eksargent Posted July 15, 2008 Share Posted July 15, 2008 I will start homeschooling my 2 sons (ages 6 & 8) in August. I am deciding on what materials and programs to start with. Any suggestions or direction is much appreciated. This can be overwhelming! My 6 year old son completed kindergarten (in school) and is a great reader. Can I skip Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading? He gets quickly bored and even offended when I ask him to read books that are on his age level. I plan on starting Spelling Workout A, First Language Lessons, and some kind of handwriting program (suggestions?). I am leaning towards Saxon for Math (opinions?). For history, Story of the World (it seems to be a well put together program that would be easy for me to present). Science I am up in the air. I need the lessons planned out for me. I can use encyclopedias as reference. Art...Any suggestions on some good craft/art project books for a not so crafty mom? Music...we may do lessons. But, I am interested in finding a good computer or at home learning program for the piano. What about a vocabulary supplement? Too much for now? I am working on one kid at a time. Thank you in advance for any and all information, suggestions, and support. I have absolutely no experience in homeschooling and am well aware I have no idea what I am getting into...but I'm excited anyway! Thanks, Emily Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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