Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Homeschool Curriculum

I haven't touched this blog in a reeeeally long time, but I decided I really needed a place to keep track of my homeschool curriculum planning, with links and all, so here we go!  This was the curriculum I prayed over, fretted over, hyperventilated over, and just flat out pestered my hubby with, lol.  Thankfully one of my dear friends Liz talked me through tons of ideas and even read me plans over the phone... now that is a true friend.  One who will read you homeschool catalogs.  :)  Here's what I think we'll be doing.   At one point I was ready to order Timberdoodle, but decided against it in the end, since I think it's more of what we've already done a lot of.   I would love Sonlight, but I think it's a little much for us "relaxed" homeschoolers here, and it was way out of my price range.  So this is my very first time ordering/ planning/ executing "real" homeschool, and I'm pretty excited about it!  I'm not ordering anything until August, and we will be out of the country in late August, so probably starting in September.

In with all this, I plan on doing lots of library book reading (our library is fantastic and has a great online reservation system, so I am going to be getting a lot of the Sonlight read alouds through there) and of course fun unit studies for holidays with projects! 

We didn't really stop homeschooling for the summer- we've been a bit more relaxed about it and we certainly don't do school every day. Some days we just read together, some days we make pies. :)  I'm looking forward to fall and starting our first official homeschool year!  I just hope it's not too much, and I hope it's not too little.  Eek!

 
My little pie maker.   Because I can't have a post without a picture, it's just too boring.
 
Language Arts--

A Reason for Writing
http://www.timberdoodle.com/A_Reason_for_Writing_Kindergarten_p/765-579.htm

Language Lessons for Little Ones
http://www.timberdoodle.com/Language_Lessons_for_Little_Ones_1_p/188-437.htm

Lined paper/ pencils (Sonlight)

Timberdoodle Animal Antics Readers
http://www.timberdoodle.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=234%2D511&CartID=3

Teach your Child to Read in 100 Lessons
(we already own this... we started with it and got bored, but I'd like to continue with it)

Science-

Sonlight Science
http://www.sonlight.com/AS5.html

Let's read and find out books

Usborne look inside your body
http://www.timberdoodle.com/Usborne_Look_Inside_Your_Body_p/417-180.htm

Spanish-

I would really like to expose Evie to more Spanish, so this will hopefully be a start.
http://www.amazon.com/Play-Learn-Spanish-Audio-Edition/dp/007175928X/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1373950142&sr=8-6&keywords=preschool+spanish#_

Math-

Singapore Math B
http://www.singaporemath.com/Earlybird_Kindergarten_Math_STD_Ed_Txbk_B_p/ebstdtb.htm

Activity book
http://www.singaporemath.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=EBSTDAB&CartID=2

Lollipop logic
http://www.amazon.com/gp/prime/handle-buy-box.html/ref=dp_start-bbf_1_glance

Geography-

Timberdoodle Beginning Geography
http://www.timberdoodle.com/Beginning_Geography_p/215-290.htm

History-

(honestly I feel this is a little lacking, so we'll be doing read alouds to go with this area)

Usborne living long ago
http://www.sonlight.com/AH02.html

A street through time
http://www.timberdoodle.com/A_Street_Through_Time_p/199-201.htm

Bible-

Calvary Curriculum
http://www.calvarycurriculum.com/littleones.php

Memory Verse CD
http://www.sonlight.com/AB02.html

Berenstein Bears Bible Storybook
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0310727219/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=1535523722&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=0310726085&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1DZHVVP8ZR9K3ZK62T78

A Child's Book of Character Building
http://www.amazon.com/Childs-Book-Character-Building-Growing/dp/0800754948/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373953402&sr=8-1&keywords=child%27s+book+of+character+building

1 comment:

  1. I teach 2nd grade. I love Singapore Math. It has made me a better mathematician! :) Wish I had it when I was in grade school.

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