How I Modify the BJU Press Distance Learning Online Program

The BJU Press Distance Learning program has been a great fit for my family this year. My kids are enjoying the video instruction and I am appreciating the extra help with educating my kids at home. For me, one of the benefits of homeschooling is being able to modify curriculum to better suit my children's educational needs. With BJU Press Distance Learning online, I am able to utilize the excellent video instruction while still being in control of what my children are learning and what … [Read more...]

Curriculum Review Comparing BJU Press Distance Learning and ABeka Academy

Last year I realized I needed to change the way I homeschooled my kids. Besides a few co-op classes for extra-curricular subjects, I had been teaching all of my children, all of their cores subjects on my own for over 10 years. I just couldn't find the time or the energy to homeschool four children while caring for two rambunctious, noisy little boys this time around. (This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure here.) I decided to look into online classes and DVD programs … [Read more...]

A Look Inside BJU Press Elementary Spanish Curriculum

This year my kids and I are trying out BJU Press Distance Learning for a lot of their subjects. As I looked through the BJU Press website for all the classes they offered on video, I found Pasaporte al español. It is a three year Spanish curriculum for the elementary grades. The first year of instruction is on video which got me excited. I've been wanting to introduce my kids to the Spanish language but haven't had the time to teach it. Not to mention that my Spanish skills are … [Read more...]

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...]