These are simply the best curriculums for homeschooling boys in our experience but can also work wonderfully with all children. We have homeschooled our three boys for six years and have used a variety of curriculums. Since elearning began as a result of COVID, I have been asked about our homeschool experiences by many mothers who are considering transitioning next school year. I have always appreciated the wisdom and experience of others especially when we first started. I am delighted to be able to now share our experiences with you.
We have used a variety of curriculum for Language Art that I will not mention. We now use only products from Institute for Excellence in Writing. IEW : Institute for Excellence in Writing
Although the name can be deceiving. The curriculum is not simply for writing but all things related to the arts of language. IEW provides resources and instruction for reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, spelling and thinking.
As the teacher, you have three options for teaching. The first is to use the video based program in which Andrew does the teaching and the parent does the grading. The second is to learn the teaching style and do the teaching yourself. the third is to enroll your child in an online class with certified instructors.
Andrew starts all lessons with a joke to keep everyone engaged and in good spirits. Programs encourage and inspire so teaching and learning is fun with IEW. Innovative and always providing new, updated, and relevant resources keeps things interesting.
IEW serves all schools: home, private and public. They are proactive in offering free Language Arts Lessons to support families that are now educating in home. Free Language Arts Lessons
On June 27, 2020 IEW is presenting a one-day (free) writing conference for teachers, parents, and students. Free IEW Writing Conference
They also offer a free event each summer for those who want to go through IEW’s teacher training course with others. Free Teaching Writing Adventure
Read more in my IEW Review.
Science is fun and can be challenging to teach. I find it to be one of the more interesting topics but when we are crunched for time, the experiments are one of the things skipped. This is most unfortunate because the experiments are the most memorable and meaningful. I have also found myself in past years attempting to supplement science with interesting YouTube videos. This was more often than not a flop and waste of my time. These science classes are based online. They are interesting and engaging with links to some absolutely fantastic videos.
Ron Paul Curriculum provides a comprehensive education but we have only used the science at this time.
Sonlight Science is our favorite home school science curriculum without going online. The books are unique
and fascinating. They are often so much fun it’s easy to forget we are actually learning! Sonlight Science
Best History Homeschool Curriculum
Some of our favorite memories of home school are the books we have read out loud together. The books carefully chosen and scheduled in this curriculum have connected us with people across time and space in human history. The connections we have felt and empathy we have developed are priceless. Sonlight Bible, History and Geography Sonlight offers the best risk-free offer of anyone. You can take a whole year to use 18-weeks of a curriculum package or Instructor’s Guide. If you don’t love it, send it all back (used books and all) and receive a full refund of every penny you paid. My children are getting a great education and loving it … at least most of the time! Sonlight is a literature-based curriculum, so we read tons of great books out loud together. The kids devour plenty of books on their own, too. We stay away from boring textbooks and really engage in what we’re learning. Read more about our Sonlight experience here.
We have used several math curriculums and all agree that Math U See is by far superior to others. The longer we use the program, the more impressed I am with how Steve constantly builds on what is previously learned. This method is mastery based. The next concept is taught when the previous concept is thoroughly understood. Lessons are not completed simply because it’s the next worksheet in the book. Students progress as they learn. Bonus that Steve does the teaching on DVD or through online streaming. MathUSee Curriculum
God Bless You as you Educate in Your Home
Choosing to educate your children in your home is a blessing and has its challenges! Let me know if you try any of these and what you think. Learn as much as you can, love intentionally and live fully!
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