Homeschooling our Many Blessings through this Beautiful Mess
Our Curriculum Picks and Homeschool Must Haves
Hooray!!! We are wrapping up our previous homeschool year and starting the thinking process for the upcoming year. As we mentioned in our To End Or Not To End podcast, some families do year round schooling and some families take off for the summer. Regardless of when you break there is always this time for reflection and planning for the “next” year.
In this podcast Tiffany and Laura reveal their curriculum choices for this upcoming year and what supplies they absolutely must have for their own homeschool!!!
LAURA’S CURRICULUM CHOICES:
Laura’s children are enrolled in Classical Conversations as their main curriculum. This will be their 4th year with the Classical Conversation Community. However, with the Foundations level of CC every parent chooses their own language arts curriculum and math to go along with the CC curriculum. When you enter 4th grade your child will be apart of Foundations AND Essentials. Essential is a portion of CC that focuses on writing and grammar. Essentials will become Laura’s oldest’s language arts curriculum.
After much thought and prayer, Laura changed her Language Arts curriculum for her 2nd grader and Kindergartner. She was introduced to IEW Primary Arts Of Learning through a friend and Laura really thought her youngest would thrive and understand the English language more thoroughly. The IEW PAL is K-2 which she can easily make adjustable for her 1st grader and may supplement with The Good and The Beautiful if need be.
These five subjects for Laura’s family will come from Classical Conversations and supplement with living books.
Furthermore, Laura is trying her best to weave Classical Conversations and Charlotte Mason together using Ambleside Online and learning as much as she can about the Charlotte Mason practices. She is also looking for a bible curriculum that goes along with the Reformer Presbyterian faith to incorporate into their homeschool as well. If you have any ideas please shoot her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
TIFFANY’S CURRICULUM CHOICES
Tiffany’s finished up her first year homeschooling her oldest who was in Kindergarten. She took a very relaxed approach and utilized her online homeschool courses to teach her son as well. However, she is in full planning mode and has most of her work done already because she is the teacher for their online homeschool classes. This upcoming year she will have a son in 1st grade and two little ones tagging along as well.
She has gone to this coffee shop since she was in college and since she has four kids she is always in need of good coffee. The baristas know her order by memory and treat her like family. Laura’s favorite drink at Higher Ground is the Carmel Machiatto. She is also excited to try their new acai smoothie bowl as well!
her new Bible Study. It’s called “Foundations: A 260-Day Bible Reading Plan for Busy Believers“. She is really excited to dig further into God’s Word with the help of this book. Because it doesn’t have a 7-day per week reading plan she feels that working through this book is more attainable. She is really enjoying the 4 steps explained in this book that give her the tools to understand and hear from God as opposed to just checking off a list that the Bible reading is done for the day.