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June 13th, 2010, 06:52 PM
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Has anyone used the Horizon's curriculum? I don't know yet, that I want to buy the curriculum, but I was looking at the teacher's guide book. Can I use the teacher's guide book seperately from the curriculum and customize my own based on the guide book or does it only correspond with the curriculum??

And on that note: Are there other curriculums that have guide books that I can use to create my own curriculum based on the guide book but not have to buy the curriculum itself?
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June 13th, 2010, 09:05 PM
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I haven't looked at the T's for horizons. I have R&S, though, and it's probably what you're looking for if Horizons doesn't work out. The R&S T's shows an exact picture of each page of the S's, but it's about half the size, then teacher notes are placed in the margins. It's that way for math and english, so I assume it is for everything else. I don't know. (Come to think of it... Abeka does that for 2nd grade math. I don't remember it looking like that for any of the K-1st stuff I have, so maybe it's just for later grades?)
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June 14th, 2010, 09:33 AM
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I use the TM for Horizon Math.... I kinda use it. I use it to grade my tests, and it is listed on each lesson when to use the worksheets. I tried the math for a year without the TM, and I prefer the TM just to check the work..
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June 14th, 2010, 09:58 AM
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I know the Horizon's Preschool curriculum is basically Interlock (the Weaver curriculum guide for PreK) with workbooks and stuff included. You might look at Weaver if you're really wanting to design your own stuff or go where your interests lead you. I keep going back and forth on whether I want *curriculum* or *guides*. Weaver regularly tempts me, lol. You would still have to add the math in I think, though.

Konos is similar to Weaver, though it is VERY unit based rather than being more broad spectrum, and you really have to want to put effort into it to make it work well.
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June 15th, 2010, 09:21 PM
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We are using Horizons Preschool with my youngest son (age 4). I opted out of buying the Teacher's manual and other items that go with the curriculum. I have seen the manual it basically tells you how to do each lesson but I preferred just using the student workbooks (Book 1 and 2). It was not our main curriculum for our preschooler and I felt that we could just use what we bought.

Now when we did Horizons Math with my older son, I bought the Teacher's manual because not only did it have instructions for each lesson but listed additional activities for reinforcement.

Horizons to me is designed to require the TM from 1st grade on up. I think Horizons Preschool can get away without a manual.

Overall, I think it getting the Teacher's manual depends how if you plan on using it. If you feel you need instructions or additional ideas, then get the TM but if you think you can improvise and use the student book alone, then skip on getting the TM.
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