If you are interested in The Good and The Beautiful, you’re in the right place. Throughout the years I’ve been blogging I’ve always shared about our homeschooling. I’ve shared homeschool curriculum, our homeschool room, what our daily homeschool schedule looks like and anything else that goes into creating a love for learning.
Even though most of us have started our school year, I wanted to share what we are using (The Good and The Beautiful Curriculum) and how we organize everything.
The Good and The Beautiful Curriculum
The Good and The Beautiful
Last year I started sharing about The Good and The Beautiful and how much we loved it. So I wanted to come back to anyone that is interested in homeschooling or learning more about homeschool curriculum to share more.
Now that we’ve been using it for a while and we are in a great homeschool rhythm I figured it was a perfect time.
Don’t we all love to see how other people organize? I know I do.
If you are familiar with The Good and The Beautiful Facebook Community, then you have probably heard talk about “THE BINS.”
For the past two years, we used wire baskets. We had one for each child, but at the time I only needed two baskets for my older boys. As my boys have gotten older, I noticed the baskets starting to get messy. They always needed to be cleaned out and reorganized and to tell you the truth I didn’t like looking at messy baskets.
Now, I am homeschooling 4, and we needed a better organization system. We are a few months into this year, and the bins are working out wonderfully. We LOVE the bins.
My opinion is to do what works for your family.
With the bins, my kids can grab their bin and take it to wherever they feel comfortable doing their work. For the younger two, I usually take their bins to the table in the sunroom for us to work together. Everything goes back in the bin when we are done homeschooling for the day, and it stays organized.
The Good and The Beautiful Curriculum
The Good and The Beautiful Homeschooling
This is what my daughters’ bin looks like right now. In the top, we have a container of manipulatives. We prefer to switch out materials periodically to keep things exciting, so for the past couple of months we’ve been using natural materials like polished rocks and small seashells.
Other things we like to use are:
The Good and The Beautiful Language Arts
Bells is 1/2 way through Primer K, and it’s going great. Since she started in the Spring, I knew we would be moving on to Level K right after Christmas. If you are familiar with the blog, then you know we do a lot of hands-on activities, so we go through the curriculum a little slower in the early grades to make time for being young and having fun.
The Good and The Beautiful Primer K
Good and The Beautiful
Other things we are using and we keep organized in our bin for Kindergarten is The Good and The Beautiful Math books, an alphabet sheet, I can doodle rhymes (because my daughter loves rhyming and art), A sketchbook, Crayons, Handwriting Level 2, and of course her Language Arts curriculum.
The Math Box sits on our bookcase separately as well as a few other things we use for homeschooling together (History, Books, arts and crafts).
The Good and The Beautiful Homeschool
If you are wondering why I don’t store any art supplies, scissors, pencils in the bins it’s because we have all of that in a cart right next to our table. You can check out the arts and craft cart here.
If you are curious what’s in the other bins or what I am using with my other children this year I’ll be sharing more soon.
If you would love an idea of what else we’re using from The Good and The Beautiful here’s the run down.
Good and The Beautiful Level K and Level 1
The Good and The Beautiful High School Level 1
The Good and The Beautiful Science
Handwriting Level 2 and Level 3
The Good and The Beautiful History (we have a lot of history that we use and love)
Creative Arts and Crafts
and maybe more…
If you have any questions about The Good and The Beautiful curriculum, anything we shared today or anything you see in the pictures, please feel free to leave a comment below. I’m happy to answer any questions.
If you’ve been following some of our homeschooling you might be wondering what happened with Sonlight, Beautiful Feet Books, and All About Reading. Don’t worry we still love them and are using them too.
I love using All About Reading for our younger kids. We add that in a couple of times a week.
Our Sonlight journey started 12 years ago and we have read so many fantastic books, but I knew that my 10 year old who’s autistic needed more of a variety in his learning as well as repetition to help him excel. Since we have loved the books so much I pulled several books from several levels to include in our learning. We are still enjoying Sonlight.