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First & Second Grade Curricula

I'm so excited to be sharing this with all of you. Based on my experience as a teacher and homeschooler, I have created curricula for 1st and 2nd grades. These are meant to be used as guides as you go through your own homeschool experience.

My hope is that this material helps new homeschoolers on their journey into home school. I hope to empower parents to use this curricula as a stepping stone to creating your own personalized curricula. The 1st grade curriculum is geared toward children 6-7 years of age. The 2nd grade curriculum is for children 8-9 years of age.




The subjects included are: Math, Language Arts, Science, History, and Art. I deliberately left out Health/Physical Education and Religion since they are so child centered and specific. I also included my 5 Step Approach to learning new material.

I have also created a lot of printables that can be used in conjunction with this material. Feel free to stop by and print anything you need. (As always, please read the private policy on this blog).

I've worked on these for a long time and I can't wait to hear your feedback. Please come back and let me know your progress.

Happy Homeschooling Adventures!

53 comments:

  1. This looks great! I plan to supplement what I'm doing with some of what's in your curriculum. Thank you!

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  2. Would love to have this for my daughter this coming year. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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  3. WOW! I would be blessed to get this. I am a former 1st grade teacher and now starting my homeschooling journey. I LOVE curriculum and would love to get my Masters in curriculum. I would love to give you my review :)

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    1. Hi Rachael,

      Thanks for stopping by. You can download the curriculum free right here. And I would LOVE for you to review it!!

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  4. This looks very helpful. Thank you for putting it together. How neat!

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  5. Are you thinking about posting curriculum for 2nd grade this year?

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  6. Hi Katie,

    Yes, I'm working on the second grade curriculum! I hope to have it done by August so check back then.

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    1. I love what you did with first grade. I am looking forward to it! Thanks for sharing it!

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  7. Thank you so much for your blog & for posting this curriculum. I struggled to find a kindergarten curriculum for my son last year. This will be such a big help! I can't thank you enough!

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  8. You're awesome! My first year homeschooling. I asked God to help me in this journey and I found this! I immediately subscribed. Thank you so much! I plan to incorporate a lot of what you're teaching. Thank you so much!!

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    1. Hi Yanire,

      Yes, the first year of homeschooling can be overwhelming. But it's so worth it. The time spent with your child watching them learn is priceless. As a teacher, I like to come up with my own material, so I'm glad this curriculum can be of help.

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  9. You're awesome! My first year homeschooling. I asked God for guidance and I found this! I immediately subscribed! I have a ton of ideas and was feeling a bit overwhelmed (already). The way you've organized it all has helped me break it down, incorporate my own material, and above all -put it in perspective! Thank you so much!

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  10. This is such an amazing help! I'm starting our homeschool this year for my 1st grader, and your curriculum guide has been so helpful in giving me PEACE that I can actually DO this! I know it's the right thing for my daughter, but I want to be successful and organized. Now, with your help, I will be!! Thank you so much!

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    1. Thanks Cyndi. You CAN do it! It's overwhelming at first but once you get into a groove, it will be much easier. I'm glad the curriculum can be of help. That's what I was hoping for as I created it.

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  11. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING THIS AVAILABLE, AND FOR FREE!
    Yeah, all caps, BUT THAT'S BECAUSE I'M SOOOOO EXCITED I FOUND THIS!

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  12. Thank you so much for sharing this free, high quality, well thought out curriculum for everyone. I was lost on this idea of homeschooling my 6 year old. But now I have something to go on. Thank you so much!!!!

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    1. It's natural to feel lost because there is a lot of information out there and it can get confusing. That's how I felt when I first started homeschooling. But I didn't have anything like this to guide me along, that's why I created this for other parents. Sometimes we don't want to buy an expensive curriculum we just need a little guidance.

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  13. Wow, thank God I found your site. I've been googling about homeschooling until I found this. I would gladly print this, my little girl is now learning how to read, but I am running out of ideas on how to go further more. You are a blessing! There's one thing that bothers me though, I hope you could help me. How does test/assessment work in home school? Thank you so much!

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    1. Well, if you ask most homeschool parents, they will tell you that the beauty of homeschool is that kids don't have to go through meaningless state testing. While I agree that standardized test don't really paint the whole picture, I do think its important to gage your child's level of understanding and learning.

      For me, I mostly just do that by watching her progress. And we do activities that "test" her understanding. And I mostly use everyday opportunities to do this. For example, in reading, you'll be able to tell when the reading level has gotten too easy, so try a higher level and see how she does. I also engage my daughter in reading things to me like instructions from a manual, a magazine, etc.

