Homeschool Question

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  1. ShotGunWillie

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    Do any of you home school? What program did you go by? We are looking at possibly sending our son to a private Christian School that uses the A.C.E. program. Looking at it, it doesn't look accelerated to me, am I missing something here.

    Need a little help please, thanks.
     
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    We homeschool our youngest, and use A.C.E. It is a nice fit for him.
     
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    Is it accelerated? Is it all packets or is there actual teaching and stuff.

    Some what new to the Homeschool Game, need a little help and junk.
     
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    I home school and we are using Veritas Press material. Classical education. Good stuff.
     
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    It is in paces...

    At the beginning of the school yr, we test him to see what level he is on...
    Here is the link to the home page... http://www.schooloftomorrow.com/Default.aspx

    Here is the link to the online diagnostic test... http://www.schooloftomorrow.com/acediagnostic/

    So we give him the test at the beginning of last yr, and seen what level to start with...

    We then started that level.
    last month I gave it to him again, (out of curiosity) and he had advanced like he should have, (in a couple subjects.. he advanced faster)

    We buy a few PACES at a time.. (I think this is what you are refering to as packets)... in the PACES, it has the lessons, and the test to give him to pass that PACE. (when you get it be sure to tear out the test... lol)

    After he passes the PACE, move on to the next PACE... there are 12 PACES for each grade level... (My son usually finishes a PACE every 2-3 weeks)... Some things he can work on himself, some require assistance...

    For instance, he will begin working on Fractions, and Algebraic equations this yr in Math.. .(he is in 6th Grade).
    Once I teach him how to do it, which may take a couple days, I turn him loose in his book, and he works on it himself... if he has questions, he can ask me.

    He also takes Piano lessons, and we include it into his homeschooling.

    Plus I am always looking for hands on ways to illustrate lessons...

    For instance, when he was learning addition and subtraction, he had a rough time... (He had just had brain surgery for epilepsy) but he knew his money!

    So, to add 13 plus 12, I would give him dimes, pennies, and nickels.... He amazed me..

    Also, a little quirk of his I find funny is this: He has problems multiplying.
    I can ask him what 7 times 8 equals, and he has problems...
    But if I ask him how many times 8 goes into 56, he immediately knows the answer...

    So, Algebra is going to be easy for him, because he is already thinking backwards.
     
  6. ReformedBaptist

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    We homeschool and use the BJU materials.
     
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    We use Abeka. Next year I plan to use Switched on Schoolhouse for Math for my oldest.
     
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    My wife is a former p.s. teacher so she uses whatever works. (Abeca, BJU, public school books, the internet, and stuff of her own creation) From these she develops a plan for the year. So far, it's working great.
     
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    Now that is a lot of work! Cudos to the wife!
     
  10. ShotGunWillie

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    I was looking at BJU material, thought their bible study looked great.

    I also thought about Singapore Math, any thoughts on that one.
     
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    I was thinking that Dr. Bob even developed some of the lessons for ACE.

    (I think)
     
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    What ages are your kids?

    I used Switched on School House for my 7th grader last year. It was great!

    This year we are going to do a combination of things including the SOS.

    Right now, we are using the Olympics as a background for just about everything, but especially geography and mental math. There are new vocabulary words that we hear through out the day as well as exposure to sports he wouldn't normally have. He sharpens his logic skill by figuring out the basic rules of a sport, by watching the players and listening to the commentators (listening skills are important!). This may seem trivial, but the last couple of times the Olympics came around my son was ill and unable to experience them. He is really enjoying all the events.
     
  13. Beth

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    We use a bunch of stuff

    We use a bunch of stuff....Abeka for language arts and math. In the seventh grade, we switch over to Bob Jones Pre-Algebra.

    For science, we love the Christian Kids Explore series. There are three units, 30 weeks apiece...Chemistry, Biology and Earth and Space. This is partly a hands on curriculum, and has alot of prep for me to do.

    History we love the Mystery of History series. One child will study the first one, the other two kids are in the second installment. I also purchased a cd rom called History through the Ages. This is a great one for timeliens...over 1,360 blacck in white timeline figures with text optional for each figure.

    Health is from Abeka.

    Spelling words are pulled from the weekly work.

    I teach them piano.

    We started off with ACE, and I personally LOVED it, but my children became bored with the paces. I MISS ACE...even have the two puppets Ace and Christi which Carl and I use in our Sunday School class for drama. I particularly LOVED the K animal alphabetic stories...STILL remember Aging Ape who wanted the biggest banana! LOL! Those stories were precious!

    Your sis in Christ,
    Beth
     
  14. I Am Blessed 24

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    All of my kids used A.C.E. and I used it for the grandson, who lives with me, for two years. He is in a Christian school now, and they use Abeka. He does very well with both curriculums.
     
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    We only have one son hich will be in 6th,
    We use different things from him that we buy at a Christian Book Store (Mardells)
     
  16. hsmom22boys

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    Hi everyone! We are more eclectic in our homeschooling. I use several different things. Math-u-see, ABeka Bible, Science, History, and Health, I also use Aplogia Science, but we only do it once a week. I like A Child's Goegraphy, there is a project to do at the end of every lesson. Once a week to supplement our history, we do All 50 states. I have switched a little on Spelling and still am not real sure. We started off with Abeka and didn't like it so I went to Squential Spelling and it is just way different. I didn't even know some of the words they use.:laugh: So now we are trying Natural Speller. We are also doing Easy Grammar, but I am really thinking about ordering the English stuff from School of Tomorrow. I also use some online things. We do typing for free on the computer. Both of my boys love it. There is really SO much for free online if you know where to go. It's great to have such wonderful resources!
     

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