- Hi I am new here I have a son that we started homeschooling in March
right now we are using the school of tomorrow cirr. but we are going
to switch over to Abeka at the start of his new year we thought the
school of tomorrow is going to fast they have there preK and
Kindergarden hooked together so he is too young to go into 1st grade
he would only be 4 at that time so we switching to Abeka K-4 program
this coming year we thought about going ahead and putting him in the
K-5 one but then again he would be ahead in school and I want him to
get all the phonics type stuff first before I do that he is starting
to know alot of the sounds of the letters right now but I will feel
better when I know that I didn't just fly him thought the school
cause he knew it I want him to learn it and have fun while doing it
anyone else using the Abeka Cirr. especially in the K-4 or K-5?
- I've used some of the Abeka materials and talked to many that use them and
have also had some experience with School of Tomorrow materials. The Abeka
is very colorful and fun for children...expensive, but good material. The
one thing I would look carefully into would be the change in levels. Abeka
is known to be more advanced than most for the grade level, whereas School
of Tomorrow is usually below grade level, so something to watch for.
>I want him to get all the phonics type stuff firstThis list is a supplement to the book Homeschool Your Child for Free
<http://www.hsfree.com>, so for the most part, we discuss only free
resources. In the book you'll find a section on teaching reading. Here are
a few additional resources that might help you teach phonics without paying
for commercial curricula:
Words and Pictures Scrapbook
Teach phonics with the BBC. From this page you can print out pages and
create a phonics scrapbook, write poetry, and play great phonics games. *****
Free Online Phonics Classes
Help for homeschooling moms and ESL students. This class is highly
regarded and you can't beat the price! *****
Did Someone Say
An extensive phonics lesson plan from Core Knowledge. Teach your child
"phonemic awareness." ****
Hope this helps!
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>...I want him to get all the phonics type stuff first.One more resource:
Make a cassette of the "Notes" and print out the "Circles" & the child can
do it at their own pace :-)
Hi! Yes, I am using Abeka with my 4 and 5 year old. My four year old
is doing the K-5 and my 5 yr old is doing 1st grade. I love the curriculum!
My suggestion to you is to figure out where your child is. Don't worry
about what "grade" level he is working at. You know where he is at this
point, and he shouldn't have to repeat stuff he already knows just so he
won't be ahead. My 4 yr old is doing great in the K-5 workbooks and my 5
year old is flying through the 1st grade curriculum. We actually started
about 1/2 way through the 1st grade Math, because the rest was way too easy.
We started in the book where we reached something he hadn't done before
(measurements). Although most of the work is easy for him, he is learning
the new stuff well and getting reinforcement of other skills. Let your
son's ability be your guide as to where to start, not the world's
preconception of where he should be. Good Luck!
----- Original Message -----
> Hi I am new here I have a son that we started homeschooling in March
> right now we are using the school of tomorrow cirr. but we are going
> to switch over to Abeka at the start of his new year
> anyone else using the Abeka Cirr. especially in the K-4 or K-5?