PURCHASING CURRICULUM

 

If you are just getting started and want a pre-packaged curriculum, go to www.timberdoodle.com.

 

If you would rather put together your own package, here are suggested curriculums by age (you can often get a better deal on ebay or amazon for these materials). You can read how to teach each of these subjects here.

 

CORE SUBJECTS

MATH

         Primer through pre-algebra: www.mathusee.com

         Pre-algebra and beyond: www.aleks.com

READING

         Learning letter sounds: www.letterland.com

         www.leapfrog.com†††

o   Letter Factory DVD

o   Talking Words Factory DVD

         Learning to Read:Hooked on Phonics

         Once a child has the basics of reading down, they should check out age appropriate books at the library. >>>>READING LIST

 

GRAMMAR

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Language Lessons for Little Ones

 

 

About age 10 and up: Grammar Key

 

SPELLING

 

Sequential Spelling from www.timberdoodle.com

         Occasional dictation

PENMANSHIP

 

Beginner: wipe off writing books, both manuscript and cursive.

 

Older: copywork >>>>

WRITING

 

Charlotte Mason method begins with Narration and then writing. It requires no additional materials.

 

SPANISH

 

Rosetta Stone

PIANO

 

 

 

 

UNIT STUDIES

GEOGRAPHY

†† USA

 

WORLD

 

Window on the World

 

Globe Trekker videos

 

GeoPuzzles

 

Games:

 

 

SCIENCE

 

Apologia Science

 

 

HISTORY

†† USA

 

†† WORLD

 

History of the World

 

 

ART

 

Creativity Express

 

After this you will need pictures of an artistís works to display, perhaps from an oversize library book or calendar. Keep your eye out for good deals on art.

 

Extras

SPANISH (or other Language)

PIANO