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Getting through the world of homeschooling is a lot easier when you have the right resources to support you.  

 

I’ve compiled a list of the ones that I found the most helpful so far on my journey.  Hopefully they will help you too!  Some of the resources contain affiliate links.  This means I may make a small commission (should you purchase an item) at no additional cost to you.  These links help to cover the costs of running my blog.  Thanks for helping to support my family if you choose to use them.

 

Bible Study

We started off with the Jesus Story book bible during the pre-K years and then moved onto the Lessons in Responsibility.  These books are great for teaching basic skills, chores and character traits.  Once we had completed this series we moved onto What We Believe by Apologia.  These books cover a lot of information about the world around us historically while building a foundation to understand who God is, who we are in relation to God, who are our neighbours and what is our purpose here.  They are theologically based but explained in such an amazing way that even from Kindergarten on my boys were able to completely understand everything read.  They also really enjoyed the stories within the texts.  Now we are using the Bible Study Guide for all Ages which is an AMAZING complete bible curriculum and the best I have ever come across!

The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name
 
Lessons in Responsibility for Boys, Level 1 (Ages 6 and Up)
 
Lessons in Responsibility for Boys, Level 2 (Ages 8 and Up)
 
Who is God? What We Believe, Volume 1

 
Who Am I? What We Believe, Volume 2
 
Who is My Neighbor? What We Believe, Volume 3
 
What on Earth Can I Do? What We Believe, Volume 4

Bible Study Guide for all Ages

 

Math 

 

We tend to use 2 different programs for math.  During the early years I really like a mastery style program like Math-U-See.  Then, once they have the foundations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, we move onto a circular style curriculum such as teaching textbooks.

Math-U-See
 

Teaching Textbooks

 

Language Arts

 

We have been most successful using dictation and copywork for grammar, spelling, and writing.  We don’t use a curriculum for this but pull from whatever books we are reading, or use poetry.  This is our favourite resource for poetry.

Favorite Poems, Old and New

 

Science & Nature Study

We do most of our science learning from reading living books. (Not sure what that means?  Check out my post How do you know if a book is a living book?) Some of our favourite reference books are the Apologia Exploring Creation Series.  We also love all Gail Gibbons books.  

 

Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day: Exploring Creation with Zoology 1

 

Other Recommended Resources

 

 

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