Rod and Staff Homeschool Curriculum Review: Grade 1 Reading

by Jennifer
(Oakdale, Illinois USA)

Rod and Staff Homeschool Curriculum Review

Rod and Staff Homeschool Curriculum Review

Money-saving Rod and Staff homeschool curriculum tips and Grade 1 Reading course review to help you know if Rod and Staff is right for you…


During my second year of homeschool teaching I switched to the Rod & Staff homeschool curriculum and in particular love the Grade 1 Reading Course.

I find that the curriculum is very reasonably priced and love that they have a course package set with everything you need. You can request samples of their curriculum to view the lessons first and they have some used books to even help cut costs thru some of their distributors. I found a number of the materials on e-bay that saved money as well.

I think one thing that matters to me is that I homeschool for a number of reasons including religious ones and these are all scripture based. There are memory verses, bible questions, etc incorporated into the lessons so kids can learn to read and write hand in hand with memorizing scripture and learning the Bible. I know they have a wide variety of subjects, as well as, music, art, math, etc., and I plan to continue using Rod & Staff homeschool curriculum and materials.

Thanks for the Rod and Staff homeschool curriculum review AND the money-saving tips and ideas, Jennifer; your thoughts are greatly appreciated! I'm sure others will find your experience and insight into the Rod and Staff curriculum very helpful. Blessings, Heather

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Rod and Staff Homeschool Bible Nurture Series

by stacyz
(USA)

Rod and Staff Homeschool Bible Review

Rod and Staff Homeschool Bible Review

Rod and Staff provides families affordable, homeschool bible programs. Homeschooling mom shares why she chose R&S and some money-saving tips too!

The Rod and Staff homeschool Bible Nurture Series is a very thorough and biblically accurate retelling of the bible. I have used it for 3rd grade and currently for 1st and 4th.

The younger grades use the same text for phonics, grammar, reading comp and hands-on worksheets, which are all covered in corresponding workbooks. The older grades use the workbooks for reading comp, grammar and some writing.

I love that the more obscure Old Testament material is covered so well. The names and orders of the kings are covered repeatedly through third grade; memorization is also
encouraged.

The price on the workbooks is quite reasonable, the highest around $7. The textbooks and teacher's manuals are more expensive, $12 to $15, with up to three texts per grade.

To cut costs the texts and teacher's manuals can be purchased used; I've seen them at 25% of the original cost. Of course these books are a one-time purchase and can be sold when you are finished with them. Sometimes you can find the workbooks secondhand as well though not often as they are consumable.

To cut costs with the workbooks in the lower grades you could choose to buy only one of the skills sets, ie. only buy phonics or reading or the worksheets. Another plus to this series is that it can be used for bible story-telling, as well as school material.

I recommend this series to anyone searching for a solid homeschool bible program for their homeschool.

Great review of Rod and Staff homeschool bible curriculum. I LOVE the money-saving tips you included; they are so helpful! To your homeschool success and savings, Heather :)

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Rod & Staff Homeschool Curriculum: 3rd Grade

by Doris Vineyard
(Fort Oglethorpe, GA)

Find out why this GA homeschooling mom used Rod & Staff homeschool curriculum for 3rd grade...

Why do you like this curriculum?
I like Rod & Staff homeschool curriculum because it is easy to understand to teach. Every subject deals with the bible and has memory verses to cover.

How long have you used it?
I have used Rod & Staff for one year.

What grades did you use it for?
3rd grade

What do you like most about it?
What I like most about this curriculum is you have what you need to teach for the day/year.

Is this curriculum affordable?
Rod & Staff is very affordable. Plus I was able to go to a local book store called McKays Bookstore and get almost everything I needed for the whole year for only $50.00. What a blessing!!

Thanks for sharing why you like Rod & Staff homeschool curriculum, Doris. Your thoughts are appreciated! Blessings, Heather :)

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