These are the big ones. These are the long haul homeschool curriculum choices. The homeschool resources we’ve used most every year for every child. These are tested through five children, three homeschool grads and our years of homeschooling since 2000. Successfully used with different learning styles, across multiple ages and in the midst of busy days. Highly recommend!
Long Haul Homeschool Curriculum For All Ages
These are those resources we use together with all of our ages. This might be what we gather around and do together right after lunch. Our ‘one more thing after lunch‘ (which has grown to a few more things)
Tapestry of Grace – Today, I offer you a Tapestry tour. A top ten list of Tapestry of Grace resources, frequently asked questions and tips for the teacher. And if you don’t use Tapestry of Grace, I hope you just might find some of the advice for teaching multiple ages and homeschool planning helpful in general.
Harmony Fine Arts – Are you like me? Do you long to enrich your homeschool with studies of composers and artists? Do you wish that someone would just do it all for you?
Long Haul Homeschool Math
Teaching Textbooks – this was and is THE math answer for us.
Long Haul Homeschool Science
- Auditory Learning with Apologia
- Favorite Homeschool Astronomy Resources
- Marine Biology Study for Multiple Ages
- Online Physics for High School (Apologia Academy)
- Apologia Swimming Creatures – elementary
- Apologia Land Animals – elementary
- Apologia General Science – middle school
- Apologia Biology – high school
- Apologia Marine Biology – high school
- Apologia Chemistry – high school
- Writers in Residence – middle/high
- Explore Homeschool Astronomy
Long Haul Homeschool Language Arts
Rod and Staff English – We do dearly love Rod and Staff English and have now officially used every year available – from 2nd grade to 10th!
Spelling Workout – When you stick with a curriculum throughout your homeschool years, I believe it speaks volumes to its success and ability to meet the needs of different learning styles. Spelling Workout is more than just spelling. Besides spelling practice, this series teaches…
Long Haul Digital/Online Curriculum
- Apologia Constitutional Literacy – We have been through this amazing resource once and will be using it when each of our children reach high school.
- Homeschool Video Courses for Multiple Ages – Especially in the high school years, we have invited master teachers into our homeschool. We’ve done that with homeschool video courses for multiple ages.
More on Long Haul Homeschool Curriculum Choices
Hodgepodge Homeschool Curriculum Choices – with links to grades, ages, organization tips and more!
Stick With What Works – Now and then I have tried a new curriculum because of a review I read or because it was the latest, greatest thing homeschoolers were raving about. Sometimes that worked, sometimes not. Today I am sharing those things we’ve made a habit of sticking with.
How about you. Do you have homeschool curriculum that has stood the test of time – some that is long haul homeschool curriculum?
What an informative list, thank you! I have a question specifically regarding R & S English… In what grade did you begin using it? I read Annie Kate’s review, and like her, we are following the idea of not formally introducting/teaching grammar at an early age; for example, I am just beginning this year to introduce the very basics of formal grammar (nouns, verbs, etc) to my daughter using “Easy Grammar,” and some basic grammar has also been covered in our AAR program for the past two years. But I am not sure when I should plan to use something like Rod and Staff’s program, when we are ready to plunge in deeper. Any suggestions? My inclination is to begin in fourth grade, but I really appreciate the insight of others in this area. Thank you!
Great question Debbie! We started with Rod & Staff 2. So, second grade. But at that age all of it is done orally in read aloud fashion. I love the gentle learning approach of Rod & Staff but it is designed for a classroom. So there is quite a bit of written work. That would have so discouraged my children. So, as we work up through the next grade, we even do the written work orally. Because we are working on handwriting, etc. I have also heard that Rod & Staff is about one grade ahead or advanced. My children love English, spelling and all things grammar, so we follow along in the matching ‘grade’ — Since we homeschool we can be very flexible and make our curriculum work for us. 🙂
Christi B says
Wow! Almost like looking in a mirror! We use a different language curriculum but for math, science and the core we’re definitely on the same page. Our second year with Tapestry (Year 4 this year) but we LOVE LOVE LOVE it and TT has been a Godsend for us as both kids love it where before the oldest HATED math.
Christi I am so happy to hear that you love TOG! We started with Year 3 and fell absolutely in love with the rich learning. And yes, yes, yes about TT!
Gina @ Oaxacaborn says
Tapestry of Grace fascinates me! I always love reading about how it is implemented.