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#1 rootsnwings

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 07:43 PM

I think that says a LOT about a curriculum, honestly! I was having an internal debacle about Language Arts and just realized today that what we've been using has really worked well for us. The part he didn't like was the writing and I think he'd be that way with ANY program. All the other components were SPOT ON so I placed our order for K12's LA5 earlier today!!! :D I also ordered the 5A materials for Singapore since we'll be finishing up 4B in a couple weeks. We finished SOTW2 last week and will continue with SOTW3 (sitting on my shelf) after we take a short hiatus to complete our timeline work from the very beginning since we haven't been keeping up with a timeline (and listen to the audio CDs up to through the end of SOTW2 since we just got them...)

I'd just like to see what other people use and continually go back to... :)

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 07:58 PM

Rod and Staff English
Math Mammoth
Phonics Pathways
Writing With Ease

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 08:05 PM

Writing with Ease
Math Mammoth
Rightstart
SM CWP
SOTW
MCT

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 08:15 PM

Singapore
NOEO--I've already got Phys I; loved Chem I; have really, really not enjoyed Bio I/II, so after Phys I, we'll probably look for something new.
MCT

We're finishing SOTW this year, so will be doing something new, but I don't want to leave it off the list. It's the *only* thing we've stuck w/ since beginning homeschooling, although we picked up Singapore very shortly after SOTW.

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 08:19 PM

CW
MUS (for oldest dd)
BJU Math (for two youngest)
Winston Grammar
TruthQuest
RSO (I wish that they had more, though. We will be using the last one--Chemistry--next year)
AO for literature, poetry and picture study

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 08:22 PM

CLE Math, LA & Reading
Meaningful Composition
WWE & AAS for my youngest
God's Design Science
and HOPEFULLY, TT for high school math!!

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 08:23 PM

LOF
Latin Alive
CAP Logic

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 08:26 PM

We are going to stick with CLE LA, Math (as far as they have sunrise editions,) and Reading/ literature for the long haul

We have done SOTW 1-3 and we are now on 4. I intend to cycle back through them with the boys...

We have used many years of Ambleside Online and will continue to use their book and course choices

We have used Veritas Press materials as part of our history cycles for at least 10 years including 6 levels of cards and 3 levels of Omnibus.

Latina Christiana 1. &2.

Traditional Logic 1&2

Apologia Sciences....both elementary and upper levels.

WWE...we just began this program and I love it. I am using level 1 with my 1st grader, level 2 with my 3rd grader...and level 3 quickly as remediation for my 7th grader. She loves it as well and does not feel it is at babyish.

WTM and Charlotte Mason's original writings for our educational theory and method.

Faithe

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 08:35 PM

We are going to stick with CLE LA, Math (as far as they have sunrise editions,) and Reading/ literature for the long haul

We have done SOTW 1-3 and we are now on 4. I intend to cycle back through them with the boys...

We have used many years of Ambleside Online and will continue to use their book and course choices

We have used Veritas Press materials as part of our history cycles for at least 10 years including 6 levels of cards and 3 levels of Omnibus.

Latina Christiana 1. &2.

Traditional Logic 1&2

Apologia Sciences....both elementary and upper levels.

WWE...we just began this program and I love it. I am using level 1 with my 1st grader, level 2 with my 3rd grader...and level 3 quickly as remediation for my 7th grader. She loves it as well and does not feel it is at babyish.

WTM and Charlotte Mason's original writings for our educational theory and method.

Faithe


:seeya: hey Faithe!

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 08:37 PM

Ambleside Online
CLE math
Life of Fred
SOTW
Jump In!
Apologia sciences
Orbiting with Logic series
finish GSWL then Linney's second Latin book

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 08:40 PM

Sonlight Core 100 - US History
TT math
Apologia science for high school
Wordly Wise vocabulary
Easy Grammar series
Dave Ramsey's Personal Finance for high school

Doing away with BJUP Consumer Math - it has made what should be
a practical subject very difficult.....

