Grade 1 Homeschooling

We used these resources in Grade 1 (age 6 to 7) while we were in Quebec. Under that system, English was our primary language and French was being taught as a second language.

We used the Reading Eggs/Mathseeds to cover the core competencies for English language arts and Maths. The lessons and games were engaging and this combined with reading library books was more than enough to make progress throughout the year.


Reading Eggs – Covers Kindergarten and Grade 1/2

Kindergarten/Prep Levels A-D, Lessons 1-32
Year 1/Grade 1 Levels E-H, Lessons 33-64
Year 2/Grade 2 Levels I-L, Lessons 65-96

Reading Eggs Eggspress – covers Age 7 – 13, 44 maps

IXL English Language Arts – tracks progress according to Quebec competencies. We didn’t like this resource. It felt too much like being under pressure to take a test with heavy penalties for wrong answers.



English Reading List

Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems

Dogman Series & Captain Underpants Series – Dav Pilkey

The Bad Guys – Aaron Blabey

Dragon Masters Series

13 Storey Treehouse Series – Andy Griffiths

Tom Gates Series

Geronimo Stilton, Spacemice

Comic Books





Learn French with Alexa

Bidule Learning to Read Series. Niveau A (25 books), Niveau B (15 books) and Niveau C.





IXL Maths which we again did not like as much as Mathseeds.




National Geographic magazine subscriptions

Usborne Weather & Climate Change Book




Once Upon a Time Series: Once Upon a Time… Man

Magic Treehouse Companion Books

Magical Myths & Legends by Michael Morpurgo




Netflix Shows: The Magic Schoolhouse, Wild Kratts, The Cat in the Hat Knows a lot about That, Brain Child

Podcasts – Wow in the World, But Why, Brains On

YouTube: Crash Course Kids

Once Upon a Time… Life

Curiosity Stream Documentary Streaming Service




Freestyle Drawing and online Youtube tutorials

Music appreciation – classical music and musicals. Strictly Come Dancing competition on tv.


Physical Education

Baseball and soccer in summer, ice-skating in winter.

Multisport classes