Welcome to the Back to School blog Hop with the Homeschool Review Crew. One of the most common conversations you will hear among homeschooling families is “What do you use to teach … ?” Or “Is it possible to home educate without spending boat loads of money on Curriculum?” The answers are as varied as their are home educating families home educating.
I am one of the very blessed Mum’s who started home educating BEFORE there was the internet and in a country where there were NO Curriculum Fairs so I did not get an opportunity to become overwhelmed with choice. A quick search on Google reveals a result of 1,180,000! With that much choice it’s no wonder homeschooling families are feeling overwhelmed.
Today the Homeschool Review Crew would like to remove some of that confusion and reveal to you how they choose curriculum and the reasons behind some of their choices.
Each week the Crew are privileged to use new resources and share their experiences via their reviews with you. This is our service to the Homeschool Community to help you find the resource that will work for your family. At the end of each year the Crew vote for their best resources in numerous categories.
- 2016 Homeschool Review Crew Blue Ribbon Awards
- 2015 Schoolhouse Review Crew Blue Ribbon Awards
- Blue Ribbon Awards 2014!
- Announcing — The 2013 Blue Ribbon Awards!
- 2011-2012 TOS Homeschool Crew Blue Ribbon Awards
- 2011 TOS Homeschool Crew Blue Ribbon Awards
If you would like to understand a little more of what is on offer here are a few blog posts to get you started
- Homeschool 4 FREE – This list consists of over a hundred links to resources all over the web. You can find links to specific subject resources here (Language Arts, Science, History, Geography & Fine Arts).
- 5 Days of Curriculum Choices – History, Geography, Science, Math & Fine Arts
- Susan from Homeschooling Hearts & Minds hosts an annual Virtual Curriculum Fair. Here are some posts from 2015
One of the biggest threats to homeschooling peace and the feeling of being overwhelmed can be curriculum. Before buying the latest fad be sure to ask yourself WHY are you buying this and WILL you use it? I have a library shelf at home full of things I thought would be fabulous because it was fabulous in someone else’s home.
So grab a cup of your favourite beverage and read what the Crew has to say about Homeschool Curriculum.
Meet some of the Crew participating in this weeks blog hop:
Amanda – Hopkins Homeschool – I am a homeschool mom to four from High School to Toddler. I love sharing what we do together and individually!
Annette – A Net in Time -Five days to celebrate back to school, curriculum choices, supplies, things to do and encouragement for you. Come join us won’t you?
Ashley – Gift of Chaos – Join us as we go “back to school” with a First Grader and a Preschooler!
Betty – Let’s Get Real – I am a veteran homeschooling mom. We have 3 children who have graduated our homeschool and 3 we are still homeschooling. Our family’s passion is to glorify God in all we do and say and we pray that God will use our lives for His glory.
Chareen – Every Bed of Roses – I’m about to enter into my 20th year of home educating. I have two graduates and am currently homeschooling our youngest. I’m looking forward to sharing with you in the week ahead.
Christy – Unexpected Homeschool – Join us on our journey as we homeschool our only child through her high school years while dealing with chronic illnesses.
Crystal – Living Abundantly – Living Abundantly seeks to help Christian women and homeschooling families live abundantly, even when the thief tries to destroy your joy.
Desiree – Our Homeschool Notebook – I am Mom to 4 kids, and this is our place to share our family and homeschool adventures. This year we will have children in 11th, 6th, 4th, and 1st grades, and we are all excited to get back to school.
Do you have a blog? If so, you’re invited to share your blog posts about what curriculum you are using or some of your favourite curriculum you have used with your family.