Homeschool Curriculum Choices 2016-17

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A new year is here! I’m ready to share with you our homeschool curriculum choices for the 2016-2017 homeschool year! 

2016-17 Early Elementary


We are using Adventures in U.S. History for our family study. I am using most of the components of Adventures for both my 2nd grader and my kindergartner. We are doing the Bible, history, and science together as a family. We absolutely love My Father’s World and have been using it since my oldest was in kindergarten. Find out about why we chose MFW! 

adventures curriculum

First Encyclopedia of Science

Our science study is coming from Usborne’s First Encyclopedia of Science, as well as Science with Air, Science in the Kitchen, and Birds, Nests, and Eggs.


13 Artists Children Should Know

I have this added this book to our morning basket to help us with artist study. 

Artistic Pursuits

Another book I use for art projects is Artistic Pursuits. I have a full review on this curriculum. It’s been really great.

Draw Write Now

I love the Draw Write Now series for helping teach children how to draw.


This is the music study that came with Adventures. We are also learning patriotic songs.


Our family does read-alouds together. Here’s my list:


Mountain Born

In Grandma’s Attic

Sarah Witcher’s Story

Farmer Boy

On the Banks of Plum Creek

The Courage of Sarah Noble

2nd Grade

For my second grader, I chose the recommended language arts from My Father’s World.

Language Lessons for Today

langauge lessons for today

Spelling by Sound and Structure

Math Mammoth

Math Mammoth is not the math recommended by MFW, but it is also mastery based like Singapore. It was less expensive and so far I really like it.


My second grader is reading aloud from lots of different easy readers that he is interested in.


My kindergartner is mostly tagging along with my second grader, but she is doing her own reading, phonics, handwriting and math. Here’s what we are using! 


Teach Your Child To Read in 100 Easy Lessons

Explode the Code

Horizons Kindergarten

A Reason for Handwriting

Alphabet Interactive Notebook

Well, that’s everything we are using this year for our early elementary curriculum. We are three weeks into MFW Adventures and I honestly love it. I think this will be our best year, for sure. Want to see a video of our curriculum choices? Look below and go ahead and subscribe to my YouTube channel!

Go check out our preschool curriculum choices, too! 
2016-2017Early Elementary

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  1. My Father’s World is dear to our hearts. I’ve used it for several years with my older set of children and in recent years with my younger two for Kindergarten. You’ve made a wonderful choice. Hopping over from the “Back-to-School” Blog Hop.

    Happy Homeschooling!

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