We are a year-round homeschooling family. I take the kids on too many road trips throughout the year to finish anything in a timely fashion. We take a month off to drive across the country at least once a year, another week here and there just so we don’t burn out. We like to camp mid-week and explore everything possible when there are no lines and as few people as possible! Education is a never-ending process anyway, so why shove it all in 180 days?
We’ve dipped our toes in many curriculums, but I’m going to share with you what we have stuck with and what we are adding in this upcoming year. I’ll have a 3rd grader, 1st grader, and a pre-kindergartener… along with a toddler and newborn! Holy crap!
I also wanted to share the items that get the absolute most use throughout our schooling days. I’ll continually add to the list as I think of things – so come back and check for future ideas.
You don’t have to homeshool to benefit from these ‘toys.’ They are great additions to any family home! (affiliate links are included if you would like to add to your educational supplements!)
Math-U-See: Alpha and Beta will be used by my oldest two this year. We absolutely LOVE this program!
All-About-Reading: Pre-reading, Level 1, and Level 2 will all somehow be happening this year. My 7 year old is not a natural reader, so we are continuing with a reading program so she grows to love to read!
All-About-Spelling: Just the oldest will start spelling this year.
Handwriting Without Tear: All kids benefit from this quick program.
Science: Scientists & Inventors
Geography: Road Trip USA (oh you know we had to do the road trip version! #Roadschoolers)
We also supplement with the following workbooks:
Supplements and Educational Items We LOVE:
But just go ahead and get the 100-piece version – TRUST ME.
Anything Usborne — We love Usborne books. Every one of them is amazing. Look what we did last month after reading A ‘Look Inside Space’ Book!
This is just the start… I’ll be back this week with a much more detailed list of everything we use and love. For now – I’ll be nursing a toddler to sleep!