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Last post 01-26-2008 11:40 AM by mandymonkey. 6 replies.
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  • 01-24-2008 1:39 PM

    Hello - new and happy to be here!

    Hi there!

    I'm planning to homeschool my three children: ages 9, 8 and 7 begining this June. Initially I plan to use Unit studies in order to incorporate the different subjects we'll cover into a group setting.

    For our Summer Term, we'll cover New Testament studies, Math, Reading and Spanish.

    We'll have a new theme each week - and right now I'm just trying to get as many theme ideas together as I possibly can. Any thoughts and advice would be greatly apprieciated!

    I'm new to the whole homeschooling experience and I'd gladly welcome ideas!

  • 01-24-2008 9:36 PM In reply to

    • KayeT
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    Re: Hello - new and happy to be here!

    Just wanted to say hello and welcome to the family here.  I think what you are doing is great but I'm not really experienced with unit studies.  I cheat in this area and use the Prairie Primer and My Little Primer

  • 01-25-2008 8:44 AM In reply to

    Re: Hello - new and happy to be here!

    Thanks for the warm welcome and encouragement!

     I'm trying to come up with themes for each week - it is slightly harder than I thought!

  • 01-25-2008 8:49 AM In reply to

    • vvagt
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    Re: Hello - new and happy to be here!

    So glad you're planning to homeschool! I'm a long-term homeschool mom and an editor at this site.  Our family often used unit studies--most often used Konos, and at other times created them from scratch with other families, together.  I found that we always needed a separate math curriculum--and phonics too.  But in those early elementary years combining all other subjects in a unit study really worked well.   For those early elementary years we used Miquon Math--those are disposable workbooks, so the workbooks are only good for one child--but the teaching is great, especially for kinetic learners.

    V
  • 01-25-2008 9:29 AM In reply to

    • KayeT
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    Re: Hello - new and happy to be here!

    Good morning I think these may help. As you probably can tell I love doing research that helps others. http://eclectichomeschool.org/departments/department_manager.asp?deptid=17 http://www.geocities.com/Athens/8259/unitstud.html http://groups.msn.com/toolsforhomeschoolingandunitstudy/_whatsnew.msnw
  • 01-25-2008 10:58 AM In reply to

    • KayeT
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    Re: Hello - new and happy to be here!

    I forgot to add this one as well http://homeschooling.about.com/od/freeprintables/u/printables.htm. I hope at least one of these help you
  • 01-26-2008 11:40 AM In reply to

    Re: Hello - new and happy to be here!

    I'm VERY interested in the KRONOS system. I really like what I see as far as Godly attributes at the heart of the curriculum. I'm a little concerened about the price. $210 for 18 weeks, not including supplimenting math workbooks and the Spanish lessons I want to include. But overall, I really think this could be the best system for our family at this point in time.

    Can anyone offer some more advice regarding KRONOS?

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