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May 22nd, 2009, 05:41 PM
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OK, it looks like David may have been accepted into a different charter school. We're waiting on final approval right now. IF he gets accepted, we will have a school year budget. We will be able to choose our curriculum as long as it is not religious. Our year budget is $974. This can cover curriculum, supplies, classes, field trips, sports, etc...

So I need some ideas so that as soon as I get the call I can put in the request for curriculum funds.

David does not like writing too much, but there has to be some written work in each subject, even if its just a little (work samples). We need Math, LA, Phonics, Science, History, Art, and Spanish (well spanish or another elective but I really think spanish will be most beneficial to him at this time).

He loves science, and loves history. he likes hands on science the best. He loves history because he is so interested in the past. In math we need something that will capture his attention.

SO any suggestions. This will be 2nd grade level work.
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May 23rd, 2009, 11:00 AM
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I'd recommend Sonlight or Winterpromise. They are heavy on the history and have Science programs to add on. They are pricier than some, but you will have enough with that budget.

Hope everything works out with the approval! :-)
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May 23rd, 2009, 12:17 PM
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I like Singapore science text books but Life circle 5+6 is NOT age appropriate. You can get young scientist kits so it's hands on. There's also Noeo Homeschool Science Curriculum

There's singapore math, Saxon's math, miquon math, mammoth math and math-u-see. Also you could just use math lit books like mathstartfor a little.

History- I would look at historical fiction books for history.

LA- Reading covered in all the other subjects
Spelling & phonics I use explode the code books for the extra writing
Grammar I would get a mad libs game or mad libs books from beaverbooks.ca (we get ours from the dollar store)

Writing- I don't use a secular writing. sorry

Art- ????


Look at your local Zoos, aquariums, science museums, art museums and your Area Art counsel for events and classes.
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May 28th, 2009, 07:45 PM
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ARTistic Pursuits is great for art.

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