Gentle Christian Mothers Community
 
Random Quotes from Wise Mamas


Go Back   Gentle Christian Mothers Community > Specific Issues > Homeschooling & Unschooling (Support) *Public* [Open--Join Forum to Post]
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Notices

Homeschooling & Unschooling (Support) *Public* [Open--Join Forum to Post] A place for both current homeschoolers/unschoolers and those who are considering homeschooling to find support.
A public forum. A read-only forum unless you join the corresponding usergroup here.

Please Note: Everyone can read this forum, and everyone is welcome to seek and offer homeschooling/unschooling support in this forum, but to post you must join the corresponding usergroup.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-13-2012, 11:45 AM   #1
gpsings
Rose Garden
I support GCM!
 
ORANGE you glad I made a new avatar? :D
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 4,088
gpsings has a reputation beyond reputegpsings has a reputation beyond reputegpsings has a reputation beyond reputegpsings has a reputation beyond reputegpsings has a reputation beyond reputegpsings has a reputation beyond reputegpsings has a reputation beyond reputegpsings has a reputation beyond reputegpsings has a reputation beyond reputegpsings has a reputation beyond reputegpsings has a reputation beyond repute
Default Am I the only one totally curriculum shopping yet?

I'm looking into changing up a few things this year, and Aneliese says she's distraught that since PS held her back in kindergarten we never caught her up....so I've been looking.....
We've been doing a lot of CLE which is pretty good and I placement tested her in Teaching Textbooks....and would you believe, she can skip 6th grade?!?!
So....7th grade it is. (Is that a bad idea?)
Other than that, I think I just want a good science (I'm thinking of Apologia) and I really really want to add typing.
Maybe get her a laptop with a disabled wifi.

Anyone else shopping?
__________________


Gretchen
ENTP
Wife of Kevin
Blessed AP, Homeschooling mama to:
Aneliese age 13, Breena age 10, and Caden age 7








gpsings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2012, 01:29 PM   #2
Soaring Eagle
Rose Bouquet
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 958
Soaring Eagle has a spectacular aura aboutSoaring Eagle has a spectacular aura aboutSoaring Eagle has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Am I the only one totally curriculum shopping yet?

I'm all done shopping for next year. Have everything except I'm waiting on our math order to be shipped.
__________________
Blessed to be a wife and homeschooling, stay-at-home mom to two wonderful children.

Soaring Eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Soaring Eagle For This Useful Post:
gpsings (04-13-2012)
Old 04-13-2012, 01:40 PM   #3
Katydid
Rose Garden
I support GCM!
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 7,524
Katydid has a reputation beyond reputeKatydid has a reputation beyond reputeKatydid has a reputation beyond reputeKatydid has a reputation beyond reputeKatydid has a reputation beyond reputeKatydid has a reputation beyond reputeKatydid has a reputation beyond reputeKatydid has a reputation beyond reputeKatydid has a reputation beyond reputeKatydid has a reputation beyond reputeKatydid has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Am I the only one totally curriculum shopping yet?

I'm shopping for next year already.
__________________
*Homeschooling Mama of Four*
Katydid is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Katydid For This Useful Post:
gpsings (04-13-2012)
Old 04-13-2012, 01:44 PM   #4
heartofjoy
Rose Garden
 
Assign positive intent
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 5,757
heartofjoy has a reputation beyond reputeheartofjoy has a reputation beyond reputeheartofjoy has a reputation beyond reputeheartofjoy has a reputation beyond reputeheartofjoy has a reputation beyond reputeheartofjoy has a reputation beyond reputeheartofjoy has a reputation beyond reputeheartofjoy has a reputation beyond reputeheartofjoy has a reputation beyond reputeheartofjoy has a reputation beyond reputeheartofjoy has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Am I the only one totally curriculum shopping yet?



I've been shopping. I ordered Sonlight Core F for my oldest to do next year for 8th. I'd love to get her a laptop this summer, but not sure the funds will be there. I'm thinking of enrolling her in an English class this summer and next fall with out local one day academy. The class is one hour a week, and then they are given work to do at home. I feel like my homeschool is very lacking in language arts, so maybe this will be the answer.

I'm trying to figure out language arts for my younger kids. I have some Sonlight stuff coming that I am going to try over the summer. If that doesn't work out, I think I'm going to do something more traditional. I've had a hard time finding things that I enjoy teaching and my kids enjoy doing.

