We currently use Abeka for our 2 kids (will be 3 in August). My middle child does great with it, but my oldest (3rd grade, currently using 1st grade material as this is her 1st year of HS and she needed a review/catch-up year) is getting overwhelmed by all the papers. Phonics worksheets, math worksheets, handwriting out the rear, just lots and lots of paperwork. Her cursive handwriting is beautiful, so even if we stick with Abeka, I'm going to take the liberty of cutting most of the handwriting practice out. I was just wondering if anyone has any experiences with some of the computer-based curriculums, and what their opinions are about them.
One of our main issues with her is that she's also ADD, so her school day takes forever because she just stops and stares into space ALL THE TIME. I gave her a math page to work on while I was doing one of her brother's classes, and in the 15 minutes it took to finish his whole class, she had written her name. I don't know that she'd get any less distracted with a computer-based curriculum, but maybe I wouldn't feel so behind schedule. Of course, with Abeka, the lessons are numbered, and I have the mentality that all #76 lessons have to be finished on the same day (I know, I know, it defeats the purpose of "work at your own pace," but I'm a public school junkie lol). I thought maybe with everything being on the computer, she could truly "work at her own pace," and it would reduce a lot of the stress she gets from those piles of papers every day.
Also, is there a curriculum that uses part computer, part paperwork? I think even that would be better than what she's doing now. Thanks