homeschooling

United States
June 18, 2007 5:19pm CST
hello i was just wondering who all homeschooled and what books and curriculim you use and why you homeschool thanks and god bless
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@jeanbug23 (567)
• Philippines
24 Jun 07
I did homeschooling only right now for a short term course. I enrolled at ACI in transcription course and they provide all the modules and cds. You can also chat or email with them on some points where you cannot understand the lessons.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
23 Jun 07
My best friend put her 5 year old son through home school. He did really good last year he made principal's list he made all striaght A's so it seems like a good idea.
@malcido (422)
• United States
20 Jun 07
When we began homeschooling four years ago I purchased a full curriculum and quickly found that the biggest benefit to homeschooling is that we can allow the child to follow interests---this is a little difficult to do with a boxed curriculum... I subscribe to edhelper.com for $20/year. This site has tons of worksheets for all subjects and grade levels. I use the library more than any other resource! We read a lot. I love the sonlight.com curriculum, but use their catalog as a library list, only occasionally purchasing from them. I read out loud to my children even when they are good independent readers. They love it and learn a lot just from our readings----great conversation sparkers! For math we are using horizons math as our spine---I also use non text math books. "The Number Devil" is an example of this. Or "Math for Smarty Pants" For science we use Real Science for Kids and lots of library books for information and experiments. My oldest son (he's 10) keeps a journal, takes piano lessons, plays football, loves to swim and knows more about history and geography than many high schoolers! Homeschooling is working well for us for now. The best advice that I can give is to remember that learning is not all about the textbooks----it didn't start working for us until I relaxed a bit :)