I still have to buy math for everyone. dd is starting pre-algebra next year. This will be our first year with math that I might have to actually read the textbook to know what's going on!
__________________
Desiree, mom to 5 sweet blessings, dd15, ds13, dd11, dd9, and ds7
heartofjoy is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to heartofjoy For This Useful Post:
gpsings (04-13-2012)
Old 04-13-2012, 01:50 PM   #5
Amy
Rose Trellis
 
chocolate distraction
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,802
Amy has a reputation beyond reputeAmy has a reputation beyond reputeAmy has a reputation beyond reputeAmy has a reputation beyond reputeAmy has a reputation beyond reputeAmy has a reputation beyond reputeAmy has a reputation beyond reputeAmy has a reputation beyond reputeAmy has a reputation beyond reputeAmy has a reputation beyond reputeAmy has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Am I the only one totally curriculum shopping yet?

I'm almost done for next year. For ds1 (2nd grade) we're doing real science 4 kids, Story of the World, Abeka for math and language arts, some hodge podge for art and I'll probably start cursive. I still need to go through my K stuff for dd since I plan on hsing her next year also.
__________________
ISFJ Mama to:
ds1 (8/05, ADHD/ODD)
dd (11/07)
ds2 (4/11)
Married to (since 12/97)

No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of anyone who isn't trying." ~ unknown
Amy is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Amy For This Useful Post:
gpsings (04-13-2012), Quiteria (04-17-2012)
Old 04-13-2012, 02:00 PM   #6
Mert
Rose Garden
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: The southeast... land of sweet tea!!
Posts: 4,635
Mert has a reputation beyond reputeMert has a reputation beyond reputeMert has a reputation beyond reputeMert has a reputation beyond reputeMert has a reputation beyond reputeMert has a reputation beyond reputeMert has a reputation beyond reputeMert has a reputation beyond reputeMert has a reputation beyond reputeMert has a reputation beyond reputeMert has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Am I the only one totally curriculum shopping yet?

I'm almost done, too. I'll do a big book order in August to round out readers and such for history and science, but I'm pretty sure we're good for curriculum for next year.
__________________
Mert
~Helpmate to my best friend, patient listener, fav photographer & music man since 2002
~Homebirthing, biblical feast celebrating, hsing, play-at-home-momma to my 8yo math wizard, baseball player, and budding musician/percussionist
Mert is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Mert For This Useful Post:
gpsings (04-13-2012)
Old 04-13-2012, 05:39 PM   #7
gpsings
Rose Garden
I support GCM!
 
ORANGE you glad I made a new avatar? :D
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 4,088
gpsings has a reputation beyond reputegpsings has a reputation beyond reputegpsings has a reputation beyond reputegpsings has a reputation beyond reputegpsings has a reputation beyond reputegpsings has a reputation beyond reputegpsings has a reputation beyond reputegpsings has a reputation beyond reputegpsings has a reputation beyond reputegpsings has a reputation beyond reputegpsings has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Am I the only one totally curriculum shopping yet?

So....tell me what you've decided on and why.

Here's my list so far:
Aneliese: (7th grade)
History: BJU World Studies
Science: Exploring Physical Science (Apologia)
Math: Teaching Textbooks Math 7
Grammar: Easy Grammar 7
Literature and Writing: Outsourced to a co-op class
Typing: ?
+ guitar and soccer and maybe if I can afford a good Spanish curriculum, but I wouldn't know how to find that.


Breena: (4th grade)
History: BJU Heritage Studies

Science: ? Maybe Apologia...
Math: CLE
English: CLE
Writing: Writing with Ease
Handwriting: random copywork
+ guitar and a sport, though she wants to continue gymnastics and dh doesn't want her to....to be continued.

Caden: (K-1st)

He's hard to figure since he's not yet reading but what we've been using seems to be moving to slow for him. He learns quickly, but is not happy about doing a lot of bookwork.
I'm thinking Spectrum? Suggestions are wonderful.
I hate planning, hate curriculums that has a bunch of extra stuff to buy, and really want to have something that will keep his interest. Does that exist?
He knows all his letters and sounds, can count to a hundred and by 5's and 10's, knows his money and some clocks, patterns etc. and can add.
Hmmmm.

I'd love to hear everyone's choices!
__________________


Gretchen
ENTP
Wife of Kevin
Blessed AP, Homeschooling mama to:
Aneliese age 13, Breena age 10, and Caden age 7









Last edited by gpsings; 04-13-2012 at 06:25 PM.
gpsings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2012, 05:49 PM   #8
Lady Grey
Rose Garden
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 3,706
Lady Grey has a reputation beyond reputeLady Grey has a reputation beyond reputeLady Grey has a reputation beyond reputeLady Grey has a reputation beyond reputeLady Grey has a reputation beyond reputeLady Grey has a reputation beyond reputeLady Grey has a reputation beyond reputeLady Grey has a reputation beyond reputeLady Grey has a reputation beyond reputeLady Grey has a reputation beyond reputeLady Grey has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Am I the only one totally curriculum shopping yet?

