed says:

      This makes it so much easier. It saves time in having to put together a lesson plan for the week. I just have to plan any add-on material/lessons to go with what we are learning each week.

    • Life of Creed says:

      Glad to hear you husband’s family is very supportive. I know it can make taking the leap to homeschool difficult when you have people, especially family not very supportive of it. The best I can say, is try to educated them on why you plan to homeschool, i.e. live in a not so good school district, difficulty at current school. Remember, there is a large homeschooling support out there, Facebook, local groups, who there to cheer and support you on. Many people think about, you’re kid is not going to socialize with other kids. Well, we are involved in many activities from gymnastics, jazz dance, to story time at our local library. Wishing you all the best!

    • Life of Creed says:

      I love that we can purchase such an awesome curriculum. I don’t think I could put together anything this prefect. Of course there are some homeschooling families who put together their own and kudos to them. I know that as to take a lot of time and patience.

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