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Grade 1 Reading by Barbara Pickard, M.Ed.

Grade 1 Reading by Barbara Pickard, M.Ed.

The first 40 lessons of the 1st grade Reading course will be free.

Reading 1 is a good starting place for students at various levels of experience. Course Overview

Grade 1 Mathematics by Paul Ramirez

Grade 1 Mathematics by Paul Ramirez

The first 40 lessons of the 1st grade Mathematics course will be free.

In this course, your child will begin a “math journey”–discovering the wonder and elegance of numbers and arithmetic, and how this will help him to succeed academically and to make sense of the “mathematical order” of the world around him.

As a homeschool teacher/parent, you will see how a well-grounded understanding of arithmetic and mathematics will help your child to become a better student, as well as a successful adult later in career and family and throughout life. Course Overview

Grade 2 Reading by Barbara Pickard, M.Ed.

Grade 2 Reading by Barbara Pickard, M.Ed.

The first 40 lessons of the 2nd grade Reading course will be free.

These lessons lead students toward self-teaching. I will assign daily writing passages and projects, worksheets,and spelling tests, which you will need to monitor and correct. Course Overview

Grade 2 Mathematics by Paul Ramirez

Grade 2 Mathematics by Paul Ramirez

The first 40 lessons of the 2nd grade Mathematics course will be free.

Our main objective in second-grade math is to continue to build on the foundation laid in grade one: the four basic operations of arithmetic: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Here we want to increase that proficiency and ability. Course Overview

Grade 3 Reading by Barbara Pickard, M.Ed.

Grade 3 Reading by Barbara Pickard, M.Ed.

These lessons lead students toward self-teaching and evaluation. By the end of grade 3, your student will have made the transition from “LEARNING to read” to “READING to learn.” Course Overview

Grade 3 Mathematics by Paul Ramirez

Grade 3 Mathematics by Paul Ramirez

Mathematics 3 is designed to help your child gain proficiency and skill at working with higher numbers using the four basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division they have learned, as well as ways of writing out problems which involve these operations; also reading, writing and mentally solving problems involving simple fractions.

Mastery of these skills will be crucial to your child’s math success. It will help him to be better prepared to tackle higher mathematics later on. And it will ensure a solid math foundation he will appreciate and rely on for the rest of his life. Course Overview

Parents do not have to sit with students beginning with 4th grade courses.

Grade 4 English by Kaliste Fish

Grade 4 English by Kaliste Fish

Grammar is an important skill because students must use good grammar when writing or speaking. This course combines three different learning methods — videos, reading, writing — to create an effective learning atmosphere. Course Overview
Grade 4 Mathematics by Paul Ramirez

Grade 4 Mathematics by Paul Ramirez

Mathematics 4 finishes what Mathematics 3 started: namely, the rest of the lessons contained in Ray’s New intellectual Arithmetic book, This means your child will gain exceptional proficiency and skill at working with higher numbers and more complex operations, as well as learning new applications of math.

In addition to more advanced work with the four basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using larger numbers and longer calculations, your child will become better at working with fractions, mixed numerals and percentages, as well as ratios. He will gain proficiency with measurements of time, money, length, weight, dry and liquid measure. He will also learn about business uses of math such as principal, interest, commissions, discounts, premiums, as well as prices, payments and balances! Course Overview

Grade 4 Science by Daniel Dignan

Grade 4 Science by Daniel Dignan

Discovery Science teaches 4th grade homeschoolers the lifeskill of observation through hands-on projects and field trips. Course Overview  Podcast Episode

Grade 4 History by John Livingston

Grade 4 History by John Livingston

This course begins a study of the history of inventions, starting with the Egyptian pyramids. It proceeds in chronological order and helps develop a sense of how inventions influenced history.

Each lesson examines one invention or an inventor, if this information is known. It explores what the world looked like before the invention came along, how it was discovered, how it was marketed (why it caught on), and what its impact on history was. The course combines history and science to explore how inventions helped changed the world. Course Overview

Grade 5 English by Kaliste Fish

Grade 5 English by Kaliste Fish

This 5th Grade English class builds on the grammar and punctuation lessons taught in the corresponding 4th grade class. This course combines three different learning methods–videos, reading, and writing–to create an effective learning atmosphere.

This class goes beyond the basics of grammar, covered in 4th grade, and explores several different types of writing and how to use good punctuation. Students will also learn basic proofreading and editing skills to improve their own writing, week to week. Course Overview

Grade 5 Mathematics by Kevin Poff

Grade 5 Mathematics by Kevin Poff

A 5th grade math course is a requirement for just about everyone. Simply put, after mastering the material in this course, you will have a strong foundation for continuing with Dr. Benjamin Richard’s 6th grade course, taking Dr. Gary North’s business course or just day to day monetary transactions at the local grocery store.  A solid foundation in math will always be important.

This course involves a combination of lecture, reading and practice problems. Additionally, I am available to help you in the Math05 forum if and when you get stuck. This course will challenge you, but after you master the material, you will be prepared to move onto bigger and better things. Course Overview

Grade 5 Science by Daniel Dignan

Grade 5 Science by Daniel Dignan

Action Science teaches 5th grade homeschoolers the life skill of taking action. This course is hands-on and practical. It is designed to spark curiosity and initiative. Students learn the material by completing various projects and field trips. Course Overview Podcast Episode

Grade 5 History by John Livingston

Grade 5 History by John Livingston

This course resumes a study of the history of inventions, starting around 1800 AD where 4th Grade History leaves off. It proceeds in chronological order up to the modern day, and it helps develop a sense of how inventions influenced history.

Note: Grade 4 History is a prerequisite for this course. Course Overview