Friday, August 10, 2007


Day #5 of 'Back to Homeschool Week' over at i have to say...

Friday, August 10---Curriculum
What curriculum do you use? Where do you buy it? Have you found a "gem" that you must share with others? Was something in particular a complete failure for you and your kids?

I have posted in the past about the resources and curriculum we are using this year. Here, here, and for our 1/2 yearly progress report here and here. To make it easier, today I'll post the short list--just the main text for each subject without any of the extras.

General Homeschool Guide: The Well-Trained Mind

Math: RightStart Math

Handwriting: Handwriting Without Tears

Phonics: The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading

Grammar: First Language Lessons (will begin in September)

Literature: Honey for a Child's Heart (and an abundance of wonderful picture and chapter books)

Bible: The DK Children's Illustrated Bible

History: A Pioneer Sampler (and an abundance of wonderful picture books)
(looking forward to starting Story of the World in January!)

Science: The Berenstain Bears' Big Book of Science and Nature (currently)
More Mudpies to Magnets (beginning in September)

Spanish: La Clase Divertida

Geography: Legends & Leagues (starting workbook in September)

Music: Story of the Orchestra

Art: (various resources)

Social Studies: Things People Do

Current Events: God's World News

I think that will keep us busy for a while! Someone requested details about the CDs we listen to...I will try to post that later today or tomorrow if I get a chance.

1 comment:

Sandy said...

I love the Well Trained Mind and Story of the World too, although we now use SOTW in conjunction with Tapestry of Grace. I used (still use) Italic handwriting with all my older kids, but if I had to do it all over again, I'd use HWOT with all of them because it works so well for my little one. Love the photos of your kids!