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ACE School of Tomorrow

Discounted ACE

Alpha Omega

Abeka Catalog

Christian Light Education (similar to Alpha Omega)

 

 

Homeschool Curriculum K-12

Here are suggestions of curriculums we have tried and like. Please keep in mind we had 4 students, each having different learning styles.  So what worked with one may not have worked with the others. My favorites are marked with a ♥

We have tried boxed curriculum. Here is my list.  Abeka too teacher intensive. Alpha Omega too logic oriented. Became frustrating when the kids didn't get A/O answer. Bob Jones too teacher intensive. Felt like public school textbook answer the questions format.  Please remember we are ministers who travel at times, and when at home we are also ministry oriented. So our lives are very busy!

While traveling in ministry, School of Tomorrow (SOT) was a good fit for us.  With field trips along our travels and covering Math, Science, History, English, Spelling, Reading with SOT, I survived!! :o)

A word about Unit Studies. When 3 of my kids where small K, 2nd, 3rd grades, I tried Unit Studies. Here is my list of tries. ;o)  Alpha Omega's Weaver, Story of the World by Susan Bauers. They took too much of my time to prepare lessons and gather books and materials.  I also had a baby to take care of then.   But what we really loved were the science, Considering God's Creation, and Beautiful Feet's Geography Through Literature.

Preschool

Reader Rabbit’s Preschool CD-Rom, by the Learning Company

♥Rev-Up for Arithmetic with Revver CD-Rom, from Alpha Omega

♥Rev-Up for Reading with Revver CD-Rom, from Alpha Omega

 

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Kindergarten

School of Tomorrow Preschool with Ace and Christi, K3-K4-K5

  Discounts, More Discounts, Online Testing

  -CD Songs

  -Preschool Word Building, Paces 1-12

  -Preschool Math, Paces 1-12

  -Preschool English, Paces 1-12

Reader Rabbit's Kindergarten CD-Rom, by the Learning Company

Rev-Up for Arithmetic with Revver CD-Rom, from Alpha Omega

Rev-Up for Reading with Revver CD-Rom, from Alpha Omega

 

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1st Grade

School of Tomorrow A B Cs with Ace and Christi

THIS WILL TAKE 12 WEEKS TO COMPLETE:

  -CD Songs

  -Word Building, Gr.1, Paces 1-12

  (Each Week, Pace pages 1-8/9-15/17-24/25-27/Test)

   -Math, Gr.1, Paces #1-3

  (Start at Word Building Pace #’s 4/5/6- do Math Pace #1,

   Word Building Paces #’s 7/8/9- do Math Pace #2

   Word Building Paces #’s 10/11/12- do Math Pace #3.)

  -Animal Science, Gr.1, Paces 1-12

  (Science stories match up with Word Building stories.)

AFTER ABC’S WITH ACE AND CHRISTI BEGIN: 

  School of Tomorrow Math, Gr.1, Paces #4-12

  School of Tomorrow English, Gr.1, Paces 1-12

  Christian Liberty History K, The American People and Nation

   Christian Liberty Science 1st, “Our Father’s World”

 

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Reading

Bob Books, More Bob Books and Even More Bob Books

Abeka Basic Phonics Readers-I Learn to Read, I Do Read, & I Can Read Well

Reader Rabbit’s Interactive Reading Journey 1 CD-Roms

Rod & Staff Bible Nurture Reader Series

  Crockett, Kentucky (606) 522-4348

 ♥Edcon Publishing "Bring the Classics to Life", 50 workbook series Levels 1-6

   I looked for these used at homeschool consignment stores or online used books.

