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The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home


The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading



Spencerian Copybooks 1-5





Links To Free Materials

Dover Books has wonderful free samples! They have three different types of free samples, and they change once a week. They do overlap a little but not completely.
You can download any images from the samples and keep them to use for school; there are coloring pages, word searches, etc.
Free math worksheets, plus many more with a subscription. They have a free one-week trial of the subscription section if you sign up for it.
Printout world and US maps, play map games and more



Free Foreign Language Lessons

Free Lessons from the BBC
Learn Spanish Online for Free
Instructional videos and examples
Free online typing course
Word meanings have changed a lot over the years. Read a more thorough and true defintion in the 1828 dicitonary.
A Planterium from Home
Use Terra Serva to determine your latitude and longtiude to use Stellarium
Links to lots (and lots!) of free materials

Spelling, Penmanship, Grammar and Vocabulary Worksheets

Printables, including mad libs, math worksheets, seasonal and holiday crafts and more
Grades K-6 math worksheets. Click on the grade, then click "Leveled Practice". This is like having a free math book.
more experiments
Experiments and more
Downloads available for one day only, but different each day
Brigham Young University offers several free non-credit web courses for youth and adults
Links to lots of free materials, divided by subject (and links for virtual field trips). Click on "Choosing curriculum" for subject links and field trips.
For Materials and Information
A place to swap homeschool books
Find out the rules for homeschooling where you live
Experiments and Products
Ornamental and Spencarian Penmanship books
Lists of 1000 good books, grades 1-12

First Grade

First Grade



Curriculum Guide:

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home



The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading

The Random House Book of Poetry for Children

Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young

Boy reading


Read with Dick and Jane: Go, Go, Go

Dick and Jane Fun with Our Family

Storybook Treasury of Dick and Jane and Friends

The Long Way to a New Land

The Long Way Westward

Sam the Minuteman

George the Drummer Boy

The Josefina Story Quilt

Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express (I Can Read Book 3)

Snowshoe Thompson

Dust for Dinner

Small Wolf

Clipper Ship

Hill of Fire

Daniel's Duck

Finding Providence: The Story of Roger Williams

First Flight: The Story of Tom Tate and the Wright Brothers

Cleopatra and the King's Enemies: Based on a True Story of Cleopatra in Egypt

Isabel Saves the Prince: Based on a True Story of Isabel I of Spain

The Robinson Crusoe Reader



Scholastic Success With Spelling (Grade 1)

Spelling Workout, Level A

Spelling Words and Activities Sheets

Custom Word Searches I put in the spelling words each week.



Medium handwriting pages from Donna Young's site




Leveled dot to dots up to 120 dots



The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition



Scholastic Success With Maps Workbook Grade 1

Map Skills Made Fun: Neighborhoods and Communities



Spiders' Secrets (DK READERS)

Usborne Book of Science Activities, Vol. 1 (Science Activities)

Starting Point Science, Volume 1



We use modeling clay,  washable watercolors, watercolor pencils, paper, pencils, crayons, glue, construction paper, etc.

How to Draw People

How to Draw Flowers

How to Draw Animals

How to Draw