We have tried a wide variety of curriculums and these are what fit us for now, but we are always open to change for any child’s learning style and pace. Oh, the beauty of homeschool. We hope you find these recommendations helpful.
Language Arts Curriculum
We have used The Good and The Beautiful Language Arts curriculum for 5 years now and still enjoy it. The eye-catching pictures, the geographical interjections, and the wide variety of activities makes it captivating for the kids and zero preparation for me. The preschool version
includes some basic math concepts as well.
We have used The Good and The Beautiful Math for 4 years now and love the vibrant illustrations, wide variety of exercises, and the zero prep aspect. Starting in Year 4, we scan a barcode to have
an online teacher pop up and teach for about 10 minutes prior to each lesson.
The kids have really enjoyed the Musical Multiplication as well. It’s wonderful!
We choose The Good and The Beautiful Science units that we are currently interested in and incorporate some of our own science crafts + read alouds that go along with them. We love these mini units because they are visually appealing, simple, and sustainable.
We didn’t start formal history lessons until the 3rd grade. Prior to that, we read the You Wouldn’t Want to Be History book series to get a basic introduction to different history topics and my kids loved them! For earlier grades we also used some of our own history crafts and read aloud lessons. Once we hit 3rd grade, we started with The Good and The Beautiful History. It includes an open-and-go teacher manual, supplemental read aloud stories, audio recordings that the kids love, and a kids’ printable activity book.
If you are curious why we teach Latin, we wrote about it here. Song School Latin has been our favorite for these first two years. It is primarily a sweet lady teaching about five new words (and later verb conjugations) a week on a DVD with an optional supplemental workbook. If you are looking to save money, only the DVD is necessary.
Song School Latin 1 Bundle
Song School Latin 1 DVD Set
Song School Latin 2 DVD Set
We use The Good and The Beautiful Handwriting for all of our grade levels.
Music + Movement
We love Clap for Classics, an at home, online play-based classical music and movement class with ongoing, interactive lessons that introduce little ones to composers and their famous pieces.
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