Homeschool World Forums     Home     Mall     Catalog     Articles     Contests     Events     Groups     Forum     Contact  
Homeschool World Forum Forum Index Homeschool World Forum
Read thousands of forum posts on topics such as homeschool law, getting started, curriculum, special needs, homeschool vs public school, and much, much more!
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Naturally minded curriculum

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Homeschool World Forum Forum Index -> Curriculum Discussion
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message

Joined: 02 Nov 2009
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:01 am    Post subject: Naturally minded curriculum Reply with quote

I have been looking at Oak Meadow and Christopherus because they seem naturally minded and holistic in their style and I seem to be drawn to Waldorf. I am not a purist by any means and I do not subscribe to every tenet of Anthroposophy nor do I believe in much of it either. Anyway, I have read through a few lessons in the Oak Meadow K and 1st grade syllabus, but I think I need something a bit more proscriptive (more ideas on what to do during the week, etc). I think I can handle art and crafts on my own, but I need more direction with academics. Are there any more curriculums out there that are similar but have a bit more to them? Any experience with Live Education? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message

Joined: 26 Apr 2009
Posts: 17

PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:34 am    Post subject: I've used Oak Meadow Reply with quote

and I've had a good look at Live and Christopherus (I think that's the name? sorry, it's been a while).
Oak Meadow can be great if you draw yourself into it. In the earlier grades they focus more on reading and math, formally, than they do science. Science is there of course but it's not in the forefront of the day. The art and handwork is fantastic for chidren though.
Have you looked at an entire syllabus? It's quite involved in terms of working through each day. You could add copywork and memorization to the language arts component. Then, simply do some unit studies for science. The math is fine....the little gnomes and stories are lovely and my kids still have their math gnomes on our nature table.
I think if you took some time to read through a syllabus an embrace what OM has to offer, while knowing you can supplement a bit along the way, you could be happy with it.
A side note...I found the older, used copies just as good as the newer ones. The older ones are black and white and may contain some typos that leave you feeling a bit uneasy. The newer ones are colour and I presume they've dealt with typos.

Another curriculum to look into would be Sonlight. You must be willing to read aloud though and there is a fair bit of reading involved. You won't find the richness of crafts, handwork etc. though so that is kind of sad. But, you could supplement that.

My vote, having used both would be to use Oak Meadow as a base and add in what you feel is needed.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Homeschool World Forum Forum Index -> Curriculum Discussion All times are GMT - 6 Hours (CST)
Page 1 of 1

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Homeschool World Terms of Use  •  Privacy Policy  •  Copyright ©1993-Now Home Life, Inc.