Are you curious about what home school curriculum we are using? If so, check out this post with our latest picks.
It is summer. And that means that I’m in the process of getting our home school curriculum ready for the next school year. So things are no brainers….they worked well last year, so we will be doing it again.
But then we have had to make some changes, and we will be trying some new things too.
Here are our homeschool curriculum choices for this year.
You guys know what is important for me in regards to math. The curriculum needs to allow children to explore math, visualize it, draw it, play with manipulatives, etc. And Everyday Math does that. My oldest will be working through the 6th-grade math book this year, my middle child in the third-grade book, and my youngest boy in the first grade one.
Unfortunately, you just can’t get their book on their site. So I start searching eBay before I need them and just get them used. SO far I’ve been able to find what I need.
My daughter who has some special needs is not ready for this yet. We will be trying out a new math book for right-brain learners. It looks good, and I’m hoping it works for her.
This year our history memory work will focus on Medieval history, and so my oldest who loves to read will be doing the Beautiful Feet Medieval History unit. We have done the Geography Unit and the Ancient History unit before, and we can’t wait to try this one out.
My two youngest boys will be continuing their work in All About Reading and Spelling. I love these books. I have learned so much about phonics and spelling as I worked through these units with them. The lessons are scripted and make it very easy for this busy mommy to do! And to top it off, they are fun and hands-on. I’m so thankful for this curriculum.
The homeschool co-op we are apart of uses IEW, and we will be working through the Medieval history books this year with my two oldest. Now, this program works for my boys. They don’t enjoy creative writing, or any writing to be honest. This program is very structured and walks them step by step through the writing process. This works for my boy who excels in math and following a set pattern. If your child is a creative writer that wants more freedom in how they write, this program is not for you.
Science and History –
We have a more classical style homeschool environment. This means in the beginning years we do a lot of memory work and as they get older we build on what we memorized.
Life changed unexpectedly for us this year, and we had to change our classical curriculum. We are now using Claritas Curriculum, and our focus will be on Astronomy and Mideviel Times.
History will be weaved into our writing, our grammar time, and our reading books….but we will also be reading “The Story Of Our Word.” This is a wonderfully written book that brings history to life!!
For science, we will be working through Apologia Astronomy to go a little deeper into our memory work!
That pretty much covers what we will be working on. But what works for us may not work for you. Here are some other ideas that may be exactly what you are looking for.
Home School Curriculum or Extensions