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  1. Hi everyone... I am new here but I am really needing some advice from some seasoned homeschooling parents! A little about my situation.. My son is 6 years old (young 6 birthday in June) and I have started him on first grade curriculum this year. We did My Fathers World Kindergarten last year and he seemed to do very well. After much research and a trip to a homeschooling fair I decided to go with Sonlight this year for first grade. I have liked some things about Sonlight such as some of the easy readers and the handwriting without tears. However I have hated some of it such as the controversial books that seem much too mature in my opinion and the math. My son is very hyper and could possibly have a touch of ADD. He always says things like "this is hard" mostly talking about his handwriting. He has such a hard time with handwriting in general. After thinking about it I have decided to stop using the Sonlight. As crazy as it sounds he seems to do much better by just sitting with him and using objects for math and teaching him simple math skills. The math we were using with the Sonlight was Horizons(alpha and omega) first grade. He did okay but it seemed too advanced for him. As of now I am using different things for different subjects. So I guess my question is does anyone have any suggestions for a math curriculum we can use? I have thought about Rod and Staff since it looks more simple and doesn't seem to jump around as much as the spiral learning of the Horizons. This year has been very stressful on both my son and I. I have even thought of just giving up on homeschooling all together. I just really want this to work. The days that he is learning well are so great. Any advice would be wonderful. We have also looked into a more non traditional like Miquion. Thanks so much. Sorry this was so long!!!:auto: Renee
  2. Am I over-thinking this? My child, 5, repeats words back to me with a different pronunciation. For example, "remember" becomes "renember" and "dough" becomes "doan". My daughter, 2 ,pronounces most everything correctly. He is reading, but do you think this might impede his spelling. This happens in maybe 1 out of ten things he repeats. Is this just normal? FYI, I do gently correct him and "break down" words for him. Sign of of a non-auditory learner? Ok I am over-thinking this....:tongue_smilie:
  3. Hi, I am new to homeschooling. I started teaching my 5 year old with TYCR100EZ lessons. I am getting ready to start Singapore Math. I am considering the Scrambled States of America and Spelling Power. Can you tell me your FAVORITE curriculum choices and why? I would love to have some recommendations. I am also thinking about using the classical conversations cd as a supplement (not actually attend cc). Advice?:) BTW, I would LOVE to find a great curriculum to teach my child Spanish. I know very little spanish myself, but my DH is Puerto Rican.
  4. I am very interested in homeschooling my kids. My husband is not interested at all. He works for our area school district. Can you point me towards some great resources/blogs/articles that speak of the benefit of homeschooling? Right now, we cannot afford private school. Help me out please! :grouphug:
  5. Hi all, In the last two weeks I have begun adding more into my daughter's school work - since she is in "first grade," now. We are doing lesson 75 of the Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading and she is reading the last set (set five) of BOB Books. Wondering if there are any books out there after the BOB books that your children loved. We are soon to be done with the BOB books and I have no idea where to go next. Also, I am wondering if my daughter is appropriate for grade level 1 - have we progressed enough during the "k" year? If she was in public school would she be learning concepts earlier? Need some input on this please! Thanks for your suggestions, Christy (aka mainemomma)
  6. Hello all, so glad to see that this is such an active forum! I am a HS mom of 3 ages 9, 6 and 3. I am going about things a bit differently this year and trying to have a more CM focus still using my Classical conversations materials as memory work. I am having a hard time making a schedule / time slot for all that is suggested in ambleside online or Easy Homeschooling. Wondering if anyone has a good suggestion for a day plan for teaching a 3rd and 1st grader. Any printable planners out there that you just love that are dummy proof and don't have a lot of spaces you end up not filling in or using? Any suggestions would be great. I really feel like I'm winging it this year and I don't want to provide a substandard education because of my lack of ability to figure out how to "plan" Thanks in advance!:grouphug:
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