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    Hi! I'm Heather and live in Columbus GA. I'm homeschooling my 11 year old son this year and he will be going into the 6th grade. We're using Oak Meadow. I'm pretty excited to use it after all the researching I did. Besides the standard core, our electives are going to be cooking, art, PE, and religion. We're atheist, but figured the study of religion will be interesting. I hope this will go over better than the virtual learning he did at the end of the school year. He doesn't like online learning and I'm glad Oak Meadow has physical copies of their material. Hope to connect with other homeschoolers in my area or using Oak Meadow for 6th grade.

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    Hi Heather, I'm Heather.

    Not using Oak Meadow, not in Georgia, so I'm afraid I don't have anything to share on those topics. My son is also 11, but doing 5th grade this year. Distance learning online was not a success for him, to say the least. In fact, he was miserable. We sort of fell sideways into homeschooling after realizing that.

    I like the idea of studying religion as a subject, not as a matter of belief - I hope your 11 year old finds it interesting. (I'm also atheist, and my kiddo is a very black-and-white thinker who cannot at all understand the faith aspect of religion - he very firmly believes in what he can see for himself or can otherwise prove via science. Now I'm wondering how he'd react to that sort of curriculum. Hmm...)

    Anyway, I mostly wanted to wish you luck this school year! I think we could all use a little extra luck right now.

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    Welcome!

    I have been homeschooling for 4 years using our own eclectic mix of things. We are secular humanists but always do some sort of unit study of world religions, ethics, and philosophy each year. My kids love it and I think it is good for them to understand everyone is coming from a different point of view and we just need to respect that and be kind to everyone.
    NZ homeschoolers (school year runs start Feb to mid Dec).
    DD 12 (year 7) and DD 7 (year 2).
    Fourth year homeschooling.
    Part-time freelance science copyeditor.

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    Hello and welcome Heather!

    This is our first year using a few programs from Oak Meadow too. My DD thought the civics (8th grade) program sounded fun as well as English (7th, since she had read most of the 8th grade books). My DS will be using their A&P program as a spine (that I will add to make it a full year) as well as their psych course. So far we are all really happy with the various programs. You'll have to let us know of what you think of OM as well.
    Rebecca
    DS 15, DD 13
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