My 5th grader is enjoying her curriculum so far this year. For science we're using...
Apologia Land Animals of the Sixth Day We're using the Notebooking, too, and it's a great way to reinforce learning with pictures and narration.
Easy Grammar is always a hit at my house. We used to shy away from grammar but this book simply and thoroughly explains everything you need to know. Memorizing all the prepositions (as directed) before the first activity is sheer brilliance.
Time 4 Learning is fun. Seriously. And now they even offer High School classes. We're using it for 5th grade Math and are quite pleased.
Our choice for English this year is Total Language Plus. Our first selection is The Cricket in Times Square. Sweet story and this guide covers vocabulary, comprehension questions, writing, dictation, and more.
We are in love with our History program. Veritas Press self-paced history is pricey but if you can get in on a group purchase, do it. All on-line, educational and entertaining at the same time. LOVE.
To round things out (and give me a bit of a break) she's also taking Geography, Arts & Crafts, Science Experiments and History classes all taught by other teachers. Ballet and pointe classes are nestled in her weekly schedule, too, as well as AWANA at a local church.
I'd like to attempt Heart of Dakota at some point. Have any of you used this curriculum?