Okay, Im going to be homeschooling a 1st grader (who seems to be advanced in reading), and a 3rd grader (she is just finnishing 2nd grade and is being held back in 2nd grade with public school from lack of reading/comp and handwriting.) This is what I was going to do:
- Reading: Explode the Code (I found 2-5 including 1/2 books on swaps already)
- Math: MUS have Alpha - Gamma
- History: SOTW Vol. 1 set
- Science: I have BJU Science 3 with tests, and Im getting Scott Foresman science 1 for my youngest
- I was going Growing with Grammar, Soaring with Spelling and Winning with Writing.
Ok- my questions: 1- I have been hearing ETC isnt a solid reading curriculum, so Im freaking out ( Im on a strict budget thats why Im looking on swaps!) What else can I do if its not enough?! Also grammar, writing, and spelling is going to cost me 100$ and I can never find it on swaps or homeschoolclassified or ebay... is there anything else I can do that you can suggest? I'm going crazy I dont want to "fail" my kids with not getting them a good solid foundations in subjects.