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6th Grade Year-End Review Homeschool Curriculum

6th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Year End Review

The homeschool curriculum choices blog posts are great, but what I really want to know is what families thought AFTER they used the curriculum they chose! I will be sharing a series of posts with you; evaluating our choices in each grade level from this homeschool year.

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We shared our 3rd grade year-end review here. Next up, 6th grade!  Here’s a reminder of the original 6th Grade Curriculum Choices post.

6th Grade Subjects

3rd Grade Year-End Review

3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum Year End Review

The homeschool curriculum choices blog posts are great, but what I really want to know is what families thought AFTER they used the curriculum they chose! I will be sharing a series of posts with you; evaluating our choices in each grade level from this homeschool year.

{disclaimer ~ affiliate links are used}

First up, 3rd grade!  Here’s a reminder of the original 3rd Grade Curriculum Choices post.

3rd Grade Subjects

Below I will give a small review of each subject, if you have more specific questions about anything, just leave me a comment and I will do my best to answer!

Math ~ Teaching Textbooks 4, Spielgaben, Life of Fred

Teaching Textbooks 4 was her main math curriculum and it was a perfect fit for her. I highly recommend starting with TT from the beginning, which is usually 2nd or 3rd grade. She will be moving onto TT 5 next year for 4th grade! We will be using the new 3.0 online version, read about it here!

3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices (2 of 2)-2

We loved using Spielgaben to supplement our math lessons and will definitely continue with this. Spielgaben was particularly helpful in bringing a hands-on aspect to some of the more difficult concepts.

Organizing Data with Spielgaben Different types of Triangles with Spielgaben Math Fraction Fun with Spielgaben

We LOVE Life of Fred but sadly we didn’t read as much as we wanted to. I am not giving up though, I just got lazy.

Reading ~ Reading Comprehension 3rd Grade & Book List

See our end of year book list update here!

3rd Grade Reading Log (1 of 2)  3rd Grade Reading Log (2 of 2)

Once again, this workbook was a great fit for her. She enjoys it and I love that she has something to work on mostly independently. This one was significantly more difficult than the 2nd grade one we used last year though!

3rd Grade Homeschool Year End Review (9 of 9)

Writing & Bible ~ IEW Bible Heroes

We both love Bible Heroes! I decided to take it slow with her since this was her first exposure to IEW. We got through about 3/4 of the book, and will finish at the start of next year. This particular book is for younger kids, but it is easily adaptable to her grade.

3rd Grade Homeschool Year End Review (7 of 9)

Grammar ~ Grammar Galaxy and Growing with Grammar 3

We began the year with great intentions but petered out during the second half of the year. We really LOVE grammar Galaxy, but didn’t stick with it sadly. Totally my fault. We did get through most of Growing with Grammar Level 3. GWG is a great grammar program and I used it with my two younger kids this year. I am still deciding on grammar for 4th grade.

Spelling ~ All About Spelling Level 3

All About Spelling continues to be a good fit for my kids!

 3rd Grade Homeschool Year End Review (11 of 9) 3rd Grade Homeschool Year End Review (12 of 9)

Vocabulary ~  Spectrum 3rd

Not her favorite, but not her least favorite. I love the variety of activities this workbook exposes her to.

3rd Grade Homeschool Year End Review (8 of 9)

Geography ~ USA

This was a great year to focus on the USA and we used a combination of Road Trip USA as well as my states and capitals worksheets. We also kept track of our journey with our USA wall map.

I did a live Facebook video at the beginning of last year that showed the inside of her notebook {and her brother’s notebook}.

3rd Grade Homeschool Year End Review (10 of 9)

Science ~ Apologia Human Anatomy {enrichment class}

I just love all that she learned this year without me!! She did a homeschool enrichment program once a week and this was one of her classes. They used Apologia Human Anatomy as the base for the curriculum.

3rd Grade Homeschool Year End Review (15 of 9)

History ~ Veritas Press New Testament Greece & Rome {enrichment class}

She loved her history class, also taken as an enrichment class once a week. She brought home this HUGE notebook full of all she learned!

3rd Grade Homeschool Year End Review (13 of 9)

Art  ~ Enrichment class

Her final enrichment class was art and she loved it!

3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices (1 of 2)

Cursive ~ Memoria Press Cursive 1

I wanted a simple workbook for her to use to keep up her cursive practice since she doesn’t choose to write in cursive naturally. I used Logic of English Cursive to teach her a few years ago but decided on the Memoria Press workbook for review. She liked the book and did it on her own. I am fairly certain I will get book 2 for her for next year.

