There are TONS of Homeschool Curriculum out there in the world today! Seriously.
When I began my research back in 2010 I was drawn to many, many websites. My research led me to A.C.E., Sonlight, Alpha Omega and many, many more. Looking for just the right curriculum for your children can literally consume you. I know, I was in those shoes. And it still consumes me every spring! 😉
For the first homeschooling year I chose http://www.sonlight.com as the place I would purchase most our curriculum from. I remember being so nervous when I was ordering. I kept feeling like I was going to miss something or order too much, so I contacted one of their customer service specialist. She was super helpful and even led me to all the curriculum that was not aligned with Common Core. Finally, my first ever Sonlight purchase was complete!
When the boxes (TONS of boxes) arrived I was super duper excited. I dug right in and I think I even endured a few paper cuts along the way!
I sorted and organized it all into piles for each child and then I got busy clearing off bookshelves to store it all in. I was amazed! I couldn’t believe the quality of education my children would receive from all these goodies!
Have I told you I’m a bookworm? I am, so I was literally in readers paradise in my front room! 😉
Then it was time to sort and organize all the teacher manuals and binders. Oh my goodness, you would not believe how organized and easy Sonlight makes teaching! I received a HUGE binder for each child. In each binder the instructions are sorted into weeks and each week is broken down into days (1-4 or 1-5). The binders are super easy to follow and I probably don’t need a Homeschool Planner, but I enjoy having one for all the other homeschool stuff we plan.
The first year of using Sonlight’s Core, Singapore Primary Math U.S. Edition, Spelling Power (purchased from another website), A Reason for Handwriting and Sonlight’s Science was so awesome and easy, that I am still using Sonlight to purchase both of our daughters’ curriculum. For our son, we have switched to Alpha Omega’s LifePac. It is not literature based, like Sonlight, which suits his needs better (he’s not fond of reading).
Do you have a curriculum you love? Please comment below, I still love to research new curriculum! 😉