Curriculum Ordering Part 2: Wrapping Up Our Homeschool Prep!

Hey, homeschooling families! Welcome back to Making Everyday Magic. I’m Shanna, and if you’re new here, we are a homeschooling family of four, currently preparing for our eighth year of homeschooling for the 2024-2025 school year by sharing curriculum ordering part 2. We will have a seventh grader and a third grader this year. Let’s jump right into the final steps of our curriculum ordering process!

Curriculum Ordering Part 2

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Start With Timberdoodle

As I mentioned in my previous post, I like to start our curriculum ordering with Timberdoodle. Their kits provide a solid foundation, and from there, I add other resources to tailor the curriculum to our specific needs. This year, I’ve already customized our Timberdoodle kits to ensure we have a solid start for our seventh grader and third grader. You can find that information HERE

Curriculum Ordering Part 2

Supplementing the Curriculum

While Timberdoodle covers a lot, there are additional resources I like to incorporate. Here’s a look at some of the additional materials we’re ordering and integrating into our homeschool curriculum:

1. Free Fun Texas History: This resource offers an engaging way to learn about Texas history. It includes a road trip option, open-source materials, and suggestions on how to use them. Thanks to Darcy Hamilton for creating a great starting point for our studies.

2. Middle School Chemistry: We’re enhancing our science curriculum with a free chemistry program that I’ll be building out with a supply list from my Amazon storefront. This will help us dive deeper into the subject with hands-on experiments and activities.

3. Zaner-Bloser Handwriting: For handwriting practice, especially cursive for our third grader, we’re using the Zaner-Bloser Handwriting 2020 Grade 3 Student Edition. This program offers excellent resources for developing handwriting skills.

4. Crash Course Art History: We’re excited to include Crash Course Art History in our curriculum. It’s brand new and we are excited to jump in!

5. Dino 101 on Coursera: This free course on dinosaur paleobiology from Coursera will be a fun and educational addition to our science studies. We’re signing up for the free version since we don’t need college credits.

6. Crash Course Film History: For our seventh grader, we’re incorporating Crash Course Film History. It’s a great resource for learning about film production and theater, providing a well-rounded arts education.

7. MCT Royal Fireworks Press: We’re ordering the complete homeschool package, the Classic Literature level, for our seventh grader and the student book package for the Island level for our third grader. These packages include essential materials for grammar and literature studies including poetics and vocabulary as well.

Curriculum Ordering Part 2

Finalizing the Order

After carefully selecting and customizing our Timberdoodle kits and supplementing with these additional resources, it’s time to place our final orders. Here’s a summary of what we’re purchasing:

– Timberdoodle Kits: Customized Elite kits for both third grade and seventh grade.
– Additional Resources: Free Fun Texas History, Middle School Chemistry supplies, Zaner-Bloser Handwriting, Crash Course Art History, Dino 101, Crash Course Film History, and MCT Royal Fireworks Press materials.

Conclusion

I hope you found this detailed look at our curriculum ordering process helpful. By combining Timberdoodle kits with these additional resources, we ensure a comprehensive, engaging, and tailored education for our children. Stay tuned for more updates, including unboxings, budgeting tips, and how we track our progress throughout the year.

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Happy homeschooling!

Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are 'affiliate links.' This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission.
Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are 'affiliate links.' This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission.
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