• Attendance

    September 2012
    M T W T F S S
  • The “Class”

    Avery, Naim, Aaron

  • Subjects

  • Portfolio

First Grade Wrap Up–Naim


Age 6, First Grade

Naim, 1st Grade Year


  • Naim went from not yet being able to recognize all the letters in the alphabet to being able to read simple books. HUGE improvement in reading.
  • Naim continues to struggle with handwriting but can more easily remember what the letter shapes are. He still does a lot of reversals.
  • Naim has learned a lot of math on his own in general contexts of his life. He does well in homeschool math and understands the concepts of operations. He has some of the more simple math facts memorized (doubles, plus one, plus 0, etc.) He can skip count by 2, 10, 100. He understands basic fractions and data.
  • He understands many concepts in science, especially astronomy.
  • He performed in two plays, sang in a church service, and performed several mini-performances in drama.
  • He is mature and helpful, pitching in without being asked. He has a keen understanding of others emotions and has a lot of empathy and acts appropriately upon the concepts of empathy.
  • He is organized and curious. His interests include soccer, acting, board and card games, bionicles and legos.
Data Summaries for First Grade:
These are rough since September did not get blogged and when Nik started his job, it took me a few weeks to recoup and keep records.
Number of Days Spent in Homeschool Activities:
Home Instruction: 94
Camps and Classes: 108
Fieldtrips and Activities: 48
Total: 215


  • HOP-Kindergarten Level 1
  • Sylvan K: Letter Activities, Word Games
  • Calvert Math Kindergarten; First Grade
  • Calvert Discoveries in Early Reading
  • Word Time, Sentence School
  • Handwriting Without Tears: Letters and Numbers for Me
  • Usborne Phonics Readers
  • Usborne Very First Readers
  • Bob Books: Box 1 Beginners
  • Calvert K Readers
  • Usborne’s Encyclopedia of World History
  • Passports Program
  • Magic Schoolbus Young Scientists Club
  • BrainPop
  • PBS Kids
  • HWT Handwriting App (iPad)
  • Magic Schoolbus Adventure Apps (iPad)
  1. PCM: Lego Castle
  2. Jackson Bottom Wetlands: Bucket Biology
  3. Junie B. Jones, Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
  4. Playdate PDX
  5. Pumpkin Farm
  6. Mt. Saint Helens
  7. Children’s Museum Halloween Party
  8. Stubb Stewart State Park
  9. UUCCWC Circle Supper
  10. Sky High Trampoline Center
  11. Outdoors In (multiple times)
  12. Turkey Trot
  13. Zoo Lights
  14. Great Wolf Lodge
  15. NWCT Willy Wonka
  16. Pump It Up, Jr.
  17. Glowing Greens Miniature Golf
  18. OCT Magic Schoolbus
  19. World Forestry Center
  20. OMSI
  21. Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals
  22. Great Wolf Lodge (Again)
  23. OMSI (Solo Trip, Dinosaur Imax, Lego artists) 
  24. NWCT Busytown
  25. Washington County Easter Egg Hunt
  26. Portland Children’s Museum
  27. Out of This World
  28. Glowing Greens
  29. Tualatin Hills Nature Park/Interpretive Center
  30. Rose Festival
  31. Portland Children’s Museum (Art Day)
  32. Goddard Party (BJ the Clown)
  33. The Outpost/Superhero Camp
  34. OHEN Convention
  35. Hillsboro Fourth of July Parade
  36. (w/Susannah) Sleepover, the OutPost
  37. The Outpost/Goddard Ice Cream Social and Puppet Show
  38. Celebrate Hillsboro Days/Saturday Market
  39. Portland Children’s Museum and John Ellingson Storytime
  40. Oral Hull Foundation for the Blind Family Camp
  41. The OutPost/Presto the Magician
  42. The OutPost/Mad Science
  43. Reptile Man/Library
  44. OutPost (Farm Equipment)/Library (Summer Reading Program)
  45. Outdoors In/Fountain
  46. BugFest
  47. Portland Children’s Museum (2 days)
  48. World Forestry Center

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