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Does anyone have any experience with this curriculum?
I'm a newbie to homeschooling. I always thought I'd do it with my kids (before I had any), but I ended up putting them into public school. Since then, my oldest will be in 3rd grade next year and does very well there. My middle is going to have to repeat kindergarten. We are in the military, I don't vaccinate anymore, and we're moving to a base that has the elementary schools on base. So, I think all these reasons are leading me to think I should homeschool next year.
I asked my oldest about it last night, and he said that he'd like to homeschool. My middle child, I'm worried about. He's very into imaginary play still, and I have a very hard time getting him to sit still and do anything (other that watch tv) for any length of time. He's quite stubborn and we often clash. He's 6 1/2 and still doesn't recognize all the letters and numbers.
Anyway, it's been on my mind lately, but I'm scared to move forward. DH was very supportive of the idea before, so I'm sure he will be again. I've read through a lot of your stickies, but I'd still love any direction you can give me. Thanks!
I've never used that curriculum (or seen it in person), but it looks alright. It's a classical curriculum, and I can almost bet it's so cheap because it uses literature that's old enough to be in the public domain (not that there's anything wrong with that, unless it's certain types of science or history that need to be updated... I've used lots of public domain stuff). The only thing that really bothers me is the "us and them" comparison. They don't tell you who it's compared to, so it could be an apples to oranges comparison. There's some good and bad in every curriculum out there. There are kids who do well with one but not another. You really have to find something that fits you.