Our Curricula

Our Second Grade Curricula

This page will be updated periodically. See links below for kindergarten and first grade.







Handwriting/ Copy Work




World History/Geography

British History




Narration Sheets:

Our Sequence of Study:



Activity supplements for BFSU:

For the human body we used:

Natural History


Artist Study


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3 responses to “Our Curricula

  1. boydswellnesscenter

    August 24, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Hi There,
    Thanks from all of us at “Ranger Rick Magazine” for
    the mention among your resources of our publication.
    Sounds as though you have a wonderful grounding in
    teaching/homeschooling. Just fyi, there is an online
    educators’ guide that accompanies each issue of
    Ranger Rick. It’s at – click on
    educators guide on left-hand column. Hope this might
    be useful. Probably aimed at slightly older kids.

    Best wishes to you and your family,
    Libby Schleichert, Sr. Editor
    Ranger Rick Magazine
    National Wildlife Federation
    Reston, Virginia

  2. Rachel B

    January 26, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    I am new to homeschooling & I have found your site to be very informative & helpful. I am curious to how long you do school each day, Do you start at a specific time & end at a certain time? Thank you for your detailed curricula, it has helped me so much.

    rachel bennett

    • whimsyway

      January 27, 2010 at 8:39 am

      Hi Rachel,
      Well, it all depends. πŸ™‚ We’re a bit relaxed when it comes to bedtimes, so sometimes my son goes to bed a bit late. I don’t believe in waking children up because most children don’t get enough sleep. So basically we begin when my son gets up, has breakfast and gets dressed. It can be anywhere between 9 and 10:30, and then we just keep going until we’re done. Generally we spend 2-3 hours each day doing academics. Occasionally we do one or two things on the weekends if something got missed or we missed a day. Ideally, I’d like to start at 9 each day and I’m hoping to get a better routine going. I do not assign a time limit for our lessons; I hardly glance at the clock until we’re nearly done. Most lessons end up fairly short, but some things take longer. I’ll also add that we do sometimes take short breaks in between subjects or do one or two things after lunch.

      Having said all this, everyone is different. Some only spend an hour doing school, some families time the lessons and stop when 10 minutes are up regardless of whether they’re finished or not, and some have a definite start and end time. Just go with whatever suits you and your family. πŸ™‚

      Thanks for your comment; I’m happy to help! πŸ™‚



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