General Curriculum (all ages)

All-in-One packages:

BOOKSHARK

Bookshark is the secular version of Sonlight and is a complete homeschool package sold by grade and includes a 36 week, 4 day schedule.

OAK MEADOW

This group has been around since 1975. A good friend of mine has been using their complete package curriculum for years.  There is a distance learning school option as well.

Next Level Homeschooling

A variety of classes online on a range of subjects. My kids haven’t tried this year but reports are good.

INdividual subjects:

Wordly Wise

This program is found in lots of full grade curriculum packages. I haven’t used it personally, but several homeschooling friends have recommended these books for vocabulary. This site has lessons you can do online for all ages (free, includes audio)

DISCOVERY K12 

This is okay for a few months of travel – not great, but there’s very little prep time and it’s free. Overview and teacher guide are available, and it’s free! It’s also secular, self-paced (do as much or little as you want) and not based on Common Core.

Twinkl

CK12.org (set up a free teacher account)

BITE SIZE EDUCATION (BBC)

Brain Chase

FAVORITE BOOKS / READING LISTS FOR KIDS

http://klru.pbslearningmedia.org/

Just this site shows how one website can hold so much content. Here’s a snapshot on just one particular day:

pbs snapshot

 

The critical thinking company bestseller list

(from Kendal at Fieldschoolers) as well as an explanation of critical thinking.