Recently on a Facebook homeschooling support group for my state this question was asked:
I decided to piece together my curriculum because that is what I believed would be best for us as we are on a tight budget and the kids are at different levels than they maybe in public schools.
This is only a part of the post but this was me this last July! I second guessed myself, I didn’t know what I should be teaching him, and worried about what if he went back to public school and would he be left behind.
First thing, if he goes back to public school they will test him and put him where he needs to be. Plus, he is working one on one with me and we are moving at a much faster pace then the public schools. He is not being left behind.
This is how we put together our curriculum.
I bought the books What your Fifth Grader Needs to Know and What your sixth Grader Needs to Know.
I bought teacher planner and I went through and marked the days we would not have school. We don’t go to school on Fridays and we are taking Thanksgiving week off and two weeks at Christmas, Spring Break is two weeks, and what not. I write everything in pencil in case things change
I then opened up the What Your Fifth Grader Needs to Know book and I started with one subject and started filling in the days.
This is last week’s lessons. I highlight when we did something, that way if we didn’t get to something I can figure it out easier.
I use Khan Academy for math and some science.
I subscribed to Brain Pop to help with other things. Math, Science, History, Health, and Art.
We also found matching Magic School Bus episodes to help with subjects.
I found free spelling lists here.
I bought one of the grade level Comprehensive Curriculum workbooks and use it for math, lang. arts, reading comp, and a bit of science.
I use a site Schoology to make computer tests and as a digital planner.
Please let me know if you have questions!
Peace, Love, and Cupcakes