You’ve already spent too much time trying to figure out the right homeschool curriculum right?
You’re no closer to figuring it out than you were three days ago and you just want those boxes checked.
About 10 years ago when we began our homeschooling journey, I went over to my friends house. She’d been homeschooling forever and had an entire room/library dedicated to their homeschool curriculum. She brought me a coffee and I spread out with my notebook and she left me to it.
I spent hours in that room that day pouring over the pages of her curriculum choices. Some things I knew weren’t going to be for us. But other resources I knew would be amazing and they’re still some of our favorites to this day.
You might not have a friend with a library like that, but I want to be yours.
Hi, I’m Alicia, welcome to my virtual library.
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LWC Homeschool Curriculum Directory
Below you’ll find a visual curriculum directory for all the grades we’ve home-schooled thus far. For now, I have compiled grades K-10 of our very favorite, tried and true curriculum resources. Of course we’ve tried much more than this, but these are our favorites.
Come on in, grab a coffee, and settle in.
My hope is with this resource, you’ll shave tons of time off your decision-making time.
Take your time, friend.
Below you’ll find three tables…don’t you just love visuals?? Each table includes our favorite resources for primary grades, middle grades, and high school.
I’ve linked directly to the resource’s websites and since I’ve written reviews on quite a few of these resources, I’ve included links to those as well.
See my full page of curriculum reviews
Primary Grades: Homeschool Curriculum Resources
For primary grades, my focus is on reading readiness, then reading and basic math functions. We also do a lot of reading together as a family. You’ll notice our kindergarten year doesn’t have a lot of curriculum purchases. This is because we’re mostly playing, watching Sesame Street, and spending time outside. Don’t stress about these early years…they’re meant to be fun!
Using games in our homeschool is a great way to learn without making it too serious. We have many games and play them every single week. Here’s a list of our all-time favorite card games.
|Kindergarten||1st Grade||2nd Grade||3rd Grade||4th Grade||5th Grade||6th Grade||7th Grade||8th Grade||9th Grade|
Middle Grades: Homeschool Curriculum Resources
During the middle grades, I like to start diving a little deeper. We start working on more in-depth grammar and spelling and using their reading skills that they learned in the primary grades to actually LEARN things.
Learn to read then read to learn, right?
They start spending a bit more time doing their seat work like math lessons and language arts. I also assign individual reading as well.
|New Copywork (taken from current read aloud)||Correct Copywork: kids look over their copywork from yesterday and correct any punctuation or messy handwriting.||Word game and/or Freewrite||Last Friday of the month we complete the writing assignment from the final pages of the Arrow guides.|
|3rd + 5th Grader: Introduce new writing project from Partnership Writing at the beginning of the month. We work on these projects throughout the week.||Work on writing project.||Lesson from the Arrow and Boomerang guides.||Work on writing project.|
|9th Grader: Follows the text and writing prompts/assignments in Help for the High Schooler. This is M-F, except for co-op day.|
High School: Homeschool Curriculum Resources
High school for us thus far as been a lot of fun. You’ll see what we’re working on now, what we’ve completed and the credits earned per year below.
I was surprised to learn how hands-off I could be with this stage of school. My high schooler is really liking to work as his own speed. He still joins us for history and read alouds, but loves to blast his music while working on his math assignments in his room.
But I guess that’s the point, right? Training our kids to work independently. It’s a lot less scary than I thought it would be, now that we’re in throes of it.
|Nature walk and journal entries (a few times/month).||One on one time with certain kids during the week depending on our activities.||Poetry Tea Time||Fine Arts Friday: art projects a few times a month|
|Read Aloud almost every day.||Field trips! (usually 1-3/month)|
|Family Movie Night|
Good luck in your quest for your favorite homeschool curriculum!
I hope you enjoy some of our favorites and I’d love to see YOUR favorites in the comments below.