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Old 01-11-2013, 11:53 AM   #1
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What curriculum did/will you use for K

DD's preschool uses A Beka, and she seems to be doing well with it, and I did A Beka as a kid as well. But I'm honestly not really sure what else is out there, though i'm sure it is a ton. I am fine with religious based, or adding in my own if it is not.

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We used and I will use again... McRuffy for math, Hooked on Phonics and Explode the Code for phonics and reading, and What Your Kindergartener Needs to Know for all the content subjects (science, social studies, art, and music) and also used lots from the literature section.

Some other great options: Sonlight. I tried to use this, we are not Christian and after taking out the Christian element it was a waste of money. Moving Beyond the Page is really neat. There is My Father's World, that is Christian based. Oh and Oak Meadow is beautiful. There are soooo many options out there.
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I think for K we are going to continue with The Reading Lesson, Saxon 1, Faith and Life 1 (Religion), and sit in on whatever Apologia science the older ones choose for next year and the same with History (A Story of US).

I will probably go ahead and buy LLATL 1 for him to start mid year next year since I think we'll probably finish The Reading Lesson about then.
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For K we are doing

Explode the Code for language arts, hooked on phonics for reading and Horizons for Math.

She'll also sit along and semi-participate in the unit studies I have picked out for my 3rd grader for science and history.
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For kindergarten last year, DD and I did:

-lapbooks for Science
-Phonics Pathways with LOTS of reading games
-www.Lessonpathways.com and followed along with the MUS scope and sequence for Primer so she'd be ready to do MUS Alpha for this year; we used lots of manipulatives
-Lots and LOTS of reading of fun books together

Honestly, DD was on her way to hating school just a couple of months in so I had to make it as fun as possible with very little money to work with. We played lots of games together! She learned AND had fun.
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Re: What curriculum did/will you use for K

Kindergarten for us is Sing, Spell, Read, and Write level 1, A Reason for Handwriting, and Math-U-See (either primer or alpha). That is all we focus on. Any history or science is just added in according to their interests, but nothing formal.
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We are using Calvert. I wouldn't call it religious but it isn't 100% secular either. I would call it about 90% secular.
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We used Sing, Spell, Read Write for preschool and are using My Father World for Kindergarten this year and love it!
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We used My Father's World for Kindergarten and I LOVED it. I will use it again with my youngers. It takes a slower approach than Abecka and makes for a gentle first year of homeschooling. There is more hand on stuff, and a lot less worksheets. Some kids thrive on worksheets though, so you just have to go with what fits your daughter.
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We are using Singapore for math, the library for books, bob books and starfall iPad apps for practice reading, explode the code for phonics and handwriting without tears. We also play tons of games and watch Netflix documentaries.
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