Here goes my second blog post ever! 🙂 In the “About” section of my blog, I mentioned that I am homeschooled. Actually, I have only been homeschooled for two years, previously I had attended a private Christian school. Anyways, I thought I would give y’all all a summary of the curriculum I use, in case any of y’all are thinking about switching up your curriculum or are beginning to think about homeschooling. Below are all the different types of curriculum that I have used, including the ones I currently am (and will be) using.
1. Potter’s School
Potter’s School is an online school. All of their classes are either one day or two days a week, for an hour and a half per class. They offer classes ranging from accounting and macroeconomics all the way to Arabic and web design, not to mention all the usual subjects and courses. I have found their English program to be excellent, and you truly learn to write well. Regarding their math program, it is very challenging and quite frankly math online is just tough. For me personally, I feel that math is one of those subjects that is sort of difficult to learn and thrive with online. If you decide to go through Potter’s School, you will receive credits for taking the classes. I am currently using Potter’s School as part of my education. If this interests you, the link below will take you to their website where you can get more information.
Sonlight is not an online school, but it is a curriculum that contains material for students in pre-school all the way through grade twelve. One wonderful benefit about this curriculum, is that what you are learning about in history corresponds to your reading books. Also, they have the weeks and days planned out for you, in other words, they give you a schedule to follow. Of course, if you don’t want to follow it, that’s fine, but it definitely helps give some structure and lessens the stress of having to come up with one on your own. Sonlight has every normal school subject covered. The link below will take you to their website if you are interested.
3. Red Wagon Tutorials
Red Wagon Tutorials is an online school, and I think (I am not 100% sure about this) that they only do science classes. This is an excellent online school as well, and like Potter’s School, each class is an hour and a half. They have classes once a week. I am currently using this.
So there y’all go! These are all the different curriculums I have used before, however, coming up this next school year I will be trying out BJU for my math and vocabulary.
Now, on to the GHEA Conference! Today, my family and I, traveled to Atlanta, which is about an hour from where we live, to go to the Georgia Homeschooling Conference. It is a great time to see all the separate vendors and curriculums in one place, and to get to physically see it. Teaching Textbooks, Math-U-See, Apologia, Bob Jones University, and Sonlight were only some of the ones there among many more.
I hope this has been of some help to y’all!
– Southern Dreamer