Curriculum I have experience With

This is a random list of curriculum/resources I’ve used over the last 7 years homeschooling

  1. Shurley English levels 1-5
  2. Story of the World books 1-4
  3. Usborne Interlinked Encyclopedia
  4. Wordly Wise
  5. Teach your Child To Read in 100 Easy Lessons
  6. Hooked on Phonics
  7. Enki (grade 1)
  8. Oakmeadow (Grade 1 and 6)
  9. EvanMoor Spelling (on and off K-8)
  10. Mammoth Book of How it Happened
  11. Vocabulary from Classical Roots
  12. Edcon Publishing-Bringing the Classics to Life (Levels 1-5, various stories)
  13. Prima Latina (beginners)
  14. Rosetta Stone for middle and high schools
  15. Classical Myths to Read Aloud (used during various Ancient History studies, mainly during Story of the World history studies)
  16. KONOS – Obedience Study (Loved this unit study!!!!! Only used KONOS for one semester, but it was SOOOO FUN!)  I’ll go into a better description in another post
  17. Usborne Encyclopedia of World History
  18. Kingfisher History Encyclopedia
  19. Usborne Science Encyclopedia Internet Linked
  20. Kingfisher Illustrated Animal Encyclopedia
  21. Illustrated Science Encyclopedia Amazing Planet Earth
  22. National Geographic Family Reference Atlas
  23. Eyewitness Books Mammals
  24. Exploration Education Physical Science Beg, Intermediate and Advanced Course (kids like this a lot, but we don’t use it much, not sure why)
  25. Real Science 4 Kids Chemistry
  26. Handwriting Without Tears all levels
  27. Spectrum Spelling and Phonics
  28. K12 Curriculum for Kindergarten, 3rd Grade, 5th Grade and for 6th Grade American History (if you want a structured school-at-home situation, this is the best I’ve found, but not fit for our family)
  29. Teaching Textbooks
  30. Math-U-See
  31. time4learning.com
  32. adaptedmind.com
  33. aleksmath.com

The italics indicate  resources that I feel have been good for our family at one time or another.   As you can see, we are a very eclectic group of learners!  I have tried many all-in-one curriculum sets (Oakmeadow, Enki, K12)  What I’ve found is that taking a bit from here and there and putting together something different for each child each year is what works best for us.  The reason is that each child learns so differently from the other and has different needs at each stage of development, so our most successful years have been our custom designed years.  Often times pulling resources from the all-in-one sets.  Nothing is never and nothing is always around here.

About carishumaker

We are trying to live The Good Life with our 3 kids out in the woods. We strive to be as self reliant as possible, with a great amount of leisure time to Live The Good Life as best as we can. We work hard so we can play hard and want to teach our kids to love life and love people and love learning. This is our journey.
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