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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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