Myself and a few family members are highly considering homeschooling. What are the good homeschooling programs you all use/ have found? I know there are so many out there and would like to have a program that is rated well. Thanks!
I am going to be using oak meadow this year. It is a complete curriculum, teaches in a gentle way, doesn't use workbooks, is a living education. It looks great from what I have looked over, and I have heard awesome reviews.
I use 3 different curriculums to homeschool with. Abeka for language arts/phonics, writing, and mathematics. All About Spelling for spelling and My Father's World for Bible, art, science, history, and music.
I will be using switched on school for my motivaated DD for math. I use apoligia science. History I am america the beautiful. I am using sylvin for language arts for 2 of them. I still have some math to figure out and some language arts.
There are many methods used by home educators. The best one for you depends on your child's learning style. 45% do fine with the Conventional method (workbooks, flashcards, sit down at desk type work). But for some this method does more harm than good, and it is why many moms resort to home education.
As a home school workshop leader, I put together the following free web page to help you get started, understand your child's learning style, and choose the right method for that learning style.
I'm using BJU , Life of Fred, and Key to fractions for math, Bju and Real Science 4 Kids for science, Notgrass and various documentaries for history, Notgrass and various lit options for Language arts and Bible. I also occasionally throw in a Spectrum workbook for vocab or spelling.
There is so much to choose from its usually very hard and takes lots of trial and error to find the right fit.
It really depends on your teaching style, your childrens' learning style(s), and your worldview/faith preferences.
For protestants, the following are popular:
Switched on Schoolhouse
Rod and Staff
For Catholics, the following (we're Catholic; so most of these I've either researched extensively or used myself):
Our Lady of Victory
Catholic Schools Textbook Project (middle and high school history)
All around popular:
Peace Hill Press grammar, writing, and history
Ellen McHenry science (grades 4 and up)
Most protestant science programs express a young earth creationist pov; most secular programs use secular public school tests; most Catholic programs (because most Catholics are theistic evolutionists/old earth creationists) use secular public school texts as well, although Catholic Heritage and Seton both have Catholic science programs published (and CHC's is sincerely stellar).