Auburn Church of the Nazarene, Auburn, NY - Our homeschool co - op recently presented a dramatic production of Queen Esther!
We have had 2 wonderful Zoom Discussions with our Home School Educators!
We have had the huge honor to hold two Home School Curricula Collaboration Discussions with some very experienced Home School Educators. Thank you to all who attended! Thank you, Jan Wilton, our NEW Council member who represents homeschoolers. To all of you - your insight, experience and recommendations will provide strong footing for those who are just starting out, just need some support, or are considering whether or not to Home School.
In the very near future, we will be publishing a list of curriculum that has been recommended and we are also working on a booklet to help those planning to homeschool. Be watching for those! There has never been a stronger interest in educating at home and NEW stands ready to support homeschoolers with guidance and resources.
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Resources for Home Schoolers!
Curriculum & Content
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Suggestions from Experienced Home School Educator
& Former NEW Council MemberJanine Wilkins
Nazarene Bible Quizzing is the BEST bible curriculum that there is for Nazarene kids!!!!
Apologetics Curriculum and Online Class https://impactapologetics.com/curriculum-enough-faith-to-be-an-atheist/
Frank Turek online class https://www.onlinechristiancourses.com/occ-idhef-self-paced-instructor-course/
Fearless Apologetics https://www.theapollosproject.com/resourcecenter/resource-center-competitive-speech/
We studied apologetics and competed at tournaments through Stoa and NCFCA
Model how YOU study the Bible and grow and teach them to do the same IN CONTEXT. Show them more than you "make them do Bible".
Worship with them rather than teach them about worship. Serve at church and show them how.
Weaver Curriculum Unit Studies for the whole family at one time including Bible: https://www.rainbowresource.com/category/340/Weaver-Curriculum.html
Teaching Reading at Home based on The Writing Road to Reading https://www.bhibooks.net/home.html
Answers in Genesis Science https://answersingenesis.org/search/?refinement=store&q=science
Considering God's Creation- hands on kinetic science http://www.eagleswingsed.com/product/considering-gods-creation-eworkbook/ grade k-7
Critical thinking and communication:
Speech and Debate Two Christian Homeschool Leagues: Stoa: https://stoausa.org/
NCFCA: https://ncfca.org/ Look for a club nearby
Easiest and most comprehensive Curriculum for Speech and Debate: https://www.monumentmembers.com/
(works with both leagues)
Competition fuels excellence---speech and debate brings all subject areas together.
Format Writing-No frills writing for almost all ages--best SAT/ACT Prep too--https://www.rainbowresource.com/category/7977/Jensens-Format-Writing.html
Easy Grammar Plus and Daily Grams https://www.easygrammar.com/daily-grams---grade-3.html
for parents who HATE grammar themselves. this one is idiot proof, quick, and easy to use.
The way my kids became excellent writers is by writing every day. Set the timer and make them write. They also wrote debate cases and speeches. Competition makes them want to excel in writing!
When I had the baby, my older girls did Bob Jones online. We all hated the busy work, but it was very complete.
Streams of Civilization https://www.rainbowresource.com/category/3986/Streams-of-Civilization-Volume-1.html
America's Providential History https://www.christianbook.com/page/homeschool/history/americas-providential-history
The Story of the World All the volumes and materials for all ages: https://www.rainbowresource.com/category/3928/The-Story-of-the-World-Elementary-Grades.html
We used Abeka too.
We used Horizons or Abeka for first and second grade.
Then we used Saxon through High School.
They all did the stand alone Geometry: the girls with Bob Jones and my son with
Teaching Textbooks: https://www.teachingtextbooks.com/
Later High School
Modern States "First Year of College for Free" Classes to prepare for CLEPS with Vouchers to take the CLEP tests for free.
Dual Enroll in community college if student is advanced. If not, use modern states, and practice CLEPS with
To learn the roots of words: https://www.rainbowresource.com/product/007729/Rummy-Roots-Game.html
I used every singing curriculum I could find: for example
Lyrical Life Science https://lyricallearning.com/
My 4 year olds could sing every country on the planet.
It was so impressive, even if their pronunciation and comprehension was off--twin 3 yr olds reciting all the countries of the former USSR
shut the mouths of all my family who thought "homeschooling was insane". (in 1995 in NYC)
Nowadays, if you have to teach a concept, you can google youtube multipication tables and find a million choices.
We love https://www.khanacademy.org/ for math and now every subject for free, can't beat it.
Quizlet is a necessity in our house for all kinds of practice in everything!! Even through grad school: