Fiona is loosely doing first grade this year (and some second grade). You know we don’t strictly follow any skills lists or curricula, but I like to keep track of what kids her age would be covering in school and find ways to playfully teach those concepts through hands-on activities like using Cuisenaire rods, playing games, playing with math tools, measuring and making things, and so on.
I found this great resource at Houghton Mifflin that provides outlines, teaching tools, free printouts and family homework assignments to correspond with the concepts their textbooks teach in each year’s math books. Here’s the general outline for their first grade math:
I plan to play with all of these concepts in the following months, and to make up some fun worksheets to reinforce the concepts. I don’t generally print out worksheets and instead I write out problems myself in my kids’ homeschool notebooks. It allows them to be more personal (I’ll often write out silly word problems or have sweet or funny copywork that is tailored to them, for instance), saves ink and cost, and makes it more fun for them.
They also provide these great teaching tools for the year: