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Homeschool curriculum review: Abeka- what you won't find in the catalog

Homeschool curriculum text by Abeka publishing
Homeschool curriculum text by Abeka publishing
J. Helms

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  • Lisa K. 5 years ago

    I found this article to be true. With Abeka, do what you and your child like, don't be afraid to scrap what isn't working or you'll burn yourselves out. Don't do everything they tell you to do! Abeka definitely caters to those who are new, unsure, or afraid of leaving anything out. It is a great springboard for the beginning homeschooler.
    One of my complaints that wasn't mentioned in this article is that the Language (grammar and composition) is repetitive. Every year the kids do grammar over and over, without much creativity in language arts as a whole; there is so much more to learn, study and enjoy than subject, verb, recognizing adjectives and diagramming sentences.
    Still, a very sound, thorough program as a whole if you are willing to supplement and scrap things as needed!

  • Karen 5 years ago

    I've been homeschooling for 29 years, 2 1/2 years to go till youngest graduate. At one point we got the video school. They only have you do all the even or odd questions. I'd been making my kids do every one. Alot easier when I realized I could do that and not short change them. At times the video teacher would assign sections, but not everything.

  • Julie Helms; Harrisburg Homeschool Examiner 5 years ago

    Karen, Wow, 29 years--you are a real veteran! Thank you for the insight into the video program. I'm glad to hear the teachers agree with assigning partial assignments at times.

  • Wesley Davis 5 years ago

    Great article. We are reviewing this curriculum for next year, looking for something similar with a less religious focus. We have a blog at californiahomeschool.blogspot.com and invite you to follow. Any curriculum suggestions are appreciated I can be found at .limelighteducation.com . Happy Homeschooling !!

  • Meg 3 years ago

    I am looking into homeschooling my three sons ranging in age from 11 to 8 (grades 6, 4 and 3). I am new to homeschooling an like the idea that Abeka covers everything Massachusetts is looking for until I get my feet wet and feel comfortable in homeschooling. I look forward to any advice you may have to give me as a new homeschooling family, especially with multiple children.

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