Year in Review 1st Grade 2013

One of the requirements in my state is that we complete a summary of our children’s school related accomplishments.  I have used this requirement to motivate me to make somewhat of a keepsake for my boys each year.  This is my 1st grader’s Year In Review..


Timothy loves to play outside and ride his bike with Dad.  He learned to ride without training wheels this year!  He had a Star Wars birthday party for his 7th birthday.  We went to Disney World in Orlando for the first time this year!  We also went to West Virginia to visit his Great Grandma Jenkins (Gramcracker) and to Mistletoe State Park (Augusta, GA) to visit with Great Granny Ruth and Papa Clayton. 


Bible:                           Various devotionals and Bible studies throughout the year including Christian Liberty Press’ Studying God’s Word Book E, A Chronological Study of the Old Testament from Genesis to Ruth. 

Math:                          Abeka 1

Language Arts:            Abeka 2

Social Studies:            Simple Schooling First Course in American History

Science:                       Apologia Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day and Lapbook/Notebook, Placed 1st in his age group for his science fair project on Quaking Towers (LEGO Building Design).

Art:                             Meet the Masters Track A, Chalk Pastels (tutorials from Hodgepodge blog)

Music:                          1st– 2nd  Grade Children’s Choir at FBCPS including 2 choir concerts, one at Christmas and one in the Spring where he was awarded a trophy for learning his Hymns.  He was in a musical at Christmas and led the morning worship with the Treehouse Singers. 

PE/Health:                   Park Days with home school group.  Played soccer in the fall at Southern Soccer Association in Douglasville.  He played baseball in the spring at PSYB League.   Attended Surge Camp at West Ridge Church where he took a martial arts class followed by 2 weeks of martial arts at Breakthrough Martial Arts in Hiram.  Attended Upwards basketball camp at FBCPS.

Field Trips and other fun events:        

                                    Funk Heritage Museum, Rolater Park (Cave Spring, GA), Bio Bus, Bethlehem Walk, Ringling Bros. Circus, Zoo Atlanta, Braves Game, Six Flags, Stone Mountain, Sweetwater Creek State Park, Papa John’s Pizza, and Bumblebee Bakery.  

FBCPS Family Mission Trip in Anniston, AL. 

Attended VBS this summer at FBCPS.  The theme was Colossal Coaster World. 

About Heidi S.

I spend my days growing and learning with my boys and my nights as a freelance writer and editor. I am an all-around frugal mom, always looking for ways to be a better steward with the things God has blessed us with. I am married to my high school sweetheart and have three boys - ages 14, 11, and 9. Our homeschool style is very eclectic...Charlotte Mason to classical to traditional, you will find a little bit of everything on our bookshelves.
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