I have almost everything picked out, but only some of it ordered.
__________________
Sara - married 12 years
DD (8), DS (6), DS (4), DD (17 mo)
always remembering our precious daughter in Heaven
Lady Grey is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Lady Grey For This Useful Post:
gpsings (04-13-2012)
Old 04-13-2012, 05:53 PM   #9
charla
Moderator in Empty Arms and The Cookbook
 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 9,591
charla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Am I the only one totally curriculum shopping yet?

I've gotten my list completed of the curriculum we need for next year. I'm going to buy it at the homeschool convention the first weekend in May.
__________________
CHARLA
ISFJ
Married to my beloved husband for 22 years
Mommy to my treasured son, Nathan (14)
and my precious daughter, Hope (10)
and my three cherished babies in heaven

charla is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to charla For This Useful Post:
gpsings (04-13-2012)
Old 04-13-2012, 05:54 PM   #10
Marzipan
Deactivated
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 6,735
Marzipan has a reputation beyond reputeMarzipan has a reputation beyond reputeMarzipan has a reputation beyond reputeMarzipan has a reputation beyond reputeMarzipan has a reputation beyond reputeMarzipan has a reputation beyond reputeMarzipan has a reputation beyond reputeMarzipan has a reputation beyond reputeMarzipan has a reputation beyond reputeMarzipan has a reputation beyond reputeMarzipan has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Am I the only one totally curriculum shopping yet?

Me me me! I decided to switch to Sonlight for dd1 next fall because, though I love the things I have cobbled together they are reuiring from me than I have been able to keep up with...and I'm fixing to have a baby. She's starting with Core B+C with 4/5 readers, TT4 for math, and BFSU for science. I believe I will start cursive with her too.

For ds and dd2, I am going to use Wee Folk Art's curriculum. I already have all the books ( www.betterworldbooks.com , y'all!) and will add ETC Phonics and Life of Fred Math for ds. I hope to start Sonlight K with them in the fall of 13.
Marzipan is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Marzipan For This Useful Post:
gpsings (04-13-2012), Quiteria (04-17-2012)
Old 04-13-2012, 06:19 PM   #11
Aerynne
Rose Garden
 
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 16,081
Aerynne has a reputation beyond reputeAerynne has a reputation beyond reputeAerynne has a reputation beyond reputeAerynne has a reputation beyond reputeAerynne has a reputation beyond reputeAerynne has a reputation beyond reputeAerynne has a reputation beyond reputeAerynne has a reputation beyond reputeAerynne has a reputation beyond reputeAerynne has a reputation beyond reputeAerynne has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Am I the only one totally curriculum shopping yet?

If my baby is a sticky one (Please, God, Please!!! ), we might homeschool through the summer and take a several-month-long winter vacation.

That being said, I still don't know what we're doing. Probably Singapore Math 3b since she's in 3A right now.

I better get a move on with this planning!
__________________
Erin

almost always (so please forgive any typos)

born of water and of the Spirit 4/96
married 5/02
Mama to:
B '04
Nugs '07
Kins born at home '10
Bunny born at home Dec 2012

Last edited by Aerynne; 04-13-2012 at 07:21 PM.
Aerynne is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says they are praying for Aerynne:
gpsings (04-13-2012)
Old 04-13-2012, 06:52 PM   #12
gpsings
Rose Garden
I support GCM!
 
ORANGE you glad I made a new avatar? :D
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 4,088
gpsings has a reputation beyond reputegpsings has a reputation beyond reputegpsings has a reputation beyond reputegpsings has a reputation beyond reputegpsings has a reputation beyond reputegpsings has a reputation beyond reputegpsings has a reputation beyond reputegpsings has a reputation beyond reputegpsings has a reputation beyond reputegpsings has a reputation beyond reputegpsings has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Am I the only one totally curriculum shopping yet?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marzipan View Post
Me me me! I decided to switch to Sonlight for dd1 next fall because, though I love the things I have cobbled together they are reuiring from me than I have been able to keep up with...and I'm fixing to have a baby. She's starting with Core B+C with 4/5 readers, TT4 for math, and BFSU for science. I believe I will start cursive with her too.

For ds and dd2, I am going to use Wee Folk Art's curriculum. I already have all the books ( www.betterworldbooks.com , y'all!) and will add ETC Phonics and Life of Fred Math for ds. I hope to start Sonlight K with them in the fall of 13.
Thank you so much for that link! I LOVE deals!
Also, I completely forgot about Life of Fred, too! Thanks! Caden will love that!
__________________


Gretchen
ENTP
Wife of Kevin
Blessed AP, Homeschooling mama to:
Aneliese age 13, Breena age 10, and Caden age 7








gpsings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2012, 06:56 PM   #13
Soaring Eagle
Rose Bouquet
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 958
Soaring Eagle has a spectacular aura aboutSoaring Eagle has a spectacular aura aboutSoaring Eagle has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Am I the only one totally curriculum shopping yet?

