What to Teach

Core Knowledge Sequence - an outline of what children should learn at each age between kindergarten and 8th grade https://www.coreknowledge.org/our-approach/core-knowledge-sequence/

The eight-volume Core Knowledge Series—from What Your Preschooler Needs to Know through What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know. This series gives a great outline for any nervous elementary homeschooling parent. If you only buy one thing to homeschool this year, I would recommend the book that fits your child’s grade.

Common Core Standards http://www.corestandards.org/read-the-standards/


Free Math Worksheets https://www.math-drills.com/

Singapore Math https://www.singaporemath.com/programs/primary-mathematics/  

Beast Academy https://beastacademy.com/ 

Kumon https://kumonbooks.com/

Reading and Writing (English)

Spelling Practice (trial and paid) https://www.spellingcity.com/

Spelling lists https://www.spelling-words-well.com/

Free Reading Activities  https://www.fcrr.org/student-center-activities

Dr. Maggie’s Readers and Phonics Guide are great for teaching reading. These books can be found in several places online.

Bob Books are also great for early readers.

Social Studies


Free agriculture and plant lesson plans https://www.agclassroom.org/teacher/matrix/index.cfm


Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media-For Budding Artists of All Ages by Susan Schwake

Smithsonian Maker Lab book series published by DK

Pinterest was very helpful for elementary art ideas! www.pinterest.com/chaosington/kid-craft/ 




I found this document useful for understanding what they teach for PE in the public schools and why. https://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/pe/cf/documents/peframework2009.pdf



Weekly Schedule https://crayonsandcaterpillars.wordpress.com/2016/04/13/weekly-schedule-printable/

Printable Planners https://www.worksheetworks.com/miscellanea/calendars.html