Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Homeschool Curriculum 2013-2014

It's hard to believe that we have started our 3rd year of homeschool this week! I was hoping to begin the new school year well rested after a long summer break, but it didn't quite work out that way unfortunately. We began the month of June with the news that my Grandma had a stroke. Within a week my Grandma had a stroke, brain surgery, and almost went into cardiac arrest.  The Lord decided to keep my Grandma here for awhile longer and after about a month in the nursing home, she is back at home! (Praise Jesus!!) After the stroke she is no longer able to make meals for herself or my Grandpa so that is where I have been trying to help out.  It's the very least I can do for her after the many years of her faithful service to her family. We also have a 7 month old in the house that has learned how to army crawl quite well and can easily find trouble so I can already tell that this is going to be a busy year. I've been taking steps back from social media sites such as facebook and blogging. The season I'm in requires me to say no to alot of good things to make room for the best things. This school year I am planning on doing more reading as a family, enjoying the "little" things, and relying more on the leading of the Lord instead of rigid schedules and to-do lists. (Not that those are bad) It just seems like I allow my lists to rule over me instead of me over them. This year we have a 7th grader, 4th grader, 4 year old preschooler, and a 7 month old baby boy! Here is a list of what we are planning to use for each one: (Sorry I didn't provide the links... not much time)

2013-2014 Homeschool Curriculum

Emma: Grade 7

Math- Teaching Textbooks Pre-Algebra

History- Peter Marshall chapter books- We love these so far!

Science- Apologia Anatomy and Physiology- textbook and mp3 audio cd, Abeka

Language- Switched on Schoolhouse, Spelling Workout

Reading- Various books which include:

Stepping Heavenward, Lightkeepers series, Hinds Feet on High Places audio book, God’s Smuggler audio book, and other books about homemaking and godly character.

Music- Piano and Guitar lessons

Typing- Typing Instructor

These books are some of the ones we will read as a family or have already been reading:

Rylan: Grade 4

Math- Teaching Textbooks Grade 5

History- Peter Marshall chapter books

Science- Apologia and Abeka

Language- Abeka Language A, A Reason for Handwriting, and Spelling Workout D

Reading- The Adventurous Journey, Grandma’s Attic treasury, Christian Liberty Nature Reader, Building on the Rock series, Illustrated Stories from Dickens, The Wind in the Willows, and other various books about woodworking, nature, whittling, and godly character.

Music- Guitar lessons

Typing- Typing Instructor

Ellie- 4 year old preschool

We are using Answers in Genesis and Abeka phonics

My girls- Ellie and Emma

Ellie the night before her 1st day of homeschool

This is the most recent picture I could find of my little man. Reminds me to take his 7 month pics tomorrow and that I need to start taking more pictures of all my children.

Nathan- 7 months
Lots of cuddles and kisses!!

May the Lord bless each one of you as you begin another homeshool year!!



  1. I have an Emma also going into 7th grade and a 4th grade boy and a 5 year old girl! I was interested in what you were using for science this year. I was leaning toward apologia just didn't know which one was correct for 7th grade. Thanks for the information. Blessings on your new school year!

  2. It was fun seeing what you're using this year, Kristin!

  3. Thanks Laura! Sounds like we have a lot in common! Blessing on you new school year as well!



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