3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices (2 of 2)

Extra – A Content Heart Junior

I loved doing this with her and she loved it too. We didn’t finish the whole book so we will continue together.

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Stay tuned, I will be sharing our year-end review for 6th and 10th soon. I will also be sharing our curriculum choices for the upcoming homeschool year for 4th, 7th and 11th grade!

See all of our Homeschool Curriculum reviews and features here!

Homeschool Curriculum Reviews and Choices

Lately in Our Life ~ TTD, Puppy, Chicks, and a State Champ!

Lately in Our Life April 2018


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Teach Them Diligently

This year I only spoke at one convention due to some schedule conflicts. I normally attend 3, so it felt weird! I just returned from speaking in Atlanta and enjoying my experience at the convention as a homeschool mom. I have given a lot of thought to changing some curriculum publishers for my middle son specifically, so I spent a lot of time talking with reps.

As I thought out my plan I realized we have two non-negotiables right now. Meaning, I love these curriculums and have no plans of changing! One is Teaching Textbooks Math and the other is IEW Writing.

TTD Atlanta 2018-2 TTD Atlanta 2018-4

At this point the rest is negotiable, some more than others. Mostly for my younger two kids.

One I am looking into pretty seriously is Alpha Omega LIFEPAC for my middle son – rising 7th grade. I will share more as we progress with our plans. I was only planning to look at this for science but then liked what I saw with the history/geography. I ignored the Language Arts at first since I love IEW and plan to continue using it. After speaking with the awesome reps I learned that I could use the LIFEPAC language arts for grammar/spelling/vocab/comprehension, etc. and just ignore the writing portion. This would eliminate 4 other workbooks for him, which is my goal – to try to make his schooling simpler to go to and from the gym since he trains for his gymnastics so much.

We didn’t purchase anything yet, we are still deciding, but this is on our radar for now!

TTD Atlanta 2018-6

We enjoyed talking again with the Charleston Southern University rep, who is just wonderful, and my son is really liking this college option! We found them last year here at the convention and have them on our very short list of schools he is thinking of attending! He is a rising junior, and we are trying to plan his junior/senior year around the college he plans to attend {as much as possible}. We plan to visit CSU this summer and are very excited about this possibility for him!

We learned that CSU has just launched their dual-enrollment online classes for High School juniors and seniors and provide scholarship $ up to $1000 if you end up attending CSU. We are strongly looking into this for at least 2 of his dual enrollment classes in the upcoming final years of HS!

TTD Atlanta 2018-5

One of the highlights of TTD for me is getting to spend time with one of my long time friends, Jolanthe from Homeschool Creations. We normally room together for a couple of conventions each year, but this year we each brought one of our teenagers with us so we had separate rooms. We soaked up as much time as we could together!

TTD Atlanta 2018

Our poor unsocialized homeschool kids with no friends. Winking smile

TTD Atlanta 2018-3

Baxter – A NEW Puppy!    

If you follow me on Instagram, you know we got a puppy at the end of January. He was an accidental addition. You know, we were just “going to look” at how the rescue/adoption process worked. But there he was, the perfect puppy and he just had to be ours. <— That is my husband talking! I was totally fine coming home without a dog, but he insisted that Baxter was the one for us. So we have a new dog! He’s a small pit mix and the smartest sweetest most awesome dog. I am so thankful my husband followed his instincts! You can see all of Baxter here on Instagram with his very own hashtag!



State Champion    

Once again, our son took home the State Champion title! He won the All Around, Pommel Horse, Parallel Bars and Floor! He got the silver for high bar, rings and vault! His Level 8 team also won 1st place team!

State Champ Level 8

We head to regionals in Georgia where he hopes to qualify for Nationals for the very first time! He is competing level 8 elite this year, and that is the first level that goes to nationals!  Follow along with us on Instagram, using his hashtag #krashthegymnast.

Below you can see some videos from his state championship meet…

A few videos from his State Championship meet today!! #krashthegymnast

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We have CHICKENS!!!!!! I won’t elaborate much more since they have their own blog posts and their own Instagram hashtag: #chickens4thehinsons! See our journey so far by clicking on the images below.

Chickens 4 the Hinsons Week 1 Chickens 4 the Hinsons Week 2


Another Gymnast    

Much to our surprise {huge surprise} we now have another gymnast joining a team in our house! Our daughter has taken classes since she was little but never really loved it. In fact, there were a few years recently where she begged to stop but I kept her in one simple class a week simply for exercise. Then one day last fall, she announced that she liked it and wanted to take more classes. We talked with the coaches and they placed her on the low-level pre-team – Starlets, and she began attending twice a week and had in-gym competition last December. Recently she was asked to join the AAU Bronze team and she is over-the-moon excited! She has one more Starlets meet in a couple of weeks and then she will begin training with her new team. Follow her journey here on Isntagram #LFHgymnastics


Oily Kids

For the past 3 weeks I have been leading an Oily Kids event on Facebook with two of my great friends – Jodi and Jolanthe!  The live events are complete but the content is still there for about another week. It’s not too late to watch the videos, download the PDFs and grab the fun printable pack for kids! There’s even a giveaway still open right now!

