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Thursday, August 29, 2013

2013 - 2014 homeschool curriculum choices

I thought I would post my curriculum choices for this year.  Our local homeschool group has several new homeschooling families and with all the choices out there it can become very overwhelming.  I will be starting my 10'th homeschool year next week and I think I finally have everything I need.  YEAH!

I've also included the links for those who would like to learn more about them.

For high school -

History, Bible & Literature (all three combined)
"Exploring America" by: Notgrass

Algebra II by: Mathusee

Marine Biology by: Apologia

Spanish Journey II  by: Mango Languages

Essay Writing/Research Paper  by: Essentials In Writing

Health Lifepac  by: Alpha Omega Publications

 For elementary -

 History, Bible & Literature (all three combined)
America the Beautiful  by: Notgrass

Zeta by: Mathusee

Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals
by:  Apologia

Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy & Physiology  by:  Apologia

Explode the Code  by: EPS

Language Arts 5  by: Spectrum|528057|102656

Student Writing Intensive  by: Excellence in Writing

Picking curriculum is NOT easy.  Several hours of research goes into choosing what is right for my family's needs.  Price is a HUGE factor, but also reviews.  Read the reviews before choosing!  
TOS (The Old Schoolhouse) has reviews on tons of curriculum each year.

The link below will take you to the review crew for TOS.  Here you can look up curriculum and see what they have to say about it and tell about their experiences as well.

We have tried several different curriculum over the years.  If you have any questions about a curriculum or something that I have chosen and posted, please feel free to ask.  Sometimes my choices are wrong.  This has happened with Math several times.  I had to switch math programs three times over one homeschool year before!  The key is to find what fits your child's needs.  Don't be afraid to swap, re-sell, exchange or return what you don't like.  Sometimes you won't know what fits until you try it out for a few weeks.  Keep in mind, making your child finish something that isn't beneficial to them isn't going to solve your problem; it may make it worse!  So if you need to swap programs during the school year, do it!  Your child will thank you for it later. ;)

Even though I do reviews for the TOS crew, this blog is MY opinion from my own experiences only.  These product above are what I (myself) have chosen for my family's needs.

1 comment:

  1. Great choices! We also just finished picking ours out. We are using an online program for core (T4L), Spelling City for Spelling, Story of the World, and of course Co-Op will provide plenty of hands on Science & History, etc..

    Personally, I have been homeschooling since 2005. I have 2 kids and I feel so blessed to be able to Homeschool them. Anyways, I love your blog and I hope that you will stop by mine as well :)