First Grade, thinking about YES first grade …. Big Brother will be in First Grade this fall, though honestly his math already is. I will not be using a “boxed” curriculum; but I will be using and stabled “open and go” curriculum for each individual subject (much like I have this year, but more structures and goal directed). I do not feel confident in my ablity to “build it” all alone, but I have also not found one that fits all our needs. I am really excited about a number of the resources I have picked out.
*** Before a title means that choice has been made and I do not anticipate it being changed.
All others are a rough frame, more or less under consideration, seeing how things shape up. Some of it I am sure of, some of it I am still up in the air about. This is mainly the shape I want for First Grade. I am getting really excited about a number of our resources; we going to be reading a ton and doing some really cool stuff. I am praying for a little more maturity is the student to makje things so smoothly too.
Little Brother maybe be doing a formal Kindy in the fall also, he has spent a lot of time following along this year. Either way he’ll be a part of all the read-a-louds and woill always be following along with us, like this year. Kindy or not, will depend on his writing ability and his interest level. I’d say it is a 50/50 chance. I will likely let him do Kindy work as he asks, but I won’t ask him. Then in 2013 he can officially do Kindy and if some, or most, of his work is 1st grade level, well that is the joy of home school. It is very important to us, as a family, not to push early academics, so I’ll not be officially enrolling him, till fall of 2013, right before he is 6.