New to homeschool-have some questions!

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New to homeschool-have some questions!

Postby Mikesell04 » Sat May 31, 2014 1:32 pm

Hi~from Arkansas, we are new to Homeschool, but this is something I've wanted to do for a long time. My daughter is 9 and going into 4th grade. My son is 7 and going into 2nd grade. I have filed my notice of intent and am waiting for finalized email.
I thought I had a great plan. We would start mid July and HS year round taking short breaks through out the year. I was going to order Alpha Omega Lifepac Christian Curriculum for both 2nd and 4th grade. I have not ordered either yet. For both set it's going to cost $600.. Yikes!! I could buy one now and one next month.
I have also heard if kids are within 2 yrs apart to just teach them the same curriculum?? What your opinions on this? Truth is my son passed 1st with all a's and my daughter passed 4th with c's and 2)d's. Would you recommend putting them both in 3rd grade? I do want to be sure my daughter learns what is needed for testing.

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Re: New to homeschool-have some questions!

Postby elliemaejune » Sat May 31, 2014 9:34 pm

Mikesell04 wrote:Hi~from Arkansas, we are new to Homeschool, but this is something I've wanted to do for a long time. My daughter is 9 and going into 4th grade. My son is 7 and going into 2nd grade. I have filed my notice of intent and am waiting for finalized email.

I thought I had a great plan. We would start mid July and HS year round taking short breaks through out the year. I was going to order Alpha Omega Lifepac Christian Curriculum for both 2nd and 4th grade. I have not ordered either yet. For both set it's going to cost $600.. Yikes!! I could buy one now and one next month.

I have also heard if kids are within 2 yrs apart to just teach them the same curriculum?? What your opinions on this? Truth is my son passed 1st with all a's and my daughter passed 4th with c's and 2)d's. Would you recommend putting them both in 3rd grade? I do want to be sure my daughter learns what is needed for testing.


Well, Alpha Omega is not my favorite, not for all subjects. I like to have a variety of things going on. :-)

You could easily teach things like history and science together, because those are really not skills based. You'd want to teach them individually when it comes to things like math and English skills.

Actually, homeschooled children really aren't in grades, are they? When it's necessary to label them as specific grade levels, I would absolutely use the ones they would have been in if they had continued in school, BUT they would do their Official School Stuff at the levels they are capable of.
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