2019/2020 Homeschool Curriculum for 8 Kids

Homeschool curriculum for 1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, and 12th Grade

It’s that time of year again…. curriculum time! Admit it, you feel just a little giddy planning for your next homeschool year, too. 😉

Like this year, next year I’ll be homeschooling eight kids – 1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, and 12th. At one point I was homeschooling ten, so I’m getting there! One thing I’ve learned over these ten years of homeschooling is that our curriculum choices aren’t set in stone.

They just aren’t.

I refuse to allow myself and my children to get caught up in trying to make our homeschool fit our curriculum, rather than the other way around.

With that being said, I’m going to share with you the resources we’ve chosen for next year. Before I start, though, I’m going to make one thing clear:

We are relaxed homeschoolers.

Playing is learning.

What this means is that I won’t be listing separate textbooks for every single child and subject. In fact, I’ll barely be listing any textbooks at all. And to go one step further, my daughter who will be in 12th grade next year will be so relaxed that she’ll be almost unschooling.

There’s a reason for that.

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s go!

2019/2020 Homeschool Curriculum

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Okay….one more thing before I start – this will be a simple list. Unless otherwise noted, I will place the grade level we’ll be using the item for in parentheses. Some books will be used by one child, but most will be used by multiple children. For a more detailed description of how we’ll be using these resources, click on the video links below.

Language Arts:

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons (1st)

Adventures in Phonics (1st and 3rd)

Daily Grams (4th, 6th, 7th, 8th 10th, and 12th)

Mad Libs (4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 10th)

Notebooking (All grades)

Natural Speller (1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, and 8th)

Math:

Abeka Arithmetic (1st and 3rd)

ctcmath.com (4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, and 12th)

Nature Study:

Handbook of Nature Study (All grades)

The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids (All grades)

Garden Journal (12th)

Unit Studies:

Beautiful Feet Books Around the World with Picture Books (1st and 3rd)

Beautiful Feet Books Ancient History (4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 10th)

Case of Adventure New Zealand and Singapore (1st and 3rd)

And most importantly:

Library card (All grades – especially 12th, as she uses living books almost exclusively)

Do you know what you’ll be using next year?

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Author: Shelly Sangrey

I'm Shelly, a Christ-following, homeschooling Mom of eleven children ( okay, not ALL children. My oldest is 23.) I met my husband right after graduation, and we've been together ever since. Though my life can be hectic at times... okay, ALL the time, I wouldn't change it for anything.

5 thoughts on “2019/2020 Homeschool Curriculum for 8 Kids”

  1. Hello! I love reading your posts. I have a son going into second grade, another one that will be 5 in August so he will be doing a little more work than he has in the past, and I also have a newborn. I like how we do phonics/spelling and math with my oldest and it works well for him. My middle child just listens and learns and loves to do activity books, so he picks up on a lot even with more informal teaching. I don’t worry so much about him right now because he still is not even formally in school as far as our state is concerned. My soon-to-be 2nd grader is the one that I am focusing on as far as getting books and things for next year. What do you recommend for a child that young as far as history or social studies goes? For science and we do different activities, read books, learn about animals and ocean life, and he practically has every episode of Wild Kratts memorized, so I think for his age he is probably fine with what we are doing now. The only area I feel like is lacking is in history and geography. I am learning to be a relaxed homeschooler and wanting to keep things fun and simple, especially since it is so hard for him to sit still for very long. Do you have any suggestions as far as curriculum or books that I might look at for him that would be fun and interesting, and that my five-year-old could participate in as well? I’m having a hard time balancing so many things at home now with a new baby, but I don’t want to drop the ball with spending time teaching my boys. Any thoughts or suggestions you could offer would be amazing! Thank you so much. Laura

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    1. Beautiful Feet Books Around the World with Picture Books is awesome for that age, and it even incorporates science in with the social studies, so it makes for very oight, yet effective, lessons. I hope this helps!

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