I am planning on buying a boxed curriculum for our Kindergarten/First Grade year. Since this will be our first ‘serious’ year homeschooling, I just want to have that guide and that assurance that I am doing it right. I think it will help me to be confident that I am not leaving anything out, that I am keeping on course for the year, and that I CAN DO THIS!
I am leaning towards using Timberdoodle. I have researched the included materials, read the reviews, etc. It seems like a great mix of academics while remembering that its for a 5-6 year old and making it fun for her too! I have found so many great boxed curriculums but many of them are very heavy on the religious aspect. Because our family is not very religious, I feel like I would have to omit or alter too much of those curriculums to fit our family. Timberdoodle has both a secular curriculum AND a build-your-own curriculum that I feel is going to work out great for us. I am able to make a Kindergarten-First Grade hybrid set to meet Avery exactly where she is in each subject.
Do you used a boxed curriculum? Do you piece together your own? What are some of your favorites? Bonus points if they are in the kindergarten/1st grade range!!