Our homeschool, Aslan’s Academy, started the 2012-13 school year last week. I often have people ask me what homeschool curriculum we use, so this year I’m going to get organized about sharing it with you!
Before I begin, I want to be honest and say that this is not an exhaustive list. We use a lengthy list of resources, but these are the main ones in each category.
My children are quite active in the AWANA program at our church, so we spend a lot of time on Scripture memorization and talking about what the verses mean and how they apply to our lives. We also read from the Bible together and have looked for a Bible study that would allow us to dig deeper in a kid-friendly way.
We found that with Grapevine Studies. We’ve been “stick figuring” through the book of Esther this summer and are close to finishing it up. We’re already looking forward to choosing our next study.
We still use our Child Training Bible regularly to get the right perspective on our attitudes and actions. There is no substitute for seeing what God’s Word has to say about a subject. By the time we finish reading and discussing the verses on a topic, we’re all in tears, praying and repenting together.
Reading / Language Arts
We have stuck with certain publishers for these subjects for a few years now. They work for us.
- Christian Light Education
- Wilson Reading System
- Christian Light Education
- Spectrum Math
Science / Social Studies
We use a lot of resources for science and social studies, but these are a couple of the big ones for this year:
To go with our studies in these areas, we’re doing a lot of notebooking this year. We’re using NotebookingPages.com as our primary source for templates. Some are free, and even more are available with a membership.
I long to be more intentional in working on character traits with the kids. We all have areas where we can improve our attitudes and actions, and I finally have great resources to use to do that! (Yes, they have worked on my heart too.) This year we’re using We Choose Virtues products! Even though we’re only a week into our school year, I can already see what an asset these are to our homeschool. We’re currently working on being more diligent.
There are lots more resources I could mention, including websites the girls practice skills on regularly and activities that Princess Roo does to strengthen her skills in the areas where she needs additional assistance. That would make this post way too long, so I won’t go into all of that now. If you have any questions, feel free to ask! You might just inspire me to write another post about all of that!
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