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Monday, July 22, 2013

2013-2014 Curriculum Choices

It is that time of year! Well, actually we started our new school year back in June - although it has been pretty relaxed so far (we are moving in 3 days!).
 I wanted to share our curriculum choices this year with you...

Evelyn's Curriculum (1st Grade)

Horizons Penmanship 1 (Manuscript)
She is already zooming through this book!

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
We are half-way through this already! Once she has finished, we will begin working on some early reading phonics books I picked up for her.

Learning Through Literature
This book provides reading & math lessons for classic literature. 

Horizons Math 1 (Book 1)
We will be through this book within a few months.

Science: Answer's In Genesis "God's Design for Life" (The World of Plants)
We have the whole "God's Design For Life" unit. 

Beckett's Curriculum (Preschool)

Phonics: Hooked on Phonics Letter Recognition
This is a great resource that includes games and puzzles to help learn the letters. 

Answer's In Genesis "D is or Dinosaur"
We will also be working our way through the alphabet with this book!

Math: Active Minds Preschool Math

Science: Answer's In Genesis "God's Design for Life" (The World of Plants)

(We do Bible all together)
I am creating a study on the 10 Commandments that we will be starting in September
(more about that soon!)
The Dig: Luke Volume One by Patrick Schwenk

Our 24 Family Ways by Clay Clarkson

*We will also be learning about History and Geography through field trips, videos and books, but do not have a specific curriculum this year. 

What are your curriculum choices this year? Feel free to link to your post in the comments :)


  1. These look like some fun choices---have a great year! I have a weekly Homemaking Party and would love to have you join up, if you haven’t already. Here’s the link to this week’s party:http://www.hopeineveryseason.com/2013/07/our-library-day-and-homemaking-party.html
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

  2. Heres a link to ours: http://mimishouse2005.blogspot.com/2013/04/a-peek-into-our-curriculum-for-2013-2014.html
    I also think I am going to add on BFIAR for my preschooler I'm babysitting. We used Dig for Kids and really liked it!

    1. Thanks for sharing, Misty! Looks like you have some awesome curriculum planned for a great year of learning :)

  3. Emily, I am just starting homeschooling next month and have been totally overwhelmed with all the curriculum options and the expense! So, I'm just trying to piece things together. We're using the Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Lessons and that's going great, but I've really struggled with what math to do with a kindergartener. Would you recommend Horizons for kindergarten? Did you use it?



    1. Hi Keri! My daughter is actually only 5 1/2 but we started "Kindergarten" at 4 because she was ready. For Kindergarten I created my own curriculum, so Horizons is new to us this year. We have been using it for about 2 months and we love it so far. Some of the concepts are super easy for her and some of them are a challenge - so we are adjusting to it, but I would definitely recommend it :)

    2. Also wanted to add that I did not buy the teacher manual with it, because it is really not necessary at this stage :) Blessings!

    3. Thanks, Emily. I wondered about the teacher's manual because it seemed so pricey. My daughter is only 4.5 too, so we're doing a what I'd call K1 and next year probably K2/1st grade. Thanks again!

  4. We did horizons for K and liked it. We borrowed the manual and it's not worth purchasing, as stated above. We're using Singapore now for 1st because someone ave it to us :) we like it too! Just different. Love all your options here! The learning through literature one is something I want to check out. Thanks for sharing!


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