For my younger two, we are purely montessori based. For my 2nd grader, we are eclectic--montessori inspired, with a mix of secular and religious curriculum (no one "brand" for all subjects)...but it is all very hands on. However, we also have very specific school times/routines, so it's very much "this is school time right now, and that is our focus" (have to do it that way because that's the only way my son thrives...he's very much into routines). We use Rightstart, REAL Science Odyssey, Hands on History, History Odyssey, Story of the Great Composers, Artistic Pursuits, All About Spelling, Alfred Piano, Expedition Earth, daily journaling with prompts, 3 times a week martial arts lessons, as well as whatever interesting things I feel like throwing in there (usually at least one field trip a week, plus co-op, random experiments based on what DS asks about, etc.). We tend to focus a lot on the science because that's DS's niche, and something I love too. We do a lot of cultural activities based on geography lessons. We also add a lot of crafts to almost every subject because DS loves art.