b.motherofthree.harvey Posted June 26, 2012 Share Posted June 26, 2012 Hi everyone, I'm not new to HSing. I was home schooled and private school educated for a good chunk of my middle and high school, and I've wanted to HS my girls forever. I figured I'd give it a go with supplementing after school this year to see how it goes. If all goes well, I'm hoping to take my entering 5th grader out and teach her at home for her 6th grade year. There are several curriculum questions I have, with the understanding that recommendations are all opinion about what works best in each family's situation. This may be a long post, so please bear with me. My youngest will be entering Kindergarten, and I'm pretty sure that phonics has once again phased out of public schools (asinine), and I know the value of it so supplementing seems logical. I learned with A Beka, and I'm somewhat familiar with A.C.E.'s reading program. My youngest is...well...very determined:001_huh: , very bright, and easily bored. I'm wondering if there is a learning to read program that is low pressure, but really solid. I know Saxon also has a phonics program, but I'm not familiar with it. So what's out there? I'm curious about an art curriculum for my art loving middle DD. I'd like her to learn the stuff I learned in elementary art (and then some) that she won't get since there's no art in public schools here :banghead: I've seen the Mike Kistler and Meet the Masters, but I'm curious about value. Some of those programs are EXPENSIVE! And my oldest is the typical over achiever 1st born. She loves to learn, read, etc. so anything I give her, she devours! She usually ends up bored at school and really isn't being challenged by anything other than mean kids. :( Any advice? Any tips for a newbie would be MOST appreciated. I'm SUPER nervous because I'm not SUPER organized, and I know I will need to get on top of that. I'd love to hear about your homeschooling stories and learning from others trail and error is always a good leg up to learning from your own, right? TIA, -B Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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