I'm laying out what we will be doing this year. As usual, something will change at some point during the year and I'd like to be able to look back to see how the year started. This will help me plan the next year, I'm sure. We will be using Ambleside Online's Year 1 plan with a few changes. I've removed the religious studies and added some extra history study using History Odyssey: The Middle Ages since we love history so much. We will be using the Harmony Fine Arts program instead of following Ambleside's program because we used the 1st grade program last year and really enjoyed it.
Spelling - All About Spelling
Handwriting - Handwriting Without Tears Printing Power and copywork from poems or for nature journal
Literature - The Aesop for Children, Just So Stories, Parables from Nature, The Blue Fairy Book, Tales from Shakespeare
Poetry - One poem read a day using A Child's Garden of Verses, Now We Are Six, A Child's book of Poems
Paddle to the Sea
Natural History - The Burgess Bird Book, James Herriot's Treasury for Children
Nature Study - The Handbook of Nature Study
Artist Study - Harmony Fine Arts Program for Grade 2
Composer Study - Harmony Fine Arts Program for Grade 2
Pottery Class at Open Arts Studio
Handicrafts - general handicrafts like knitting, painting, drawing, etc
Singapore Math Textbooks and Workbooks 2A and 2B
Homeschool PE class through Pierce County Parks and Recreation Department
The Velveteen Rabbit, The Red Fairy Book, The King of the Golden River, The Adventures of Pinocchio, St. George and the Dragon, Pocahontas, Peter Pan, Little House in the Big Woods, Charlotte's Web
Other Books We Will be Working In to the Schedule
Linnea in Monet's Garden by Christina Bjork, ...If You Lived in Colonial Times by Ann McGovern, The Adventures of King Authur by Angela Wilkes, Stories of Knights by Jane Bingham, Days of the knights - A Tale of Castles and Battles by Christopher Maynard, Who Were the First North Americans? by Philippa Wingate, Christopher Columbus by Stephen Krensky, Winter Poems by Barbara Rogasky, One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor J. Pinczes, Math for All Seasons by Greg Tang, How Much is a Million by David M. Schwartz, Family Math by Jean Kerr Stenmark.
I have a huge list of books I want to find, my wishlist on paperbackswap.com has most of them listed. I'm always hunting yard sales and thirft stores for books.