View Poll Results: Do you use online, book or a mix for curriculum?

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  • Online Only!

    1 4.55%
  • Book Only!

    3 13.64%
  • Online and Book Mix!

    17 77.27%
  • Other!

    1 4.55%
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    Default Weekly Poll: Do you use online, book or a mix for curriculum?

    So, trying to remember to do the Weekly Polls again! My personal goal as Admin was to start in Jan. I guess since I am at least starting on Jan. 31, I still have hit my personal goal!!LOL

    We will start off easy peasy since we have so many new members!
    Welcome to all of you!

    What kind of curriculum do you use/prefer?
    Are you a tried and true online only?
    Does the pages of turning workbooks get you giddy?
    Or do you do a mash-up of the two and love it?

    Our house, 95% online as we use Time4Learning, Spelling City and Time4Writing as our main/core curriculum. But, we do some book curriculum, depending on what the boys are into. We have used a great book for learning about finances and forms.

    So, tell us about your curriculum choice!!
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    Since my eldest is only four, we have been doing a letter of the week and number of the week with supporting activities through the week. We of course do holiday things and spend a lot of time creating art and playing. I have begun looking into actual curriculum for next year though and I am not against some math games for sure!I love math but he isn't as interested.

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    I have used Khan Academy for years, on again off again, and appreciate that it's always there to take the temp, so to speak, of how someone is doing in a grade level or at a specific topic, and especially like their new AP science offerings and SAT test prep. Have tried a few paid online services, especially in the beginning of our homeschool journey, and my kids hated nearly all of them, but one I liked well enough that I try it again for a different kid, was (math only, online only, using the same product that is called redbird math when sold to private schools, etc).

    That said, I also discovered the need to do things textbook-and-paper, in addition to online interactive, or my kids have a tendency to do far better on the online interactive, than they can show, on paper. So I keep my collection of grade-level Houghton-Mifflin Mathematics textbooks from the early 2000s handy, because they have everything I need, including in-chapter diagnostic assessments with re-learning/reteaching if needed, from the same book, some review of previous material at the end of each lesson, chapter tests, extensions and enrichment, etc all in one book. The only real stinker is that they have become expensive, and the teacher's books, doubly so.
    Middle-aged mom of 4 kids spanning a 10-year age range, homeschooling since 2009, and a public school mom also, since 2017.

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    Our primary curriculum is Moving Beyond the Page. We use Rosetta Stone and Duolingo for French practice, Khan academy for math, crash course videos to supplement topics we're studying, Dance Mat typing, and Spelling City for well, spelling and vocabulary.

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