Our Homeschool Curriculum Choices for 2017-2018
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Our Homeschool Curriculum Choices for 2017-2018

There is a quote that I feel most accurately describes our family’s homeschool journey as we enter our 4th year,

“The only thing constant is change.”

As we begin a fresh, new school year with one daughter finishing her Elementary years, one in the middle of Middle and one in the beginning of her High School years, the routines we’ve grown accustomed to will be adjusting along with their new grades, ages, and interests.

I invited the girls to take more ownership in planning the year ahead by presenting them with various options for different subjects. After spending some time examining their interests and reflecting on what has been successful in previous years, we were able to narrow down to some interesting new materials and continue with a few favorites.

In the next few weeks I’ll be sharing the process I use for researching and finding the best price on curriculum as well as some in depth reviews and tips for how we use them.

Our 9th grader will be our very first homeschooled high schooler. Thanks to a wonderful homeschool high school support program that I will discuss here on the blog, advice from moms of successful homeschool graduates, and the magic of coffee after many late nights researching, we’ve confidently put together a Freshman year that aligns with her interests and will guide her towards her future goals. In previous years, we used curriculum that spanned multiple grade levels, but this year she will work independently while the 5th and 7th grader continue to work on some subjects together.

The girls eagerly checked the mail each week as curriculum boxes began to roll in and then we kick started our first day back on the day of the Solar Eclipse. Nothing like starting your school year by watching the Sun disappear behind the Moon!  

Below is an overview of our curriculum for each grade. The only subject not represented yet is History, I discovered early on that the initial selection wasn’t a good fit and ordered another. Ah, Change.  I’ve made the mistake of pushing through a curriculum before. If the kids (and parent) don’t enjoy it sometimes it’s best to just let it go, especially early on in the year.

If you have any questions about these materials, feel free to contact me or ask in the comment section below. I will be posting reviews soon, so check back in or subscribe for the latest posts.

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For 9th Grade:

  • Math- Teaching Textbooks Algebra I
  • English I- Writing With Skill, Windows to the World, Learning Language Arts Through Literature Gold/British, Worldly Wise  9
  • Foreign Language- LifePac Spanish I
  • Science- Guest Hollow’s Kitchen Chemistry
  • Music- Yousician, guitar (online)
  • Web Design: CompuScholar (online)
  • History- Notgrass Exploring World History

For 7th Grade:

For 5th Grade:

 

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