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 3.8 #13 ( Qual #315
April 14, 2013 6:13 PM -  The Hub

What curriculum do you use? 1st grade: listening and doing projects with sissy in Science and Geography, MFW 1st grade (phonics and Bible), The textbooks of Singapore for math
oops I meant to put Kindergarten. - liskbliss  3.8 #13 6:13PM
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 3.8 #13 ( Qual #315
April 14, 2013 6:11 PM -  The Hub

What curriculum do you use? She doesn't exactly like to read, but has gained interest over the year. Plus, she likes to be a little independent (like big sister)... We are adapting Exploring Countries and Cultures from MFW. 5th grade: Life of Fred Math Easy Grammar/Daily Grams Writing Strands 3/4 (she will finish 3 and start 4) Spelling Workout or Spelling Power (still not sure) Answers in Gene  More...
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 3.8 #13 ( Qual #315
April 14, 2013 5:58 PM -  The Hub

What curriculum do you use? High School 9th grade: I think we have decided. Notgrass World History, Apologia Biology (conjuncting with online Live Class @, Intro to Logic, S.A.T. for the Christian Student, Tell Me More French
I forgot Life of Fred Math - liskbliss  3.8 #13 5:58PM
We still need art (she likes this...) - liskbliss  3.8 #13 5:59PM
I've been pretty eclectic over the years: Teaching Textbooks (math), Apologia... still mapping out what High School will look like this fall for the next child. She is a completely different learner than the first and would not be able to handle as rigorous a schedule. Possible: Learning Language Arts through Lit for American and British Lit, ACE for Biology and World History, looking at Pacworks as well. - MeTimesThree  5.3 #10 7:51PM
I will be starting my first year of homeschooling this fall. I must say I am very impressed with everyone's knowledge of different homeschool material. I hope to be that knowledgeable in the different materials one day. - I-love-my-family  10.0 #7 10:20PM
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April 12, 2013 6:15 PM -  The Hub

Does anyone here have a high schooler or soon to be? I have soon to be 9th, 5th, and K (I know in all spectrums)?
Yep... I will have two. 10th, 9th, 7th, 5th, and 4th. - abidinginHim  13.9 #3 7:09PM
I graduated one in 2010 and my next in line will be 9th this fall. - MeTimesThree  5.3 #10 6:06PM
What a bummer that the server crashed. Thanks for that info! So... This years curriculum: apologia, teaching textbooks, history revealed by dianna wering (ancient history), bible classes for students (odd name but really good bible curriculum), total language plus, Rosetta Stone- Spanish, typing (Mavis beacon), nutrition 101 choose life! For health. Geography is in our history and bible class but we are slowly going through this other geography curriculm (I forgot the man of it), our art kind of fell through the cracks this year :( Next year we are going to use sonlight. My two high school students will study core 100. My other three student will study core D+E. (both core are American history). We will still use apologia (my oldest is excited about the critters he get to dissect ). Math- teaching textbooks (kids hate math but can talerate it using TT). We are going back to sequential spelling and I hope the language in sonlight will work out for us. (My kids are not too fond of total language plus.) I will still make the work on their typing. We will probably still continue working on Spanish. We will get back to art as well. We really enjoy Artiler art curriculum. - abidinginHim  13.9 #3 10:22PM
Wehave a 9th grader and a 7th grader plus a really cute and energetic 2 year old this year. This year we used Sonlight, Teaching Textbooks, Apologia, Saxon, plus a lot of supplemental stuff found online mostly. Next year we are looking to do the same curriculums Lord willing with added Sign Language in there as well plus some music lessons/curriculum and art. Going to look ito the one @abidinginhim posted about above - gardeningthroughtheseasons  10.6 #6 12:17AM
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April 12, 2013 5:28 AM -  The Hub

Has anyone really liked a curriculum, but adapted it for the sake of money. For example, I really like MFW. Money is tight with all that's going on so I just picked out the books that I know we would use and put those on my wish list, along with books I already have. Their high school uses Notgrass, so there is a local church that has homeschool curriculum that can be checked out for a whole sc  More...
The charter school i am using provides homeschool material but I don't know much about it. I am sure I will go and buy some other material that I like. This is my first year doing homeschool so I am learning a long with my 5 year old. - I-love-my-family  10.0 #7 10:49AM
We adapt all the time and have also used the library to borrow books as well. We did that with sonlight this year. Some books we took out, some books we bought used and some we borrowed. I made my own spelling work using words from our books. A friend of mine let us borrow our science books, and bought used math set for one and borrowed another. What a huge blessing it has been. We love Sonlight and will continue to use it and find ways to make it fit into our budget. Lately I've been looking into getting some things on eBay for next year and will be shopping a huge used curriculum sale in June. - gardeningthroughtheseasons  10.6 #6 11:02AM
We adapt when nessesary . We are also huge fans of the library too. - abidinginHim  13.9 #3 7:21PM
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March 25, 2013 7:16 PM -  The Hub

So when are the coffee meetings? And how do we know what the subjects are?
Watch the lounge. The topics will be announced ahead of time. They are held every few weeks. - Mrs.mouse  20.2 #2 8:08PM
So far, we've been having them every couple weeks or so on Thursday evenings at 9pm PST. They're so fun and SUCH an encouragement!! Hope you can make the next one!! - BluRayn  12.0 #5 7:40PM
Hi @liskbliss! We will most likely have our next Mom's Coffee Break on Thursday, April 4th, at 9:00 p.m., PST. That day of the week and time seems to work well for most of the moms! I haven't decided on a topic yet. So, if anyone is excited about a particular topic, let me know!! I will announce a topic this weekend! Each one of them have been SO encouraging and informative!! Hope you can join us next Thursday!! ;) - MPCteachesher6  26.8 #1 8:58AM
How about how to do school when life interrupts?!? New baby, sickness, house flood, injury, moving, etc, etc. We've all been thru or are going thru times when life doesn't just throw a monkey wrench into ur "regularly scheduled school days", but runs it over with a freight train!! How does "school" happen when ur just trying to survive and the last thing you wanna do is the 3 Rs? - BluRayn  12.0 #5 11:06AM
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March 23, 2013 8:38 PM -  The Hub

It could work but you would have to take it VERY slow. The decimals and fractions books are not recommended before 6th grade. So, my dd is in 4th starting the elementary series. This will put her directly in the flow. I am going to do Singapore now with my prek son and then go into Life of Fred. It can be used by itself and even rainbow resources' Janice and Donna say it is very sound. My dd even   More...
Just some thoughts... we changed our minds, as sometimes we do, and are going to use Math U See (Primer, Alpha, Beta, and possibly Gamma) then move into the life of Fred series. - liskbliss  3.8 #13 5:53PM
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March 23, 2013 9:24 AM -  The Hub

Just joined the Lounge. I wanted to add, about math, that the Life of Fred series is awesome. A very sound math program for 4th - college. I have an avg and a struggling math student. This material works for both of them. Challenges them and uses logic and reading to teach the kids. They actually want to do math first! They can't wait to see what Fred is going to do next. More...
Welcome!! So glad you decided to join the conversations!! Someone posted about this program earlier this week! I started to look into it. Before this week, I had never heard about this program. So, it wouldn't be suitable for a first grader? My older kids are all using and loving Teaching Textbooks. I am looking for something fun for K-2nd grades. Thanks for the info!! - MPCteachesher6  26.8 #1 9:43AM
Hi. Welcome. It's nice to have you here. - Mrs.mouse  20.2 #2 9:51AM
Welcome!!! Thank you for sharing about Life of Fred, looks very interesting!! - BluRayn  12.0 #5 10:19AM
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