I have had questions over the years about the Oak Meadow curriculum and how I purchased it.
There are several ways you can do this: directly through Oak Meadow’s website, eBay and Amazon are the easiest.
If you go through Oak Meadow’s website, you will have access to everything they have to offer, plus live help and instructional ideas. This is the more pricey way to go, but worth it if you want the most up-to-date books, resources, etc. With shortages of supplies going on in the world, it’s hard to find high quality, used curricula on other sites, so this may be your only option if you don’t have the time to be patient for people to post their goods.
Next, there’s good ole eBay. This is how I purchased everything all those years ago. Once I knew we were going to homeschool, I scoured the app and snatched up deals when I could. Sometimes it was hard to find everything and I had to resort to paying full price through Oak Meadow, but honestly for the most part, I was able to get everything used and so much cheaper. The great thing about eBay and the high need for quality homeschool programs is that I was able to resell what we used as the kids grew out of it at the same price for what I paid, if not more. Three kids times three grade levels times many subjects equals lots of dough, so it was worth it for me to go this route.
I don’t believe this was an option at the time I was looking, but Amazon now has many Oak Meadow products listed, like this 6th grade Science subject content. Click here to check it out. With this book, this is all you would need to teach science to your sixth grader for the entire school year. It has 36 lessons that get middle schoolers ready for the complexities of science at the high school level. My kiddo studied cell structure, life cycles, anatomy, nutrition and more. I felt he came out very prepared for his transition to the 7th grade classes he enrolled in the following year. And of course I loved how he was able to get outdoors with this program as well.
Here in Vermont, 6th grade is many times the last grade level in the school before moving onto a new school attached to a high school. Everything antes up, so learning the structures and schedules helpful for transition really made my child feel less anxious when he started at the “big” school in our community.