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Curriculum, Curriculum, Come See What We’re Using This Year! 2011-2012

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Curriculum. This seems to be the favorite topic of discussion for most homeschooling families this time of year. Whether you are just now starting back to school or if you school year round like we do – choosing the right curriculum for your children every year can be tricky! I have learned over the last 7 years of actually purchasing homeschooling materials, that each child is entirely different as are the needs of each child year-to-year. I am more than confident in choosing what is right for our children and just so grateful for the opportunity to educate them at home!

This is our line up for the new year:

“Princess” (10):
 Rod and Staff Grade 5 Language Arts Combo Set
This is our first year using Rod & Staff for complete Language Arts. We are really looking forward to the built in character training – and at her age – we’ll take all we can get! You can go HERE to check it out.
Horizons 5 Math
This is our 5th year using Horizons Math and Princess LOVES it!
You can check it out by clicking below:
Princess(10), Prince Charming(5), Little Caveman(3):
My Father’s World
Exploring Countries And Cultures
History & Geography/Art/Music/Bible
 This is our first year using My Father’s World and are so excited to have a curriculum that ALL of the children can use at the same time!
You can see this by clicking HERE.

Power-Glide German 
This is our first year using Power-Glide for German as we are living in Germany and we LOVE it!
You can see it by clicking HERE.
For science this year we are only doing experiments based on the children’s interests. This will suit us well this year as we are soaking up lots of field trips while living overseas.
Click HERE to see our first experiment.
Prince Charming(4):
Hooked on Phonics Learn To Read Kindergarten Complete
Our son LOVES this CD Rom based curriculum. He has begun to read
many words now and is having a lot of fun! You can find it HERE.

This is our “core” line up BUT, we supplement like CRAZY!! Hope you are all having fun getting ready to start off fresh for school!


Enjoy your new school year!
Carlie K.
Here are some others sharing their curriculum on the HOTM blog hop.
Go and check them out!
Not Back to School Blog Hop
About Carlie Kercheval

Carlie Kercheval is a happily married work-at-home homeschooling mom. She and her college sweetheart have been blessed with 3 precious children to raise while traveling the world as a military family. Carlie is the founder of Today's Frugal Mom™ and Managing Your Blessings. She is also the co-author of the Learning to Speak Life™ family Bible studies and co-founder of Fulfilling Your Vows. When she is not busy enjoying her family and the great outdoors, you can typically find her cozied up somewhere under a blanket with a good book. You can connect with her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.


  1. Hanna 14
    SOS Bible
    SOS LA
    SOS History
    Teaching Textbooks Algebra 1
    Landmark Baptist Home Economics
    Landmark Freedom Baptist Personal Development for Young Ladies
    Artistic Pursuits Senior High
    Apologia Biology
    Isabel 10
    SOS Bible
    SOS History
    SOS LA
    Saxon Homeschool Teacher 7/6
    Artistic Pursuits book 4-6
    Apologia Land Animals of the sixth day.

  2. I did ECC last year, and really enjoyed it. Remember that there is also a lot of science built into ECC – your learn about biomes and habitats as you go from country to country. Also, don't be afraid to tweak for your youngers – using book basket books if the main texts are tricky at times. I hope you have a great experience. :^)

  3. We use Rod & Staff too. I almost got MFW, but went with something else for History. Have a wonderful year!

  4. I have never heard of Power-Glide before thanks for sharing. We have finally broke away from BJU DVD which has served us well in the past but as the years progressed I found myself substituting others subjects. This year am very excited to begin "America the Beautiful" by Notgrass which includes Literature; Shurley Grammar Level; Apologia Science; Teaching Textbooks Math on Computer; and lots of field trips around this area of Florida.

  5. Hi there.
    I've been a Classical Conversations mom for the past six years. This year, we're breaking out and focusing on some specific skill development (my son has a learning disorder that makes communication skills — reading and writing — difficult).

    I'm actually getting the most help from — gasp!!! — his older brother's high school teachers!!! Seriously. My older son is a senior in public school. His favorite English teacher is tutoring my homeschooled son in literature analysis and writing. My older son's US History teacher has given us great history books to read — biographies at the early high school level and also period books. We use Teaching Textbooks for Algebra — used Horizon when he was younger.

    The last big thing we're doing is preparing for a mission trip in the spring. He'll be researching the country and learning some basic words in their native language.

    It's an exciting year for us. I'm thankful for all the help being generously given. Truly, we are blessed!