How I Built My Own Homeschool Curriculum Pt 3 & 4

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If you have been keeping up with our blog, you will know that I decided to build my own home school curriculum.

Today, I will discuss Steps 6 on Ejahi’s worksheet of Building your own Curriculum, which is: Choose books and materials: make required reading list, putting together course of study topics, utilizing free online resources, shopping used book sales, assessment test on curriculum providers websites, utilizing encyclopedias for spine text, etc…  

Part 4

Here is the list of resources, books websites, etc mentioned in the videos below:

Bible

We are using Calvary Curriculum. It is a FREE Bible Study Curriculum. They have 3 different versions, but here is the one we will be using 2012-2013: Little Ones Curriculum

Life Skills
Chores/Household Management- I use Google Calendar to produce my monthly chore charts.

My Kid’s Chore Chart – Produced in Google Calendar

Up Close View – My Kid’s Chore Chart – Produced in Google Calendar

Character Development –  We will be using a series called “ God, I Need to Talk to You About… series.” There are 24 Child-friendly text and entertaining illustrations help children think about a behavior they encounter in daily life and pray about it. The book expresses that all sinful behaviors are forgiven through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and encourages children to go to God in prayer any time they feel tempted or troubled. Scripture examples help children apply it to their lives..These are the books in the series ..All of the titles start with God, I Need to Talk to You About:

  • Bad Manners
  • Bad Words
  • Bedtime
  • Being a Bad Sport
  • Bullying
  • Cheating
  • Disrespect
  • Greed
  • Healthy Eating
  • Homework
  • Hurting Others
  • Laziness
  • Lying
  • My Bad Temper
  • Paying Attention
  • Sharing
  • Stealing
  • Vandalism
  • Video Games
  • Whining

Health/Hygiene/Grooming

Found an awesome FREE Curriculum by KidsHealth.org/Classroom They have FREE health lesson plans, ativitied and worksheets from Daycare to 12th Grade. We will be using the Pre -K through 2nfd Grade for probably the next 2 years. Some of the topics include:

  • Bones, Muscles, and Joints
  • Mouth and Teeth
  • Skin
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Diabetes
  • Healthy Snacking
  • Drugs
  • Smoking
  • Asthma
  • Colds and Flu
  • Obesity
  • Fitness
  • Sportmanship
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Strangers and 911
  • Care and Bus Safety and much more!

Basic Cooking Skills – We will be using Little Kid’s Cook!


Language Arts: (Phonics, Spelling, Writing & Handwriting) :

 

Math

Science

  • We will be taking a Science class with our Homeschool Support Group
  • The boys will also be taking Science classes at our local zoo.
  • TheHeadoftheClass.com - K 1st, & 2nd Grade (FREE)
  • Lesson Pathways -  K, 1st & 2nd Grade  (FREE)

Social Studies / History / Geography

I am piecing together my own Unit Studies, but I will be using the following as well

Art

Sign Language

Physical Education

  • We will be taking a P.E. class with our Homeschool Support Group
  • Local Parks and Recreation has a lot of FREE sports activities, some specifically for homeschoolers
  • I will more than likely put my boys back into one of the Upward Sports teams at a local church.
  • Playing Outside, Apartment Pool, Playground, Beach

Music

Computer Skills

Boy Scouts

 

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