Homeschooling - 1st Grade Week 1 Oak Meadow Curriculum Supplements
Overview: Curriculum from Oak Meadow
*Disclaimer- This is not the full curriculum. It is available for purchase at www.oakmeadow.com this blog simply is a way for us to keep track of supplements we use, and may be helpful to others using the same curriculum.
Materials to get started for the year:
I recommend getting unruled notebooks or higher quality sketch pad/journals
I like using these (They are 8.5x 5.5") the size is perfect for encouraging them to use the whole paper. The pages are a nice thick quality and are perfect for bullet style journaling. You can order them here or click the picture below!
I also suggest investing in a good set of art markers. We love these, they have dual sides one with a fine tip, and the other with a chiseled tip. These color beautifully and come in a nice carrying case! You can order them here or click the picture below!
We love these Math cubes! you can order them here!
Magnifying glass.. we have gone through a few that didn't work very well. This has been our favorite1 You can order it here!
These little critter tanks are AWESOME! We have 4... you will certainly fill them with different things and it is nice to have them outside in different places (front porch back porch) readily accessible! These are perfect for creating mini habitats and studying insects and animals that you are studying at the time. I also keep one in my car, tadpoles from the river are fun to observe! You can order them here!
Hear and retell "The Magic Spindle." (found in grade 1 resource book pg 89)
Draw letter "A" in picture form
Hear and retell "The Bear's Child." (found in grade 1 resource book pg 43)
Draw letter "B" in picture form
Recite tongue twisters (found in coursebook pg 10)
Practice writing letters A & B
Create a calendar
Play games involving numbers
Count to 30 forward and backward
Count and sort in daily life
Observe and record moon phases
Recall summertime experiences
Collect and press plants and flowers
Identify and record plant names
Arts and Crafts:
Begin learning to knit
Create a seasonal table
Make a treasure box
Learn note B on the recorder
Sing and make up songs
Perform balancing exercises
Learn about the growing body
Resources for this week:
Blank calendar template:
You can use this template and have them fill in the month, days and dates for each of the twelve pages. They can decorate the sides and top according to the months (ex: June draw beach theme, December draw Christmas trees, February hearts and valentines, etc...)
Moon phase look up site, look up any date to find the moon phase!
Oreo moon phase activity
*A good way to remember teaching waxing vs waning: If the moon looks like a "D" it is developing, if it looks like a "C" it will look smaller each night.
Plant journal idea, I really like the idea of making a bullet style journal of different plants you discover:
Learning to knit:
Ideas for making a treasure box:
I really like this idea using a smaller tin and labeling it with the date, and where the items were found. This is neat for trips and vacations!
You can also use an old shoe box and have them decorate it to store their treasures found during the school year!
You can also purchase a sturdier photo box like this:
Human life cycle: