Shelsi Posted July 14, 2012 Share Posted July 14, 2012 This will be my 3rd year of HSing but this year I'm adding my youngest into the mix who's starting kindy. With my oldest who's going into 3rd grade I wasn't expecting to HS. He went to public kindy for half the year and we were so unhappy with it that we pulled him out. He HATED writing, coloring, or anything of the sort and LA was always the hardest subject for us to get through. We bounced around through various curriculums (Sing, Spell, Read, & Write, Explode the Code, and K12) and somehow he managed to still turn into an excellent reader & speller who still detests writing (as in the physical act, not composition). All that to say that I don't want that to happen again with dd. My MIL is actually a Spalding Method instructor for teachers and I like the idea of that method. I should say here that my dd, who will be 5 in a few weeks loves to write. I want something that is mostly open & go. I piece together the kids' science & history myself already and I can't take on doing LA as well. I want something that is a complete LA program and I'd like something that will eventually lead us to MCT which my 3rd grader is starting this year. I'm looking at LOE right now but I'm worried about adapting it for my kindergartner. She went to preschool last year and knows the alphabet and most of their sounds. She likes to write & be creative and she is just dying to learn how to really write & spell so she can make her own stories. I've also looked at All About Reading but I think I'm starting to lean away from it now. Oh and I've looked at The Phonics Road but I ordered the sample pack with DVD and I found the DVD terribly irritating. I really really don't want to have to watch anymore so I think that one is out then. Also, I'm more of an eclectic homeschooler - I just use bits and pieces that seem to work for us. Any ideas? The more I look the more overwhelmed I get. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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