Hey Guys! Today I’m sharing our 2012-2013 curriculum choices!!! Can’t believe we are already rolling into another school year!Our 2012-2013 Curriculum is very similar to last years curriculum. We used all the same resources with the exception of our History Curriculum.
We are using Story of the World by Peace Hill Press. We absolutely LOVE this curriculum – I only wish we had tried it sooner. I love its sequential approach to teaching History. We bought ours through their website. Although Christianbook.com sells them as well, I would encourage you to buy the curriculum combo package through Peace Hill Press so that you get all the materials you need. It comes with the text-book, the student activity book, additional student pages as well as a test booklet with answer key.
We are using the same curriculum as we did last year. The material is beefy so I figured that splitting the book into two years would be beneficial, and it has been. My daughter has been able to really grasp the concepts and we are not rushing through it. I just wish they made volumes after this one! This curriculum is also from Peace Hill Press as well but we bought it through Christianbook.com
I created our own materials for penmanship this year, as well as A Reason For Handwriting: Cursive D–Student Worktext.
We are using Apologia again and still LOVE it! This year we are using Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day: Exploring Creation with Zoology 2 along with its corresponding Notebooking Journal.
So far, I have not found a single bible curriculum that is worth the risk of purchasing. SO, I created a curriculum of my own along with some resources I’ve found on the web. Right now we are going through a character study that we really enjoy! You can find it over at Confessions of a Homeschooler.
We also recently started reading through A Girl After God’s Own Heart by Elizabeth George.
My daughter loved her book for younger girls called A Little Girl After God’s Own Heart and it seamed fitting to purchase the next one.
We continued to use Horizons math with Horizons Math, Grade 5, Student Workbook 1 and Horizons Math, Grade 5, Student Workbook 2. There is a Teacher’s Guide to go along with them, but last year I do not remember opening it for any reason other than to check with the answer key and photo copy the worksheets. So if you have something to supplement math with or if you are particularly good with math then it’s not really necessary.
We also enjoy mathisfun.com – sometimes it’s nice to switch up the teaching styles a bit and I noticed it helped my daughter grasp concepts a lot better.
That is the gist of our homeschool materials this year. It’s pretty simple, but that’s how we like it. The resources we use are made wonderfully and they create such a fun learning environment for not only my daughter but also for me.