Review of all the Curriculum We've used thus far!
This has been an exciting year. We've done a lot. There were some things we didn't finish, but that's okay. I know my kiddos got more out of their school year with me than they would've in another environment.
I ASKED THEM - DO YOU WANT TO DO THIS ANOTHER YEAR?
They want to homeschool. Even though Speed Racer was entertaining the idea of doing a CO-OP.
What were our KEEPERS? Curriculum that WE LIKED
Some of their choices surprised me, mainly because they complained about some of these items while doing it. They decided to re-do it.
Overall What Works for Us:Math and Writing has to include curriculums that have written and video.
Most of my kids likes are based on interactive, moving, curriculums with quick responses.
They don't like to read too much, but are efficient readers.
They don't like a lot of writing, but are willing to take notes.
Curriculums with accountability works well. They don't mind quizzes or test.
Items they enjoyed and felt they learned a lot from:
Acellus (online full curriculum learning)
The Animation Course
Digipen Online Workshop
ACE Speed Reader (online)
Slavery And The Making of America by Morgan Freeman (movie set Amazon)
Items they complained about, but admitted they learned a lot from:
Abeka Homeschool and DVD Lessons
Teaching Textbooks (worked for Geometry and Pre-Calc ONLY)
Spelling You See
See The Light (Art DVDs)
Maestro Learning (State Standards Test)
CLEP LESSON PLANS (clepprep.tripod.com/cleplessonplans/id4.html)
Items they may have learned something, but enjoyed it so much they didn't care:
Currclick Live Classes (We had short fun classes)
Duds - items that didn't work for us at all
Japanese Video Immersion
AllinOne (Easy Peasy) homeschool (was too light in most areas)
Switched On Schoolhouse
Homeschool Programming (kids just didn't like the format)
Middlebury Interactive (my kid needed live class)
Mango (my kid needed live class)
Mark Krister's online virtual class
Teaching Textbooks (didn't work for us for Algebra or lower grades as well)