Homeschool curriculum choice time! Summer is ending swiftly for this Florida family and it’s time to make curriculum choices for the new school year. If you didn’t know, we are a super cool blended family, but I will only be homeschooling my bio daughter. We are entering second grade and homeschooling for the first time EVER! Excited and nervous are an understatement. The first thing we did was purchase some books. If you want to see what we purchased, head over to our homeschool book haul.
As a former classroom teacher, I’ve seen my fair share of the curriculum. But, I want our homeschool journey full of love and learning and not bogged down by curriculum that “forces” you to complete everything in included. Since this is our first year I’m sure many things will change until we find our homeschool groove.
I love pooling different resources, books, and manipulatives together to create a unique school experience (but that is just me)!
For the upcoming school year, here is the curriculum we are using…
Language Arts Curriculum
- Explode the Code
- The Good and The Beautiful (level 1)
- Easy Peasy All in One (Grade 2)
- Brain Quest Grade 2
- Khan Academy (online)
- Prodigy (online)
- The Action Bible
Social Studies Curriculum
- Who Was Series
- Unit studies (created by me)
We are in the midst of shifting our focus from Spanish to ASL. As a Floridian mom, I naturally wanted her to learn Spanish. She is not interested at the moment and it is not sticking. She has really taken well to ASL so our focus for language curriculum will now be ASL.
- Homeschool Spanish Academy (it didn’t work well for us)
- Spanish/English picture books (she likes these so we will continue to use them)
- Library ASL classes
There you have it. These are all of the resources we are planning to use for the 2019-2020 school year for 2nd grade. As the school year progresses I am sure things will change and we will adapt as needed.
If you’re homeschooling, what are you using this year for your curriculum? If you are just supplementing your kids’ learning at home, what are you using to do so?
Keep doing (the best) you boo!