Wow, did we cover a lot this past year! I finally went and sorted through the books my son and I worked our way through for his first grade year.
It made me smile to see all the different subjects we covered – art, music, biographies, history, science, culture… I realized what a rich homeschool year we had, despite the setbacks and shortcomings that inevitably happened.
I’m sharing some of our favorites below, in case you’re looking for something new to add to your shelf (fiction, non-fiction and reference books).
** For reference, we primarily followed Cycle 2 of Classical Conversations, which covered medieval to new-world history, physics, and astronomy, along with Beautiful Feet Book’s Around the World Europe study (with a few others mixed in)**
If you have pre-K or Elementary aged children – I promise these books will not disappoint!
The Magical Garden of Claude Monet
The Story of the Orchestra – Four Seasons in One Day
A Stage Full of Shakespeare Stories
Nature + Science
Hot Air – The (Mostly True) Story of the First Hot Air Balloon Ride
History + Culture
Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland
Read-Aloud Chapter Books
Chronicles of Narnia – The Complete 7 Volume CD Box Set
Around the World in 80 Days
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
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