Our 2015-2016 Homeschool Curriculum Plan

Our Homeschool Curriculum plan for 8th, and 11th/12th grade, FiveJs.com

Last year's curriculum plan, as usual, changed a bit. One of the changes was that we ended up dropping home ec about 3 months in to the school year because of stress and time constraints while we were fostering 2 little boys (it's a long story). But this coming year, we're hoping to stay on track better. One reason […]

Our 2013-2014 Homeschool Curriculum Plan

Five J's 2013-2014 Homeschool Curriculum Plan for 6th grade, 9th grade, and 11th grade

There are a lot of changes going on at the Five J's home. For starters, my husband is retiring from full-time music ministry in a few weeks and will be working from home with me at Five J's Design (and helping me develop a curriculum we hope to have out by the beginning of 2014!). […]

Homeschool Curriculum Review: The Reading Lesson, The Verbal Math Lesson, and Big Words for Little Kids

The Reading Lesson Curriculum Review

The Reading Lesson The Reading Lesson: Teach Your Child to Read in 20 Easy Lessons is a phonics and reading curriculum containing 20 lessons that you can cover with your child over the course of several months. Each of the 20 lessons is approximately 20 pages in length, and the authors recommend covering anywhere from […]

Our 5th Grade Homeschool Curriculum


We're now two weeks into our school year, and I'm happy to say I've finally figured out what curriculum my 5th grader is doing. Here's a rundown of what she'll be finishing up the rest of the year. Language Arts: We are using the Level 2 Language Arts program by Michael Clay Thompson which includes […]

Our 8th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Plan

8th grade homeschool curriculum

Here is a rundown of our curriculum plan for my daughter Jerah who will be in the 8th grade next year. English Jerah took a Writer's Workshop class through The Potter's School this year, and next year she'll move on to an English 1 course. She'll also be doing independent reading in addition to her […]

Our 10th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Plan

homeschool high school curriculum plan

Our first year of homeschooling high school has been a bit of a challenge. We're making it through, but due to some struggles my 9th grader has had with motivation, some of the credits we'd planned on granting for his freshman year just didn't happen. He'll end up with about 5.5 credits for his freshman […]