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Has anyone used completely different curricula for their completely different children? How does it/ Does it work?! I have two children, dd 13 and ds 11, who have done the same curriculum AND the same level/year up to this point (currently, we are in AO7). DD is having a rough go, so after reading about the "Gap Year for 8th Graders," I decided to give it a try. I've allowed her to just do maths, reading and equine studies. She is happier, definitely, but I think that part of the issue was that the rigor of AO is just not her "love language." She is an animal lover and a horseback rider, and could just study animals and be perfectly happy. The books she has read in Sonlight hold her interest, and, as it's a lovely curriculum, I plan to move her over next year. However, ds will still be in AO. This might make me a bit batty. Has anyone done this and lived to tell about it? Obviously, I want to do what is best for them both while being the best possible teacher/partner in their education, and I'm not sure how it will work if I am focusing on two different time periods and masses of different books. Help! And thank you.
I just purchased a used IG for Sonlight Core G (World History Part 1 for 6th Grade) for a friend who is just beginning her homeschool journey. I also purchased the SOTW that goes with it, and she is going to use her library for the readers and read aloud. I did not have a Kingfisher Encyclopedia to give her, but I did give her my Usbourne Encyclopedia of the Ancient World. Would anyone be willing to share any schedule they may have put together using the Usbourne book with Sonlight Core G? I know when I was homeschooling my kids I found all sorts of schedules that were a mashup of Veritas and TOG and other combinations. I was hoping that something already existed that I could send her. She is pretty overwhelmed right now and would appreciate any help I could send her way. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide. My kids are in college and my days of being in the loop regarding this sort of thing are behind me:).
AP English Literature Anyone using Sonlight Core 600 Fall 2017/Winter 2018? Does anyone have a CB approved syllabus for this core? I am looking to not have to recreate the wheel. The core looks excellent! I have spent time analyzing each week. Lot's of literature and excellent reflective writing exercises. Thanks!
I know this is a can of worms, I'm opening up, but I just can't help myself. ;) Next year's 9th grader will be using Sonlight's Core 100 for history; he is on the young side for his grade, and is my most "difficult" student of the bunch. Using a pre-planned schedule will give both of us some breathing room--he picked Core 100 based on the history portion. He thought it looked interesting, and I am willing to give some ground here if it something he will do willingly. But I want to make sure his workload is high school worthy. His other subjects are fine, I just need some opinions on the SL bits. I am planning on replacing many of the Literature selections that seem to be more "middle school" in tone. Any suggestions for which to keep or which should go? I do have Lightning Lit Mid to Late 19th Century that I could add in. https://www.hewitthomeschooling.com/Materials/mItem.aspx?id=8073 How did any of you make this core work for *you* in high school? I'm open to any suggestions. :bigear: (and yes, I have read John's notes on the Hakim books. We can read and discuss. Insert critical thinking exercise, here, folks. :001_cool: )