Today I wanted to share with you guys a review that I’ve so long waited to share!
Homeschool curriculum review:
“The good and the beautiful”
Specifically: 3rd grade
It comes with:
- Course companion
- Challenge words
- 2 favorite classics readers
- 1 student course book
Let’s look at some pictures so you can get a better look.
These are the readers
This is the challenge words and teacher course companion.
The inside of the students course book.
Ok now, let’s get to it.
Anyone who homeschools knows how important finding a curriculum you love is. So when I first started homeschooling I was so overwhelmed my it all, there was just so much to choose from!
So foolishly I went and spend tons of unnecessary money on what I was told was the best, award winning curriculum available. Just to find out my kiddos could care less that it was.
I think especially for L.A we can get so confused (ok I was confused) I’m my state we have 11 subjects we have to teach and 6 are in language arts. So what did I do? I bought one for spelling, one for reading, one for writing, one for grammar, etc. It was so overwhelming and frustrating. Not only that but fitting all of that in to my day was getting tiring.
When I ran in to the good and the beautiful curriculum (thanks to Salty tribe.co on YouTube) I felt like God was answering my prayers!
The colors of the covers are inviting and appealing to the eye, the creativity to capture a child’s interest and the the curriculum itself was amazing!
It was simple and to the point without preparation. < bonus points! I don’t know about you but I’m just that mom, you know the kind that get overwhelmed with having to prep a lesson every single night after cleaning, cooking, feeding, tending to the kiddos all day. So this was huge to me!
The language arts covered all 6 of my required language arts plus geography and art! << extra, extra points. Like I stated, we have 6 language arts requirements for homeschool by law and this curriculum covers it all: literature, grammars &usage, punctuation, art, geography, vocabulary and writing. Uhhh yes please! All in one! No need to pull out other curriculum!
Not only that but it’s well priced. <<< extra, extra, extra points. $70 when I had just spend well over $300 on all those subjects. They also have a free pdf download if you don’t want the physical books themselves!
It’s faith based. <<<<< extra, extra, extra, extra points! What I loved about this curriculum is that it doesn’t teach a specific denomination but rather leaves it open for you to install your denominational views. It all comes back to Jesus but it doesn’t give in detail to any specific belief of any denomination.
The lessons are very simple, so simple that your older child could do it all on their own. Or you can even do what I do and sit down with them to learn and bond together without you feeling like you have no idea what you’re doing. They really do a phenomenal job explaining what to teach each lesson.
Here are some more reasons why I love this curriculum and why I think you should give it a try:
- It’s focus is on high quality literature
- It connects family, nature, & high moral character.
- It helps build great writers and editors
- It’s only 60-90 min a day (though I finish in 30-40)
- Memorization work
- Builds great spellers (helps my dyslexic child and myself)
- 130 lessons simplified, prepped and done for you
I stand behind what I suggest/recommend 100%. Again, the awesome thing is that this curriculum plans everything out for you so you have that worry free sleep and can relax the next day and just enjoy teaching! I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I simply can’t state this part enough!
The good and the beautiful also has more than just language arts.
They have: history, handwriting, science, notebooks, typing, book lists and math. All are affordable and made just as the language arts was made.
It’s almost the end of the school year and if you’re planning on homeschooling or you’re just confused on what language arts curriculum to pick out because your last one just didn’t work?
Please consider this curriculum!
Also just a heads up:
Buy it soon!
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