first grade, Homeschool Curriculum, Homeschooling, Preschool

Our Homeschool Curriculum 2018-19

{ I wrote this post a couple of months ago before we started school. Now we’re a few months in, but still using the same resources as planned. }

School year here we come! We’re getting ready to start back to school and I wanted to do a preview of our curriculum for this year. Phoebe will be in first grade and Phin will be doing a Pre-K curriculum this year. We’ll be doing a lot of subjects together with all the kids – it is mostly for Phoebe, but Phin will listen in and learn some and Asher and Seth will be along for the ride.

Here’s what we have planned for the 2018-2019 School Year:

Individual Subjects

Phoebe – 1st Grade


This year we are continuing with Saxon Math. We started their Math 1 book last year, so we will continue on with that until we finish and move into the next book.

Reading / Language Arts

I debated several different reading and language arts programs for this year. Ultimately I decided I wanted to keep it really simple. My goal for this year is for Phoebe to enjoy reading and to become an independent reader. We are using the Explode the Code Books for some phonics review and practice. We’re also using some readers from the Sonlight Curriculum. She is reading the “Dick and Jane” stories that I’ve collected, and each week when we go to the library she picks out a book on her reading level. I may add more later in the year, but I’m pleased with this plan so far. Lastly, Phoebe is using “A Reason for Handwriting Level A”

Phin – 3-year-old PreK

I decided to have a simple curriculum for Phin’s PreK year. There are plenty of resources online that I can pull from, but I do well with an already laid out plan. We decided to use “The Good and The Beautiful PreK” and so far I really like it. It’s mostly focused on learning letters and number and it uses games and activities which is REALLY good for him! I’m excited to try this out and see how it works for us. I may add a math curriculum later in the year, but we will see.


Family Together


We are using “The Mystery of History” curriculum and I’m so excited about it! It was very highly recommended to me by a friend and I’m hoping it will be a good fit. We will mostly be reading it all together and doing some of the suggested activities for younger students.


Phoebe is doing a co-op class for science and using Apologia. All the kids enjoy listening as we read the book together, it’s definitely one of their favorite subjects in our homeschool.


That’s it! We’re trying to keep school simple and FUN, but the kids are also really learning a lot.

Do you homeschool? What are your favorite choices for this year’s curriculum?