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April 19th, 2010, 07:44 AM
BensMom's Avatar Ephesians 4:29
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List all of the curriculum choices you're either currently using or have used in the past. Please ONLY list the things you've actually used, even if it was only briefly before deciding it didn't fit your needs, or things you've reviewed well enough that you plan to use them during the following term. That way when people have questions about something, we can look through the list and see if anyone is available to comment on it. If something is relatively the same for all grades, just list the name. If it varies, please list the actual book/level you used.

Please come back from time to time to edit your ORIGINAL reply. Thanks!

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April 19th, 2010, 08:02 AM
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Beyond the Code
Explode the Code
Starfall (free & paid)
Progressive Phonics (free)
EPS Reading Comprehension from Varied Subject Matter
EPS Reasoning & Reading
Spectrum Reading

Writing Strands

Handwriting w/o Tears
Abeka Cursive

Sequential Spelling

Song School Latin
Latin for Children
Latin Alive

Vocabulary from Classical Roots
Vocabulary Vine
English from the Roots Up

Rod & Staff

Rod & Staff
Kumon Workbooks
Primary Grade Challenge Math (supplement)
Life of Fred
Teaching Textbooks

Social Studies
Spectrum Geography
Mystery of History
Geography Songs
Story of the World
Evan-Moore Geography
Galloping the Globe
Notgrass America the Beautiful

Apologia Young Explorers

Rod & Staff

Alfred Piano
Bastien Piano
Rod & Staff

Amplified Bible Curriculum (ABC)
Rainbow Lessons (Jane Britnell)
Rod & Staff
Bible Class Curriculum for Elementary, Middle School, Home Schools (free)
Calvary Chapel Children's Ministry curriculum: Old Testament FREE (free)


You can find my opinions on some of the above curricula in this thread: http://www.justmommies.com/forums/f3...-dislikes.html.

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April 19th, 2010, 08:54 AM
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Explode the Code
Hooked on Phonics
Progressive Phonics
Handwriting Without Tears
Lifepac Math
Math U See
Singapore Math
Sonlight Science and History/Geography
Bastien Piano

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April 24th, 2010, 03:44 PM
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Bob Jones English/Writing
Christian Liberty Press bible, spelling, writing , reading, History, and Science, phonics
Abeka language arts, reading, science, history,
Horizon Math and Health
Steck Vaughn Science by the Grade, reading comprehension, social studies, and language arts....
Core Skills: workbooks
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May 8th, 2010, 09:23 PM
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Singapore Math 1A & B US edition
Hand Writing with out tears- 1st grade
R.E.A.L Science Level 1 Earth and Space
Moving beyond the page, Concept 1 units 1-3, and Concept 2 units 1-3 all Literature
Teach them spanish Prek-1st grade books
Singapore Math 1A and 1B US Education
A History of US volume set
Lets Learn Music Books 1-3
Progressive Keyboard boks 1-2
First Language lessons
Sequential Spelling 1&2
I can Do all things! Art
Drawing with children
A workbook for Dyslexia
Intellego Unit studies , multiple units
And many other units I've found here and there from currclick.com

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June 23rd, 2010, 09:49 AM
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Saxon K
Saxon 1
Saxon Algebra 1
Saxon Algebra 2
Horizons 2

Sing, Spell, Read, Write K and 1
LLATL red and gold
Notgrass Exploring American History

Notgrass American history
Daily Geography

Apologia Biology
Apologia Marine Biology
Apologia chemistry
Apologia Astromony (early series)

Voc/Grammar/ Spelling
Wordly Wise 2, 8, 9, 10
Daily Grams high school
Winston Grammar 1 and 2
Spelling Workout B
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August 3rd, 2010, 07:50 PM
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Explode the Code (only Get Ready, Get Set, and Go)
Abeka (K-2 only)
Adventures in Phonics

A Reason for Handwriting
Abeka Cursive

ABeka (1-2)
ACSI (3-4)

ABeka (2-6)

Abeka (K-6)
Saxon (4, and middle/high school texts)
ACSI (3)

Social Studies


Lamb's art stuff by Barry Stebbing

Alfred Piano
Bastien Piano
Thompson's Piano
Lila Fletcher Piano


Life Skills/Other
Plants Grown Up
Polished Corner Stones
Ambleside Online
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September 2nd, 2010, 09:10 PM
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Unit Studies
Before Five In A Row
Five In A Row Vol. 1
My Father's World K

Horizons K

Head of the Class
Time 4 Learning
History Pockets

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September 30th, 2010, 06:46 PM
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I love to hear what everyone is using!
But it would be really cool to hear about why you like/didn't like a certain curriculum. Pros/cons etc! Since I am new (my first year) and I want to put together my own curriculum next year, I would love to hear more about each choice! When you have time, of course! tara
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November 9th, 2010, 04:10 PM
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i am going to add my little list

Lifepac 2
Miquon Math
Saxon 3

Language arts:
Lifepac 2
Storytown Grade 2
Sonlight LA for intermediate readers
Rod and Staff Beginning Wisely 3

Spelling Practice (by Harcourt School Publishers) Grade 2
Horizon's Spelling and Vocabulary Grade 3

Social studies:
Lifepac 2
Sonlight Core 1 with intermediate readers
Raising refounders.com
Bob Jones Heritage Studies 3

lifepac 2
Sonlight Science 2
Bob Jones Science 3

A reason for handwriting "T"
Horizon's Penmanship 3

We Believe Grade 2

Latin for Children Primer A

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June 30th, 2011, 10:00 PM
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Wow, I just realized my post that I had made for this was not here, not sure why but hopefully I can remember everything! I will have to change stuff on here later. The stuff we are currently using I will try to keep updated with a "*".

