Homeschool Curriculum Reviews- Let Me Help You Choose!
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If you have ever gone to a homeschool convention, browsed through catalogs, or
Be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom for the worldview curriculum of your choice from Apologia!
Homeschool Curriculum Reviews Are Helpful
When I am searching for the next year’s materials, which I love to do
As you are reading about these, some may not seem like they would work for your family; however, keep in mind that we go through seasons when homeschooling. Some years you may have less time than others to plan, prepare, and teach. So
Accelerated Christian Education)
ACE by Ace Ministries* may seem very simple at first glance, but it has a lot to offer in its basic approach. I have found several benefits to it that have really been useful in our homeschool.
Benefits of ACE Curriculum
Great for Teaching Independent Learning
When I think about an excellent curriculum for training a child to be an independent learner, I think ACE (
Once your child is in charge of his own learning, he has a skill that
Teaches Goal Setting
Here is a video showing what they look like and how the work
In addition, the student can set a long-term goal for the year for the three PACEs per nine weeks and twelve per year needing to
Something to note is that students who are completing their work faster may move through the books quicker and move ahead. As I stated before, the goal of 12 books per year is a recommendation because some may
Strengthens Weak Areas and Fills in the Gaps
The beauty of this program is your child can
ACE’s 5 Laws of Learning Explained
Teaches Character and Bible
Each PACE has everything the student needs inside. There are no other books required. There are occasionally hands-on activities or experiments to do, but we have found these to be mainly in science. Each workbook is thin and lightweight, and because each subject is self-contained in its own
Helpful When Teaching More Than One Child
I have had quite an age range to teach in my house for a few years, and I was not smart when choosing my curriculum when my third child started school. I had bought some materials for each student
I found the price of this curriculum to be very reasonable. I
- Math (K-12)
- English (K-12)
- Literature and Creative Writing (2-8)
- Social Studies (K-12)
- Science (K-12)
- Word Building (which includes spelling and vocabulary) (K-9)
- Bible Reading (1-6)
At the high school level,
There also many electives available. The list includes Bible, business, fine arts, government, health, foreign languages, language arts, and college classes.
Check out my other homeschool curriculum reviews below. If you have used any of these materials, let me know how you liked them in the comments below. Also, do you find reviews helpful and what do you look for specifically when you read them?
You can find ACE at Christian Book Distributors*.
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Are you looking for a practical and easy way to teach the truth to your kids? Apologia has some great Biblical worldview curricula! These materials will have your children learning and discussing concepts to help them discern the truth in a world full of deception.
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In All You Do – A Thanksgiving Bundle that includes two of our most popular unit studies
The Art Kit – Your kids will have fun practicing their number skills with a Gumball Counting Activity Kit!
Brookdale House – A Bullet Recipe Journal is a wonderful way to keep your recipes handy! It is easy to structure to your needs, yet flexible enough to use any way you like.
Heart and Soul Homeschooling – Color, Cut, and Count through the Seasons is a fun coloring book with counting pages for each season. Includes pumpkins, apples, acorns, snowmen, flowers, ice cream cones, etc. Great way for kids to practice counting to 20. The shapes can
Everyday Graces – Learning poetry is such a fun way for our children to learn to write better, express themselves, and to stretch their literary device muscles. In this 13 page pack, your children will learn about acrostic poetry, cinquain poetry, and haiku poetry. Each type
You picked all your curriculum out for the year and are very excited to start. Shortly into the new school year, you realize something isn't working quite right. Maybe your child is bored or complaining about the work. Perhaps he is struggling with all the writing it requires. Maybe sitting in the chair for long periods of time makes him antsy. Even though you've had him write his spelling words ten times each twice this week, he just can't seem to remember them. He wants to touch everything you put in front of him and do anything except his work.
All of these situations could be that your child just doesn't want to do his work. But what if that wasn't it? What if the curriculum you chose isn't right for him? The different learning styles in children can play a large role in how they respond to the curriculum you choose.
Whether you are new to homeschooling or just getting started, you probably have a teaching method that you lean towards. Most people favor a style that caters to their personality. These different types of homeschooling methods can be categorized into six main groups.
Science is a subject that many children enjoy in school. It's fun to learn about plants, animals, electricity, molecules, and even blow things up. There are a lot of exciting careers in the science field. Many of these are in great demand with a positive outlook for the future and offer a sizable salary. If you have a child who loves science and seems to be leaning in that direction as a possible career, you may want to check out a few of these options. There may be something he hasn't heard of and perhaps this will spark some interest.
Planning is probably one of the most daunting tasks about homeschooling. Staying organized is critical for making sure things get done, keeping a good record, and not forgetting important events. Trying to keep up with your home, family, and school can be exhausting. I don't know about you, but my brain can only remember so many things, and it seems to remember less as each year passes. I constantly have to write things down or I will forget them. Unfortunately, I often lose those little scraps of paper I write on as well. And then came the Homeschool Planet planner!
Getting started with homeschooling is really not as hard as you think. In fact, you have a lot more choices and freedoms in many areas, and there are so many benefits your family will gain from it. I'm going to walk you through the entire process.