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Pandia Press Review: Real Science Odyssey and History Odyssey
This year we tried two curricula from Pandia Press: Real Science Odyssey, History Odyssey, Ancients (lvl 2). Our experience & recommendations.
Nature Curriculum Subscription: THiNK OUTSiDE Boxes
THiNK OUTSiDE Boxes provide a subscription-box-based nature curriculum for homeschoolers. Consists of monthly boxes with seasonal hands-on activities, guides, and lesson plans that focus on the outdoors but also extend into other subjects. Full disclosure: we got to try this subscription out free of charge in exchange for posting a fair and honest review.
Homeschool Phonics Program- PRIDE Reading Review
This year I was selected to receive a newer learn-to-read program to review, PRIDE Reading. After using this program with my kids, I found it to be a very thorough phonics program and the most supportive one I've seen for the parent-teacher. PRIDE is a structured curriculum that will work especially well for children struggling with reading due dyslexia or processing disorder(s).
The guidance and support for parents along with the solid, consistent instruction, and the affordability and compactness of this program will be appealing to many homeschool families. I highly recommend adding PRIDE Reading to your list of programs to check out for learning to read.
For more information and to take a placement test, visit the PRIDE website (affiliate link): https://pridereadingprogram.com/ref/56/
Homeschool Reading Curriculum - All About Reading Level 2 Review
This year we needed a separate, stand-alone, learn-to-read program for my daughter. She's a very bright kid, but struggles with decoding (sounding out) and spelling phonetically. We landed on All About Reading and couldn't be happier.
Language Arts Curriculum - Kindergarten
This year we used Logic of English Foundations with my kindergartner. It is a thorough, multisensory, Orton Gillingham based program that covers everything you need for language arts from learning to read to comprehension, handwriting, writing, spelling, and grammar.
We received this program free of charge in exchange for a fair and honest review.
All in One Homeschool Curriculum: Moving Beyond the Page
Moving Beyond the Page is a robust, literature based all-in-one homeschool curriculum that most resembles unit studies. Take a placement test and view their full curriculum and individual units through the affiliate link below. Also check out our post with more details about MBTP and how to make it more affordable for your budget.
Moving Beyond the Page: https://www.movingbeyondthepage.com/default.aspx?aID=2c868096
Making MBTP more affordable for families post: https://thehomeschoolresourceroom.com/2020/07/31/moving-beyond-the-page-review/