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.
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.
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.
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)
Abeka Arithmetic (1st and 3rd)
ctcmath.com (4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, and 12th)
Handbook of Nature Study (All grades)
The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids (All grades)
Garden Journal (12th)
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?