7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices 2017-2018

It's time for another homeschool year. Here are my 7th grade homeschool curriculum choices for the 2017-2018 school year. Curious about what I'm using in other grades this year? I have a 1st grader, 3rd grader and 5th grader as well. (This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure here.) 7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices LifePac Bible 6 LifePac Bible contains 10 units that the student works through independently. My daughter did the first 4 units last year. She … [Read more...]

5th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices 2017-2018

(This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure here.) 5th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices Last year I switched my daughter's curriculum mid-year and tried video lessons (which I said I'd never do). I was surprised by how well she did with them so this year I am having her try out BJU Press Distance Learning curriculum for many of her subjects. You can check out all of my 5th grade homeschool curriculum choices below or watch me share them in this video. Bible I love … [Read more...]

3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices 2017-2018

My oldest son is in 3rd grade. Where did the time go? Come see our 3rd grade homeschool curriculum choices for the 2017-2018 school year. (This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure here.) This year I a focusing on developing his reading skills while minimizing frustration. With that in mind, I chose to place him one grade level lower for English and reading. I also needed to find curriculum that he could do independently which is why you will see a lot of BJU Press … [Read more...]

1st Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices 2017-2018

Is it already time to start another homeschool year? Well, that means it is time to share my homeschool curriculum choices for the 2017-2018 school year. I am trying out some new curriculum and sticking with a few favorites. Here are my 1st grade homeschool curriculum choices. (This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure here.) Bible My younger children and I do our Bible time together. We read from God's Word, memorize scripture, learn doctrinal truths through … [Read more...]

Helpful Tips for Using Math-U-See

The first year I started homeschooling I chose Math-U-See to use with my first grader. Fourteen years later and I'm still using this excellent math curriculum. I love using Math-U-See and so do my kids. I've used it from Primer through Calculus and in the process I've discovered a few helpful tips. (This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure here.) No Need to Do Every Worksheet Math-U-See is a mastery based approach which means once your child has mastered a concept … [Read more...]

The Mystery of History Curriculum Review

I never liked history when I was in school but homeschooling has given me a whole new appreciation and love for history. It started with  the first curriculum I purchased for my oldest daughter years ago. That curriculum taught history through a biblical worldview. My daughter and I began to see God's hand throughout history and we both got excited to see the unfolding of God's plan to redeem His people. Since then I've been on the hunt for a curriculum that is not only grounded in a biblical … [Read more...]

My Favorite Homeschool Curriculums

I've used a lot of homeschool curriculums over the years. There are numerous ones that my kids and I have enjoyed but there are a few that stand out as our favorites. Keep on reading to discover my seven favorite homeschool curriculums and then leave a comment and share your favorites. (This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure here.) Math U See I started using Math U See my first year of homeschooling when my oldest child was in first grade. I used it with her all the … [Read more...]

Spell to Write and Read Supplemental Resources

I love the Spell to Write and Read program for teaching reading and spelling. If you aren't familiar with the program then check this video. While supplemental resources are not needed to teach the program, they can add more interest for the student and be a great help to the teacher. I have compiled a list of Spell to Write and Read supplemental resources that I have used over the years. I hope you find it helpful. Spell to Write and Read Supplemental Resources All of the SWR materials … [Read more...]

Online Courses for Homeschoolers

Online courses are a wonderful option for many homeschool families. Whether you are looking for a full program or just one or two subjects to round out your other curriculum choices, this list should be helpful for you. I've spent hours researching different online programs for homeschoolers and wanted to share my findings with you. The majority of these online courses have a Christian worldview but make sure to do your own research before selecting a program for your child. (This post … [Read more...]

Wondermaps: An Easy Way to Create Maps for Your Homeschool

I use to waste hours scoring the internet for just the right map to use in homeschool lessons with my kids. Usually, I had to settle for a map that was close enough to what we needed. I often saved maps in Microsoft Word so I could try to edit them to better suit our needs. It became such a frustration and a huge waste of my time. (This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure here.) Wondermaps to the Rescue I have to say that my map searching days are over! I finally … [Read more...]

Illuminations Homeschool Scheduler Saved Our Year

The Illuminations scheduler from Bright Ideas Press saved the homeschool year for my 6th grader. I've been trying to focus my attention this year on helping two of my children learn to read while loving on my 3 year old and infant. I haven't had time to create lesson plans for my middle school student. (This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure here.) Illuminations to the Rescue That's where Illuminations saved the year for me. I was already planning on using most of the … [Read more...]

The Most Important Thing When Choosing Homeschool Curriculum

You've probably heard someone say that when it comes to choosing homeschool curriculum you need to consider your child's learning style and your views on education. I tell newbie homeschoolers this all the time because it helps narrow down choices in a sea of curriculum options. However, you can pick a curriculum that matches your philosophy of education and your child's learning style and find that it still does not work for you. Why? Because you haven't taken into account the most important … [Read more...]

I’m Switching Homeschool Curriculum Mid-Year

I had a great line-up of curriculum for my kids (kindergarten, 2nd, 4th and 6th grade) this year. We were going to study the the Renaissance, Reformation and growth of nations, Earth and space, and read literature books together. My kids and I enjoy learning together as a family so I am always looking for multi-age curriculum. But as the school year got under way, it became apparent that my curriculum choices were not going to work this year. I tried to adapt what we were using but switching … [Read more...]

Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum

I love kindergarten. My kids are always eager to learn and excited to do "big school work" like their older siblings. Choosing kindergarten homeschool curriculum can get a little tricky though. In my excitement to start formal education with my kindergartner, I can easily get wrapped up in loading us down with curriculum instead of fostering a love for learning. This year I'll be focusing on Bible, phonics, penmanship and math with my kindergartner. All the other subjects and curriculum are … [Read more...]

2nd Grade Homeschool Curriculum

This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure here. My son is heading into 2nd grade with a lot of energy and a very short attention span. I tried to find 2nd grade homeschool curriculum that will either keep him engaged or can be done in short periods of time. His reading skills are developing at just the right pace for him but are considered below grade level by traditional school standards. My focus this year with him is reading and spelling along with math and handwriting. … [Read more...]