Friday, December 01, 2006

Calling all Homeschoolers

Okay, I've been looking around at all the options that are available, and I'm overwhelmed. I had no idea there were so many choices!

I need recommendations for curriculum for high school students. I keep coming back to Alpha and Omega, and I'm also wondering about Abeka. Anyone tried these or know someone who has? If not, what do you use and how did you decide? Anything you can tell me will be appreciated.


Diane said...

Sorry, Brenda, I haven't the foggiest idea about any curriculums, especially for high schoolers. Hmmm....most of the homeschoolers I know have elementary age kids, and a few middle schoolers. If any come to mind I'll either ask them or email the link to you.

Good luck with it. This might be just what y'all need.

Barb said...

OK, I just left a comment here. Where oh where did it go! In the off chance it decides to appear, feel free to delete one. Sheesh!

I can't help you out with this. (Me and Diane are real helpful, huh.)

But I can say woohoo! I so want to see this happen!


Belle-ah said...

I have several friends that use ABEKA video homeschooling for their high schoolers. They love it. My dd used Abeka until 4th grade (in her school, not homeschool) and I really liked the cirriculum and we still use it for our summer "keep us on track" work. If I were to homeschool I would definately consider that as it is very clear on direction and planning, which I would need. Have you hooked up with a homeschooling group in your area for advice? BTW, did I miss a post? Are you going to be working with your girls???

Brenda said...

I'm leaning in that direction, Belle. Right now, I'm researching our options, and homeschooling seems to have the most advantages. That is, if they do indeed come to stay. It's looking promising.

Texas Gal said...

Brenda, I graduated from Pensacola Christian College. This school authored the Abeka. I also did my Student Teaching at the Abeka academy and have taught Abeka for 7 years. If you have any question send them my way.

Mommy Dearest said...

Here are some things I love: Beautiful Feet for history; Writers Inc. and appropriate level Skills Books for grammar; Wordly Wise 3000 for vocabulary; Math-U-See for math; Learning Language Arts Through Literature. My favorite book seller is R.O.C.K. Solid; they discount. You'll want to attend the GHEA conference on May 3, 4, and 5. If you definitely end up going this route, I'd love to meet you at the conference and help you! Welcome to a great adventure!

Grafted Branch said...

Wait a minute...did I miss something big? Apparently. Whom are you homeschooling? Did your girls come home with you?

I'd love to email my thoughts on curriculum/methods privately because I don't want to hurt any feelings. I'll try my best to do that later tonight.

You've learned the first hurdle...there are TOO MANY CHOICES! My constant struggle with "overthinking things" is continually fed by this troubling reality.

If you do attend a curriculum fair of any sort, steer clear of the merchants until you have a clear vision of what you want. Their stuff is all so slick, you'll want one of everything. And then you won't be able to see the forest for the trees anymore, and'll be me...eek!

Tammy said...

Brenda, the two you mentioned are good ones. Although we home school, my oldest is only in the 2nd grade, so can't offer too much help with choices. Only that I personally do not go with one set curriculum. I pick and may find a great science course but don't like their math, for instance. So remember that there is the option of mixing and matching.
It helped me to go to a curriculum fair a couple of times to see some of the books in person.

Which ever way you go, I think it's wonderful that you want to do this! :)

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