Anyone who knows me knows that when I get interested in something, I research it to death. I think I lived and breathed homeschool books and Web sites for a good couple of months. I talked with lots of friends who homeschool. And I finally came down to these options for grade K:
- History and Literature: Sonlight
- Grammar: The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading
- Math: Saxon Math 1
- Bible: Sonlight
- Handwriting: Handwriting Without Tears
- Art: Usborne art books here and here
- Music: Pete will be teaching this
- Science: using Sonlight's list, but we'll just explore it on our own
- PE: taekwondo and a homeschool gym program through our local Y
So here's some questions for you veteran homeschoolers:
- What do you use for a literature component in the early grades if you don't use Sonlight?
- What do you use for a Bible component in the early years?
We're all itching to get started. It was a happy day today when the mailman dropped off some boxes from amazon! Pete won a $100 gc to amazon through a contest at work, and I had gotten a $5 gc from Swagbucks, so we were able to order some last few things there for free! And I actually got most of our books here and by having an Usborne book party.