      I hope this helps.

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    2. Thank you very much Alyssandra! I'm registering for a private school here in CA in OCtober, so it'd be official at that point. You are very kind in sharing your experience to us. Great job and God bless you!

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  14. Thank you for this wonderful curriculum! A true blessing, and much needed for our family.

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  15. I can't get the page to open. Is there another link to download from?

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  16. nevermind about the post about it not downloading, it worked the next time i tried it. :)
    thanks!!

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  17. Hi, Thank you so much for sharing this priceless info. I have just started homeschooling my oldest of 3 boys, who is 6 and in first grade...I had gone crazy and purchased a bunch of curriculums on a limb, and we are both overwhelmed and frustrated. I was about to give up and send him to school yesterday but felt the need to attempt a different - less crazy structured (which is my tendency) - that can actually be fun for both of us. And here I stumbled upon your site. It's an answer to my prayer. I'm printing it right now and then heading to the library with my boys.
    Thank you!

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that you persevered. It's not always easy. And I started being really structured too and with time I learned to relax a bit. It's so much more fun that way.

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  18. This is wonderful! I have never homeschooled before and would really like to homeschool my son next year. (He will be in 1st grade.) I had no idea where to start, and your site is extremely helpful and filled with ideas and information! Now, I am not concerned for the younger grades, but this question just struck me. (I apologize in advance if it's a stupid question, but there are no stupid questions, right?) What if there is a certain subject the homeschooling parent is not particularly strong in? How does that work? I have a Bachelor's myself but there are definitely subjects I am much stronger in and vice versa.

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  19. Thanks for this. We just started homeschooling out 6 yr old(mid year I know ack!) He was in kindergarten as he missed the cut off last year and was just bored and not getting the individual attention he needed, when they started "losing" him in the school we decided to take him out. It's only been a week and he is now reading on a 1st grade level and we are doing math and science(which he loves). I have been looking for a good basic outline of 1st grade curriculum and found your blog. Thank you!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you're able to use my curriculum. It's a great starting point for a new homeschooler

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  20. Thank you so very much for sharing this! We are going to try out homeschooling our oldest this upcoming August. This is a huge help and does not leave me feeling overwhelmed! Thank you!

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    1. That's exactly why I came up with this. Either you have to buy an expensive curriculum or you're on your own. There's nothing really out there like this, which is a great guideline for people who want to create their own stuff.

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  21. The science portion on here is a great supplement to the Science4Us.com curriculum that we're using. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. This is an awesome post. I am on the verge of pulling out 7 kids from our public schools. I am so not happy with the system and teaching methods. I am just starting my research for next year. Do you have any suggestions for multiple grades to be taught at home at the same time?

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  23. Hi, I am planning on homeschooling my younger boys after this semester. One will be 1st grade and the other 4th. I tried to download the curriculum but got an error message.

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    1. I think I worked out the problem. I hope it works for you. Click on the first grade link, the PDF doc should open in the same window.

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  24. your link to the first grade curriculum is broken and not working for me, i would love to preview it but i cant.

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    1. I think I worked out the problem. I hope it works for you. Click on the first grade link, the PDF doc should open in the same window.

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  25. Hi Crystal,

    Give it another try. I tested the link using a couple of different devices and it's working.

    Thanks for stopping by. Let me know if you continue to have trouble.

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  26. Im trying to find you on google so that I can follow you but I can't find you. help!

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  27. Thank you for posting this...I am a new homeschool mom of a 1st grader and I was nervous on how to structure the lessons and place them in correct order so as not to confuse my son. I am also going to teach my 4 and 2 yr old while I teach him so this was amazing and the price couldn't be beat. thank you so very much...it was a life saver for me.

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    1. Hi Stephanie,
      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I wish you continued success with your homeschooling.

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  28. Thank you so much for this! I am considering homeschooling my 1st grader, and haven't found anything this comprehensive! Thanks so much for giving me an idea of what I should teach my daughter. You have helped tremendously!
    -Victoria, Future Homeschool Mama!

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    1. Hi Victoria,

      That is exactly why I created this curriculum! I had such a hard time figuring out what I was "supposed" to be teaching my daughter and I didn't want to buy and expensive curriculum. So I'm so happy that this will be helpful for you.

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  29. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing this curriculum. This is my first year homeschooling and I am starting to panic as I try to figure out what week one should look like.

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    1. I know exactly what you are going through. But let me tell you that it gets better as you go along. You will feel more and more confident. Good luck!

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