History and Science visual books & novels for age appropriate levels

Progeny Press Guides & Books-middle & high school levels

New Century Version-International Children’s Bible

King James Bible for School of Tomorrow Bible Scriptures

New King James Bible for devotions

 

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English

After 1st grade English completed,

School of Tomorrow English, Gr.2, Paces 13-24

School of Tomorrow English, Gr.3, Paces 25-36

School of Tomorrow English, Gr.4, Paces 37-48

School of Tomorrow English, Gr.5, Paces 49-60

School of Tomorrow English, Gr.6, Paces 61-72

School of Tomorrow English, Gr.7, Paces 73-84

School of Tomorrow English, Gr.8, Paces 85-96

School of Tomorrow English I, Gr.9, Paces 97-108

  Literature: “The Swiss Family Robinson” 100,101;

“Twice Freed” 107,108

School of Tomorrow English II, Gr.10, Paces 109-120

  Literature: “God’s Tribesman” 110

“The Hiding Place” 115, 116

School of Tomorrow English III American Literature, Gr.11, Paces 121-132

  Literature: “In His Steps” 129

School of Tomorrow English IV English Literature, Gr.12, Paces 133-144

  Resources: “Advanced Dictionary”

“Silas Marner” 141

“The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” 140

LITERATURE: Progeny Press Study Guides

 

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Spelling

After 1st Grade Word Building completed,

School of Tomorrow Word Building, Gr.2, Paces 13-24

School of Tomorrow Word Building, Gr.3, Paces 25-36

School of Tomorrow Word Building, Gr.4, Paces 37-48

School of Tomorrow Word Building, Gr.5, Paces 49-60

School of Tomorrow Word Building, Gr.6, Paces 61-72

School of Tomorrow Word Building, Gr.7, Paces 73-84

School of Tomorrow Word Building, Gr.8, Paces 85-96

Excellence in Spelling, Level A-Elementary, CD’s

Excellence in Spelling, Level B-Intermediate, CD’s

Excellence in Spelling, Level C-Advanced, CD’s

 

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Writing

Writing lessons included in School of Tomorrow English.

Excellence in Writing 6 Video Tapes for you the teacher.

Writeshop I: An Incremental Writing Program (6-10),

WriteShop II: An Incremental Writing Program (highschool),

 

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Math

After 1st Grade Math completed,

Begin Skip Count Drills, also using cassettes:

  “One Hundred Sheep”, by Common Sense Press

  “The Skip Count Kid’s Bible Heroes”, by James McGhee II

      Miami, FL (305) 255-1698

Begin Times Table Drills 2’s to 12’s at 3rd grade level

Math Drills Express + x ÷  CD-Rom 1-888-693-6284 

Abeka Number Skills K

(For Math minded kids: faster pace, one or two grades ahead.)

Abeka Arithmetic 1

Abeka Arithmetic 2

Abeka Arithmetic 3

Abeka Arithmetic 4

Abeka Arithmetic 5

Abeka Arithmetic 6 (you can omit and move on to Chalk Dust Basic Math)

School of Tomorrow Math, Gr.2, Paces 13-24

(A lot of drill and review.  Easier on math challenged kids.)

School of Tomorrow Math, Gr.3, Paces 25-36

School of Tomorrow Math, Gr.4, Paces 37-48

School of Tomorrow Math, Gr.5, Paces 49-60

(Pace starts to pick up with less drill.)

School of Tomorrow Math, Gr.6, Paces 61-72

Borenson Hands on Equations, (27 Pre-Algebra Lessons, Gr.3-8)

    (Be sure your student knows his math drills well.)

Teaching Textbook Math 3-12, (Computer Tutor, Teacher's Manual, Worktext)

 

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Science

Christian Liberty Press God’s Creation Series:

  Christian Liberty 1st, “Our Father’s World”

  Christian Liberty 2nd, “God’s Wonderful Works”

  Christian Liberty 3rd, “Exploring God’s Creation”

♥♥UNIT STUDY-"Considering God's Creation" by Eagle's Wings Ed.

Apologia Young Explorer Series K-6

  Exploring Creation with Zoology 1:  Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day

  Exploring Creation with Zoology 2:  Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day

  Exploring Creation with Zoology 3:  Land Animals of the Sixth Day

  Exploring Creation with Astronomy

  Exploring Creation with Botany

School of Tomorrow Science, Gr.2, Paces 13-24

School of Tomorrow Science, Gr.3, Paces 25-36

School of Tomorrow Science, Gr.4, Paces 37-48

School of Tomorrow Science, Gr.5, Paces 49-60

School of Tomorrow Science, Gr.6, Paces 61-72

Real Science 4 Kids Physics Level I, Introductory to Physical Science

School of Tomorrow Science, Gr.7, Paces 73-84 Life Science

Apologia Science Junior High & High School

 

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History

Christian Liberty History K, “The American People and Nation”

Christian Liberty History 1st, “History for Little Pilgrims

Abeka History 3rd, “Our American Heritage”, used as a reader and answered questions together.

