As I began to think about our homeschool curriculum plans for the upcoming 2014-2015 year, I realized that I never shared about our 2013-2014 curriculum. So, I decided to do a little recap of last year before I share our plans for the upcoming school year.
Last year we continued with My Father’s World and used the Rome to the Reformation package as our base curriculum for my older three kids. I love that we were able to do so many subjects together as a group! That definitely makes teaching a little easier for me! Here is what worked for us for the 2013-2014 school year:
5th Grade Homeschool Curriculum
Bible: Bible was included in MFW, but we were VERY excited to add Apologia’s What We Believe Bible & Worldview series
Writing: The writing curriculum included with MFW did NOT work for us well the year before. So, we switched to WriteShop Junior! I/we are so thrilled about the switch!
Reading: McCall-Crabbs: Standard Test Lessons in Reading along with various other books & read-alouds
Vocabulary: English from the Roots Up (Latin Roots)
History/Geography: MFW includes history/geography. We learned about the Roman civilization, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Reformation!
Arts & Crafts: Also included in MFW, we used God and the History of Art (I had grand plans of using more See the Light Art DVD lessons (which my kids absolutely love), but with our move some subjects got put on the back-burner…unfortunately, See the Light ended up being one of them.)
Music: We ended up ditching the composer studies in MFW and used Zeezok Music Appreciation instead. It’s very hands-on and interactive, which we all love! My daughter continued with piano lessons and started voice and guitar lessons. (She’s a HUGE Jamie Grace fan!)
Typing: Typing Instructor for Kids 4
Spanish: Sonrisas Spanish School
3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum
Bible: See above
Science: See above
Spelling: See above, plus various spelling printables
Reading: See above
Vocabulary: See above
Copywork: My MFW Printables (I will be sharing these soon!)
History/Geography: See above
Arts & Crafts: See above
Music: See above. Plus, piano lessons
Typing: See above
Spanish: See above
1st Grade Homeschool Curriculum
Bible: included in MFW 1st Grade curriculum.
Science: Science was integrated into the MFW Kinder curriculum using some awesome Usborne books:
Handwriting: Cursive First (It worked again!)
Copywork: MFW 1st Grade printables
Arts & Crafts: Crafts were all integrated into the lessons
Music: Piano lessons
Spanish: See above
Well, that wraps up our 2013-2014 homeschool curriculum recap. Be on the look out for our upcoming 2014-2015 curriculum plans! In the meantime, feel free to check out more past years’ curriculum choices.