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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Curriculum for the Fall- help!

OK Homeschooling mamas, I need some help.

Fall is nearly upon us and many of you are already starting your schooling

I need help with CURRICULUM! Zorro is ready to be challenged in some areas, but others he's just not ready.

I was planning on using ABC Jesus Loves Me and still might but with all these new things flying around (or seemingly new-new to me?) I'd like to get a better idea of what's out there.

I was also going to look into some other books and curriculum to go along with it like Kumon workbooks etc but I am at a total loss! THERE'S SO MANY TO CHOOSE FROM!

I LOVE what I've seen of Itty Bitty Bookworm! I'd love to do that but since we are making NEGATIVE $60k a year (AKA Law School for D and no other income) there's no way we could afford the whole year. It's by no means unreasonably priced though. And we might even buy a few months of it anyway it looks that amazing! Plus there are free resources galore! IBB site and Blog are definitely a part of our lessons one way or another!
P.S. I entered a giveaway for it so cross your fingers for me! ;)

We will also be incorporating "My Read and Rhyme Bible Storybook" By: Bowman & Kenney for bible lessons. I will be doing a review soon in this book! It's SO cool!

I would LOVE if you HS mamas would give me some links to programs, materials, and subscriptions that you used with a nearly 3 year old that you LOVED!




5 JUICY LOVE NOTES:

Jennifer said...

I'm going to be using 'Letter of the Week' {http://www.letteroftheweek.com/preschool_age_3.html} this fall with my son (he's turning 3 in Sept.) along with my niece (she just turned 3). We used the Brightly Beaming Prep {for 2yrs.+) curriculum last year and I really enjoyed it. I'm excited to start in the fall.

Best of all, it's free. =)

S Club Mama said...

I don't know much about homeschooling. I'll be in your shoes next year *tear - how did that go by so fast?* but I know Focus on the Family may have resources you could use.

http://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/schooling/homeschool/choosing_your_home_school_curriculum.aspx

Raising a Happy Child said...

Dang, you might be a little late to join http://www.lessonpathways.com/. I got lucky and received a beta tester free subscription for a year, but their prices look fairly reasonable to me. I admit that I am still undecided whether I like or hate that site, but they really have a curriculum (secular, as far as I could tell) starting from preK all the way to K for Phonics, Math, Language Arts, History and Science. I also purchased some materials lately from http://teacherbookbagimages.net/index.html. I got their last year preK curriculum for $20, but, unfortunately, I didn't receive their CD yet. I did get August bookbag electronically, and it's nice and theme based, even though one weekly unit can probably be easily done in three days or so. I hope you will find something that works for you, but I also wanted to say that you seem very creative and maybe you can stick with theme-based and language-based curriculum of your own design by using free resources such as makinglearningfun.com. That site is my absolute favorite in terms of structure and variety. I can't believe those guys are free, they are absolutely fantastic.

Ticia said...

I'll email you a bunch of links I know of that could help you. I'd say for next year, just stick with free stuff and supplement with the occasional bought unit or item. Those should get you through one more year and then you can start getting more serious. After all Zorro's only two, no need to get too uptight about it yet.

Orange Juice said...

Ticia did you just call me uptight?
ROTFL

 
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