I led sessions on FOCUS & SLEEP and also told my story here – which shares about how I went from a total oil skeptic to where I am now over 5 years later. Be sure to see the Table of Contents here where you can see all of the topics and direct links to everything! Just don’t wait, as this event will be removed, it will not stay up indefinitely!

Here’s direct link to my live videos. In the event you’ll find much much more!

Oily Kids Focus Video Cover Oily Kids Sleep Video Cover

Oily Kids Printable Pack Video Cover Oily Kids Carisa'a Story Video Cover

Family Stuff

My husband and I celebrated our 19th anniversary in early March. God is good! Got the family together for a quick Easter Sunday photo too!


See more of what’s been going on lately in our life here on Instagram!

See our other Lately in Our Life posts here!

Looking Back ~ Top Posts in 2017

Top Homeschool Blog Posts of 2017 from 1 1 1=1

It’s fun to look back in life and as a blogger. I love seeing what my readers loved the most and wanted to share what I found with you. Below you will find the top 10 NEW posts in 2017, the top 10 posts visited in 2017 {from anytime}, and our top 10 referring sites!

These are our top ten visited posts in 2017 which were all new posts in 2017.

Beginning Sound Mazes Printables Valentine's Day Coloring for Kids and Adults FREE Spring Doodle Coloring PagesTrace and Color Birds Printables Pumpkin Coloring for Adults or Kids Print it all with HP Instant InkTeaching Textbooks Math 3 Review Snowy Fun Math Pack Free Printables Homeschool Curriculum Reviews and Choices3rd Grade Book List

    Our blog has been around awhile and often old content is the most visited. These ten posts were the top overall visited posts during 2017.

    1. All Printables A-Z
    2. Preschool, Tot and Kindergarten Packs
    3. School Supply Labels
    4. Brown Bear Brown Bear Printables
    5. Choose Your Own Alphabet Chart
    6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Printables
    7. Ocean Printables   
    8. Tot School Printables
    9. Winter Doodle Coloring
    10. Mommy & Baby Animal Printables

    Alll-Printables-A-to-Z15  Choose-Your-Own-Alphabet-Chart-Print  Brown-Bear-Brown-bear-Printables5The-Very-Hungry-Caterpillar-Printabl[1] Tot-School-Printables-9 Winter Doodle Coloring Printables-Packs-from-1plus1plus1equOcean Theme Printables Collection Baby-Animals6 School Supply Label Printables 

    Top Referring Sites to Our Blog in 2017 ~ THANK YOU!

    1. Free Homeschool Deals
    2. Homeschool Giveaways
    3. This Reading Mama
    4. Money Saving Mom
    5. Living Montessori Now
    6. Playdough to Plato
    7. 123 Homeschool 4 Me
    8. Life of a Homeschool Mom
    9. Teach Beside Me
    10. Homeschool Creations

      I am looking forward to a fun year on the blog in 2018, I hope you will join us!  You can keep up with 1+1+1=1 in any way you choose! All subscription options are free.


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    10th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices

    10th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices


    My oldest son is 15 and going into 10th grade this year, below are the 10th grade homeschool curriculum choices we have made!

    Curious to see what he did in the past {since I’ve been blogging}?

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    10th Grade Subjects

    The Visual Version…

    TT Algebra 2Notgrass Exploring GovernmentDiscovering Design with ChemistryIEW Windows to the WorldNotgrass economicsTeaching the Classics

    human-development Graphic Design


    Figuring high school credits – He is coming into 10th grade with 8 1/2 high school credits and will earn 6 more this year. We may add an elective 2nd semester, depending on how these first two go. He is pretty busy outside of the home with activities also. He is on a year round swim team and he also volunteers with the special needs ministry at our church on a weekly basis. He spent his summer doing the same – spending 3 different weeks as a volunteer counselor for people with special needs. It is definitely his passion and we are trying to allow him to fully develop this calling.

    There may be more to come, or some changes, but this is our list for now and all of this has been purchased! We will see what the year holds!

    See our 3rd Grade Choices here and 6th here!

    See all other grades here!

    Homeschool Curriculum Reviews and Choices

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