♥UNIT STUDY-Beautiful Feet Geography through Literature

School of Tomorrow Social Studies, Gr.3, Paces 25-36

School of Tomorrow Social Studies, Gr.4, Paces 37-48

School of Tomorrow Social Studies, Gr.5, Paces 49-60

School of Tomorrow Social Studies, Gr.6, Paces 61-72 (Bible History)

Christian Light Education Social Studies Gr. 7 Light Units 601-610 World History

Christian Light Education Social Studies Gr. 8 Light Units 801-810 US History

School of Tomorrow Social Studies, Gr. 9, Paces 97-108 World Geography

School of Tomorrow Social Studies, Gr.10, Paces 109-120 World History

School of Tomorrow Social Studies, Gr.11, Paces 121-132 US History

 

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Washington State History

Washington the Early Years, by CLS Enterprises

  Children's Bookshop in Kent, WA, (253) 852-0383

The Wonderful Washington Coloring Book!, by Carole Marsh

Discovering Washington CD-Rom, by Carole Marsh

Washington Geography, The Evergreen State, by Golden Educational Center

Alpha Omega SOS, Washington State History, Gr. 7-12

Washington State History and Government: The Search-It-Out Route,

  By Barbara Edtl Shelton

 

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American Government

Alpha Omega, Gr. 9, LifePacs 901-910, Civics/Careers/Geography

American Government Videos, by Standard Deviants

 

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Economics

Economics Videos, by Standard Deviants

A Banker’s Confession w/ Study Guide, by Back Home Industries

Biblical Economics in Comics, by Christian Liberty

 

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Health

School of Tomorrow integrates Health in their core subjects grades PrK-9th.

Preparing For Adolescence w/ Family Guide, by Regal Books

 Paperback ’99 #0830724990, CD #0830726357

I Kissed Dating Goodbye, by Joshua Harris, book & CD

Life on the Edge Video Curriculum, 7 video series, byJames Dobson

School of Tomorrow Health Elective, Paces 1-6/ w/ CPR video

 

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Foreign Language

Alpha Omega SOS Elementary Spanish

Alpha Omega SOS Spanish I & II

 

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Typing

Read, Write & Type CD-Rom (Lower Elementary)   

Jumpstart Typing CD-Rom (Upper Elementary) by Knowledge Adventure

Mavis Beacon Typing CD-Rom (Jr.High/High School) by Mindscape 

Typing Instructor Platinum For the whole family.

 

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Art

Incorporated into other academic curriculum.

 

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Music

Flute

Guitar

Bass

Drums

Piano

 

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P.E.

Weights

Exercise Bike

Swimming

Wrestling

Basketball

Baseball

Football

 

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Driving

Local Driving School

 

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Bible

School of Tomorrow curriculum

 

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Graduation

Homeschool Diploma -Graduation accessories; for example, cap/gown, diploma, tassel, invitations

"Christian Home Educators' Curriculum Manual-Junior/Senior High grades 7-12", by Cathy Duffy, great for general and college bound planning chart for course requirements found in the very back of the book.

"Senior High: A Home-Designed Form+U+La", by Barbara Edtl Shelton, great for homeschoolers who are not registered with any satellite program, etc., and choose their own courses to give credit towards meeting graduation requirements.  Lists state requirements for IN, KS, NH, OR, TX, WA.  Sample of an official transcript you type up on your computer to meet state requirements.

 

Bible Training

Life Internship with River of Life Fellowship, Kent, WA

Seattle Bible College with Christian Faith Center, Federal Way, WA

Portland Bible School with City Bible Church, Portland, OR
 

I have shared our journey for anyone who is considering homeschooling.  Here is a link to help you with your journey.

Homeschool Basics

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