Early Elementary Grades

Early elementary  resources for a school year:

Torchlight – currently available for ages 5-7. Secular homeschool curriculum. Older age materials coming in later 2018.


Singapore Math – Grade 1

Singapore Math – Grade 2

Life of Fred Beginning Reader Complete Set.  There’s sometimes a Life of Fred Sale at Educents.

Miquon Math – my 7 year old loves these books. Definitely buy the guide that goes with it.

If you’re traveling, try IXL for math. You can work according to Texas standards or choose your own state here.  A trial is 30 days and will probably be plenty of time on this site before you moving to something else

Prodigy Math is for grades 1-8 and is a good online travel option for homeschooling. Recommended by a teacher friend in New York. Set up help can be found on this page.


Elemental Science

TOPS has been around for a long time – 2 homeschool families I know used and recommend it.  They sell curriculum for grades 3-12

Social Studies

A Child’s History of the World

Usborne Time Traveler

This is a huge list of homeschool social studies and history resources.

Technology / CODING:

  • Scratch:  My then 6 year old started this with the iPad app and quickly moved to the desktop site.  She needed a little help in the beginning from older kids at Coder Dojo, but now she can work independently on her projects. I highly recommend this website for getting kids into early programming since it’s creative and fun.  Also, Coding Games in Scratch was the first book they used to build games, and it helped them to understand what can be done in Scratch.
  • Code Academy 

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