I love our homeschool curriculum choices this year!
* Geography Matters, Trail Guide to Learning – Paths of Settlement. This curriculum covers everything except math. However – there are a few things I want to add.
* Math, Teaching Textbooks. This is our first year using the computer program and after 16 lessons – the boy loves it! I like the gradebook is done for me.
* Apologia Science, Zoology 2, Swimming Creatures. We plan to do 3 days of this text/notebook while POS covers 2 days of Earth Science. – I explain in my review how we’re going to be using this curriculum & field trips.
* Daily Grams – quick 1 page grammar review. (He usually does this while I’m
setting up for something new catching up)
* Bible – we are doing both God’s Mighty Warrior Devotional Bible from Tommy Nelson (which I reviewed and you can still enter to win this week) AND Apologia’s Who Am I.
* All About Spelling. I can not rave about this program enough. While POS offers spelling words – AAS has been hands down our best spelling curriculum for my tactile visual learner! We’re also using All About Reading Pre-level 1 for little man as he learns letter recognition and sounds.
* Rosetta Stone Latin America Spanish and Visual Latin. I can’t decided which one I want to do – as I know the benefits of learning Latin for better English comprehension. However – being in FL, Spanish is everywhere. Also – hubs has more jobs in South America right now than anywhere else so it can be a family effort. Already I like the format of Visual Latin better – and they are offering a 30% off sale on all products until Wednesday 8/8. So even if we don’t end up using it for a full year – I’ve got it for next year!
* Artistic Pursuits – Grades 4-6 Book One. Years passed the boy attended an art class at the local art studio, but since POS offers a few water color opportunities (that’s how the western explorers painted the new frontier), I wanted to offer more lesson on technique etc.
* Typing – I found an online typing lessons for kids. Not that my children use the computer often, but I think it would be nice if he could start sending emails to his dad on the road.
* We Choose Virtues – we love these character qualities (and then cross referencing them in the bible and stories he likes to read!)
Little man will be doing The Dig (ebook) this year as we present the gospel to him! I am looking forward to this.
Add a few notebooking biographies, vocabulary words, Master Books reviews, Maestro Classics, and we’re ready for 4th grade & preschool !! Are you using any of the same curriculum? I’d love to know so we can encourage each other this year!
MY homeschool curriculum choices are not the best for your family.
I made the mistake of copying a friend’s list, schedule, and tried to replicate her life in our home our 1st year homeschooling. We were miserable!
Variety is definitely important along with learning styles, budget, size of family, and time!
See what homeschool curriculum my blogging friends are using this year!
Our Good Family
Raising Lifelong Learners
The Homeschool Scientist
Home with the Boys
Impress Your Kids – double love the family mentoring
Upside Down Homeschooling
So You Call Yourself a Homeschooler
Kathy’s Cluttered Mind
Mom with Heart
Cook Family Chronicles
Moms Mustard Seeds