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need curriculum!

Posted by on Feb. 7, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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my children are 11 and 9. i rewally need some help with curriculum for them. if anyone could please help me i would appreciate it!!

by on Feb. 7, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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usmom3
by BJ on Feb. 7, 2012 at 12:35 PM

 What kind of help do you need? Do you need to know the different kinds of curriculum or what is the best?

swim-mom72
by on Feb. 7, 2012 at 2:18 PM

A little more info please : )

Are they coming from public school? Do you already have some things? Religious preferences? Do you have a tight budget? Any learning delays? Etc.....

jodyann2
by on Feb. 7, 2012 at 2:45 PM
I am on a very tight budget. I moved my kids from a public school in sacramento, ca to pittsburgh. No delays. They are smart. Need anything I can get.


Quoting swim-mom72:

A little more info please : )


Are they coming from public school? Do you already have some things? Religious preferences? Do you have a tight budget? Any learning delays? Etc.....


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Silverkitty
by Bronze Member on Feb. 7, 2012 at 2:53 PM
Are you looking for ideas or asking in a round about way, if anyone has free curriculum? There are lots of free online material, and it really does depend on subject, ability level mostly. I'm on my tablet or I would link some for older children.

KISS grammar is one off the top of my head.
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nikkisuire
by on Feb. 7, 2012 at 2:57 PM

we are using this for math (its free)

http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/primary/default.htm#year1

 English, we are buying a grammer book at the local Mardel's.  It is like $15.00.  We are doing unit studies for the rest.  buy what you want to teach and pay for it as you go.  some studies are as cheap as $3.00!  try currclick.com

i am teaching an 11, 7 ,5, and 4 yr old.  Best of luck! 

as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD

swim-mom72
by on Feb. 7, 2012 at 5:21 PM

other than the library, which is great for free resources, here are some places to find materials:

ebay,amazon,paperback swap, Timberdoodle, homeschoolreview.com, Dollar store, used book stores, Donna Young's website, Starfall website, spellcity.com, HSLDA has a ton of links, Evan Moore, FactMonster.com, and K12.

Now, for curricullum publishers, there are MANY. Here are a few: Queens, Easy Grammar, Math U See, Saxon, Winter's Promise, Sonlight, Abeka, Bob Jones, My Father's World, Beautiful Feet, Teaching Textbooks, Spalding, Winston Grammar, Rod and Staff, Seaton, Oak Meadow, and on, and on : )

At this point in the school year, I would strongly suggest looking into being able to use the public school material for free. I think PA is like WV, where we use to live, in that you are able to use the same material public schools use. Look at the state laws on HSLDA and contact your local school for help with this.

romacox
by Silver Member on Feb. 7, 2012 at 5:53 PM

As a home school workshop leader, I always remind parents that home school is not the class room.  Children learn best with play, and real life experiences which is easy to do at home, but difficult in the class room.

  With a little information, it is really much easier than you might now think. The best way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time.  Here are some things to help you get started.  

  • Knowing your children's learning style will save you tuns of money on curriculum that doesn't work for the child.  The Four Basic Learning Styles (Videos)
  • Once you know their learning style, here are some common methods used by other home educators (links to resources included):   .  Home School Methods

You will soon find that you do a much better job than the public school system.  Teachers are not the biggest influx into the home school venue, because they are not happy with what is being forced on them and the kids.

5BMom
by on Feb. 7, 2012 at 5:59 PM
www.ambleside.com is a great free place to start... All you need is a library card. MEP MATH, posted above, is free...
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oredeb
by on Feb. 7, 2012 at 6:09 PM

 well theres lots of place on the interent to find stuff to teach kids,

what i do is to ask them what they want to learn about, then we go from there, with lots of research, library visits, field trips, unit studies,

heres some http://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/schoolroom/unitstudies.php

http://www.hlnfamily.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=38&Itemid=155

http://www.easyfunschool.com/

heres some language arts you can copy for free  http://www.sfreading.com/resources/ghb.html

go to library and let them or you choose books to read each day

on tv theres learning channels, national geographic, hows that made, etc

more sites  http://gleaningtheharvest.com/?page_id=16

educational ones on the interenet to play  http://www.yourchildlearns.com/owlmouse.htm

http://www.exploringnature.org/

http://handbookofnaturestudy.blogspot.com/   good for science

math http://www.khanacademy.org/ some good math on line and free, scroll down to their age level, really good place for math!!

 

jodyann2
by on Feb. 7, 2012 at 6:17 PM
Omg thanks some much!!! This will help some much. I think its intimidating.


Quoting oredeb:

 well theres lots of place on the interent to find stuff to teach kids,


what i do is to ask them what they want to learn about, then we go from there, with lots of research, library visits, field trips, unit studies,


heres some http://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/schoolroom/unitstudies.php


http://www.hlnfamily.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=38&Itemid=155


http://www.easyfunschool.com/


heres some language arts you can copy for free  http://www.sfreading.com/resources/ghb.html


go to library and let them or you choose books to read each day


on tv theres learning channels, national geographic, hows that made, etc


more sites  http://gleaningtheharvest.com/?page_id=16


educational ones on the interenet to play  http://www.yourchildlearns.com/owlmouse.htm


http://www.exploringnature.org/


http://handbookofnaturestudy.blogspot.com/   good for science


math http://www.khanacademy.org/ some good math on line and free, scroll down to their age level, really good place for math!!


 


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