This is our lineup for next year.

Grade 1:
MFW grade 1 for Bible- I decided to not use all of the program...
All About Reading
Abeka math, history, science, health
Artistic Pursuits
study of our state

Grade 3:
Who Is God and Can I Really Know Him?

Abeka math, science, health
BJU Heritage Studies & reading (just readers w/TM for comprehension questions)
All About Spelling - Level 2
Artistic Pursuits
study of our state
__________________
Blessed to be a wife and homeschooling, stay-at-home mom to two wonderful children.

Soaring Eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Soaring Eagle For This Useful Post:
Beautiful Chaos (04-24-2012), Quiteria (04-17-2012)
Old 04-13-2012, 09:34 PM   #14
Love_Is_Patient
Rose Trellis
 
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,502
Love_Is_Patient has a brilliant futureLove_Is_Patient has a brilliant futureLove_Is_Patient has a brilliant futureLove_Is_Patient has a brilliant futureLove_Is_Patient has a brilliant futureLove_Is_Patient has a brilliant futureLove_Is_Patient has a brilliant futureLove_Is_Patient has a brilliant futureLove_Is_Patient has a brilliant futureLove_Is_Patient has a brilliant futureLove_Is_Patient has a brilliant future
Default Re: Am I the only one totally curriculum shopping yet?

Grade 2:
Math: Evan-Moor Workbook + Life of Fred + Sir Cumference (Math adventure series)
History: SOTW book 2 + Viking book (from AO yr 1) + biographies (hoping to use some by Diane Stanley, we'll see how ds likes them)
Literature: Selections from AO booklist (Yr 2)
Science: Burgess Animal Book + Mind Blowing Science (chemistry kit) + scientist biographies (Pasteur and Audubon)
Bible: Continue reading from ds' Bible
Phonics/Spelling: Spectrum workbook
Handwriting: need to figure this one out! Probably will just do copywork but need to decide to pursue cursive or print
Reading: Practice with graded readers

I have most of this already, though I may need to buy more LOF books mid-year if we finish the ones we have. I actually bought most of my curriculum for next year back in December with money from Christmas! I have a few random things for K for dd, although she will be a young K so I'm not planning much. I do have Phonics Pathways and Bob books that ds used, so will pull those out if she shows interest in reading. Also have a K math workbook that she likes to do when ds is doing math (and she listens to LOF and other math storybooks too).
Love_Is_Patient is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2012, 09:56 PM   #15
Barefoot Bookworm
Rose Garden
 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 14,147
Barefoot Bookworm has a reputation beyond reputeBarefoot Bookworm has a reputation beyond reputeBarefoot Bookworm has a reputation beyond reputeBarefoot Bookworm has a reputation beyond reputeBarefoot Bookworm has a reputation beyond reputeBarefoot Bookworm has a reputation beyond reputeBarefoot Bookworm has a reputation beyond reputeBarefoot Bookworm has a reputation beyond reputeBarefoot Bookworm has a reputation beyond reputeBarefoot Bookworm has a reputation beyond reputeBarefoot Bookworm has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Am I the only one totally curriculum shopping yet?

I haven't bought anything but I know for sure we're doing Five In A Row again (I need to buy the books), Handwriting Without Tears Kindergarten level, Math-U-See, anddd some reading program that I dunno. I hate Teach Your Child To Read In 100 Easy Lessons, it's boring for us all. Not sure if I want MFW for a core curriculum or what.
__________________
Happily married to DH.
Biological and foster mama to:
Ladybug (7)
Lamb (6)
Miss Mousie (5)
Billy Goat (3)
and introducing baby Fox!

Missing Turtle and Baby Bear who were reunified with their biological families.
Barefoot Bookworm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:38 AM.


A variety of opinions and ideas are shared on GCM. Personal experiences, suggestions, and tips found here are in no way intended to substitute for medical counsel from a healthcare professional. Always use your own good judgement and seek professional advice when in doubt about a health concern.

Amazon.com affiliate link

Copyright 1997-2014 by Gentle Christian Mothers™
An alternative-minded, evangelical Christian community supporting attachment parenting and natural living.

Do not post content elsewhere.
http://www.gentlechristianmothers.com/community/

Some smilies created and copyrighted by Mazeguy.
Some smilies and avatars created and copyrighted by flowermama and children -- do not use elsewhere.

Soli Deo Gloria
To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen. ~ Romans 16:27 (KJV)

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.