It is such a stressful time for parents right now isn’t it? Do we send our children back to school? Do we apply for the virtual learning that schools are offering? Do we just keep them home and take on the responsibility of teaching them ourselves? Whatever option you choose, know that you are doing what is best for your family. Everyone is different, every family is different. Don’t let anyone make up your mind for you when it comes to the safety of your family! 

With that being said, My husband and I have decided that we’re not quite ready to send our children back to public school right now. We’ve decided that they will be homeschooled until this pandemic is a little more under control.  Our school is offering distance learning, I’ve filled out all of the forms and at this point it’s just a waiting game to see if we qualify. 

I wanted to make a post that may be able to help other parents out that are starting this homeschooling journey as well. I really hope this helps some of you out.

Here are some FREE curriculum options for homeschooling your children.

Plain and Not so Plain

This is a full, free printable curriculum. The lady that created it, Amy, is a large family mama that is currently homeschooling her children. She also has a youtube channel that I absolutely love! She shares her homeschooling journey, large monthly grocery hauls and meal preps, and lots of other things.

Easy Peasy All in One Homeschool

This is another completely free, full curriculum. Mostly internet based. Very thorough and lots of fun videos and games.

The Good and The Beautiful

This is a very nice curriculum. It’s not all free, but she does offer the PDF of the Language arts curriculum levels 1-5 on her site for free. I’ve also found that if you sign up for the newsletter you may get a freebie in your inbox from time to time. Especially when they come out with something new.

Khan Academy

I don’t know a whole lot about this curriculum, but I know that a lot of homeschool parents have used it for math and other subjects and they really enjoy it. They do have an entirely free mobile app for really small children to learn reading and other things on. 

Discoveryk12

This is a completely free, mostly internet based curriculum for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. They follow the 180 day school calendar and have a specific day they start in the year. Although you can still start whenever you want, it just automatically goes to the current day when you log in. They also offer 36 weeks of STEM activities for students.

 

These next 2 options aren’t free, but I’ve read that they are great to use if you are planning on sending your children back to public school after the pandemic is over

Time4Learning

The price is $19.95 per month for your first student and $14.95 per month for each additional student. It pretty much keeps them on track with where they need to be to make sure they don’t fall behind or not learn certain things needed in public school.

Power Homeschool

This website offers professional homeschool courses for students. They offer a large variety of curriculum and have videos with teachers that teach each subject. You can keep track of attendance, and grades and see where your children’s problem areas are. If my family doesn’t get approved for distance learning through our district, we’re really leaning towards using power homeschool for our curriculum this school year. The price for this curriculum is $25 per month, per student.

 

Well that’s all I have right now. I will be making some follow up blog posts with some other helpful tips and tricks for homeschooling. If you know of some other curriculum or options that might help someone that I didn’t mention here please leave a comment and let us know!

Thanks for stopping by! Good luck on your journey through this unknown time, stay happy and safe, and I’ll talk to y’all soon!

April

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