Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Homeschool 2010 Curriculum

We are several weeks into our "official" school year. We technically school year around, with the summer being a much lighter load. This year I made a few changes and so far most everything is going well.

FIAR - We did some of this last year and of course we have always loved FIAR.

RightStart Math - This is new for us this year. We were recommended this by a couple of other homeschooling families we know and so far this is a big hit. My daughter acutally ASKS to do math??? What is that??? I am sure as this gets more difficult that she might not always be so excited, but for now it is awesome that she loves it so much. I love it also, because everything you need to do is right there in front of you as far as teaching goes. You do have to be there working it with your child, but there is not much planning. If you don't know much about RightStart, check it out here www.alabacus.com.

Apologia - We have used this for the last several years and we continued this year and are currently doing Young Explorers Zoo 3. We have a fabulous co-op group that we meet with once a week and have been for the last several years. I will continue with them until their kids graduate as far as I am concerned.

Oklahoma History - We are doing our first year of OK Hist this year (3rd grade) and then we will repeat in 9th grade as we are required for the highschool credit. We are using an online program through Cindy Downes and meeting up with our previously mentioned co-op group. The online program is very informative and we really like it.

Reading - This is something my daughter struggles with and we are using the Well Trained Mind recommended method. I will let you know how this is going as we get farther along.

We also originally started using Story of the World (SOTW) and it just became to much with the Oklahoma History etc. We LOVE this, but will probably wait and start it over (since we didn't get very far) in the summer when the load is a little lighter. If this works, we might even consider making this our normal summer program.

Thanks for stopping by and catching up with me!


  1. Sounds like a wonderful year! The RightStart Math seems to be similar to what we are using (McRuffy).

  2. My 11 year old really enjoyed his state study this past summer. The whole family learned so much! Be sure to post your state study for us. :)

    We also love SOTW!