On Monday, April 4, the kids had to take their annual state-mandated achievement test. The results, whatever they may be, do not affect the parents’ right to homeschool their child in Arkansas. However, it is the law, and I want to teach my children that we are law abiding Americans. The test only takes a… Continue reading I’m a Chart Person
Laci, age four, is not officially part of our little homeschool. However, that doesn’t stop her from learning during school and beyond! She is constantly listening to us and copying the older kids. She also asks lots of questions! She loves to organize and sort things. Here’s how she sorted our alphabet cards today —… Continue reading Milton the Mule
A.C.E. is a great curriculum. I enjoy using it very much, however, the math was not suitable for our family. Because of this, I do not have the content of the math PACEs for first grade. To teach phonics using A.C.E., you need the ABC’s of ACE CD and the flash cards. ACE marks the… Continue reading A.C.E. Content, First Grade
In the past, I have a had a slight aversion to using the A.C.E. curriculum. I felt that overall, A.C.E. was a weak curriculum. I explain my story and feelings HERE. However, as a homeschooling Mom of five who is now almost in her fourth quarter of using A.C.E. for most subjects, I have found… Continue reading What I Love about A.C.E.
I have been so pleased with the science experiments that A.C.E. has included in the 3rd and 6th grade science Paces (workbooks). Lauren has done several projects that I have not been able to share here. I was able to purchase some litmus paper for her to test various acids and bases. She has loved… Continue reading Salt and Seeds
**Note: It has been brought to my attention that this post sounds as though I’m “blaming” A.C.E. for these weaknesses. I apologize. That is not at all how I intended this to sound. In this post, I am simply sharing my experience with A.C.E. Each curriculum has weaknesses. Since I am currently using A.C.E., I am… Continue reading Overcoming Weaknesses in A.C.E.
We have completed three weeks of school! Yippee! We are using the A.C.E. program for 3rd and 6th grades this year. This curriculum choice has freed me up to care for our seven week old baby, teach Leslie K5 using the Abeka materials, and spend time with Laci, age 3. In the A.C.E. program, a… Continue reading Week in Review