My son is in 1st grade right now , but I have recently had a few other moms ask me when I was going to start doing grammar, or what I think I may use for history , or that wordly wise was a great curriculum for vocab, and another mom asked if I will be doing any foreign language like spanish . And a friend from church that also home schools her kiddos is doing vocabulary and latin/greek roots with her 1st grader right now. AACK ...... It is sometimes hard enough to fit in what we are already doing right now. How am I going to add more subjects next year??? Maybe things like grammar are quick 10 minute lessons? Right now our schedule kinda flows like this: Bible , math , phonics/reading , penmanship , spelling then take a 30 minute break. Come back and do Geography / Social studies from Galloping the Globe Lunch - 1 hour After lunch is our study of classical music with Godly Composers , any art projects that we feel led to do and afternoons are PE activities. He has a science co-op class on thursday mornings so I am relieved from doing any "planning" for science. I bounce back and forth between our preschooler as well...making sure she gets quality time as well. I feel like our schedule is already so full. I would love to do Latin/Greek roots with our kids at some point. Grammar and vocab are kinda essential and history too. Foreign language??? But I am just curious as to when all of you who have already done lower elementary began including these into your schedule ?? How long were the lessons typically for these subjects? History sounds like it can be time intensive or have lots of rabbit trails to veer off onto. I know he's only in 1st grade right now but what should I really consider for next year? Could it be that the other moms are doing to much at this young age? Thanks for your input and ideas!