So, I have a first grader at home. We homeschool (and if you’re interested, you can read about our homeschooling adventures at my other blog), so I am responsible for her education. Texas does not have strict curriculum guidelines, so I get to choose what works best for us.
Right now, I am on the hunt for writing exercises for first grade. I think my favorite exercises are picture based. The child looks at the picture, then must write two statements about the picture and two questionsabout the picture. For example, with a picture of a still life, the child could write, “The food is on the table. The tablecloth is white. Where are the people? Why did the juice spill?”
This is actually a rather challenging exercise for a six year old. Some days, this task could take an hour for my kiddo.