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  • Re: New Here and New to Homeschooling

    Hello and welcome! I'm the Director of Curriculum and Educational Resources for Home School, Inc. - the operator of this site. Just this week, we have begun offering our Quick Start Curriculum kits - both secular and faith based! If you like, send me an email and I'll send you more descriptive...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by mllock on 03-10-2008
  • Re: New Here and New to Homeschooling

    Hello there! I am not in Wisconsin, sorry, but I have just started homeschooling this year myself. I am guessing your daughter is going into 6th grade? My suggestion would be to get acquainted with your State Laws. Either by checking out the HSLDA website and clicking onto your State or gong online to...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by homestudio on 02-18-2008
  • Re: Third Grader- Where do I start?

    Hello Anna, I am really sorry to hear about your daughter. I hope her pain isnt too bad. Just trying to get more information, are you looking into Homeschool or have you already taken her out? When you said the school would not work with you, did they tell you they could not accomodate her? As for starting...
    Posted to Finding Curriculum (Forum) by homestudio on 02-16-2008
  • Re: Considering homeschool for 1st grader

    Sorry for taking so long to respond. My son really liked the Hooked on Phonics books, but we never did crack open any of the other materials, flashcards or CDs. I got him to the point where he could sound out words, then we just dealt with unknowns as they appeared. How easy it will be for you will depend...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by SeriousLearning on 02-16-2008
  • Re: reading curriculum

    Please read Why Our Children Can't Read by Diane McGuinness, and if you like what you are reading you may want to look into Reading Reflex by Carmen and Geoffrey McGuinness. These books bring great insight as to why children and many adults have difficulties and have very good solutions. They work...
    Posted to Finding Curriculum (Forum) by kellyburke on 02-12-2008
  • Re: secular curriculum

    I am so confused now !! I am sorry I caused a stir all I wanted was some info on non faith based curriculum....so if you can help with ideas great...if not then move on to another post....lets all be nice here were all here to better our children! has anyone used www.homeschoolstockroom.com ??? if yes...
    Posted to Finding Curriculum (Forum) by a1wheeler on 02-12-2008
  • Re: reading curriculum

    Many kids who like lessons that are not intimidating use online or CD-based curriculum. It seems to be better for many reading and attention issues. The current leader is either Switched on Schoolhouse (which had lead for years) or Time4Learning.com . Switched on schoolhouse is CD-based. Time4Learning...
    Posted to Finding Curriculum (Forum) by lisa333 on 02-06-2008
  • Re: Science Curriculum - making it "homeschooly" and great

    I love what you wrote! You are right on the money : ) When you make it real- everyday you make the memory last forever. The applied science of everyday things around them makes it all more interesting too. Retired people love homeschooled kids, all of a sudden they become an important person in their...
    Posted to Finding Curriculum (Forum) by bcjkab on 02-06-2008
  • Re: secular curriculum

    We agree that the ability to search by secular / faith-based is a good and valid one. We will be including it later this year when we introduce the product lines we are developing with our partners. In the interim, if you are looking for good buys for curriculum, OUR store almost certainly has a better...
    Posted to Finding Curriculum (Forum) by tmorrow911 on 02-06-2008
  • Re: just beginning an adventure!

    Hello! Congratulations on your courage! There are so many materials out there, it can be mind boggling. I would suggest that you go to your State Educational Department Standards online for.....whatever grade your seven year old is in. This will give you basic concepts used throughout the state. Then...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by Account_Inactive on 02-01-2008
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