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I love seeing what materials other families use to homeschool their children so I thought those of you who homeschool might enjoy a list of what curriculum we like to use.
I am going to start with my grade 10 student, then next week my grade 7 student and the third and final week my grade 5 student.
School Books For My Grade 10 Student
Exploring Creation with Biology Second Edition. Our family has used Apology science for years now and love it.
I also buy the MP3 set of CD’s that enable the student to listen along to as they read.
I buy the MP3’s for two reasons. One my son is an auditory learner so listening along as he reads helps increase his comprehension. Two my dictation of science words is horrible, so to avoid passing down my talent of butchering science terms to the next generation, I have my son listened to a person who is skilled in pronunciation of such terms.
I also love the Daily Lesson Plan booklet you can get for just a couple of dollars at Christian Book . No more pulling my hair out trying to decided how much science my kids should complete each day to finish their science by the end of the school year.
I cannot say enough good things about Teaching Textbooks both their products and their costumer service are excellent. If you have visual or auditory learners I highly recommend Teaching Textbooks.
History, Geography, Bible, Literature and Language Arts
My Father’s World is a challenging high school curriculum but one that I feel well prepares a student for the type of thinking skills they need to acquire to be successful in university.
My Father’s World recommends a study of logic using the titles The Fallacy Detective and The Thinking Toolbox for a grade 9 elective. However, my son was having a difficult time adjusting to the work load of the day to day curriculum last year so I decided to hold off on the electives till this year.
After Christmas I am going to borrow “The Great Courses: How to Listen and Understand Great Music” from our local library for my sons second semester elective credit. I have not tried any of their titles yet, but have heard good reviews about them. My husband and I plan to make him up a sheet of assignments to go with the course.
Through a post on Money Saving Mom I found out about Mango Languages. My local library does not have it but a few neighboring ones do. I am going to see if I could get access to it through inter library loan. If not I am planning on purchasing Spanish from The Learnables a program that I have heard great things about.
What curriculum are using with your children this year?
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