Curriculum & Materials
Homeschooling gives you the freedom to choose the materials that you see fit for your family. Some families know what approach or materials they want to use, whereas other families prefer guidance and recommendations from professionals in the field of education, such as the suggestions linked below.
We recommend using these choices because we believe in the multisensory practices or the educational frameworks embedded in the programs. Not one program is one-size-fits-all. You may modify any part of the curriculum you wish. You are welcome to use or purchase your own materials, however we encourage you to explore the possibility of purchasing any of the below listed resources.
Our recommended curriculum resources for K-5 are below. Some links might bring you to an affiliate website where you can purchase the resources. The following materials are not faith-based. If you'd like to add faith into your studies, we support your choice to do so.
Multisensory Math by Marilyn Zecher is an Orton-Gillingham-style math approach.
Shiller Montessori Math - curriculum and materials for multi-sensory Montessori math
Hand 2 Mind - Math manipulatives and materials
Woodin Math - a multi-sensory math approach
Michael Minas - math games
Math With Confidence / Math Facts that Stick - by Kate Snow
Science / STEM
Hand 2 Mind offers STEM materials, kits, & resources.
"Classical" Science and "Sasafras Science Adventures"- by Paige Hudson / Elemental Science
We also encourage gardening, visits to local aquariums, outdoor learning experiences, cooking, etc., to add to your child's science experiences.
We encourage you to visit museums and local historical places of interest as part of your studies in this content area. We also recommend reading historical non-fiction books with your child.
Hands-on-History is a possible option recommended for an active, hands-on learner.