If you care to look back, you can see what we used in the 2015-2016 year here or in the 2016-2017 school year here. Last year’s 2017-2018 can be found here. Some of it is the same and some has changed.
Also, be sure to read my article- Homeschooling a Preschooler – See What Works for Us!.
This upcoming school year, I will have a 10th grader, 6th grader, 3rd grader, 2nd grader and a preschooler. Last year I told y’all that my older 2 were going to do the majority of their social studies, science, and language arts with a tutor one day a week. That went VERY well and we will continue again this year.
Math, we are once again using Horizons Math, but only for 2 of my children. For my oldest, we will continue with Math-U-See. My 3rd grader will also be starting with Math-U-See since she is struggling with Horizons. We are also continuing with XtraMath.org. I can’t say enough great things about this website! It’s a completely free way to make sure your kids understand all of their math facts. As a mom, I can login and see how they are doing as well and what needs improvement. We actually bribe the kids and each day they get a green light, meaning that they did well, they get a piece of candy. Once they completely finish a chart, they earn $1 🙂 Usually it takes many months for them to complete the chart, but that’s okay!
We will be starting Easy Grammar with my 2nd grader. My 3rd grader will start on Saxon Grammar and Writing 3.
My 1st and 2nd grader will continue working on Horizons Penmanship since they didn’t finish last year. From there, they will move on to A Reason For Handwriting.
All 4 of my school age children will continue working through Q&A For Kids: A 3 Year Journal. I am going to get the Q&A For Teens for my oldest, though. Also considering getting one for myself!
We are continuing Building Spelling Skills for the middle 3 to work on spelling. We really slacked on that the past year.
My 2nd and 3rd graders will also continue working on Explode the Code. This is a very simple program, but can help with the fundamentals for the little kids. Takes just a couple minutes each day and they are fun!
We have actually decided to stop paying for ReadingEggs and have switched to a program that we like better called Reading Kingdom. I feel it’s been much more thorough and has been teaching typing along with reading. You can get a FREE month here. We tried it out for a review and loved it.
My 6th grader will be using IEW Ancient History along with Rod & Staff English. My 10th grader will be using Easy Grammar Ultimate Series.
This past year, once again we greatly slacked on our Bible lessons, however my son has taken it upon himself as a challenge to read through the Bible. He’s been doing well with that. For now, all the kids will also continue with VeritasBible.com.
History we will continue to pull from Allinonehomeschool.com for the little girls and of course the vast variety of books at the library.
My 10th grader will be using Notgrass Exploring World History. My 6th grader will be using Story of the World Volume 2.
Science we will also continue to pull from Allinonehomeschool.com for the little girls, enjoy homeschool day at Sandy Creek, and of course the library as well.
My 10th grader will be using Apologia’s Chemistry and my 6th grader will be using God’s Design for Science
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