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It’s that time of year when we begin looking at homeschool curriculum for next year!
Today I am sharing with you our absolute favorites that we have used over the years! Most of them we still use, and they are the items we have stuck with for a few years or more!
Apologia– Hands down, best science for us. We have completed several in the elementary series, and this year my daughter is using the middle school level General Science course. We enjoy the activities throughout each lesson, as well as the notebooking activities. Apologia is a top-notch company that I respect immensely. They bring it home to God each lesson, and it is Bible-based.
Polished Cornerstones– This is a very large book from Doorposts that my daughter has been using for a few years. It is worth the investment. It is essentially a Bible study and character curriculum with numerous topics and activities for each age level. There is also a boy version (Plants Grow Up) which we have not used yet.
Math U See– We’ve been using Math U See for many years and my children all have done well with it. I love that the DVD’s teach the lessons, and then I can help my child as needed. I also have high respect for Steve Demme, the writer of the curriculum, not just for his math books, but his heart for ministry and families.
Language Lessons from Sandi Queen– These little gems are perfect for our family in teaching language. Each Charlotte Mason style workbook has short lessons that teach just enough without creating a ton of busywork. We have really enjoyed this series for all levels.
A Child’s Geography– Written by An Voskamp, these geography books are fascinating for the kids and for me 🙂 We’ve completed the first book in this series.
Truthquest History Guide: American History for Young Students Volume 1– Our family used this during our studies of American History, and I actually miss those years. Truth Quest provides a book list for each unit that exposed us to so many great pieces.
Explode the Code– We’ve used all levels from pre-reading up to reading comprehension and my kids have always looked forward to these books. I was able to teach them all to read through these books alone in the early years.
*Focus on what matters MOST! The HEART!