I get asked often if I have a place where people can view available curriculum and up until now I did not. This will be just a list of available curriculum with a link to their sites. I am not going into detail on each curriculum. Some of the curriculum packages I offer involve me selecting two choices per subject based on what fits your needs best and giving you a run down on those so you can make an informed choice. If that seems beneficial to you, send me an email or a message on social media. This is also not an extensive list as I do not pretend to know all the available options out there. These are materials I have used, friends have used, or I have seen advertised. If you’re wondering about a certain curriculum, feel free to make a post about it in my facebook group and see if others have feedback!
I do not want to add to anyone’s stress level. If you get easily overhelmed by choices, WALK AWAY! You may be more interested in purchasing the package where I go through the curriculum choices for you and select a couple that suit what you’re looking for. If you already know what you want to use next year or have already purchased, proceed with CAUTION. Again, I do not wish to make anyone doubt themselves or be more stressed. I only want to help those who have no idea where to start. I hope if you’re feeling you want to homeschool but you have no idea what the options are for curriculum, this will be helpful.
This is a subject that covers a wide array of topics. Some of these programs are complete Language Arts programs and some cover only a certain aspect, such as spelling or reading, etc.
Masterbooks Language Lessons for a Living Education
Institute for Excellence in Writing
All About Learning ( Seperate reading and spelling programs. Good for kids who need a slow and thorough process. Not ideal for your quick or advanced learners. I use this for one kid but not the other)
Explode the Code (phonics program)
Writing Strands (writing program)
Learning without Tears (we use the handwriting without tears portion for both girls to practice printing and Hailey uses the Building Writers workbooks as well.)
Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons (strictly a first reading program)
Christian Light Education (this is a module format. There is a workbook per unit)
My Father’s World (Charlotte Mason Style)
Gather ‘Round Homeschool (This is different than any other. It is a family style approach to learning that leans to Charlotte Mason style. It’s a unit based approach and covers all subjects but Math. It is in it’s first year of existance.)
I know there are likely many, many more Language Arts options out there and if you use one that isn’t listed here please add to comments or message me to add it! But I do hope this helps some.
Wherever possible I will link you to the actual company site for each program as I think that is a better way to get information about the product, see inside, and take a placement test if ncessary. That does not mean that is the only, or best, way to purchase the product. Amazon, christianbook.com and canadianhomeeducation.com also have many of these options available for purchase.
These curriculums take different approaches to math and are at a wide variety of skills taught per grade. It is wise to really look at what is taught in each grade level or take a placement test so you order what is write for your child. There are many ways to teach math that are all successful; make sure your child is retaining information and learning the “why” along with the mental math aspect.
Jump Math (This is what I have used all along so there are many images of this on my instagram)
Masterbooks Math Lessons for a Living Education
Teaching Textbooks (This is an online program for grade 3+)
Fun Schooling (I, personally, would only use this as a supplement to one of the other programs mentioned for math)
I will share a few resources for Science but, especially if your kids are young, you can learn a lot through life and some library books. Maybe a science experiment book. You can look up what is taught in your province per grade and follow that if you like. But if you like to follow a curriculum, here are a few choices:
The Good and The Beautiful (I recommend the short safety unit from TGTB for everyone, not just homeschoolers)
Abeka (this link is filtered for grade 1-3 but just take those filters off to see other grades)
Portage and Main (geared more toward certain provinces. Canadian made)
The Great Canadian Adventure (I also have code for this FROMKRISTIN10 )
Peppermint Stick Learning Company Inc.https://www.peppermintsticklearningco.com/product-category/the-socials/
Northwoods Press – Donna Ward (there is so much on this site. I just linked to geography but there is lots. Shop around)
Gather ‘Round Homeschool (Again, this is a family style Charlotte Mason type program that is different than most others. It is unit study based and covers most things but math. You get a teachers guide and a workbook per child)
You guys, I am promising you that there are many more options than you see here. There are even so many little workbooks on Amazon as well if that strikes your fancy. I just wanted to give you a spot where you saw the options and could click links instead of getting lost in the google maze and feeling overwhelmed. If looking at this blog post overwhelms you, WALK AWAY! If you already know what you want to do next year, this post is likely not for you. I dont want to confuse you or make you second guess what you have chosen.
If you have no idea what to pick and feel overwhelmed, message me to set up a consulting call. You can book an hour call with me for $30 to discuss some things or you can choose the option where I sort through these for you and pick what would best suit what you’re looking for.
BUT HEAR ME ON THIS, you do not need a fancy or expensive curriculum to educate your child at home. You can do this on a budget with small purchases as well if that is your choice. Reading opens up the universe to us and our children so you can never underestimate the power of reading together! You can learn so much just from that.
Let me know if I missed your favourite program on my list and I’ll add it!