The resources section on my site are where I list favorite resources and tools for making various parts of my life work better. This section is split up into 3 categories: recommended blogging tools, favorite homeschooling resources (current page) and other (for homemaking, organization, and a little of everything!).
Favorite Homeschooling Resources
We have used a variety of tools and curricula in our years of homeschooling (at the moment, 13+ years), and these are among our favorites.
The Story of the World books by Susan Wise Bauer are wonderful for the elementary years and even into middle school (just add biographies and additional research). See how we do homeschool history with Story of the World here.
For high school, Bauer’s History of the World series is great too.
I love all of the tools published by Susan Wise Bauer of Well Trained Mind.
For lower grades: First Language Lessons for grammar, and The Complete Writer: Writing With Ease for writing.
For middle and high school, Bauer’s Writing With Skill is comprehensive.
Life of Fred has been a wonderful addition to our homeschool and goes from Pre-K to College-level math. Two of my children love Life of Fred and one has used it exclusively. We get our LoF books from Educents.
But LoF doesn’t work well for children who need more repetition. For those, Saxon Homeschool Math and Teaching Textbooks (which utilize CD-Rom and instant feedback for teaching) have been great for us.
We teach creation (not young earth, the Bible doesn’t support the idea of literal 24-hour creative days) in our homeschool and like the Apologia Exploring Creation books by Dr. Jay L. Wile.
We’ve also had a lot of fun with Young Scientists Club Magic School Bus science projects. Read a brief review here.
PreK and Kindergarten
For little ones, I loved Five in a Row unit studies. FiaR makes it easy to teach multiple little ones at the same time. See a review of Five in a Row here.
Phonics/Learning to read
We use Learn to Read with Easy Peasy. It’s a “learn to read in 100 days” type phonics program. Very simple and takes only a few minutes a day.
See more of my favorite great books for your homeschool library here.
Organizing Your Homeschool
This is more personal preference and there’s no right or wrong way of going about it. Do what works for your family.
A few things we’ve tried through the years that worked for us:
Using Kanban-style boards for homeschool | Morning Notes | Using a homeschool binder