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 08:53 PM

Math-U-See
IEW
Veritas History & Lit
Easy Classical schedules (love!):001_wub:

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 09:07 PM

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 09:16 PM

SOTW
CW
PLL and ILL
Singapore
LoF
LfC
CAP Logic

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 09:24 PM

Singapore (younger dd)
MCTLA
Killgallon
CPO Science
K12 HO
World in Ancient Times
Lial's Math for older dd
Breaking the Spanish Barrier

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 10:05 PM

Art of Problem Solving
Ellen McHenry--different program, obvs, but we love her stuff
Teaching Co DVDs
music appreciation using The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music History
art appreciation using Art and the Venezia biographies
onlineg3 for a class or two
Duke TIP materials

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 10:44 PM

Singapore math. This will be our last year in elementary math! He's done it all from Earlybird.
LOF
Big Book of Latin 2
WWE (but it will be Writing with Skill)
ALL

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 10:53 PM

Ambleside Online
Teaching Textbooks Math
Word Study & Phonics (Spectrum)
Spelling Skills (Flash Kids)

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 10:54 PM

I have really enjoyed

The Sentence Family (the kids are asking to do it again this summer for fun), it's what we started with at the beginning of the year when neither of them knew a thing about parts of speech)

MCT (We followed it up with MCT Island and they now love a fish names Mud) .. not to mention I had a 7 year old doing 4 part sentence analysis and understanding it all just fine.

R&S English (it pretty much taught itself)

MM has been such an eye opener having come from Saxon at ps. We have loved it.

The Geography Coloring Book - has been very fun for them. They love reading and coloring all of the border and countries.. it also has broken down each country by rivers, mountain ranges and plains. They have enjoyed it. I don't think we are half way through it and we mix it with other geography skills.

Lively Latin has been loads of fun and we will be continuing with it next year.

I am loving the progym. exercises we have begun with WT1. We will move into CC next year using the same approach to classical writing.

OH... and I can't forget WWE. They all have learned so much about copywork, dictations and retelling stories back to me. I love that they read an excerpt from one of the books for their weekly assignment and next thing you know they are checking the whole book out of the library!

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 11:02 PM

We have used the following for several years and will continue to....

Omnibus
Classical Writing
Life of Fred
Analytical Grammar
DIVE science
VP History

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 11:21 PM

Math U See for elementary
Spelling Power
First Language Lessons all levels
Apologia Science for junior high and high school
IEW Student Writing Intensives

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 11:28 PM

Phonics Pathways
Singapore Math
Miquon
Life of Fred
SOTW
Apologia Sciences
IEW's poetry
CW
LfC
CAP logic

and after this year, TOG

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 11:41 PM

R&S English
VfCR
Writing Strands
Daily Grams
Science Explorer
Oak Meadow
LoF
SoTW
History Odyssey

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 12:20 AM

Classical Writing (work, but what a payoff!)
Omnibus
Teaching the Classics guides
R&S Grammar (not thrilling, but it does the job well)
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Posted 11 May 2011 - 12:52 AM

  • Explorer's Bible studies, but moving up from Discovery to Quest level.
  • TOG
  • VFCR
  • TT
  • LOF
  • Apologia science
Along with these, we'll also be adding some new curriculum. I'm really looking forward to creating a balanced mix of both.

Blessings,
Lucinda

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 02:34 AM

The Bible

The Art of Problem Solving

Lamplighter Books

Simply Charlotte Mason Organizer

All Through the Ages booklist

the library

Costco (page protectors, binders, paper, Ticonderoga pencils...)

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 04:44 AM

Horizons/Singapore mix for math
FLL (for younger ds)
R&S (for older ds... except that FLL for logic stage might be out, then I'll have to choose!
Spelling Workout
All About Spelling
WWE (moving into WWS late mid-year for older)
SOTW - didn't use it this year, but have used it before & am incorporating it next year for younger ds, though older ds will want to do it too.
Atelier Art

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 04:57 AM

It's a great feeling to realize what you are using is working. The only thing I don't like about it is that it takes away my hobby of curriculum researching and shopping.:001_smile: Next year, will almost be a repeat of this year for us. We'll just be using the next level in most subjects.

Sonlight (all but the LA) - next year will be our 6th year with this program
CLE Math - My daughter has completed 2 levels and I've bought the next 3 already because I love this program so much
CLE LA - Again, great fit for my daughter
IEW - Perfect for my son. He takes an outsourced class, but if it wasn't available we'd do it at home. Next year will be his 3rd year using this
Rod & Staff Math - My son has used this from 1st grade on. He's partway through level 6
Saxon Grammar & Writing - This is another one that is working so well, I've bought up 2 of the 3 remaining levels because I know we will use them
IEW Linguistic Development Through Poetry Memorization - Next year will be our 4th year using this
La Clase Divertida - Next year will be our second year and I've already bought level 3 as well. This program is fun and we're learning a lot.

