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How to Homeschool Second Grade

Grace turned 7 in June, and we are just about to finish second grade. We continue to participate in a cyber school (here’s why we chose that route). I wanted to quit the cyber school (and its curriculum) partway through last year, but I thought Grace and I should make the decision together. Quitting meant she would have to give up the in-person classes she really enjoys (art, music, and dance), but it would have given us a lot more freedom and flexibility in terms of day to day schoolwork. Grace was adamant that she did not want to quit, so … Read more

How to Homeschool First Grade

First Grade Homeschool Curriculum

5-year-old Grace will soon finish first grade, so I thought it was time to share the curricula we’ve used this year as well as what worked and what didn’t work. We continued to participate in a cyber school for first grade (here’s why we chose that route). I wanted to quit the cyber school (and its curriculum) partway through this year, but I thought Grace and I should make the decision together. Quitting meant she would have to give up the in-person classes she really enjoys (art), but it would have given us a lot more freedom and flexibility in terms … Read more

Learning The Best Way

Logic of English review

Grace taught herself to write when she was 3.  Let that sink in for a moment. She taught herself how to form the letters. At that time, I was pregnant, on bed rest, then had a brand new baby and fragile mental health. No one worked with her. No one corrected her mistakes. Grace practiced over and over, writing her name and my name and random letters and numbers here and there – and she practiced many of them incorrectly. For the last year, I’ve worked diligently with Grace to correct her handwriting. She forms letters in the wrong way, … Read more