O(5) will be in 1st grade next year, and it will be our first year of "official" homeschooling!!! I can't wait, and she is really excited, too (most of the time). I really want to make our curriculum choices soon because I want to have plenty of time to familiarize myself with the materials and have everything prepared. I want our first year to go as smoothly as possible! I'd like to have a Montessori and Charlotte Mason style homeschool. E(2) will also be homeschooled, but she's easy...I have everything that I used with O when she was 3, and I have John Bowman's Montessori at Home book (which is an absolute treasure).
I'd LOVE to have input on which curriculums have worked for you and which haven't. Here are the ones that I've looked at online, but have never actually seen in real life.
For math, I'm interested in Right Start Math and/or Life of Fred.
For reading/language, I'm interested in Language Lessons for the Very Young.
We'll continue with World Geography and Cultural Studies through our cultural exchange packages.
I'd like to have a Spanish curriculum, but have no idea what to get. Right now, we watch Little Pim dvds (which we LOVE), but I'd like to have an actual curriculum.
O wants to learn to read and write in cursive, so I'm thinking of getting Pictures in Cursive.
She would also like to learn more about American History. She has a good foundation from reading the Little House on the Prairie books and American Girl books.
I'm not sure what to use for Science, and I'm not sure what else I'll need to teach. PLEASE offer any advice that you have through comments to this post or emails to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. THANK YOU!!!