That's great that you're just getting started and hoping to get some early shopping and library work done while waiting on your order to arrive. Here's some basic information to help you or anyone else down the road who might be in the same situation.corriebeth wrote:I was wondering if there is a list of things that I need to pick up on my shopping day before my books get here this weekend? so that I can start right away. Also I would love to get the reading list so that I can reserve things from the library.
For the supply information, glance back up a bit on 1st grade ideas for days 1-11 and look for Quinne's (Mom2Mns) list for days 1-5 to help you get started.
Also, you will need basic school supply kind of things:
*modeling clay (any brand. One book in MFW 1st grade mentions a brand called Plasticine, but it can be any brand)
*index cards, ruler
I'm sure to be forgetting something, but standard normal school supply stuff.
For reading list for the first week, you can look through the few posts on this thread with days 1-11 for some ideas. The nice thing in MFW library lists is that you don't have to have the exact books listed or get every title out there. The reading list is for books for math fun and science enrichment. So you might want to ask your librarians or check your library's catalog for some books on ants, or worms, or snails. (check out the thread called Book Ideas, Science Day 3 for some starting points)
Maybe for math something with "sequencing" or repeating patterns might be nice. One example would be something like Beep beep, vroom vroom! by Stuart Murphy. or something else listed by others in the Book Ideas under Sequencing listed here Book Ideas, Math, Sequencing
Once you get your manual you'll see a long list of possible titles to select from based on what you library has to offer.
Hope that helps you get started and do some early shopping.