Our 2013-2014 Curriculum Choices

2013 curriculum


This year we will have a 4th and a 5th grader as well as a toddler.

We are keeping the kiddos together this year for most of their studies-

makes it so much easier for the teacher!!  😉


Here’s our list:

  • Math

~4th- Teaching Textbooks- 3 (almost finished) then 4

~5th- Math Mammoth/Geometry– then Teaching Textbooks- 6

  • SpellingSpell by Color– so excited about this great Free spelling curriculum
  • Literature– The kiddos will have separate books they are reading with discussion questions:

~4th- Black Beauty

~5th- The Call of the Wild

  • GeographyRoad Trip USA– looks like a fun and easy resource
  • Phys ED.- These great PE Activity Cards (kids choose 4 per day)- These are from Confessions of a Homeschooler, but I’m having a hard time finding the link.  Will update when I do.
  • Independent Projects– Each kiddo will be choosing a topic to study and will be presenting a project in any manner they choose (report, lapbook, presentation, etc.) at our Learning Expo’s once a month.

And that wraps it up for now.  We are starting slowly and will be adding some additional items as we go. (I’ll add them here as we do.)

I will be detailing many of these resources in upcoming posts- so stay tuned if you are interested.

Are you ready for the new school year?  

What resources will your little learners be using?


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    • I love all the free curriculum we’ve found. There are such great resources out there for those of us on a budget. I hopped over and checked out your list (and linked up as well)- it sounds like you all are in for a great year. 🙂

  • Gosh, my curriculum seems so boring compared to everyone else’s. Although I’m doing Abeka 4th and 7th grade full curriculum and using Teaching Textbooks 5 as a math supplement for my 4th grader and Teaching Textbooks Pre-Algebra for my 7th grader. They both come from a public/private school background as of last year so sneaking in an extra 30 min of a TT lesson doesn’t cause them to complain since they are used to 8 hr school days + 3 hrs of mom reteaching them what they should’ve learned at school. We are pretty much married to Abeka since it’s easy for my DH and I who both work outside of the home to interchangeably teach. But gosh I’d love to try some of these other gems out with them.

    • I’ve heard great things about Abeka and I know many families who have had great success with their kiddos using only Abeka from K- 12. I feel sure if I worked outside the home I would have to choose a much more contained curriculum as well. I think you are amazing to be able to handle both working and homeschooling. Hope you have a great year. 🙂

  • We are big on freebies! We use a lot of free stuff on the internet and also do some Unit Studies for our homeschooling.
    My favorite one that I have found recently was our new Spelling Program
    ( http://www.spellingcity.com/ )
    My children will be in 1st and 5th grade this year. My youngest is just now learning to read. I am hoping it will make that process go a lot smoother this year.
    I will also check out the one you are using too. Never hurts to have more than one resource to use 😉

    • I love finding new freebies for homeschooling. There are some really great resources out there if you are willing to search a little bit. We’ve used Spelling City in the past and we love it too!! Blessings on a great homeschool year for you and your little ones. 🙂

  • Loving the list you have. Curious as to how it’s all worked out and also I’m haveing a tough time with the grammer, in finding where the answers are. Could you direct me? Thank you, I’m trying to get ready for my upcoming 5th grader!

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