I started homeschooling my son last year in 2019. One of our many obstacles was creating a curriculum. Our ultimate goal in homeschooling our son was to allow him to explore his passion while learning and growing in a child-directed environment. After considering many different factors, we decided to go with a combination of unschooling and relaxed homeschooling. In choosing this route, it became clear that I had a lot of work ahead of me. Basically, I had to create our own curriculum with a learning route that was unique to him and his needs. This was all overwhelming. However, by the end of the 2019-2020 school year, I collected a great number of resources. There are so many different resources available that ranges from free, annual cost, or monthly subscriptions. Consequently, I can’t list them all but here are a few of my favorite curriculum resources for homeschool.
At the beginning of homeschooling, I didn’t have a curriculum. As a result, I had to rely heavily on printable materials. Here are a few sites I used.
All Kids Network provides free worksheets, and crafting ideas for Math and Reading. All you have to do is create an account. As a result, you’ll have access to all of their free worksheets.
Superteacherworksheet is amazing for curriculum resources for homeschool. There are hundreds of worksheets already created for all ages and all subjects. With your free membership, you will have limited access to the material. You can purchase a membership at an annual cost of $24.95 for unlimited access.
TeacherPayTeacher is an excellent resource. These printable materials are created by teachers, parents, and counselors. You can find free printable items all the time. In addition, you can become a contributor by creating a printable material and selling it on their site.
These bloggers offer free printable materials, help with creating curriculums or no planning curriculums. However, some offer monthly subscriptions and resources for sale.
Planning Playtime (geared towards pre-k and k)
Not Consumed Ministry (Christian Based)
And Next Comes L (Special needs related)
My son has struggled with Math and Reading his entire school career. As a result, we needed to help him build on his mastery of math and reading. We enrolled him in Kumon and added IXL to the curriculum.
Kumon Math and Reading Center of Apollo Beach is an enrichment program to helps students build mastery in math and reading, gain confidence, build on study skills, and decrease testing and homework anxiety.
IXL is an online mastery program that helps students gain fluency and confidence in different subject areas. I know of teachers who use this in their classroom to help students work on their skills. This is not a free program. Check out their website to get pricing information.
These web-based curriculums offer parents a relaxed homeschool feel without the chaos of creating a lesson plan, building a curriculum, and tracking grades. These programs I have used throughout my first year of homeschooling.
A Time 4 Learning– This requires a monthly subscription and offers three different access options.
Easy Peasy All in One Homeschool is a Christian based curriculum with Bible Course as part of its curriculum. This is free access to the curriculum. However with a one-time donation of $15 you can receive lesson planning and great tracking access.
Kamali Academy is an Afrocentric based curriculum and online learning. There is a monthly subscription.
Khan Academy is a non-profit that provides free resources to bridge the gap and accelerate learning. What I love about Khan Academy is that my son can understand all of their explanations.
Vocabulary Spelling City increases skills in reading, spelling, and writing. You can create your own spelling list or they can generate one for you. There are tons of games and activities that will help your child.
Do you have a resource that you use to help create your own curriculum? Comment and share your favorite curriculum resources for homeschool!