Lisa

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 05:51 AM

for my younger (12) Christian Light LA and Math.

For my older (13) Potter's School all the way.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 05:58 AM

We've stuck with Singapore Math and Sonlight from Day 1. Also, we seem to be sticking with MCT LA.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 06:06 AM

TOG
IEW
Apologia Science (elementary and secondary)

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 06:19 AM

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 06:28 AM

BJU English
BJU Math (till grade 4)
WinterPromise LA readers
WinterPromise history and science resources (scheduling on my own now though)

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:12 AM

Our Must-Use list:

Phonics Pathways
Queen's Language Lessons for Little Ones (Prk-1st)
Pentime Penmanship 1-8
Saxon Math
Rod & Staff English
Story of the World Series
History Odyssey Level 2
Apologia Science 7th - 12th grades
Lively Latin

Like Apples & Pears Spelling & the old Calvert Cd-roms ~ depends upon the child

+ TWTM to tie it all together :D

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:41 AM

Here are the programs we have used and will be using again:

PLL/ILL
Italics Handwriting
Singapore Math
R&S Math
Ambleside Online/CM (living books)
Dorothy Mills history books
Henle/First Form Latin
L'Art de Lire
CW

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 08:54 AM

Singapore MPH 5/6
Latin Prep
Math Mammoth
Life of Fred
Singapore CWP
Ambleside
Killgallon

Edited by Lostinabook, 11 May 2011 - 09:31 AM.
forgot one


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Posted 11 May 2011 - 08:59 AM

We are sticking with TOG. We started with what is now considered "Classic" TOG when oldest was in 1st grade, so this fall will begin our 8th year of use. (good grief where does the time go!?!)



Shari, I love your mottoes!!:lol:

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 10:25 AM

We're sticking with
LOF
Rosetta Stone Spanish
Mavis Beacon Typing
SOTW

we did a unit studies course this year (ANWOA)--which was great especially for getting started with homeschooling without going it with the online public option-but definitely time to move on!

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 12:15 PM

Sticking with:

TOG
PR and maybe adding LR (not sure yet where we will be with oldest next year ;))
IEW
same mix of math depending on which child
same approach to science, just different topics

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 01:00 PM

For my 6yo dd: Adventures in Phonics and McRuffy Science

For my 10yodd: Teaching Textbooks

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 01:43 PM

For eldest ds:

Saxon math
Vocabulary from Classical Roots
Winston Grammar

For the little guys:

Explode the Code
Handwriting Without Tears
Primary & Intermediate Language Lessons
Saxon math

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 02:46 PM

Story of the World
The Human Odyssey
Well-Trained Mind Literature suggestions
Teaching Textbooks
Life of Fred
Big Book of Lively Latin
Art of Argument (the next level, haven't decided which one yet)

(For youngest DD we're sticking with Singapore Math and Handwriting Without Tears)

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 03:01 PM

For us:

History Odyssey Level 2
Apologia Science , Middle and High School
Sound Foundations phonics, handwriting and spelling (http://www.prometheantrust.org)
TWTM, my way

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:06 PM

TT
ILL
Cozy Grammar
Phonetic Zoo
EIC
SOTW
Kym Wright science

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 09:38 PM

We are keeping everything in my siggy! This was a great year.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 09:47 PM

We will continue to use MCT grammar and vocab.

Programs that we used for more than 3 years in the past:

Singapore Primary Math
MCT
IEW
Story of the World

Now if only I could find a science program to stick to!

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 10:12 PM

The few keepers for us are:

Teaching Textbooks
IEW
AAS

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 10:51 PM

Saxon Math
Rod & Staff Grammar
WTM/WEM literature
Apologia

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 06:25 AM

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 06:33 AM

Singapore Math for 3 out of 4 boys
Memoria Press Latin and Logic
Rod and Staff English

I am happy with our 3 Rs; it's the other stuff that I bounce around with. I need variety.