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The Best Elementary Homeschool Curriculum

by Jessica Parnell | Apr 19, 2018 | 3 min read

The school year is winding down, but it’s already time to (gasp!) pick out new elementary homeschool curriculum for next year. Why spend your summer worrying about curriculum when you could be poolside, enjoying laughter and sun? And yes, there are a LOT of options out there. No worries, homeschooling parent! We’re going to walk you through the best elementary homeschool curriculum choices so that you’ll be ready to go when autumn appears.

Grade Level Kits

Getting the right curriculum for the year has never been easier than with Grade Level Kits, all-in-one curriculum kits for your whole school year, tailored to your child’s learning style! It’s a timesaver for busy homeschooling families. Available for grades 1-5, this complete homeschool curriculum is hassle-free and sets your child up for lifelong learning. Because when you teach using your child’s primary learning style, learning is easier, faster, and there are more “aha” moments.

Each kit includes a complete homeschool curriculum that is matched perfectly to how your child learns, extras like books and games, and full course guides so you always know what’s coming and how to lead your child. Plus, the kits include exclusive access to Elephango, an online database full of thousands of lessons, extensions, and activities to take learning up a notch.  

Want to know more? Download this “Why Learning Styles Matter” resource and purchase the kits here:

Blended Learning

The magic of online learning with traditional textbooks — that’s blended learning. With Bridgeway Academy’s Blended Learning Elementary Program, the learning possibilities for your child are endless. You don’t have to choose between online and textbook learning! The best of both worlds exists with this elementary homeschool curriculum.
What are the benefits of blended learning? First, it keeps your child engaged. Textbooks, online enhancements, and hands-on materials enrich the experience. Second, blended learning ensures success through courses designed with visual learning and project-based learning and activities. Third, it instills independence through your child’s learning style and builds confidence and ownership through interactives and an easy-to-use dashboard.
Blended learning is so much more than just a combination of textbooks and laptop — it’s an experience that your child will never forget!

Build Your Own Elementary Homeschool Curriculum

If you’re building an elementary homeschool curriculum yourself, it can get a little overwhelming with all the choices. ACE, Math-U-See, A Reason for Handwriting — there are countless options available at your fingertips.
Check out these favorite elementary homeschool curriculum publishers:

  • ACE (Accelerated Christian Education). This non-denominational curriculum lets you off the hook with preparing lesson plans. ACE does it all for you! ACE focuses on truths found in Scripture and weaves them in with core subjects such as English and math. If you’re looking for a self-paced elementary homeschool curriculum for your child, ACE is perfect! See the selection at Curriculum Express here.
  • Math-U-See. This is strictly a math curriculum, but the hands-on aspect of it will satisfy any kinesthetic learner. Math-U-See combines manipulatives with videos, textbooks, and more. Your child will build a solid understanding of mathematics. Math-U-See is based on the mastery of the concept, not grade levels. Not sure what skill level your child falls under with Math-U-See? Check out this Readiness Assessment from them to determine your child’s skill level. You can buy Math-U-See here.
  • A Reason for Handwriting. A Reason for Handwriting provides a fun, meaningful approach to working on handwriting skills. Every weekly lesson is built around a Scripture verse. Your child will practice writing with the verse for 10-15 minutes a day to perfect his or her handwriting skills. It offers alphabet wall sheets, letter formation charts, vocabulary lists, and more. This elementary homeschool curriculum will be a great addition to your homeschool! Buy A Reason for Handwriting here.

It’s all up to you!

Finding the perfect elementary homeschool curriculum can be stressful. But we’ve taken the stress out of the search with these ideas that will spark your thought process and put you on the right track. The elementary homeschool curriculum should engage your child in every lesson and develop a lifelong love of learning. So, be on your way and pick out great elementary homeschool curriculum today!

Jessica Parnell
Hello everyone! I’m Jessica Parnell — mom, homeschool evaluator, teacher, and CEO of Bridgeway Academy. In my 20+ years of experience as a homeschool mom and evaluator, I have had the privilege of meeting homeschoolers that take a variety of approaches to their education. It is their many stories and successes that inspire me in my own homeschooling and I love to pass on the knowledge that I have gained from them to other homeschooling families. The one constant that always remains true is that there’s no such thing as a “cookie cutter child.” Each child is fearfully and wonderfully made and as a result, learns and functions differently. It’s our job to ensure that we’re raising each child to fulfill their individual purpose and when we can teach in a way that inspires them, we are on our way to homeschool success. When I’m not writing or teaching my children, I like to ski, write and participate in triathlons. I graduated from Kutztown University with a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Masters in English and I am currently pursuing a degree in Neuroleadership.
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