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Topsy
10-22-2011, 02:17 PM
It has been a little while since we posted our Homeschool Abbreviations and Acronyms (http://www.secularhomeschool.com/content/275-Homeschooling-Abbreviations-and-Acronyms) resource, and I am wondering if there are any new/trending acronyms that have popped up recently that maybe we've missed.

If you notice any that you use commonly that aren't listed here, could you help us update our resource by sharing them?

Here are the ones we have so far:

100EL = Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

AAS = All About Spelling

CM = Charlotte Mason

DWN = Draw Write Now

ETC = Explode the Code

FLL = First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind

GT = Gifted and Talented

GWG = Growing With Grammar

HO = History Odyssey

HOP = Hooked on Phonics

HOTA = Handle on the Arts

HWT/HWOT = Handwriting Without Tears

LLB = Living Learning Books

LFC = Latin for Children

LNST = Latin's Not So Tough LOF = Life of Fred

MBTP = Moving Beyond the Page

MCT = Michael Clay Thompson Language Arts Curriculum

MEP = Mathematics Enhancement Programme

MSB = Magic School Bus MTH = Magic Tree House

MUS = Math U See OPGTR = Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading

QMM = Quarter Mile Math

RS = Rosetta Stone

RSO = R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey

SOTW = Story of the World: History for the Classical Child

SSL = Song School Latin T4L = Time4Learning

TT = Teaching Textbooks

TWTM = The Well Trained Mind

WS = Writing Strands

bcnlvr
10-22-2011, 06:20 PM
SM Singapore Math
WWW Winning with Writing
SSV Soaring with Spelling and Vocab
MPH My Pals are Here (Singapore Science)
GSWL Getting Started with Latin (they also have GSWS - Spanish)
LP Latin Prep
MM Math Mammoth

farrarwilliams
10-22-2011, 07:40 PM
AO = Ambleside Online
IEW = Institute for Excellence in Writing
BFSU = Building Foundations of Scientific Inquiry

Also, I think a lot of newbies might look at that to see what dh, ds, dd, sil, etc. etc. all mean so perhaps a separate little list of explanation?

Topsy
10-23-2011, 07:44 AM
SM Singapore Math
WWW Winning with Writing
SSV Soaring with Spelling and Vocab
MPH My Pals are Here (Singapore Science)
GSWL Getting Started with Latin (they also have GSWS - Spanish)
LP Latin Prep
MM Math Mammoth

Thanks, bcnlvr!!

Topsy
10-23-2011, 07:49 AM
AO = Ambleside Online
IEW = Institute for Excellence in Writing
BFSU = Building Foundations of Scientific Inquiry

Also, I think a lot of newbies might look at that to see what dh, ds, dd, sil, etc. etc. all mean so perhaps a separate little list of explanation?

Appreciate these additions too, Farrar! I'd rather not get into trying to create a non-homeschooling related list of acronyms right now because there are already SO many of those all over the web and the list of what to include gets longer, and longer, and longer every day.

mommykicksbutt
10-23-2011, 09:01 AM
AG & AGJr = Analytical Grammar & Analytical Grammar Jr. (www.analyticalgrammar.com)
T4L = Time4Learning (www.time4learning.com)
MTDVD = Math Tutor DVDs (www.mathtutordvd.com)
GC or TTC = The Great Course (aka The Teaching Company) (www.thegreatcourses.com)
CT = The Critical Thinking Company (www.criticalthinking.com)

Topsy
10-24-2011, 08:13 AM
AG & AGJr = Analytical Grammar & Analytical Grammar Jr. (www.analyticalgrammar.com)
T4L = Time4Learning (www.time4learning.com)
MTDVD = Math Tutor DVDs (www.mathtutordvd.com)
GC or TTC = The Great Course (aka The Teaching Company) (www.thegreatcourses.com)
CT = The Critical Thinking Company (www.criticalthinking.com)

Great additions...thanks!!

farrarwilliams
10-24-2011, 09:46 AM
Ooh, MommyKicksButt linked hers... should they be hyperlinked?

Lou
10-24-2011, 10:05 AM
This is great...not only for the Abbreviations and Acronyms, but a lovely list of curriculum ideas to research when one is looking for something different. :) I am keeping a list of all the ones posted in a word doc for future referrence! Thanks!!! :)

Topsy
10-24-2011, 03:45 PM
Ooh, MommyKicksButt linked hers... should they be hyperlinked?

No hyperlinks required :) (I'm not hyperlinking on the page...it's just for info only)

Topsy
10-24-2011, 03:46 PM
This is great...not only for the Abbreviations and Acronyms, but a lovely list of curriculum ideas to research when one is looking for something different. :) I am keeping a list of all the ones posted in a word doc for future referrence! Thanks!!! :)

I believe most, if not all, of these are already in our Secular Curriculum Listings (http://www.secularhomeschool.com/content/217-Secular-Curriculum-by-Subject), too...just to make things even easier for ya!! ;)

Lou
10-24-2011, 04:57 PM
Topsy ~ THANK YOU...all the surf'n around and I have never run across that page! Not sure how I missed it, well I sort of do...I'm guessing my mind is always only half way here when I'm online. ha, ha... THANK YOU!!! :)