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April 16th, 2008, 04:20 PM
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What curriculum do you use?!?! Since we only had 7 weeks left of school before we are taking our break for the month of June I have made my own and not very strict because I am working more of de programming my kids and making it fun till they get used to having school at home so all our lessons have been around a certain topic they choose.....for the 1st week it was Jesse James and this week it is on spring......In July we will start with the A beka curriculum and a few subjects I may use my fathers world as well.
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April 16th, 2008, 04:45 PM
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We use Sonlight for everything except math. We use Math-U-See for that.
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April 16th, 2008, 04:56 PM
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We Tried time4learning, computer based curriculum and math-u-see. We found none of those worked for us. We have not found a curiculum that has really worked for use so we peice it together best we can.
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April 16th, 2008, 05:07 PM
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We use a little bit of this and a little bit of that. For my oldest we use Switched on Schoolhouse, Math u See and lapbooks, For the 6 year old, Math u See, LOTS of lapbooks, pocket books and other ebooks,we will be using Learning Language Arts Through Literature soon and mostly just having fun while learning!
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April 16th, 2008, 05:08 PM
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Hi, I made my own this year for everything. But for next year I'll be buying math curriculum for my 3rd and 4th graders. They both have very different learning styles and move at different paces in math. I'll still combine everything else though. I love making our own curriculum. It's time consuming, but I have plenty of time. LOL
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April 16th, 2008, 06:24 PM
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For my nephew at the moment we're doing a mix of Explode the Code's Ready, Set, Go series, and the Preschool/Kindergarten (whatever you want to call it) Rod and Staff books. The Rod and Staff is largely to build some significantly lacking fine motor skills, and the Explode the Code is to build his letter writing and fine motor abilities before we hit smaller lines in his Kindergarten work. Officially right now we are doing Pre-K, and will gradually move into doing Kindergarten as he finishes various things. For Kindergarten we'll be using ABeka's K5 math, Christian Liberty's Phonics, A Reason for Handwriting K, Christian Liberty's Hearts and Hands, and continuing with whatever Rod and Staff he has left, plus doing science and history along with his sister.

For my niece, we'll be using the full ABeka program and adding a manuscript penmanship book to it because her manuscript stinks, and while it is important to have nice cursive, it is even more important in this day and age to have legible printing!!. I would have suggested doing a more mix-and-match approach with her, but I have discovered her attention doesn't last long on books that are not in colour, and the books for some of the subjects that we would have chosen were not in colour, plus having started the ABeka phonics program we thought it likely was best to keep her in it until she finished the Letters and Sounds series. Anyway... long explanation.

Personally, I'm very eclectic in my methods, which is where my nephew's stuff is coming from, and why we are reading SOOOOO many different books! We currently have like 23 books out of the library, plus some that I actually OWN that we are in the process of reading!
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April 16th, 2008, 06:28 PM
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Math: Saxon

English: ABEKA

Reading: Bob Jones

Science: Bob Jones supplimented with other stuff

History: ABEKA

Spelling: Houghton-Mifflin
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April 16th, 2008, 06:51 PM
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We're following the classical model of schooling (using ideas from The Well Trained Mind)

First Grader
Math-A Beka
Grammar-First Language Lessons (we'll be using Writing With Ease with this next year for second grade)
History-Story of the World Volume 1 as well as a lot of a lot 'real' books both historical and literature
Science-Kingfishers First Encyclopedia (Animal and Human Body), and we'll be starting regular nature walks and gardening soon, also a lot of 'real' books with this as well
Phonics-Ordinary Parents Guide to Reading (we're almost done, and my five year old son is reading at a 5th grade level having used this)
Spelling-Spelling Workout A and we'll be moving on to B shortly(It's great for reinforcing phonics rules)
Bible- Explorers Bible Study, Beginnings 2
Spanish- Power Glide

Preschool
We've been following the Letter of the Week which has been a lot of fun.

We also do a whole bunch of cuddling on the couch and reading.
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April 17th, 2008, 08:44 AM
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when our true school yr starts we will use abeka and probably a few others inbetween. Right now through the summer we are using what we picked up from april and my FIL store....he use to own a surplus store so whatever boxes of books that were damaged, he would buy them up....so I have a partial curriculum up to 7th grade......im sure ill use those throughout the yrs too.
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April 17th, 2008, 11:29 AM
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We're still not sold 100%. We're definitely using Math-U-See for Math and we're looking at Explode the Code for phonics. Everything else will be this and that.
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April 17th, 2008, 12:16 PM
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Currently
3rd grader--
math: Math-U-See
grammar: Growing with Grammar
spelling: Building Spelling Skills (Christian Liberty Press)
handwriting: A Reason for Handwriting
Bible/geography/science: My Father's World Exploring Countries & Cultures

Kindergartener 1--
math: Math-U-See
phonics: My Father's World kindergarten (already finished)
reading: BOB books

Kindergartener 2 (just started)--
math: Math-U-See
phonics: Explode the Code ready, set, go

Next Year
4th grader--
math: Math-U-See
english: Bob Jones English 4
spelling: Building Spelling Skills
handwriting: A Reason for Handwriting
reading: considering Bob Jones

1st grader--
math: Math-U-See
phonics & english: Bob Jones 1st
handwriting: A Reason for Handwriting
reading: considering Bob Jones

Kindergartener--
continue Math-U-See and Explode the Code; add in BOB books for reading

All together--
history: Story of the World vol. 1
science: Apologia Exploring Creation with Astronomy
bible: daily scripture reading

I think that's everything.
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April 17th, 2008, 01:53 PM
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when our true school yr starts we will use abeka and probably a few others inbetween. Right now through the summer we are using what we picked up from april and my FIL store....he use to own a surplus store so whatever boxes of books that were damaged, he would buy them up....so I have a partial curriculum up to 7th grade......im sure ill use those throughout the yrs too.[/b]


That is awesome that you got so much stuff from there!How helpful that will be!!!
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April 17th, 2008, 02:02 PM
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i hope so!
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April 17th, 2008, 04:14 PM
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I use an eclectic mix of what I write myself using the internet, workbooks, games, computer games/programes.
The only actual set out curriculum we use is Math-U-See. I also have Alphabet Island Phonics but we aren't using that at the moment.
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