“For the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.” Proverbs 1:7
Here are the Rumley Family’s curriculum choices for the 2012-2013 school year…
History: The Mystery of History
We LOVE this curriculum! It combines Biblical history with “secular” history, and there are simple, yet fun, activities to accompany the lessons. I would HIGHLY recommend this! (We are now on Volume II.)
English: Rod and Staff’s Beginning Wisely
This is a pretty straightforward curriculum, with not a whole lot of color or bells and whistles, but it teaches English well!
Spelling/Phonics: Spell to Write and Read
This taught both Grace and Caleb to read (and read WELL) at a fairly early age. Now we use it loosely as spelling practice for Grace and Caleb, while Ava is in the process of learning phonograms…and soon learning to read! (Side note: I’m considering switching to All About Spelling for our spelling needs. Any opinions out there?)
Science: Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Astronomy
I am NOT a science geek. I rarely enjoy it. But this curriculum is just the perfect amount of detail, with an awesome God-centered worldview. I love it. The kids love it. I’m not forcing a quick pace, which helps, but I think we’ll still finish by the end of our school year.
Math: Saxon Math
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! This curriculum works for us, and our kiddos do SO well with it! I would highly recommend this one as well. (Currently using 5/4 for Grace, 3 for Caleb, and 1 for Ava.)
We also do read-alouds, independent reading (for Grace and Caleb), and journaling (for Grace and Caleb).