Starter Level (approx. ages 6 to 7) ~ Grade 1 in the US. Year 2 in the UK.
This course covers one school year.
The curriculum is designed to fit into thirty-six weeks, with many subjects broken down into three blocks of twelve weeks (terms).
The approximate number of lessons required each week for each subject is shown in italics on the syllabus. Often the lessons can be covered in ten or eleven weeks, allowing a little leeway in the schedule.
Each term one classic children's book and the recommended additional history book should be read aloud outside formal lesson time.
Please note that the resources listed here are suggestions meant to give you a clear picture of what is recommended at this level but they are not set in stone. If you find a suitable resource that you prefer, please feel free to substitute.
At this level most lessons should last around 20 minutes.
Before beginning you may want to read the General Introduction to Charlotte Mason's method, and the subject introductions for language arts, geography and nature study.