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1st grade: jul 2016 - jun 2017

Liana 6-7 Years old / coen 5-6 years old

This year we decided to try out the weekly Cherry Creek Options homeschool class offered by our school district. We decided to go with Village Options K-8 on Thursdays since this worked best with our schedule. Poor Coen ended up being the only kindergartner so they combined his class with the first graders. I was actually happy about this because Coen was already doing first grade work. I really liked how the kids had a full school day with different teachers for each of their classes and it helped break up our school week. We also enrolled in a 3-hour weekly Jr. Explorers homeschool class at Exl Learning in Lowry, CO on Mondays. At the end of our Village Options class, I decided to switch our location because I wanted a location that offered full curriculum courses for middle school. I know we have a few years before we get to middle school, but I didn't want to break up the kids friendships with changing schools right before starting sixth grade.

LANGUAGE ARTS

  • Sing, Spell, Read, and Write Level 1 Raceway & Assessment Book
  • Language Arts 1 by Bookshark
  • Explode The Code 1 by EPS
  • Explode The Code 2 by EPS
  • Explode The Code 3 by EPS
  • Wordly Wise 3000 Book 1 by EPS
  • Reading Fundamentals Grade 1 by FlashKids
  • My Printing Book by Handwriting Without Tears
  • My Book of Writing Words (Ages 5-6-7) by Kumon Publishing
  • My Book of Simple Sentences (Ages 5-6-7) by Kumon Publishing
  • Words For School Level 2 (Ages 5-6-7) by Kumon Publishing
  • Kumon Grade 1 Reading by Kumon Publishing
  • Kumon Grade 1 Writing by Kumon Publishing
  • Spelling Workout Level A by Modern Curriculum Press
  • 100 Words Kids Need to Read by 2nd Grade by Scholastic
  • Jr. Explorers 2016-2017 Homeschool Class (yearlong) at Exl Learning - Lowry, CO

MATH

  • Singapore Math Primary Mathematics 1A & 1B by Marshall Cavendish Education
  • Singapore Math Primary Mathematics Challenging Word Problems 1 by Marshall Cavendish Education
  • My Book of Addition (Ages 5-6-7) by Kumon Publishing
  • My Book of Telling Time (Ages 5-6-7) by Kumon Publishing
  • My First Book of Money Counting Coins (Ages 5-6-7) by Kumon Publishing
  • Kumon Grade 1 Addition by Kumon Publishing
  • Kumon Grade 1 Subtraction by Kumon Publishing
  • Math for the Gifted Student Grade 1 by FlashKids
  • Summer Review & Prep: Math and Reading Grade 1 → 2 by Kumon Publishing

critical thinking

  • Cherry Creek Options World Games & Logics Class (yearlong) at Village Options - Greenwood Village, CO
  • Kumon Mazes Animals (Ages 5-6-7) by Kumon Publishing
  • Kumon Mazes Things That Go! (Ages 5-6-7) by Kumon Publishing
  • Kumon Mazes Around The World (Ages 5-6-7) by Kumon Publishing

SCIENCE

  • My Pals Are Here Science 1A by Marshall Cavendish Education
  • My Pals Are Here Science 1B by Marshall Cavendish Education
  • Cherry Creek Options Science Class (yearlong) at Village Options - Greenwood Village, CO
  • Cherry Creek Options Robotics Class (yearlong) at Village Options - Greenwood Village, CO

History & SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Intro To World History Year 1 of 2 Level 1 (Ages 6-8) by Bookshark
  • The Story of the World Volume 1: Ancient Times by Susan Wise Bauer
  • Ancient Civilizations History Pockets by Evan-Moor
  • Beginning Geography Grades K-2 by Evan-Moor
  • People and Places Grade 1 Practice and Activity Workbook by Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
  • Cherry Creek Options Geography Class (yearlong) at Village Options - Greenwood Village, CO
  • Jr. Explorers 2016-2017 Homeschool Class (yearlong) at Exl Learning - Lowry, CO

visual & performing arts

  • Cherry Creek Options Art Class (yearlong) at Village Options - Greenwood Village, CO
  • My Book of Amazing Crafts (Ages 5-6-7) by Kumon Publishing

Physical education

  • Cherry Creek Options PE Class (yearlong) at Village Options - Greenwood Village, CO

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

  • Swimming (Liana & Coen)
  • Gymnastics (Liana & Coen)
  • Ballet, Jazz & Hip Hop Dance (Liana)
  • Nutcracker Ballet Production (Liana)
  • Soccer (Coen)
  • Rock Climbing (Coen)
  • Basketball (Liana & Coen)
  • Girl Scouts Daisy Juliette  (Liana)
  • Hiking (Liana & Coen)

FIELD TRIPs

  • 7/2016 Super Science Eye Dissection at Beyond the Blackboard - Aurora, CO
  • 7/2016 Summer Olympics Camp at Parker Recreation Center - Parker, CO
  • 8/2016 Super Science Class at Beyond the Blackboard - Aurora, CO
  • 8/2016 Miniature Chefs Class at Parker Recreation Center - Parker, CO
  • 9/2016 Flat Acres Farm Fall Festival - Parker, CO
  • 10/2016 Boo Bash Class at Parker Recreation Center - Parker, CO
  • 10/2016 Boo After Dark at Denver Zoo - Denver, CO
  • 12/2016 Disney On Ice - Denver, CO
  • 3/2017 Monart Art Camp at Monart - Parker, CO
  • 6/2017 Buffalo Overlook - Jefferson County, CO
  • 6/2017 Colorado State Capital - Denver, CO
  • Denver Museum of Nature & Science
  • Denver Botanic Gardens

Travel

  • 7/2016 (9 days) Camping at Ridgway State Park - Ridgway, CO

Testing/Evaluations

  • IOWA Tests level 6 & 7
  • STAR Testing
  • DAR Assessment