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Date Posted: 4/17/2012 2:37 AM ET
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I am needing 1st grade Curriculum for my son with Autism. I am thinking of homeschooling him this next year and I've searched and searched online for curriculum, but it's just not affordable. So, I thought to check here and see if anyone can make me an offer of some kind. Thanks for looking.

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Date Posted: 4/18/2012 2:50 PM ET
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I have:


Rod and Staff:

We Learn About God Teacher's Manual Until 1 Bible Nuture and Reader Series

We Learn More ABout God Teacher's Manual Units 2,3 Bible Nuture and Reader Series

We Learn More Aout God Units 2,3 Bible Nurture and Reader Series

Phonics Workbook Unit 1 Bible Nuture and Reader Series 




Date Posted: 4/20/2012 11:19 AM ET
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Sonlight is a good Christian curriculum. It's pricey compared to some, but not very much compared to others, and it focuses on "real books". The benefits of this are that not only is school more interesting and exciting then simply reading out of a textbook, but many of the books you'll need are available at the library, so you wouldn't have to buy all, or depending on your library system, possibly even most, of the books. Also, if you do go ahead and buy them, you can reuse and re-read them over and over.

I don't know anyone who uses it with an Autistic child, so I'm not sure if it would be right for you, but you should defiantly check it out.

Date Posted: 4/23/2012 9:07 AM ET
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There are lots of great cheap and free curriculum.

www.currclick.com has a lot of free stuff.  You have to sign up, but it is free. I get a lot from them.

www.homeschoolshare.com has free literature unit studies and lapbooks.  Your library will probably have the books needed.

www.starfall.com can help with reading for free.



Date Posted: 4/23/2012 3:39 PM ET
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I tried just getting the free curriculum online, but it's so time consuming. Which is why next time I just want to buy the books I need and supplement with other stuff I find. Thanks for the info. I will look into it. But, if anyone has anything please post and if I'm interested, I'll pm you.

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Date Posted: 4/26/2012 11:04 AM ET
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I have a complete Classical CUrriculum set from Keepers of the Faith.

You can contact me for more information.  You can visit http://www.keepersoffaith.com to see what you think of this type of curriculum.  It includes Rod & Staff Science and Bob Jones History.  I have grades 1 through 8 History, Science, Reading, Writing, Math ....it is all brand new including the workbooks no marks.  I do not know what price range you are looking at spending so we can discuss that.  The entire set cost me 1172.00 2 years ago not including tax, shipping and handling.  I am NOT asking that much and would be willing to sell parts of it.  Check out the site and see if it is something you would be interestd in.  I have also tried free on line stuff but it is time consuming to print and becomes expensive on the ink side of things.  You may also look into A world of Adventure unit studies - these are great and are literature based and very reasonable in price.  There are other options as well.  PM me if you are interested


Date Posted: 4/26/2012 12:16 PM ET
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You could try     http://www.curriculumshare.com/


I haven't used them, but I understand you just pay for shipping and the curriculum is free.

Date Posted: 4/27/2012 9:30 PM ET
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Hi, I have an autistic son I am home schooling too. My son has Aspergers. Anyway, I will be going through my homeschool materials next week and I will post my first grade things I don't need on here. Sarah
Date Posted: 4/27/2012 10:39 PM ET
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I have found the A world of Adventure is very affordable and a great curriculum for children with autism, sensory issues and other such issues.  It has worked wonders in our family = that is why I am selling off some of my other stuff.

On homeschoolclassifieds.com there is one that is for sale.

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Date Posted: 5/5/2012 2:49 PM ET
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www.lessonpathways.com has K-5 complete online lesson plans for free, just follow the links for what you want to study. We have only used some of the history and science, but it seems thorough and has every subject.

Hope this helps!


Date Posted: 5/10/2012 12:14 AM ET
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It's generally much cheaper  to piece your own curriculum together than it is to buy the pre-made kits. That also gives you more freedom to personalize the curricula to your child.

For some ideas for you to research, here are my favorite first grade books:

  • First Language Lessons (gentle, bite-size grammar)
  • Phonics Pathways
  • simple copywork for writing (similar to Complete Writer by Susan Wise Bauer)
  • Veritas Press literature
  • Rod and Staff math
  • science based off a kid friendly encyclopedia
  • Story of the World for History (or Veritas Press if they're joining an older sibling)
  • Veritas Press geography
Date Posted: 5/10/2012 9:07 PM ET
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Lots of good advice on here. Thought I'd put in my two cents LOL


I have no experience with Autistic children, but homeschooling in general. I use a variety of different curriculum and online resources. But it take TIME to do it that way. I would imagine that having a child with special needs does not leave you with alot of time. So before you start trying to peice together a curriculum trying to save some money, think about the time it is going to take. Just a thought & good luck / God bless


Date Posted: 5/18/2012 4:14 PM ET
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I love sonlight and if you can get a used curriculum then you can save money.  If it's not to old (over 10 years) then you will be able to resell and get most of your money back.  I bought the entire core B (reader, science, LA) used for $300 last year which was alot for me to put down but I was tired of trying to juggle a hodge podge of stuff together; Sonlight was worth EVERY PENNY!  I just sold it several weeks ago for pretty close to the same amount so I basically was able to use it for FREE!  Try ebay, vegsource.com, homeschoolclassifieds.com, etc. \


Or get a hold of an IG and get your books at the library.  If you live close to a big town you should be able to get most.

Good luck!


Date Posted: 5/25/2012 7:01 PM ET
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www.freehomeschooling101.com is a great place for online resources.  Use the Ambleside Online, Simple Charlotte Mason, Old Fashioned Education and Sonlight sites to get a booklist together and just read, read, read!  Please don't feel the need to be blogged down with academics in first grade.  There is plenty of time to learn facts and figures.  Elementary school is for discovery!!

Date Posted: 5/26/2012 12:18 PM ET
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I have an unpostable "Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills" for Grade 1.  It is unpostable because pages 5-36 a have been torn out because they had been written on.  Pages 37-448 are still in the book, clean and ready to be written on :).  The ISBN is 1561893684 if you want to check it out online to see what it includes.  It's not listed on my bookshelf because it's a free unpostable book, but I'll be happy to send it along with a request of another book from my shelf.