I have been getting a lot of emails asking what our curriculum choices are for the 2014-2015 school year, so I thought I would share them with you!
Phonics/Reading: Ready2Read Level 1 and Level 2– We have been slowly working on our Ready2Read units and she has already shown so much progress. You can see some of the Ready2Read units in action here:
Ready2Read Level 1 Unit 1 (HERE)
Ready2Read Level 1 Unit 2 (HERE)
Ready2Read Level 1 Unit 3 (HERE)
Ready2Read Level 1 Unit 4 (HERE)
Although the Ready2Read Program is our core reading curriculum, I have a lot of supplemental resources that I plan on using with Sophia this year. I want her to have a variety of resources to use to help master simple sight words, CVC words and fluency. Here are some of the supplemental reading resources I will use this year:
*CVC Roll, Read and Trace
*CVC Word Family Apple Trees
*Sight Word Make a Match (pre-primer)
*Sight Word Super Stars (pre-primer)
Math/Literacy: I will be using our monthly math and literacy packets to teach, reteach and reinforce basic skills. I rely heavily on these packets because they cover a huge variety of skills in a FUN and interactive way.
*All Year Math and Literacy Packets (NO PREP) – These are seasonal packets
*Back to School NO PREP (Kindergarten) – More monthly packets are in the works.
*Numbers 1-20 NO PREP Packet
Science: Learning About my Body by Evan Moor.
Handwriting: FREE A-Z Handwriting Sheets (HERE)
Reading: Since completing our Ready2Read program, Audrey reads well above grade level so our focus will be in the following areas:
*Monthly Themed Packets: The monthly packets will be rigorous enough to keep her attention and help master grammar, phonics, math and a few other 2nd grade skills. We will start with the 2nd Grade September NO PREP Packet (HERE). If you are interested in these packets, be sure to follow our TPT store to receive email updates with new releases!
Literature– This year we will be trying the literature packets from Memoria Press (HERE) and possibly the Latin curriculum in the middle of the year.
Math: This will be our second year using Singapore Math and it has worked very well for us. There are a few different editions, but after talking to a representative, I decided to go with the U.S. Edition for 2nd Grade. I feel as though their curriculum is both rigorous and effective.
*Interactive Math Packet (Addition and Subtraction) In addition to our Math and Literacy packets for 2nd grade, I plan to keep using our Interactive Math Packet because I really want Audrey to fully master simple addition and subtraction. Although she knows it well, this additional daily practice will keep her sharp.
Penmanship: from Memoria Press
*New American Cursive 2 Scripture
*Copybook Cursive (Scripture and Poems)
Spanish: The girls will have a private tutor in learning Spanish this year. I am hoping to add some fun, hands-on spanish resources to our TPT store soon!
Fine Arts – Audrey will be taking weekly lessons from a fine arts teacher with a small group of other homeschool students.
Happy teaching and I hope you have a WONDERFUL school year!