Total lurker here. DS is only 20 months! lol. My husband is in the military and limited in the bases we could go to - and none of them have great, exciting school systems so I'm planning on homeschooling assuming my sanity at that point can deal with it.
Still in between stages. I have to confirm with the charter school on or after the 21st so they can send us the curriculum, etc. But we are set on using them.
Janelle and Brad 8-25-01
I'm a Nana...and a lurker of many homeschooling (and other) blogs that provide free stuff. I've used materials for making lesson plans for kids in Haiti...and making things for my grandchildren.
Leo (3 1/2) with Malcolm the cat
Hi! I'm around. I home preschool DS 2-3 days a week. DD also gets the benefit of some of the activities! We haven't done anything the past two weeks because of sickness and injuries but tomorrow I'm hoping to start a unit on Whales!
Ethan - June 21, 2009
Olivia - December 5, 2010
5w3d - October/November 2012
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We homeschooled this past year (traditional using ACE program). Andrea made it through the K curriculum and 1/3 way through the 1st grade curriculum.
Next year we are using K12, taking advantage of public school money to pay for it. I've been spending hours online the last couple of days reading through the coursework, etc. Andrea has to start over with K, but she can skip and hop her way through it quickly and get up into the 1st grade stuff.
Hi, I just found this homeschooling board today. My husband and I have a combined family of ten kids. I have 5 from my first marriage DS 17, DS 16, DD 12, DS 10, DS 7), he has 4 from his first marriage that still live with their mom (DS 18, DD 16, DS 11, DD 10), we have one together (DS 3) and another one on the way(Due 1/11/13).
I have home schooled my children since pre-school but my two oldest sons decided to enter public school for high school and my husbands' kids go to public school. We will continue to home school as I thoroughly enjoy it and my husband has seen the many benefits.
We have tried many approaches over the years such as all A Beka, all unit studies, Five in a Row, Connections Academy and some years were a mix of Saxon, LLATL, Story of the World, Considering God's Creation and A Reason for Handwriting. Last year I also homeschooled another family's daughter and I had her and two of mine using Switched on Schoolhouse. My first grader did a mix of workbooks and my then two year old played. I had intended on using more unit studies for history and science this coming year, but since finding out I'm expecting again, I know myself better than to attempt that so we are sticking with SOS For all 5 subjects plus Spanish for my DD12 and DS10. My 2nd grader will be using mostly A Beka and my DS 3 will be using a few pre school workbooks, puzzles, finger painting, coloring, and various other play/learning tools.
We are starting on August 20 and will be trying to get as much done before the baby comes as possible.