Good morning friends! One of the most frequently asked questions I get is about lesson planning. I get asked how to do it, how much to do each day, how to organize it all, how to make sure you’re doing enough, and the questions go on and on!
While some times people prefer to be spontaneous, other times I think it’s better to have a plan to follow so things don’t get missed or left behind!
Planning ahead is especially important if you’re a new homeschooling. Having a good plan will help make your days less chaotic and stressful, while giving you the comfort of knowing you’ve done everything you need to do on a daily basis. And having a good plan will also allow you to be more flexible when something fun arises!
It’s my opinion that if we can conquer each day, then we’ll conquer each week. If we conquer each week, then we can make it through the month without getting off track. And eventually, by making it through each day, week, and month, we can finish the year strong knowing we’ve completed everything we need to do to move our child on to the next grade level with confidence!
I always get requests for our exact lesson plans for different grade levels, and so I’m so excited to be sharing my homeschool lesson plans with you all! And YES, I will be releasing lesson plans for more grades coming soon!
I’ve done all of the hard work of planning and organizing your day for you, all you need to do is print them out and follow along!
These plans use the exact curriculum that we’ve used for our children, and hopefully they’ll be able to help you too! Most importantly I’m hoping my pre-made homeschool lesson plans will help you save time and stress by having all of the planning done for you!
We’ve been homeschooling for over 11 years now, and as you can imagine we’ve tried just about everything. I’ve complied our favorite curriculum in these lesson plans to help make your life a little easier and enjoyable!
What is included?
My daily lesson plans include everything you need to do to complete an entire year of 1st grade homeschooling including daily assignments for 34 full weeks of homeschool. They include daily learning activities, Art, Music, Bible, English, Handwriting, Math, Phonics, Reading, Science & Geography, and spelling activities.
I know my exact curriculum may not work for all of you, so I’m also releasing an editable version for those of you who would like to use my lesson plans as a backbone, but be able to edit them to fit your own specific needs as well.
**These plans include main subjects to complete first grade with your student. That said, you’ll want to check with your local state homeschooling requirements to make sure you are following their requirements as states can vary.
What curriculum is used?
These lesson plans utilize the resources listed below which must be purchased separately. For your convenience I have written them out in daily lesson plan format for ease of use. You can then print the assignment booklets for you and your students to use each day, and just follow along. It’s as easy as that!
Note: You will want to keep your curriculum’s teacher’s manuals handy as a more detailed guide if there are special projects or activities included.
- Daily Learning Notebook (Elementary level manuscript version)
- Art/Music: World’s Greatest Composers Vol. 1
- Bible: Word of Life Challenger Quiet Time
- English: Abeka Language 1
- Handwriting: BJU Handwriting 1
- Math: Math U See Alpha
- Phonics: Abeka Letters & Sounds 1
- Reading: Abeka 1 readers
- Science/Geography: Expedition Earth
- Spelling: BJU Spelling 1
Tips for use:
I suggest printing the lesson plans, then having them spiral bound at an office supply store. Then students can highlight activities as they’re completed. You can also print a copy for yourself if you would like!
–>> Get my COMPLETE HOMESCHOOL DAILY LESSON PLANS for 1st Grade here!
**PLEASE NOTE: These plans include main subjects to complete first grade level work with your student. That said, you’ll want to check with your local state homeschooling requirements to make sure you are following their requirements as states can vary.
That’s such a great idea! My son is going to be in grade 6 next year. LOL I pretty much follow all your years. So this is really nice.
Awesome! Do you use History/SocialStudies in 1st grade?
We usually do my Expedition Earth in First grade 🙂
Hi! We used my Expedition Earth for history/social studies. It’s listed as a science/geography course but you are also learning about cultural history in there as well. I felt like this was enough for a first grader with all of the other subjects they’re covering, adding in another history course was a bit too much. But if your state requires it or you feel like you want to add in more history, feel free to do so 🙂 Abeka first grade history is really easy and just a quick daily reading basically of US History, but if you want something more hands on and fun I really like the Homeschool in the Woods Time Traveler units as well 🙂 http://store.homeschoolinthewoods.com/?aff=36