These books each have practice in picture study, narration, copywork, dictation, poetry appreciation & instruction, creative writing, grammer instruction, and more, depending on the level.
We are also using the "Learning to Spell Through Copywork".
This series picks up where your phonics program leaves off. Each volume reviews one phonics rule per week, which is very helpful when there are ones that need a refresher course! They are to copy over and narrate words that follow that week's rule throughout the rest of that week. These books are written by Haley and Sandi Queen.
I have my two oldest bugs doing Words of the Week.
This is a vocabulary program based on a picture study. Each volume is an 18 week program for grades 4 and up. It uses full-color picture study and introduces five new words each week.
One area of our school we struggled with daily was MATH!!!!! Now, after starting this wonderful new way of homeschooling, we have also found a wonderful way to do math.
My second grader just started Math Lessons for a Living Education.
We are enjoying it so much. Each lesson is very fun and adventurous! By far, one of my favorites.
My two oldest started Life of Fred. I had heard of LOF before but never really thought about it to much. I have a couple of friends that use it in their homeschool and seemed to have had success with it.
My oldest bug started the Life of Fred: Fractions. She needed a little refresher course!
My second to oldest bug started with the first elementary Life of Fred book entitled "Apples".
We are also using the Printing with Pictures handwriting program and the Pictures in Cursive series. These were also written by the Queen family.
We are still using another bible study series, history and science curriculum but in the near future, plan on using the complete Queen Homeschool Curriculum.
Go check it out at http://www.queenhomeschool.com/.
I want to apologize for this post being so long but I have really been wanting to share the new way we do school around here at our HAPPY homestead!