what are you using to homeschool your 6 year olds?
My son is 11 and is autistic. I pulled him out from public school this year. I don't know his actual grade level so for Math I signed up for www.ixl.com and started him from K and see where he's lacking. This will be a very good start for your 6 years old. It builds skills and everytime you make a mistake, it will keep on giving you more problems till you master the skill.
If he's advance, you can move up anytime. You can view or print out his performance. You can also supplement it with workbooks if you want. But for me, this is a stand alone skill builder.
"If the child cannot learn in the way we teach...we must teach in the way the child can learn."
Books from the Robinson Curriculum for reading (currently on George Washington) plus McGuffey (now on Level 4).
Writing with Ease (about half way through Level 1)/ English for the Thoughtful Child (about half way through)
Singapore Math (Level 2)/ IXL website/ Abacus
Science classes at the local science museum
Spanish with tutor/Japanese with Tutor
Violin/Music Racer Website for note reading drill
Like SarahNElijah, I am eclectic, and create much of my own curriculum. When I do use curriculum, I find that I like what other home educators have created, because they created their curriculum to fill a need that standard curriculum was not fulfilling...."Home School is not the classroom".
Different Methods Used By Home Educators (This article also explains different learning styles, and what curriculum works for them)
We use Abeka for everything except history and science. My daughter will be in 1st grade.
We just finished her first grade year using a Catholic based phonics program called Little Angel Readers. We used a Science book from Catholic Heritage Curricula, the book is called Behold and See 1. And we started Math U See Alpha in February so we are continuing it through the summer. We use Rosetta Stone for spanish. That's about it for now. I'm going to buy the full Curriculum from Catholic Heritage Curricula for second grade in a month or so, except Math we will continue Math U See. But for now we are enjoying learning through play focusing on my 4 year olds level but involving all the 6 year old and 10 month old.
My 6yo this year will be doing:
Hooked on Phonics (the end of grade 1 and probably all of grade 2)Math U See AlphaLife of Fred: Butterflies and CatsStory of the World: Book2 along with his 8yo brother. Plus some geography that I do myselfJan Van Cleave's Chemistry for Everykid; The Way We Work; The Night Sky book; Roots, Shoots, Buckets and Boots; Mary Jane's Outpost; and the Encyclopedia of Country Living (all for science)Can You Find It? (by the Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Language Arts I do myself for that age.
ETA: Oh yeah, and we do Lightning Fast Spanish!
We'll be using All About SpellingMath U SeeReal Science 4 KidsHandwriting Without TearsWrite Shop Primaryand most likely finishing All About Reading lvl 2 at the rate he's going lol
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