Math Mammoth *

Language arts:
Nonfiction Reading Comprehension *
Easy Grammar *
Explode the Code *
Nature Readers *
Abeka *
Jolly Grammar
Evan Moore

All About Spelling *
Sequential Spelling

History/Geography/Social Studies:
Time Travelers Unit Studies *
All Through the Ages *
Trail Guide to US Geography *
Around The World in 180 Days
The Book of 50 States
Joy Hakim *
A Child's Story of America *
Story of the World
Mystery of History

Considering God's Creation *
Abeka *

Handwriting without tears *
Writing Strands *

Explorer's Bible Study *

Word Roots *

I Can Do All Things *
Draw, Write Now *

Foreign Language:
Spanish in 10 minutes a day *

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July 1st, 2011, 11:50 AM
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I am listing things that I have used as a school teacher, and plan on using with my girls at home when they get to these stages as well as a couple of things I have for them now. All of these things I would recommend.

Everyday Math Series (available pre-k-6th grade ... I plan on starting it with 1st grade though since the pre-k and k stuff is pretty standard early math skills, I like the scope and sequence though for the rest of the grade levels)

SPIRE (this is for learning phonics skills and pertains to k/1 - about 3rd grade)
Evan Moore's Read and Understand Series (I have 1st - 5/6 grade materials in this series - each story have several activities to go along with it that work on comprehension, spelling, and language skills)

Pre-k skills
I Can Trace!
I Can Cut!
Kumon complete book of tracing
The Complete Book of Arts and Crafts
Mail box Magazine's "the best of" Theme Units (I actually photo copied 12 theme unit books from a friend when I taught pre-k years ago)

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August 15th, 2011, 04:08 PM
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I am listing what we have used and the stuff we are currently using will be updated with a "*".

Bible Devotions *
Bible stories *

Language Arts/Reading
Bob Books
LLATL (blue only)
Leveled Readers *
Before Five in a row *
Five in a row *

Progressive Phonics
Explode the Code *

Handwriting without tears *
copywork *

the Natural Speller *

Horizons Math K *
Rod and Staff Arithemetic *
Modern Curriculum Press

Preschool Science Experiments website
Shirley's Preschool Science Activities website
Janice VanCleave's "Science Around the Year."
the Handbook of Nature Study *
Rod and Staff Patterns of Nature *
Christian Liberty Press Nature Readers *
Kingfisher's Young Discoverers Series

Geography/Social Studies/History
Galloping the Globe
Beginning Geography by Evan Moor *
Celebrations around the World: A Multicultural Handbook
History for Little Pilgrims *
Lessons on Liberty: A Primer for Young Patriots *
America : A Patriotic Primer *
A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women *

Art and Music
The Usborne Complete Book of Art Ideas *
Draw, Write, Now *
Music study from different contries
Music Composer study *

Physical Education and Health
tumbling and gymnastics
Outdoor activities *
Abeka Health *
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October 27th, 2011, 08:00 PM
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WOW, anything we've ever used! This will be quite a list, and I'll likely have to do it a little at a time. Coming back later!!

ETA: Work in progress!!

Currently using:

online supplement. I won a year's subscription but there is a free version too. My sub gets extended if I refer people, so let me know if you decide to do it. Not sure yet what I think about it, but at least my 8yo (who is difficult in getting to do any work at all) is enjoying it!

7th grader
R&S English 6
Math-U-See Epsilon (**Zeta)
Getty-Dubay handwriting
Mystery of History v2
Illuminations Year 2 (literature and Bible)
Switched On Schoolhouse - science5
**English From the Roots Up
**TUGAT (Ultimate Geography and Timeline... some way, never can remember the acronym LOL)

2nd and 3rd graders
We are a little behind with these guys because of a rough 2010, so lots of this is 1st/2nd really.
First Language Lessons
Explode the Code (2nd only)
Scholastic Spelling (3rd only)
Math-U-See (Alpha, Beta/Gamma)
The Child's Story Bible (by Vos)
**Hands-On Geography
**CKE Earth & Space (??? just hoping on this one! used biology in the past)

**we will start these items soon!

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June 3rd, 2013, 06:45 PM
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I am listing what we have used and the stuff we are currently using will have a "*".
**We use a lot of printables from other homeschooling blogs and education sites.**

Grapevine Studies *

Language Arts/Reading
Bob Books * (Kinder)
BJU English * (2nd and 3rd)
BJU Reading * (3rd)
Library *
Horizons Language Arts pack

Handwriting Without Tears * (Cursive (2nd and 3rd) and Script (K)
Copywork * (2nd and 3rd)

Teaching Textbooks (3rd)
Math U See * (K, 2nd, and 3rd)

Christian Kids Explore Earth and Space * (All)

The Story of the World * (All)

Random Art projects *

Physical Education and Health
Gymnastics Team * (3rd and Pre-K)
Baseball * (K and 2nd)

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March 2nd, 2015, 06:16 PM
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What we have used in the past that we no longer use:

All- Abeka

What we use now:

Math- Time4Learning & printables online
Language Arts- Time4Learning
Science- Time4Learning, Science4Us, printables online, Internet
History- Time4Learning ,History channel, internet, Story ofthe World
Art- Crafts,Time4Art
Spelling- Spelling city
Handwriting- Online Printables
Reading- Abeka Readers, Books in general

We also do Unit Studies from time to time too
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