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    #12969 - 04/03/08 09:22 PM Curriculum recs for early elementary/homeschool?
    alee31 Offline
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    Registered: 11/02/07
    Posts: 37
    Loc: Texas
    Hi!

    Any favorite homeschool curriculums for GT kids?

    We are looking closely at a few curriculums that will cover anything from K to 3rd grade.

    I'd love to hear recommendations of your favorites - overall curriculums or specific subjects/topics.

    Thanks so much,
    Allison

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    #12986 - 04/04/08 06:23 AM Re: Curriculum recs for early elementary/homeschool? [Re: alee31]
    incogneato Offline
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    Registered: 10/25/07
    Posts: 2231
    Loc: up in my head.......
    Hi alee,

    We do a little afterschooling and I've been really impressed with the Real Science for Kids series. We've done chemistry and DD8 was really into it. DD5 loved it as well, but was a bit out of reach for her, it's meant for 4th/5th grade.
    I also like Aleks for math. It starts at level 3, but depending on your child's math exposure you might start it at 6 or 7.

    Neato

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    #12993 - 04/04/08 07:04 AM Re: Curriculum recs for early elementary/homeschool? [Re: incogneato]
    Kriston Offline
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    Registered: 09/19/07
    Posts: 6145
    Loc: Midwest
    Why have you never mentioned Real Science for Kids to me, 'Neato? It sounds really good, and I don't think I've heard of it before.

    ...Or is my faulty memory acting up?

    wink
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    #12994 - 04/04/08 07:17 AM Re: Curriculum recs for early elementary/homeschool? [Re: Kriston]
    OHGrandma Offline
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    Registered: 01/05/08
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    I don't recall it either, but it's already in my cart at Amazon! That looks like a great series. Neato, do you think it's necessary to get the teachers books? Are the workbooks valuable for learning?

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    #12995 - 04/04/08 07:20 AM Re: Curriculum recs for early elementary/homeschool? [Re: OHGrandma]
    Kriston Offline
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    Yes, do tell, Curriculum Hog...er...um...I mean, 'Neato.

    <tee-hee-hee!>
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    #12996 - 04/04/08 07:28 AM Re: Curriculum recs for early elementary/homeschool? [Re: Kriston]
    OHGrandma Offline
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    OK, this series really caught my eye and I found Neato did mention it back in February. Here is a link to the publisher gravitas publications . They also have books which connect the sciences to art, language, etc.

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    #12999 - 04/04/08 08:05 AM Re: Curriculum recs for early elementary/homeschool? [Re: OHGrandma]
    Kriston Offline
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    Registered: 09/19/07
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    Loc: Midwest
    Okay, sorry, 'Neato. It is my own short attention span that was the problem. laugh
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    #13026 - 04/04/08 10:29 AM Re: Curriculum recs for early elementary/homeschool? [Re: Kriston]
    incogneato Offline
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    Thanks for having my back OHG.

    Kriston, sheesh! You know I'd never hold out on you! smile

    I got the teacher book, but that's just me. I'm not a big science person and wanted as much info as possible to answer DD's questions.
    Whether or not you get the teacher's book, I highly recommend the workbooks. They have the experiments that go along with the book and DD has loved writing in them.

    Neato

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    #13033 - 04/04/08 11:42 AM Re: Curriculum recs for early elementary/homeschool? [Re: incogneato]
    Ania Offline
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    Registered: 02/07/06
    Posts: 802
    Loc: Home :)
    Looks overpriced to me.
    The publisher's price is set at almost $30, Amazon sells it for $20 - but the book has only 68 pages !!!

    I am just examining 6th grade Intensive Practice from Singapore Math - 100 pages for $9.

    I know - different subjects - but those science books are really expensive!

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    #13039 - 04/04/08 01:19 PM Re: Curriculum recs for early elementary/homeschool? [Re: Ania]
    Kriston Offline
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    Registered: 09/19/07
    Posts: 6145
    Loc: Midwest
    I know, 'Neato, but we haven't talked much lately, and I thought maybe you were withholding in order to punish me. Rampant emotionalism and all that!

    <snicker>
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    Mom to DS13 and DS10

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