Wednesday, 6 July 2011

2011-2012 Curriculm choices

For the first time since beginning our home schooling journey, I have decided to buy some curriculums for the children. Prior to this we have just flown by the seat of our pants dabbling in a little of this and a little of that. My approach is very eclectic and I take what works and leave the rest so as you read the choices below you will see we pull from a wide range of resources. If I found something doesn't work or click with the children I will revised as needed.

I have marked which programs are NEW for us this year!

English/Grammar (both kids at their appropriate grade level)

Scott Foreman free grammar program (new)

Writing Spectrum Books

Handwriting Without Tears (new)

All About Spelling


Math U See, for my daughter (new)

Steve Slavin Math Book for 1st and 2nd graders, for my son

Science (both children)

Real Science 4 Kids Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (new)

Geography (both children)

Lapbooks from Amanda Bennett

Little Passports (new)

Reading books

History (both children)


Reading books

Lots of fieldtrips

Art (both children)

Meet the Masters art program (new)

Music (both children)

Piano lessons with an instructor and listening to homemade CDs on varying musical periods.

Spanish (both children)

Oliveta Oink Spanish Program, Level 1 (new- bought it end of last year but never really got started)

Just purchased Rosetta Stone Spanish which we will also try (new)

Typing/Technology (both children)

Typing instructor for kids (new)

Internet Literacy for kids workbook (new)

Computer projects for kids workbook (new)

PE (both children)

Swim lessons

Martial Arts lesson (new)

Horse riding lessons

Outside Activities

Girl Scouts

Boy Scouts

I have added this page to the top liner of my blog so this page is easily accessible for any new visitors:). You can find all link up for any resources I listed there. I will note any changes that may occurred during the year as needed:)

There is a new hop happening!!! Post about your homeschool field trips and link up here:

I love reading about field trips and it gives me ideas for my own children. Stop by and see the adventures of your fellow homeschoolers and the learning they are doing outside the classroom!!!

Also it is a new month for the No Ordinary Blog Hop. Join in the fun and link up all month!


  1. Some great choices. We use AAS and have Meet the Masters but have not used it in a while.

  2. I loved your list of courses. I am going to give my daughter a link to your site; so she can check it yours. I have so enjoyed following your field trips and etc. You are very fun parents.
    Thanks for your comments on my posts.
    Blessings to you!

  3. Hi Anna-Marie,
    Great list. We use AAS and which MUS are you using for your daughter. I used Alpha for my daughter last year and I'm still trying to decide what math to do for my rising 2nd and 6th grade daughters!

  4. PS: Clicked a vote for you today, Wednesday. :)

  5. Lots of cool stuff! Several of these are new to me, which makes my heart go pitter patter! Hi, my name is Maureen and I am a curriculum junkie. :-)

  6. Thanks everyone lets hope I haven't been too ambitious in my selections. Trying to figure out how to schedule it all in now:) @ Maureen I too am a curriculum junkie:) @ tracy I sent you a personal email:)

  7. Sounds like you're going to have a great school year! I'm in the middle of planning our year, too. It's kind of overwhelming, but fun!

  8. So fun to see these!! It's always nice to get ideas.

    Love seeing all the recent posts about the field trips too!

  9. We've used Scott Foreman with great results! Do you know about for free lapbooks? Stopping by to wish you and your family a wonderful school year!

  10. Seat Fliers, unite!
    Congrats on getting the plans going! I'm 95% sure of how I'd like things to go... Maybe 90% ;-)

  11. have fun, have fun, have fun!!

  12. Sounds like fun. I am checking out Real Science 4 kids. It sounds like a lot of fun! Enjoy your year!

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