fraidycat Posted December 30, 2011 Share Posted December 30, 2011 I'm driving myself insane. :confused::D I am trying to pick curriculum for my kids. We are brand new to homeschooling as of Christmas break. DS is pretty easy, since he's K5 - so I can start at the beginning and we've already started on Phonics Pathways for reading. I'm running into issues trying to pick for DD9 (ps 4th grade), though. Especially for Language Arts. From questioning her, I've discerned that she doesn't really have any grammar, yet. I am leaning toward MCT - Island series. Am I correct in assuming that I would only need to add penmanship and spelling to this? Do I even need penmanship, or do I just incorporate it into her daily assignments by requiring neat, legible work? Also, do I need to add any other writing? Now for spelling: I will be using AAS for DS5. Although I do feel that DD9 could use *some* phonics instruction due to gaps in her education (from moving a LOT, and being in PS up until now), it doesn't need to be in a real formal manner as she is a fairly natural speller and reader, and doesn't seem to be having any noticeable problems. I think that by having her "teach", or help me with her little brother, she will pick up on any phonics that might be missing - as she is currently in a period of de-schooling until after we move in January and get settled in February, but DS is eager to learn to read so we've started the PP with him. She has already started trying to "be the boss" when we're doing PP, so I plan to use that to my (and her - sneaky, sneaky :D) advantage. So, I guess my question is, what do you recommend for a spelling program for her? I think it would be easier to pick a curriculum for her if she had problems. :confused: And, should I add readers for DS. Such as I See Sam, or something like that? Are there any other good phonics readers you recommend? When would I incorporate them - after we've finished PP, or earlier? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.