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Old 01-16-2013, 09:24 AM   #1
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Has anyone used Oak Meadow curriculum?

I'm looking into it for 2nd grade next year. Any input would be appreciated.

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Old 01-17-2013, 06:19 PM   #2
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I have not, but my step daughter was hs through grade 6 with Oak Meadow. She liked it. I could ask her mom. What kinds of questions do you have about it?
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I have not, but my step daughter was hs through grade 6 with Oak Meadow. She liked it. I could ask her mom. What kinds of questions do you have about it?
Just in general how they liked it. I'd be starting in second grade. I guess my main concern is whether a less mainstream style of learning like this would help or hinder in the future. Like when she applies for or goes to college in a more traditional setting. If that makes sense
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We used it for a few months in K for my oldest and we both hated it. He does best with a more traditional style and is very fast paced. Oak Meadow was much to slow and eclectic for him. I do think it would be fine for my free-spirit DS2, but I've never gone back to it.
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We used it for a few months in K for my oldest and we both hated it. He does best with a more traditional style and is very fast paced. Oak Meadow was much to slow and eclectic for him. I do think it would be fine for my free-spirit DS2, but I've never gone back to it.
My 6 year old is more free spirited. We tried math u see....she wanted to build houses. We use time4learning for language arts...she's fiddling with everything but the computer screen. We do math worksheets...she's figuring out her own way to do the problems. And she lives art and making stuff. Do you think it would be a good fit for her?
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I was actually looking into it as well for my 1st grader next year. It looks interesting and I've seen great reviews. Its supposed to be very hands on, project based, and gentle. I was also looking at Moving Beyond the Page, which is similar
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Ok I'll ask her. I know they liked it. My step daughter is free spirited and artistic. If it helps you any, she went to ps starting in 7th grade and had no problems and has been on honor roll. She was a tad behind in math but caught up very quickly. But she hates math so that may be why.
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Ok I'll ask her. I know they liked it. My step daughter is free spirited and artistic. If it helps you any, she went to ps starting in 7th grade and had no problems and has been on honor roll. She was a tad behind in math but caught up very quickly. But she hates math so that may be why.
Oh thank you. That does help me a lot. I ordered it yesterday and I'm excited to get started. I would really appreciate any feedback that she has.
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Re: Has anyone used Oak Meadow curriculum?

I would like to hear as well. I've considered it on and off for years but never taken the plunge. I'm using an unschooling/Waldorf style for my youngest (2nd) right now and am wondering if I shouldn't just switch to Oak Meadow for both of my kids. What I am using now for my oldest (5th and using school at home which has always been best in the past) just isn't working anymore.
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