Homeschool Help: Curriculum Roundup for Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th Grades

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Not sure about you but there is something about a new box of books or a stack of newly purchased school supplies that give me all the nostalgic happy feels that come with the approach of a new school year.

Everything is so fresh and crisp and clean… for at least a little while, right? ;)

As you have heard me talk about many a times on Instagram, I absolutely love Pam Barnhill’s Put Your Year on Autopilot course! She turned all of my thoughts into viable goals, and helped shape the heart and intention behind our homeschool. It was labor intensive for me - but worth every moment of it. This year when prepping for 2019-2020 school year I recently went back through and printed off new copies of the included PDF’s (she has it all, I’m telling ya) and have so enjoyed planning out our 2019-2020 school year. If you’ve not checked out her goods, start there. And then come back for our round up! (For a Pre-K, 1st & 3rd grade round up, check here)

**Edited to add: One of the many beauties of homeschooling is that I can see the strengths and weaknesses in each individuals’ learning ability and tailor each subject to them. You may notice my 2nd grader is heavier in the language arts — that’s intentional ;) I think of it as similar to the likes of remediation within a public or private school setting. Just an extra boost!

Kindergarten:

-The Good and The Beautiful Language Arts

-The Good and The Beautiful Math (**I LOVE Saxon but my just 5 year old needs something slightly less “school” looking as we ease into the structure for him. It’s so adorably written and perfectly pleasant for his little personality!)

-Zaner Bloser Handwriting

-Sonlight Readers/Teaching Your Child To Read in 100 Easy Lessons

2nd Grade:

Saxon Math

Language Lessons for a Living Education

Writing With Ease

Spelling You See

Sonlight Readers

Classical Conversations Prescripts Intro to Cursive Letters/Handwriting Without Tears

4th Grade:

Saxon Math

IEW

Handwriting Without Tears

**For all three we will be using Classical Conversations’ history/geography/science/latin/english/fine arts as well as using Amblesideonline.com’s grade specific book recommendations for subjects like nature study, literature, and digging slightly further into history. Much of these things will be incorporated into morning time. Pam Barnhill also makes excellent Morning Time Plans that coordinate well with Classical Conversations if you’re looking for something more structured!