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Old 07-08-2012, 11:15 AM   #1546
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Where does everyone purchase their curriculum from? Thanks!
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:26 AM   #1547
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I purchased ours from Rainbow Resource and Christianbookstore.
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:01 PM   #1548
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Where does everyone purchase their curriculum from? Thanks!
We have bought from Abeka, Alpha&Omega, Christian Book Store, Barnes and Noble, and Books-a-Million(before they went out of buisness ). We do use the library alot.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:10 AM   #1549
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I usually (haha, this is only my 2nd year) purchase direct from Sonlight, but there is an art curriculum that is substantially cheaper at amazon so I'll be purchasing it there. I was planning on purchasing a science curriculum elsewhere this year, but instead I've decided to use Magic School Bus books as a springboard for unit studies. (2nd grade)
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:11 AM   #1550
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Speaking of which, I'm am so itching to get started! I have so many ideas! I need to get a lesson plan book and get started!
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:11 PM   #1551
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I usually (haha, this is only my 2nd year) purchase direct from Sonlight, but there is an art curriculum that is substantially cheaper at amazon so I'll be purchasing it there. I was planning on purchasing a science curriculum elsewhere this year, but instead I've decided to use Magic School Bus books as a springboard for unit studies. (2nd grade)
Magic School Bus is the best. Our oldest loved it and she would eat breakfast and start her day with the videos, and the youngest loves it also. It really engages their mind and it sticks with them. We have a set of books and the kids love to read them. Long time ago we had the computer games.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:00 PM   #1552
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Hello everyone We started CalcuLadder math drills & handwriting today. The kids have been bored & it only took about 30 minutes. I figured it was better than beating the TX heat with iPods
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:29 PM   #1553
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My Father's World?

For those that use My Father's World, do you supplement math? I am really leaning towards trying My Father's World (1st grade) this first year, and I have read some great reviews on it. However, I have seen several people say they supplement the math. If so, I'm leaning towards Horizons.

Does anyone have any pros/cons to MFW before we bite the bullet and purchase it?
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:37 PM   #1554
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Just wanted to say "Hi"! I am going to start homeschooling my DD this coming year. I am excited to get started.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:23 AM   #1555
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We started last week and we're chugging along. Dd is enjoying herself. I have to fit art and piano in still. Maybe in August.
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For those that use My Father's World, do you supplement math? I am really leaning towards trying My Father's World (1st grade) this first year, and I have read some great reviews on it. However, I have seen several people say they supplement the math. If so, I'm leaning towards Horizons.

Does anyone have any pros/cons to MFW before we bite the bullet and purchase it?
We use Sonlight, but we have been using Horizons for math since K. We will be doing grade 6 this coming school year. I really like it.
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For those that use My Father's World, do you supplement math? I am really leaning towards trying My Father's World (1st grade) this first year, and I have read some great reviews on it. However, I have seen several people say they supplement the math. If so, I'm leaning towards Horizons.

Does anyone have any pros/cons to MFW before we bite the bullet and purchase it?
Oooh! I checked the site and am now considering the K program for DS. So many programs dummy down the preschool and K. People purchasing homeschool materials have already taught their children abc's and 123's! I appreciated that the site said that a mature 4 may be capable of the 1st grade work, but the copy work involved would probably prove too boring for a 4yr old.

Math is so easy to do at home! You can use blocks and measuring cups. We even use the cheapo army soldiers as counters. Be sure to look through any math workbook you purchase as some do not have enough drills. The books jump around all over the place. I started supplementing at home years ago when my dd's advance math class used the scatter approach. Ugh! The children learn all the concepts, but never master any math facts! Crazy! I now use ipad apps for math drills so we don't have to print off mountains of worksheets. However, there are plenty of free math worksheets available online.
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For those that use My Father's World, do you supplement math? I am really leaning towards trying My Father's World (1st grade) this first year, and I have read some great reviews on it. However, I have seen several people say they supplement the math. If so, I'm leaning towards Horizons.

Does anyone have any pros/cons to MFW before we bite the bullet and purchase it?
We used MFW (ECC) last year for my DD (5th grade) & DS (2nd/3rd gradish) We LOVED it for geography, Bible study time, and the YWAM books. I didn't *love* it for science. I said last year, that if we did MFW again, we'd opt out of their science choice, and do Apologia. Well, the kiddos are doing a "co-op type" class once a week this year, and we are following their curriculum. They are doing Abeka "Land I Love."

We took the ECC pre-test, then post-test. DD could label on 3 countries on the pre-test, and DS zero. On the post-test, DD could label 103! I think DS labeled about 87!! (This is taking a BLANK map, and WRITING IN the countries themselves.) I was highly impressed with all they learned in MFW.

Keep in mind, ECC is different than 1st grade. As far as MATH, we used Teaching Textbooks & LOVED, loved, loved it!!! It is not available until 2nd or 3rd grade. My BFF taught her boys MFW & used Bob Jones math. I wish you well with whatever you choose!
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Can I join in? We aren't homeschooling yet (not officially, our son is only 4), but we are looking into it.
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:33 PM   #1560
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I'm considering homeschooling DS 8 next year, he will be entering 3rd grade. I'm considering using Time 4 Learning and wondered if anyone had any experience with it?
I will be using Time4Learning with my 3rd grader this fall also. We should keep in touch!
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