what curriculum do you use?

United States
January 1, 2007 1:14pm CST
This is my first year homeschooling. I'm just curious as to what types of curriculums everyone is using. Thank you.
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• United States
13 Feb 07
We use Abeka for my son...but I only like their curriculum up to 3rd grade. I tend to lean more towards whatever works...sometimes just printing out my lesson plan from my favorite web sites.Good luck and have fun!
• United States
15 Feb 07
I agree. The Internet has alot of great sites that you can pull lesson plans. I use it with almost all of my students lessons. Abeka is also very good from what I have heard about it.
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• United States
15 Feb 07
We are unschoolers but do use a lot of stuff from online and the public library. Brenda Marie Homeschool 4 Us (My homeschool blog): http://homeschool4us.blogspot.com/ My ebook: "Homeschooling Without The Headaches" http://stores.lulu.com/store.php?fAcctID=812683
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• United States
26 Feb 07
My husband and I unschool our girls so we don't use a curriculum. There are several websites we visit often though and we print stuff from different websites. Mostly we play. My oldest taught herself to read with www.starfall.com. We often read at www.sadradodd.com/unschooling. Like I said mostly we play games. We have all sorts of board games that we play. Card games. We just have fun.
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• United States
27 Feb 07
www.sandradodd.com/unschooling Sorry.
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• United States
24 Feb 07
i use ACE and i will start my son in saxon math next semester. i believe its a stronger math. we used abecca, but it just wasnt for us, so right now, we are totally using ACE and on tuesdays, he takes classes from 9am to 3pm with 160 other homeschoolers at a church in a nearby town. he loves that and is in several clubs and has many friends now. i hope this helps you.
• United States
24 Feb 07
I am using mostly Rod & Staff, they have a good solid basic biblical approach without any doctrine that you might not agree with. They are also quite reasonably priced. I also have BJU's (Bob Jones University) Heritage Studies for history, and CLP's (Christian Libery Press) Science for now. (planning on leaving them for Apologia in a year or two though) There's also a TON of stuff online you can use. Depending on the laws and regulations in your state you might even be able to use all or mostly free stuff online. You did not say what ages you are schooling, but Christian Light has some great material as well, and has a program where you send in tests and such and they even keep all your records and issue a High School diploma if your not wanting to deal with all that. There are a lot of options, and each child learns differently, as well as each parent teaching in their own way. Don't be afraid to look around and change something if what you have isn't working well!Feel free to message me if you want more info, or links to some websites I use!I presume you have checked out your states laws and requirements? If you didn't know about it then you can go here: www.hslda.com for information about that!
• United States
3 Mar 07
We have been going through an online school that uses the Montessori method. The way it's set up is to use themes for every week. Right now we're working our way through the alphabet and are on the letter W. After this we go on to things like vehicles and other themes.
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• United States
27 Feb 07
I create my own as we go. Usually what I do is to choose "themes" with my child for a week or more at a time. Some themes will be one day themes, some will encompass several days. Once we have a few picked, I go to my library's website & search for related books & materials. I do the same thing on Enchantedlearning.com and with the museum's website (we don't go to the museum for every theme, but they often have online resources for whatever exhibits are currently running). And of course I take a peak at our book collection & pull out any related books we already have. I try to come up with a variety of projects for each theme- some worksheets, a hands on project, maybe a helping to make a meal that goes with it, or a local "field trip".