Affordable Rod and Staff Homeschool Curriculum

by Tamera Tergerson
(Cranfills Gap, TX USA)

Rod and Staff Homeschool Curriculum Review

Rod and Staff Homeschool Curriculum Review

I have been supremely satisfied with Rod and Staff Publishers for our homeschooling needs by and large.


I was first introduced to it when I received a collection of books my sister sent my young daughter. Included in these books she had come across was a first grade primer. The first word to learn was "God." On day two, "God made light." Day three, "God made the light. God made the sky." I was impressed! Not only that, but my three year old daughter took to it quickly. No, we did not complete the book at three, but when she was ready for school, I knew which curriculum I would choose.

Rod and Staff homeschool curriculum is Christian-based, with good themes, good instructions to help teach the material and my children enjoy using the material. They also offer music and art curriculum.

And if having a wonderful curriculum weren't enough, it is truly affordable. The curriculum can be purchased as you need it so you are not out hundreds of dollars at once, like with a number of curricula I have investigated.

The material is thorough and enjoyable. They have wonderful supplements, including their posters. They also sell planning books (although they aren't particularly targeted for homeschooling, they work) and report cards.

For people like me who are creatively challenged, but want to help your children make lapbooks or do unit studies occasionally, you can do so with this, as well.

I also used Rod and Staff material through high school for my older child. For very young children, they have Little Jewel books with good lessons that children love to have read repeatedly that are reasonably priced.

If you do need to supplement, particularly in older grades, Bob Jones University Press works with this really well and is a fantastic curriculum in its own right. The cost savings on Rod and Staff homeschool curriculum helps afford BJU material - or purchase either from other homeschool families on eBay.

Excellent review of Rod and Staff homeschool curriculum, Tamera; thanks for posting it for others! Blessings, Heather :)

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Rod and Staff Preschool ABC Series for Homeschool Preschool Fun

by JoJo
(Haverhill, MA USA)

My five year old absolutely LOVES these Rod and Staff homeschool preschool ABC workbooks. She begs to do her schoolwork. I love that the books are sequential. You start with the *A* book and work your way through the books alphabetically.

We've been using this for a few months now. I've tried other curricula, but she got bored easily and wouldn't sit still.

This is a PK/K level. Rod and Staff does not believe in Kindergarten, so if your child has finished all the books they may go on to the *Going on Eagerly G-H-I* series.

The best thing about all of Rod and Staff's homeschool curricula is the price. They are very affordable. I believe I paid $14 for the set. I opted not to get the Bible Stories book that goes along with it.

If you already have Bible Stories in your home, you may choose not to get their Bible Stories book. This is a Biblically based curriculum, as Rod and Staff is owned by Mennonites.

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Rod and Staff Arithmetic Homeschool Review

by Debbie
(Irving TX)

Practical, Affordable Homeschool Math Curriculum

Practical, Affordable Homeschool Math Curriculum

I like the Rod and Staff homeschool math books because they have plenty of review and practice, and are easy to use.

I like the word problems because they are often Christian and always practical. The word problems are often about farming and we are city folks, but that is OK.

I have used Rod and Staff Math 3rd grade through 7th grade with my youngest two children. It is very affordable; the books cost around $15, but it’s been many years since I actually purchased them.

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Rod and Staff Homeschool Preschool Curriculum

by Jim Gilbert
(Whittier, CA, USA)

R &S Homeschool Preschool Curriculum

R &S Homeschool Preschool Curriculum

We bought the homeschool preschool curriculum from Rod and Staff.

We love the Bible Stories to Read and the coloring book. The rest is hit and miss. Many of the pages in the other workbooks are beyond preschool. Seeing as we learn mostly through play for preschool, however, they're just right for supplementing here and there. There aren't many of the pages that the kids can do independently, but that's all right as long as you're willing to sit with your preschooler.

Overall, I would recommend only the 2 mentioned books. The rest I could have really done without.

Thanks for the curriculum review, Jim! I don't get many from homeschooling dads - I appreciate your thoughts. Blessings, Heather :)

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Mar 17, 2011
We loved Rod & Staff Preschool Curriculum
by: Anonymous

I used Rod & Staff curriculum for my daughter for preschool. It was great! I let her choose which books and the number of pages she wanted to do. If something was difficult for her we'd wait a couple or few months and try it again. We didn't use the books every day...just when she wanted to. I let her choose the pace so she wouldn't get overwhelmed or burned out with it.

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