Our 2015 – 2016 Curriculum Choices





We are going into our 4th “official” year of homeschooling this year, and I am going to be switching things up a bit from what we have done in the past.  I’ve heard it said that it takes about 3 years to find a homeschooling groove and I think it’s true because this is the first year where I feel like I’m kind of on top of things.  Or at least I should say I feel like we’ve discovered what’s important to us, which curriculums we like, and the best ways for us to accomplish the things we set out to do.

I eluded previously to the fact that we are going to move onto something other than Five in a Row, which is the main curriculum we have enjoyed for the past 3 years.  It’s not that I don’t think it’s a good curriculum anymore, it’s just that I’m ready to do something different.  We might still do a “row” here or there if we’re in the mood, but we’ll have to see on that one.  Anywho, here’s the rundown…

Group Activities:

As a family, we are going to be taking a spin Around the World with Build Your Library, and adding a sprinkling of Erica’s Expedition Earth, along with a few other resources I have on hand.  I think we are going to love using Build Your Library…this year and many years into the future.   🙂

I got two copies of this Spanish workbook and Conner and Logan will work through about 3 pages per week.

Individual Subjects:

Conner (8):  

Math:  Math U See– Beta

Reading:  All About Reading Level 2

Handwriting:  We’re taking a break from HWOT this year because Conner just finished the 2nd grade printing workbook and I don’t want him to move into cursive until he’s a little bit older. So we’ll do double-duty by using these sight word worksheets, which will reinforce his reading skills while also practicing his penmanship.

Logan (6): 

Math:  Math U See– Alpha

Reading:  All About Reading Level 2

Handwriting:  Same handwriting worksheets for Logan.  He just finished the HWOT 1st grade workbook and he could go on to 2nd grade, but I’d rather he do the sight word sheets as well and save HWOT 2nd grade for next year…that way he can spread the practice out longer.

That’s it!  We’re taking a break from any organized sports for a little while.  We got a bit crazy over the summer, doing soccer and basketball after having recently finishing Spring baseball, and the frenzied pace was more than we could keep up with and still enjoy life.  We’ll take it easy this fall, doing other unstructured things together as a family.



  1. mom/nana says:

    What is lined up for science. Remind me to tell you about the fascinating discussion I had this weekend with an educator.

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