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Homeschool Curriculum Choices: Grade 2


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)
The Good and The Beautiful (level 1)
Available to print or purchase from their website

Math Curriculum

Easy Peasy All in One Homeschool
Available to print FREE or purchase
  • Easy Peasy All in One (Grade 2)
  • Brain Quest Grade 2
  • Khan Academy (online)
  • Prodigy (online)

Bible Curriculum

  • Indescribable
  • The Action Bible

Social Studies Curriculum

  • Who Was Series
  • Unit studies (created by me)

Language Curriculum

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)

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!

xoxo Lani

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Book Haul: Book Outlet

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Making the decision to homeschool my daughter has given me a reason to partake in a book haul. Although I would’ve gladly hauled books anyway! I am a former Language Arts teacher and have a slight obsession with collecting books.

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Book lovers around the world behold, there is an awesome website to order high-quality books at bargain prices. As we are gearing up for year one of homeschool life with a second-grader, I wanted to increase our home library. No, I am not letting go of the actual library, but I always want to have some books at home to coincide with the curriculum we are using and creating.

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In comes the gem known as book outlet. For this book haul, I was able to purchase 15 books for less than $50 (including tax and shipping). This is our first official book haul but it will definitely not be our last.

Without further delay, check out some of the amazing books we purchase in this in our first book outlet haul.

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Give booklet outlet a try for yourself. You can use my coupon code to get a $10 off your first purchase of $25 or more.

Back to School Book Haul: Book List

  • Chasing Space (Young Readers Edition)
  • Abuela
  • Betty Before X
  • Baseball’s Best: Five True Stories
  • What were the Twin Towers?
  • The Trails of Tears
  • I am Harriet Tubman (Ordinary People Change the World)
  • Scientist in Training (Science Academy)
  • Paint by Sticker Kids
  • Blue Sky White Stars
  • Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson saved Apollo 13
  • Green Belt Dot-to-Dot
  • Glam Opening (Sparkle Spa, Book 10)
  • Spell Across America (Scripps National Spelling Bee)
  • Who are Venus and Serena Williams

What are you reading this school year?

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Keep doing (the best) you boo!

xoxo Lani

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