What we use right now.
These are items I have purchased in 5 years of homschooling and reuse for the kids.
Math we use:
Math You Can See
(all 3 kids)
we also use dot to dots, color by number, clocks
Spelling Time Web site
Web site you pay to join. Makes spelling a game.
Recommeded for Alex after his Dyslexia diagnoses
Scholatic Sucess with Grammar
The kids like Mad Libs for the parts of speech.
The Story of the World
It takes you through the history of the world in 4 years. Very humanities based mixing Religion, history, literature, geography. This fits us well. History = stories that are relevant to me. Dude. Why didn't anyone ever tell me that before?
Scholastic Sucess with Maps (by grade level)
Beginning to Read, Write and Listen letter books
(Max - kindergarten)
Explode the Code
(Get Set for the Code for Max in K, Alex with Dyslexia, David uses level 5)
The Invisible Man
Takes the classics and breaks them down into smaller reading sections with vocab, questions.
FYI...the Invisible Man is not a very nice guy....so we are reading
Teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons
(David - when he was in 1st grade. He is a pretty logical, serious kid. If you offered him a star on a chart for reading he'd look at you like "what am I going to do with that?" Now he reads all kinds of books based on his interest)
Hooked on Phonics
(Alex - responds well to bells and whistles, star charts)
Fill in the gaps with these work books:
(for all 3)
Draw * Write * Now
Steps to draw items, words about the drawing to re-create
I have always just pulled out whatever the kids were interested in.
I tivo'd relevant shows.
Now the boys are in a science class. They use the Bob Jones Science It is pretty easy for them to read but I don't love it. There isn't a lot of depth. Right now we just try to make it fun and interesting. They are planning science projects for March. Alex on "something fizzie" and David on "worms."