10 Reasons We Homeschool by Camille Kendall
Every homeschool mom has been tempted to throw in the towel at some point. Here are 10 reasons to keep going.
Reason 1: If you stop homeschooling and enroll your children at the school down the road, you will have to have them all up, dressed, fed, and outside waiting for the bus by 6:45 every weekday morning with their books and school supplies in tow. Personally, with seven school-age children living under one roof, I don’t think that is humanly possible.
Reason 2: If you stop homeschooling, you will have to graciously endure comments such as, “I knew that homeschooling thing was a totally hare-brained idea. It’s good to see you finally came to your senses and decided to do the rational thing.” Of course, such comments will come repeatedly and enthusiastically from those unsympathetic relatives who have offered so little help and encouragement all along.
Our family chose School of Tomorrow’s (Accelerated Christian Education) Preschool with Ace and Christ curriculum when we started homeschooling our 4 year old son June of 2009. Here’s to give our readers a preview what this curriculum offers and its benefits that led us to choose the program.
Accelerated Christian Education’s learning-to-read program is called Preschool with Ace and Christi. This is a multisensory, phonetic program, designed to prepare a child for the individualized instruction of the A.C.E. program. This learning-to-read program should be attempted only after a child has been diagnosed “ready to read” using the Ace and Christi Reading Readiness Test. Within a period of 12 to 15 weeks, he will become acquainted with phonics through animals, songs, and stories. These features will help him learn and associate letter sounds, alphabet sequence, and word relationships. Additional activities have also been designed to help the student in his physical and character development.
Preschool with Ace and Christi utilizes a number of outstanding reading tools, such as a specially developed alphabet sequence, songs for each of the sounds, poems, displays, and physical activities. Additionally, character development activities and Bible stories are built in. The program is designed to be used in conjunction with Word Building PACEs 1001-1012, Math PACEs 1001-1003, Animal Science PACEs 1001-1012, and Bible Reading PACEs 1001-1012.
- Reading Readiness Test
- Specially developed alphabet sequence
- Songs for each of the sounds
- Poems, displays, and physical activities
- Post Test
- Review Manual
Concepts learned this week: the value of being observant, prudent, keeping a “good” secret, growing up, triangles. This video zeroes in on the importance of being obedient and following rules. This is something any parent will be glad incorporated in a school curriculum.
Here are the things that this week’s lesson focused on: Read this article »