Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Year 1

Outdated - see here

This is the Maple Hill Academy Year 1 booklist, based on the research I have done, and what is a fit for my students.

Term numbers will be denoted by the number before the title as such: (1) Bookname. If there are no term numbers, the book is used for the entire term. (or has not been determined)

* denotes the book/resource is for the parent (at least mostly)

Download the file with the schedule for each term (36 weeks, in 3 - 12 week terms) from our Yahoo Group!

Family Rotation using Penny Gardner Storied Scriptures


Reading Instruction (as needed)

*Teach your child to read in Just 10 minutes a day - Sidney Ledson. (or other phonics)
(1)Primer - Harriette Taylor Treadwell
(1)First Reader - Harriette Taylor Treadwell


* Handbook of Nature Study - Anna Botsford Comstock - used for several years. 1911 version available here
* Wild Days - Karen Radcliffe
* Pocket Full of Pinecones - Karen Andereola
James Herriot's Treasury for Children - James Herriot

History - Family

Learn about Mom and Dad, events they remember, places they lived, etc.

History - Canada

(1,2)A Pioneer Story - Barbara Greenwood

History - World

(1,2) 50 Famous Stories Retold - James Baldwin (selected chapters)
(2,3) Viking Tales - Jeannie Hall - Part 1, chapters 1-11

Family World History Rotation


General Map Reading skills using map of the city
(1)Childcraft, "World and Space" - chapter "Where in the World?" (if available to you.) - or find some basic map reading information.
(1) Overview of 7 continents and the Oceans
(1,2,3) Paddle to the Sea - Holling


(3)Simple Copywork

(Read one poem a day - memorize 1 each term)
(1) A children's Garden of Verses - by Robert Louis Stevenson
(2) Now We are Six - A.A. Milne
(2) When we were very young - A.A. Milne
(3) Oxford Book of Children's Verse [if Available - very expensive] or other poem book

Read Aloud Literature
Aesop for Children - Milo Winter
Just So Stories - Rudyard Kipling
The Blue Fairy Book - Andrew Lang
Parables from Nature - Margaret Gatty

(Suggested to be read by student alone and narrated - however if student is not ready, you may do joint reading, or just read to them.)

(2) Follow My Leader - James Garfield
(3) Charlotte's Web - E. B. White

Additional Literature
(No narrations are required - can be family reads, or read during spare time.)
Pinocchio - Carlo Collodi
The Red Fairy Book - Andrew Lang
The Velveteen Rabbit - Margery Williams
Little House in the Big Woods - Laura Ingalls Wilder
St. George and the Dragon - Margaret Hodges
The Cricket in Times Square - George Selden and Garth Williams
Selina and the Bear Paw Quilt - Barbara Smucker
A Fiddle for Angus - Budge Wilson


Basic Observation Drawing - some resources

Picture Study
Family Rotation

will vary due to interest... suggestions (for both boys and girls)
  • Plastic Canvas
  • Spool Knitting
  • Bead Buddies
  • Rug Hooking
  • Woodworking (free days at many renovation stores)

  • Suzuki Violin - with instructor
  • My First Piano Adventures - taught by parent

Foreign Language - German

Powerglide German course for Children

Alternate choices - French, Spanish, or other desired.


Polite Moments - Gary Maldaner - if I can find a source in Canada

(extra badges may be worked on as desired)

Otters - Blue Paw (Activity)
Otters - Red Paw (Helping)
Otters - Tan Paw (Handicraft)
Otters - Safety Badge

(note - your Otter should plant a tree and look after it this year for the Green Paw)
UPDATED: 3 Nov 09


  1. Sounds good! Hope Delta enjoys year 1 as much as Jemimah did!

  2. Thanks! I'm sure he will - once he gets used to doing the work!