Hi! We will be homeschooling our boys for the first time next year. I’ll have a 5th, 3rd, and Kindergartener.
I’m pretty set on Saxon Math and Excellence in Writing (EIW) but I am a little overwhelmed with all of the curriculum options. For English 5th and 3rd - the EIW will cover writing and grammar, but that leaves vocab, spelling, reading comprehension, handwriting. Do I need separate curriculum for each of those?
For Kindergarten - MFW has been recommended to me by a few friends for K and 1st. As I’ve researched curriculum, I’ve come across AAR, AAS, Explode the Code, etc which all look great to me. Is MWF enough? I think it may be simpler for me to use that, and I’m afraid of being overwhelmed by homeschooling 3 different grade levels my first year. I obviously want to do what is best for my kids above all though!
So I guess my biggest questions are what curriculum and English subjects do I need to go along with EIW? And what are your thoughts on MFW for Kindergarten? Would that be enough or would you recommend using a different phonics/reading program?
Thanks so much!
I haven’t forgotten about science and social studies - but I’m not quite as worried about those at this time as I’ve already found a few good options. The spelling/phonics/reading/etc is what’s overwhelming!