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new homeschooler

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:09 pm
by lnorris78
Hi my name is LeAnn and I am going to begin homeschooling my 2 children next year, I am looking at different curriculums and was wondering if anyone has used the Bob Jones, or Switched on Schoolhouse? If so I would love to hear what you think about them! Thanks so much!

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:24 am
by Jill
Welcome to the forum. I don't have experience with either of those, but I'm sure someone will come along who can help.

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:18 am
by hscoach
We have used Switched On Schoolhouse for individual subjects and we liked it a lot.

Here is a link where you can read some reviews of SOS -

http://www.successful-homeschooling.com/switched-on-schoolhouse.html

And you could read reviews of both here -

http://homeschoolreviews.com/default.aspx

Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:39 pm
by lnorris78
Thank you so much for the info!

Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:28 pm
by PottersDaughter
I'm a brand new HS mom as well, and I have to say, from the reviews I read on CBD.com, looking at TONS and TONS of samples, I am in LOVE with the BJU curriculum! I'm teaching a 3rd, 2nd and 1st grader BJU curriculum in Bible, Science, History, and spelling/vocabulary.

A Beka and other similar curriculums were out of my price range right now, so I was looking for engaging, scripted (for the most part) and "bring it to real life" kind of curriculum, so I stuck it out with BJU. I obviously won't know how much I like it until after HS starts this August, but I am EXCITED.

I loved how in history, to teach them about the post office and colonial days, we create a post office in our classroom. Ask relatives to send them letters to arrive on that day. In science, I take them to a nursery for a field trip to talk about perennials, annuals and that other one (can you TELL I will be learning alongside my kids?).

Can't wait to hear some other opinions!!!

Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:05 pm
by Jakk
My older daughter uses SOS and loves it. I like the way it is set up and does most of the grading for me.