Sunday, July 18, 2010

Favorite Curriculum

Can you believe that July is almost over and it will be AUGUST??? When did that happen???

I have something fun for my homeschooling buddies to chime in on....What is your favorite curriculum and why? As you post a comment in my comment section with your favorites, I will add them to this post. So, tell me...tell me...what do you love??
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Our family favorites: Wow...this is tougher than I thought :) We've been homeschooling for 9 years and have come across many treasures. I think my favorite for my beginning readers is Phonics Pathways...simple and very effective. LOVE Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)...especially their thematic based units. LOVE Five in a Row for my pre-k/k. Have a new found love of Math U See (all ages). I should mention that we love to school with the classical/literature approach :)

Rebekah's favorites: Hi! I love to talk "shop" when it comes to homeschooling! We have been so pleased with Apologia's material. The elementary series: Exploring Creation has been extraordinary and a perfect fit for our family. The older students' curriculum has also been impressive.

For history we love to learn with living books, and I get books from Sonlight, Veritas Press, and also the good old fashioned way, from the library!

For math we use ABEKA for a few, Rod and Staff for one, and we are planning to try Teaching Textbooks Algebra for our oldest. I hope it goes well!

Karen's favorites:Hmmmm...we have changed our idea on our "favorites" a few times:-) I think we found the right mix last year. We use ABEKA for preK-1 (all except for math)we use Math-U-See. We usually use Sonlight from 2nd grade on, add in IEW (my children actually go to an IEW class), Sequential Spelling, Shurley Grammar and Apologia Science. We switch back to Abeka math after Math-U-See Delta (go to Abeka 5). My oldest does the Abeka math DVD. This will be my 1st year with 6 in school (3 Kindergartners). Oh and a new one coming home:-) I'm looking forward to a fun year!!!

2 comments:

Rebekah said...

Hi! I love to talk "shop" when it comes to homeschooling! We have been so pleased with Apologia's material. The elementary series: Exploring Creation has been extraordinary and a perfect fit for our family. The older students' curriculum has also been impressive.

For history we love to learn with living books, and I get books from Sonlight, Veritas Press, and also the good old fashioned way, from the library!

For math we use ABEKA for a few, Rod and Staff for one, and we are planning to try Teaching Textbooks Algebra for our oldest. I hope it goes well!

Thanks for asking! Can't wait to see what others mention!

Karen said...

Hmmmm...we have changed our idea on our "favorites" a few times:-) I think we found the right mix last year. We use ABEKA for preK-1 (all except for math)we use Math-U-See. We usually use Sonlight from 2nd grade on, add in IEW (my children actually go to an IEW class), Sequential Spelling, Shurley Grammar and Apologia Science. We switch back to Abeka math after Math-U-See Delta (go to Abeka 5). My oldest does the Abeka math DVD. This will be my 1st year with 6 in school (3 Kindergartners). Oh and a new one coming home:-) I'm looking forward to a fun year!!!