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S2E4: What I am using for curriculum this year

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I have a confession, I am a curriculum hoarder. Ask my husband, he’s ready to lose his mind over the amount of books I have in my basement. But I have (what I feel is) a valid excuse… I am also a curriculum reviewer. Companies send me curriculum to try with my kids and review and in a sense, that has really ruined me. Over the past two years I have discovered that there is more great, amazing, “BEST” curriculums out there than I can use. I love them all (well, almost all). This week we have been going strong in our lessons and I have come to realize that while it is all great, that doesn’t mean it is all great right now. I have five littles who all need me all at once, I have to condense what we are doing so that we still have time to pursue our interests and passions and go on rabbit trails (the BEST part about homeschooling). Right now my homeschool feels anything but free. So this podcast episode comes at kind of a strange time.

After multiple requests to do a post about what we are using I decided to just be honest with you guys, share what we have on our shelves and what I *have* been using, but to tell you that we are in the middle of some shifting and there are changes on the horizon. I plan on doing a part II continuation of this episode sharing a new rhythm of what we are doing and how it is working for us. I think looping will definitely be a part of that episode.

Links talked about in today’s episode

MATH:

Math Lessons for a Living Education
Review
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Coupon Code: REBECCASFRIEND

LA:

Brave Writer
Review
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Spelling You See
Review
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WinterPromise
WinterPromise Syllables to Sentences (Grade 1)
WinterPromise Stories to Chapters (Grade 2)

Coupon Code: HipHS

SOCIALS STUDIES/HISTORY/GEOGRAPHY:

What in the World
Donna Ward (Canada, My Country and Canada’s Natives Long Ago and more)
Charlotte Mason Elementary Geography
Home School in the Woods Timeline and Map discs

SCIENCE:

Animals and their Worlds
Review
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Coupon: HipHS

Science Shepherd
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NaturExplorers
Review 
Coupon: HipNatureStudy
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Adventures in the Sea and Sky (Socials, Science, Bible for Grade 4+)
Review
Coupon: HipHS
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EXTRA:

Art
PianoWizard
Grammar Galaxy
Kids Cook Real Food (cooking class online)
Grapevine Bible

What I use for Homeschool curriculum is kind of a hard question to answer because I use a LOT (too much actually). In today's podcast episode I am honest about the stress of all these AMAZING curriculums and why I need to scale it back, but you may get some good curriculum ideas in the process! Come find out our 2017/2018 curriculum choices over at Hip Homeschooling!

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Comments

  1. Loving the podcasts! Do you find Donna wards stuff dry? Im worried i will waste my money. ..haha. What do you use for first nations? Did you try first language lessons?

  2. Do you know why I can’t listen to this episode? It doesn’t work on iTunes either. It says it’s currently unavailable. I was wanting to hear what you had to say about Winter Promise Language Arts as I’m debating between theirs and The Good and the Beautiful for next fall. 🙂

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