Last year (our first year) I did a box set curriculum. I didn't know what I was getting myself into homeschooling, and I thought it would be a right fit for me. For me it was: no prep, just workbooks to work through. For my daughter: HORRIBLE. We made it through the year, only having to switch to a different math. But this year I decided to do something different. I have a very eclectic choice of curriculum. No two subjects are from the same publisher. So here it goes:
For My Girl: (8, Grade 3)
Bible: Grapevine Studies (New Testament Overview)
English: BJU English Grade 3
Handwriting: Handwriting Without Tears (cursive)
Spelling: Sequential Spelling
Literature: Charlotte's Web (and other books, not sure which one's yet, study/lapbook from Confessions of a Homeschooler)
Math: Math U See Gamma
History: The Story of the World-Volume 1
Science: Apologia's: Exploring Creation with Zoology 3
Geography: Confession's of a Homeschooler's: Expedition Earth
For My Older Son: (4 1/2)
He will be listening and joining in on activities with Grapevine Studies, Science, History, and Geography. I'm going to very lightly introduce 'formal homeschool' to him. I know he's young, but he's interested, so I'm going to take this opportunity to teach him.
Reading/Phonics: Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
Math: Math U See Primer (I'm probably going to start this about half way through the year, or when he's ready and will continue it next year. He's not quite ready for it, but will be soon.
Handwriting: Letters and Number for Me (Handwriting Without Tears)
I'm also possibly going to add in: Confessions of a Homeschooler's K4 curriculum.
My Younger Son:
Working on Colors and singing the ABC's. Lots of playtime and reading books.
I noticed that CBD has a lot of the above for the cheapest prices I could find. I HIGHLY recommend Confessions of a Homeschooler. I love love love her curriculum and she has been such and encouragement to me especially when I was starting to think about homeschooling. And that's it. For now. I'll let you know how I like them all.