Janell Posted March 14, 2012 Share Posted March 14, 2012 I am a big believer in learning phonics as opposed to just learning sight words. I had phonics as a kid in school(Abeka) and I enjoyed it. My son is starting kindergarten in the fall and this year we did prek at home and he already has flown threw the bob jones curriculum that my MIL gave me. he knows all his letters and how to write them and what sounds they make. We made the decision to do Abeka with him next year for kindergarten. But recently my mom found the whole complete set of Hooked on Phonics at a yardsale for $3 with all the books and cassettes and flashcards etc.. I was thinking of maybe going through some of it with my son this spring and summer so that he's even more ready for kindergarten in the fall. but i'm not sure if we do the hooked on phonics if it will mess up the learning style that Abeka will be teaching him? I don't have the abeka curriculum yet so i can't compare it. i'm just wondering what you seasoned Homeschooolers think of the idea. I don't want to complicate things or have him learn things only to have him relearn it a differnt way in Kindergarten. that being said, this is my first child and this is the first year i've homeschooled so I don't know a whole lot yet. I don't want to mix and match cirriculums untill i've been teaching for a few years so i can get a good grasp on what i'm doing. So I don't want to do H.O.P. for reading and do everything else Abeka. KWIM? what do you guys think of the HOP? and what do you think of me doing it for the spring/summer before K? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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