First Grade

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Checklist of items to download, purchase, or check out from the library for first grade.
   
Phonics/Beginning Readers:
___ Curriculum of choice (I like Really Reading.)
___ Reading Literature Series by Harriette Taylor Treadwell (The Yesterday's Classics versions are nice.) 

Read-Alouds:

___ Homeschool Share: James Herriot Multi-book Theme Unit (optional)

___ Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling        
___ Paddle to the Sea by Holling C. Holling and a map of the great lakes
___ The Burgess Bird Book for Children by Thornton Burgess (Audio Book) and cards (optional)

Student Reading or Read-Alouds:

___Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

___The Children of Noisy Village by Astrid Lindgren

___ Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit

___Homer Price by Robert McCloskey 

___ Raggedy Andy Stories by Johnny Gruelle

___ The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

___ Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne
___ The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum


Philosophy/Literature Discussion ~
___ Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel
___ Frederick by Leo Lionni
___ The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown
___ The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
___ The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
___ Morris the Moose by B. Wiseman
___ Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
___ Emily's Art by Peter Catalanotto

Shakespeare ~ 
___ A Midsummer Night's Dream for Kids (Shakespeare Can Be Fun! Series) by Lois Burdett
___ Hamlet for Kids (Shakespeare Can Be Fun! Series) by Lois Burdett

Poetry ~
___ A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson
___ The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
___ A Child's Introduction to Poetry by Michael Driscoll

Language Arts ~
___ Brave Writer: Jot It Down!
___ 
All About Spelling (whichever level your student needs)

Math ~  
___ Curriculum of choice (We use a Math Mammoth as our main text.)
 
Memory Work ~ 

World History ~
___ In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World by Virginia Hamilton
___The Aesop for Children by Milo Winter

American History ~
___ The Discovery of the Americas: From Prehistory Through the Age of Columbus by Betsy & Giulio Maestro

Geography ~
___ Elementary Geography by Charlotte Mason
 
Science & Nature Study ~
___ Scientists Through the Ages by Janice VanCleave

Foreign Language ~   
 
Art ~  
___ Discovering Great Artists by MaryAnn Kohl
 
Music ~
___ The Story of the Orchestra by Robert Levine
___ A Child's Introduction to Ballet by Laura Lee

Life Skills ~ 
___Ready Set Happy ~ 16 Guidelines for Life