This has nothing to do with crafts. I wanted to write about something that I have been thinking about for a long time. I home school some of my children. I have done k12 (free online public school) in the past. I really liked it, but this year I wanted to come up with my own curriculum. I was torn with so many options. I read many blogs, websites, and asked many people their opinions. In the search for the best curriculum for my children I have come across some awesome websites that I wanted to share.
1. Layers of Learning http://www.layers-of-learning.com/ : This by far is our favorite. I can use their units for my whole family. This year we are starting with their first year and it is ancient history, principles of geography, astronomy,
motion, atoms & reactions, plants, ancient art, and art principles. They sell the the units on their website as a PDF, or you can by them in book form from https://www.rainbowresource.com.
2. Reading: My children love the AR (accelerated reading) program at school. They don't offer the program for home school. I did some searching and I found a website out there that does reading tests. I wanted to make sure my child was understanding what she was reading. She is not a big test taker, but she loves this website. http://bookadventure.com/Home.aspx
3. Spelling: I have some children that are awesome spellers and some that really struggle with it. I really enjoy the Spelling Workout by Modern Curriculum Press. http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=the+spelling+workout&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=29150162515&hvpos=1t2&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6934054944879150618&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_1vctw2rnlr_b
Saxon Math: It is the best math curriculum out there. It does not have colorful pages, and it is not fluffy, but it is a great math program that is constantly reviewing old concepts with new.
Language Arts: I am still trying to find my favorite. I saw a website I might try. http://www.time4learning.com/. Has anyone used this for their English?