Curriculum Reviews

From time to time, I like to share curriculum reviews with my readers. Usually, it’s a curriculum, brand or publisher that I’ve tried and really liked. Since I have a Master’s degree in Elementary Education, I try to keep in mind the educational value of the curricula I share with my readers. Here are some of the curriculum and things I’ve tried myself over the years with my three children.

Homeschool Curriculum Reviews

I don’t think my Master’s degree makes me any better of a teacher than anyone else. But I do have a little bit of training under my belt that helps me evaluate curriculum. The things that I learned in graduate school, in the public school classroom, and as a homeschool mom on a very tight budget, all of which help me make my curriculum decisions are factors like:

  • How does a curriculum plan cover the steps for each learning task from year to year?
  • What varying methods/styles of teaching does the program include for different learning styles and abilities?
  • How easy is a curriculum choice able to be used across multiple ages?
  • What are the morality/worldviews of the publisher?
  • How likely is this curriculum to last for multiple years reused with multiple children?
  • How accessible are the replacement pages or consumable texts?
  • What is the publisher’s policy about reselling the materials when a family is finished with them?
  • Will the curriculum fit the family’s educational style and homeschool philosophy?

 

In my curriculum reviews, I try to look closely at homeschool curriculum choices and find what’s best for my own family, but also consider what would best help my readers: frugal homeschooling moms with families on a tight budget. I hope you enjoy them!

Distance Learning with BJU Press - Is it Worth the Cost? A Review.

Distance Learning with BJU Press – Is it Worth the Cost? A Review.

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Free Alternatives to Public School Online (other than K12 and Connections Academy)

Free Alternatives to Public School Online (Other than K12 and Connections Academy)

What are some free alternatives to public school online programs? Here are options other than K12, Connections Academy, or others, where YOU are in control ...
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Why you should read Charlotte's Web with your kids

Why You Should Read Charlotte’s Web with Your Kids

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Best Homeschool Phonics Curriculum: BJU English Review and Overview

Best Homeschool Phonics Curriculum: BJU English Review and Overview

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Teach them Diligently Conference Review

The Teach Them Diligently Convention: A Resource for Ideas and Encouragement

A simple and concise, unbiased review about the Teach them Diligently Convention as a resource for homeschool ideas and encouragement. Plus - Grab the FREE printables! ...
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SpellingClassroom com Review

SpellingClassroom.com Review: Homeschool Spelling Curriculum

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