I can’t believe it’s that time of year again! Yep, it’s time to share our relaxed homeschool curriculum choices for next year.
Yay!! This is going to be so much fun. 🙂
Since I have so many kids, instead of sharing all of our choices at once, I’m going to break it up into three separate posts: the littles, the middles, and the teens.
Today I’m going to start with my littles, who will be entering Kindergarten, 2nd, and 3rd grade in the upcoming homeschool year.
Relaxed Homeschool Curriculum Choices for Kindergarten, 2nd, and 3rd Grade
Before I even get started, I just want to clarify that as relaxed, or minimalist, homeschoolers, we do not use a ton of textbooks. Throughout our nine years on this journey, we’ve realized that when it comes to learning (at least with our kids) that less is more. So, if you came here hoping to see a slew of textbooks for ten different subjects, then this probably isn’t the place for you. 😉
At this point in time, the only books my littles will be using individually are for phonics and math. Everything else is generally done as a group or is used as a shared resource.
This will be a simple list of our chosen resources. For a more in-depth look into our curriculum choices and how we implement it, watch the video I’ve included at the bottom of this post. 🙂
Now that we’ve got that settled, let’s get started!
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Phonics – Explode the Code
Math – (I looked over Abeka Kindergarten and she already knew all of that, so…) Abeka Arithmetic 1
Math – Abeka Arithmetic 2
Math – Abeka Arithmetic 3
Group Work/Shared Resources
Spelling – Natural Speller
Reading – Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons and living books
History, Science, Art, Social Studies, Geography, Nature Study – Around the World with Picture Books by Beautiful Feet Books
All Subjects – life learning via interest-led learning
Believe it or not, that’s it! You don’t need to have dozens of textbooks in order for your children to have an effective education. In fact, the more you attempt to put on children this young, the less receptive they’ll be, so my motto is: Keep it simple.
Tune in next week as I share what we’re using for 5th, 6th, and 7th grade! What are your curriculum choices for next year?