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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Curriculum Decisions

Yesterday Emelie had her first horse judging of the year. Those contests equal a lot of waiting around for the parents. I always bring a bag stocked with things to keep me busy.

This year I came stocked with curriculum catalogs in preparation for the upcoming Midwest Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati at the end of the month.

Some things I'm solid on: Sonlight for history, Teaching Textbooks for high school math, SOS for language arts.

Things I'm looking for: science that the elementary ages can do together, a pre-K or K program for a precocious 5-year-old, and a character study that we love as much as the one we did this year.



  1. Hey...science thoughts:
    God's Design for LIfe or any of that series.
    Also the Jeannie Fulbright series rock! They have notebooks too. :)

    Highly recommend the Little Hearts to Heaven or whatever that is for a little cute girlie! :) I had thought of another and now it is gone...I will let you know later. :) Glad you got some time to comb over your choices. )

  2. We are trying Apologia Science Exploring Creation this year. There are several courses to choose from for 1st through 6th grade. You can teach the same for each age. Although it is not necessary, a Notebooking Journal is available with each course. I would suggest buying one and copying the pages. There are some additional things included like Bible verse copywork pages, crossword puzzles, etc. in the journals. Their website, www.apologia.com, has more information but you can find the actual curriculum cheaper elsewhere.