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May 22nd, 2012, 06:28 PM
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I was also set to order Sonlight for next year....Core B and Singapore for math. I love the idea of a literature based curriculum, and I just really thought it would be a good fit. I just downloaded the three week sample though, and now I'm not so sure that it is what I want. While we are a Christian family, that is not while I am homeschooling my kids, and that is not what I want the focus of their education to be. Matt and I already take the kids to church and teach them what we want them to know at home...I don't need the curriculum doing that for me. It just seemed a little over the top, you know?

Soo...back to the drawing board I guess. I still like Singapore for math, so that is something at least.
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May 22nd, 2012, 08:10 PM
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Five in a Row (FIAR) is literature based.

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May 23rd, 2012, 04:43 AM
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I actually did that for the kids in preschool, and we really loved in. In fact maybe I'll be Volume II for Carrie and Katy. The hardest part was that quite a few of their books were out of print and hard to find. It wouldn't be enough for Matt and Beth though...I want something pretty solid for them.
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May 23rd, 2012, 09:02 AM
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Have you looked at Learning Language Arts Through Literature?
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May 23rd, 2012, 10:26 AM
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Have you thought about using a classical model?
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May 23rd, 2012, 11:09 AM
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What about Ambleside Online?
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May 23rd, 2012, 11:57 AM
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Have you looked at winters promise or beautiful feet? Or truthquest(just history).
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May 23rd, 2012, 04:43 PM
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Thanks for all the suggestions.....I am in a researching mode today.
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May 24th, 2012, 04:08 AM
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I don't recommend Sonlight. We used it for three years. I wouldn't do that again.
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May 24th, 2012, 01:15 PM
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I would suggest Learning Language Arts through literature and All Through The Ages for history. All Through the Ages even has some science included and offers more resources than Beautiful Feet and is broken up nicely by age and period.
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May 24th, 2012, 06:54 PM
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We use Moving Beyond the Page which is a secular, literature based curriculum. I use Singapore math with it.
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May 24th, 2012, 07:40 PM
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I forgot to add we use math mammoth for math.
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