Our 2013-2014 Curriculum Choices



I am sharing my homeschool curriculum choices because I have had some of you ask what our choices are. There are so many curriculum’s out there and yes it can be very overwhelming. After doing quite a bit of research I decided to change things up a bit this year, replacing some of my Abeka with Rod & Staff. I am glad I made these changes and my kids have been really receptive to the change.

jrl 3rd grade

 For 3rd Grade my son is using:

3rd grade curriculum


Science: Apologia Land Animals with The Land Animals Journal

Spelling: Rod & Staff

Math: Math-U-See Gamma

Geography: Road to USA (Confessions of a Homeschooler)

Bible: Community Bible Study + Awana’s (TNT)

History: Abeka – Our American Heritage

Handwriting: Cursive Handwriting Without Tears + Copy work

Language: Evan Moor Paragraph Writing  + Language Lessons For the Elementary Child

Reading: Abeka + books from the library

Sports: Upwards Flag Football, Upwards Soccer + Karate

Rod & Staff Proper Manners + Health Habits

Lego Co-op

ssl 1st grade

For 1st Grade my son is using:

1st grade Curriculum


Science: Apologia Land Animals with The Land Animals Journal

Spelling: BJU Press

Math: Math-U-See Delta

Geography: Road to USA (Confessions of a Homeschooler)

Bible: Community Bible Study, Gotta Have God + Awana’s (Sparks)

History: Abeka – Our American Heritage

Handwriting: Rod & Staff  Printing Practice + Copy work

Language:  Language Lessons For Little Ones

Reading: Abeka + Hooked on Phonics

Sports: Upwards Flag Football + Upwards Soccer

Rod & Staff Proper Manners + Health Habits

Lego Co-op

acl preschool

 For Pre-K my daughter is using:

preschool curriclum


Science: Monthly Classes at local Botanical Gardens

Math:  Various Workbooks, Super Skills Evan Moor

Bible: Community Bible Study, God and Me + Awana’s (Cubbies)

Handwriting: Handwriting Without Tears

Language:  All About Reading

What curriculum are you using this year? Please share!

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  1. We don’t homeschool, but this sounds like a great curriculum. I like how you also incorporate sports.

  2. very nice!
    i just discovered playful learning ecademy. come check it out on my blog. i think you’ll like it.

  3. Interesting to compare since my daughter just finished 3rd grade. Looks like the year is all set, great learning there!!

  4. WOW–I give you and all the other Home Schooling Mamas big props! Looks like your kids are going to have a fun and learning filled year ahead–thanks for sharing

  5. I love that you included proper manners and health habits, that seems like something that is missing in some public schools. Thanks for sharing!

  6. We’re not quite in school yet but this is great to check out.

  7. Like like it will be a year full of fun for them all 🙂 x

  8. Homeschooling is a tough job but it looks like you have the curriculum all ready to go! Good luck!

  9. Looks like you’ve made some great choices.

  10. I don’t have no experience with homeschooling, but looks like a great cirriclum to me!

  11. We don’t homeschool but these look like great books if you do!

  12. I would love to home school but dont know what kind of books to start with. Thanks to you list I have a few to look into and try out. Thanks

  13. You are seriously amazing. I don’t know how you do it ALL!!!!

  14. How fun! I always wished I could homeschool… Just don’t have a lot of faith in myself. :/

    • Just wanted to say that if this is truly what you think would be best for your child/children then you should definetly go for it. There is so much help-so many resources. No one fits all children way of doing it,but if you know your child well you will figure it out. For my child we mostly stick with Charlotte Mason method of teaching using amblesideonline to guide us along with some unit studies. My child loves nature,the arts,reading,math and is very creative so it suits him. You don’t have to be a ‘teacher’ to do it. You just have to find a curriculum put your heart into it and go for it! All days are not perfect,but wow what a blessing to be with your child every day! In a blink they are grown and gone. If you are a believer than you don’t need faith in yourself-only in the Lord. Just praying this might encourage you. Blessings!

  15. Such great books and ideas! We don’t homeschool but I love seeing ideas for what I could do with my son at home.

  16. Looks like it will be a great year!!!Looks like you have a great plan:)

  17. Looks like a very well rounded curriculum for each of them. I applaud moms who home school! 🙂 I think it’s great that you can add so much variety and practical learning into their school day.

  18. How early is it to start homeschooling? I have a 3yr that is starting to read and add. She is like a sponge and loves to learn is 3 (almost 4) to soon?

    • Karen – you can start homeschooling at any age. They learn everyday. I started my oldest at 3 too with Montessori type activities. You can see some of these activities on my main tool bar under homeschooling. It’s never to early to teach! Start off small and take their lead this young is my recommendation. Feel free to ask any questions, I would be happy to answer them! Thanks for visiting Mama to 5 Blessings

  19. Thanks for sharing your lists. We’re tucking away ideas for preschool at home.

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