I get a lot questions about my curriculum choices, so I thought I would share them here in a blogpost. Many people wonder if I use only my own curriculum. The answer is no. I wish I had time to create everything that my girls use, but that is impossible. Besides, I don’t feel comfortable creating every academic resource we use. I rely on the experts to bring quality curriculum to our homeschool educational environment.
Note about Sophia.
Sophia is a very young 2nd Grader. She doesn’t turn 7 until late September, and technically she would be in 1st Grade if she was put into the public school system. That being said, I understand her needs. She reads above grade level, but socially she is still six. She loves school and is extremely eager to learn. One of the perks of homeschooling is that you can accommodate the needs of your children. Sometimes this means we use different curriculum. Sometimes we work at a faster pace. Sometimes we revisit core concepts for mastery. We do what works best for us.
Beautiful Feet Books: Beautiful Feet Books offers many wonderful reading packs. High on our list is History of the Horse Pack The girls are “slightly” obsessed with horses so this will be a wonderful addition to reading selection. There is a guide included along with how to draw horses books. If you are interested in high quality reading selections, I would definitely check out Beautiful Feet Books!
For history, we will be using Abeka Grade 4 History Kit. There is also a Teacher’s Edition for this set.
In addition to our Abeka history above, we will be studying about Manzanar and visiting the National Historic Site in California. Last year my husband (who taught college history) purchased this Educator Resources as part of Audrey’s 4th Grade curriculum.