Yes, you CAN homeschool first grade completely FREE!
Welcome to the Homeschool Every Grade for FREE series, where I show you how to provide a quality homeschool education without spending a dime on curriculum. Today, I'm sharing all of the resources you'll need to homeschool first grade. These resources cover Language Arts, Math, Science, History, and even a few extras like Art and Music.
Everything you need to get started homeschooling first grade is included. Simply follow the links!
The Good and the Beautiful Language Arts
The Good and the Beautiful Language Arts Level 1 covers phonics, reading, writing, spelling, literature, grammar, punctuation, art, and geography all in ONE beautiful and comprehensive language arts course. This curriculum is completely open-and-go so you don't have to plan anything! Simply print the materials, open the coursebook to the first lesson, and begin!
This handwriting workbook, offered by Miniature Masterminds, covers an entire year of manuscript handwriting practice. If your child already understands how to form letters correctly, you will not need this resource unless you'd like an additional year of practice.
This full-year math curriculum from Miniature Masterminds contains 188 pages that cover a full 36 week school year. It is also super printer friendly (black and white) while also being fun and engaging for kids to use.
Under the Home offers a wonderful 1st-grade history curriculum using Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans. This is a vintage text that we have read through and my children loved it. They learned (and retained) so much information!
Under the Home has broken the text up into manageable daily readings and provided additional lesson resources such as vocabulary words, map work, discussion questions, hands-on activities, and more.
Miniature Masterminds offers a complete 36-week science curriculum for first grade that is fun and engaging! The author recommends that you incorporate books and videos on each topic to round out the curriculum, which you can do using your local library and YouTube.
These extras are for the purpose of adding fun to your day, developing the interests of your child, or filling free time in productive ways. It's important to note that these extras are just that . . . extras. They are not required material for first grade (at least in most states–be sure to check your local state homeschooling laws!).
Under the Home offers a Studio Art course that covers simple drawing methods.
Art for Kids Hub offers video tutorials on how to draw just about anything you can think of! They are great fun! Here's a sample:
Under the Home has a Classical Music in Pictures course that includes 36 weeks of lessons. Each lesson has a link to the classical composition for the week, vocabulary words, activities, discussion questions, and more.
PE with Joe has been recording daily PE videos for kids since March 2020. As of this post, there are 78 videos available!
Cosmic Kids Yoga is a favorite with my kids. They LOVE the videos and yoga workouts, and I find that I can turn one of these on when the day is going a little haywire and the kids will be much more settled afterward. WIN! Here's a sample:
And there you have it! Everything you need to homeschool first grade completely free!
I hope you have a wonderful first-grade year!