Thursday, August 14, 2008

Homeschool Thursday

Choosing curriculum is one of (if not THE) most daunting things about homeschooling. There are sooo many choices out there. It is hard to know where to begin. I won't tell you that I know what is best, but I will let you know what I have chosen.

For Reading/Phonics: We use Pathway readers. They are full of wonderful, Christian stories that teach good morals and behavior. They are written by the Amish for a one room school house, so they are naturally geared for teachers with students of different ages. They cover all the phonics rules. Each hard back book comes with a workbook and a teachers manual. Very affordable too. To get workbooks for additional children, it is less than $3.00 a book. You can't beat that.

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For Grammar we use Shurley English. It can be tedious at times because it is very repetitive. But I think that helps them learn the material better. It comes with a CD with jingles that help them memorize the parts of speech and everything else they are learning better. If we stick with this program from the beginning we will be able to skip 5th and go straight to 6th.

Two subjects are a great start for now...... Next week we'll look at Math and Spelling.

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