We started first grade about a month ago. The Boy's only complaint is that school takes longer now than kindergarten did. I told him that it was because his brain is getting so big. He seemed to accept that.
Ideally, we'd be using the First Year curriculum from Latter-day Learning. Until we can afford it, though, we're doing just the basics--reading, writing, math--with some science or art thrown in once in a while. Here's what we're using:
- Horizons Math 1
- First Language Lessons
- Explode the Code 3
- Spelling Workout, Level A
- The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading (just finishing up the last few lessons that we didn't get to last year)
- Various chapter books and picture books for reading aloud