Bold Turquoise

Jul 22 2014

2014-2015 Curriculum (3rd, K/1, Tot-School)

Come see what the kids in the Bold house will be studying this year for 3rd grade, K/1st and Tot-school!


We really couldn’t be more excited for our upcoming homeschool year and all of the changes we have made to our curriculum!  It is our biggest departure from a set program thus far and although a little scary at first it feels like the exactly perfect move.

You can view this post to see more of the process I took to arrive at some of these choices.  I will be writing more detailed posts per grade very soon!

All Together

We will be doing Bible and Character Training together as a family this year, yes, even my 2 year old!  These are the resources we will be using to accomplish this-

We will also have a morning “Circle Time” when we will be doing the following (I hope to have a more detailed post up on this soon):

Since we are not participating in a co-op this year we also plan to go on lots of fieldtrips and invite other homeschool friends over twice a month to do projects and share what we are learning.

3rd Grade (Boy)

History, Literature, Writing & Art- History of the Horse from Beautiful Feet Books

Science- Equine Science from Winter Promise (read why we chose it here, full review forthcoming)

Reading- All About Reading Level 2

Spelling- All About Spelling Level 1 & A Reason for Spelling Level B

Handwriting & Bible MemoryA Reason for Handwriting Level C

Math- Teaching Textbooks Level 3 and

Spanish- Middlebury Interactive

Music- Drumming (Private Lessons)

Sports- Competitive Basketball

He will also be listening to lots of audiobooks during his quiet afternoon time.  An upcoming post will be listing all the resources we are using to pick out great books for our kids this year.


Kindegarten/1st Grade (Boy)

Judah will be completing a combination of these grades at his pace throughout the year.  He will only have four core subjects to work on each day (Reading, Handwriting, Math & Bible) but will tag along for lots of our horse studies and also be encouraged to do a lot of explorative play, which I believe is essential at this age.  He will begin his day with some simple calendar work as well.  In addition he will have his own quiet afternoon time that will include audiobooks just for him, rented from our library’s digital selection which is quite extensive.

Reading- All About Reading Level 1

Handwriting- A Reason for Handwriting Level A

Math- Math-U-See Primer

Spanish- Middlebury Interactive (3 days a week)

Sports- Upward Basketball


Tot-School (Girl)

All summer long I have been organizing Toddler Busy Bag and Sensory Tub Swaps to increase our stash of items to keep Emmerson involved and stimulated without interfering or getting into trouble.  I will alternate these items with Signing Time DVDs as well as Quiet Room Time with an audiobook (that I will possibly record myself) in order to keep her occupied throughout our school day.

See what we got in our Toddler Swaps-

  • June Busy Bags
  • July Busy Bags (forthcoming)
  • Back to School Sensory Tub (forthcoming)
  • Fall Sensory Tub (forthcoming)

This awesome hop allows families to share all of their curriculum choices for the year!  Great place to find ideas and new products!

This post is linked up to iHomeschool Network’s Not Back to School Hop- Curriculum Week!  Check it out to see what other awesome things families are using this year! 

Other Back to School Details

In the coming weeks I will be posting lots more details about our upcoming year.  You can look forward to the following posts to come:

A Year Full of Books- How we are Choosing Literature for Our Children this Year

Our (hopeful) Schedule

A Real Day in the Life

How We are Organizing our School Space

What my Summer Prep Involves

Keeping up With the Rest of Life in the Midst of School