ABeka Homeschool Curriculum: First Grade, Second and Third Grade

by deckbright
(US)

ABeka Homeschool Curriculum Review

ABeka Homeschool Curriculum Review

ABeka homeschool curriculum makes the transition from Christian private school to homeschooling very easy for this new homeschooling family...


I am a mom who was new to homeschooling last year. I asked A LOT of homeschooling moms what they would recommend and got a lot of different answers. I would search online for reviews of each curriculum that I was told about. None of them seemed to be a good fit for our family. It was while speaking with the director of my children's previous school that ABeka homeschool curriculum was mentioned. I knew ABeka! It was used in the schools that my children had attended and they loved it.

The graphics and illustrations are fun and colorful which made school pages more "fun". I researched it and eventually ordered the books. I was very happy with the pace that the books moved along at. They kept my kids attention and that is very important.

I noticed that the curriculum is advanced in comparison with what other kids in conventional schools are learning. The spelling lists contain more words than what their "school" friends had, but my children had no problem keeping up. The same held true for ABeka's math program. My children were taking on more advanced problems and I was pleased with the review. They review as they move forward and that is what made it "stick" for my children.

We will be using ABeka homeschool curriculum again this year, and would recommend it to anyone with children in the lower grades.

Nice review of ABeka homeschool curriculum; thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful homeschooling year. Blessings, Heather :)

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Abeka Homeschool Curriculum Review: 1st and 2nd Grade

by Mindy
(Utah)

Abeka Homeschool Curriculum

Abeka Homeschool Curriculum

What do you love about Abeka homeschool curriculum? How about everything!

I have been using Abeka homeschool curriculum for the first three grades. I have loved everything that Abeka has published.

We use the Arithmetic, Letters and sounds, Language, History, Science, etc. Everything has a Christian basis but isn't too heavy on the religious aspect. They are easy to use and even offer the "homeschool parent guide" (lesson plans) to use their curriculum.

I will stick with Abeka books for many more years to come!

Thanks for sharing what you like about Abeka homeschool curriculum, Mindy! Homeschooling is so much easier when you find products and services you love! Blessings, Heather :)

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ABeka Homeschool Curriculum: First Grade Review

by Cindy
(Orlando, FL)

Homeschooling mom shares why she uses ABeka homeschool curriculum and what she likes and doesn't like about it. Read her review...

I have loved my A Beka homeschool curriculum. I ordered the Grade child kit with some extras for a total of $388.76, but it included every subject, all the books, worksheets, teacher manuals etc. It did keep my six year pretty busy; also my 4 year old was able to learn so much from it. I have used it for a whole year!

I really liked how the curriculum is more advanced than some other ones that I have seen out there. For the price and with everything that it comes with which is a whole lot, it's well worth it! As far as cost-cutting tips goes I have used free resources online, good deals that I have found in thrift shops that give him extra stuff to do in the afternoon or in the car, or at doctor appointments.

The writing section taught him how to write cursive really good but when it got to the paragraphs and such I did not think it was as strong. So I did substitute that for a workbook that I found in Borders on sale! That was great! It really got him thinking and gave him story lines that he could work with if he didn't know what to write about.

Thanks for sharing your experience with ABeka homeschool curriculum, Cindy! I appreciate the time you took to help others! Blessings, Heather :)

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ABeka Homeschool Curriculum Review: 1st and 3rd Grade

by Julie
(Michigan)

Learn how Abeka homeschool curriculum rates with this Michigan homeschooling mom of two girls in 1st and 3rd grade...

We started using ABeka homeschool curriculum last year for K and 2nd grade (our first year homeschooling). My K daughter breezed through and loved it. My 2nd grade daughter found things a little more difficult but I think it was more of a transition issue than curriculum.

This year we are enjoying the 3rd grade history the most. She loves diving in to the history and doesn't mind taking her tests. I have found the 3rd grade spelling to be too difficult for her level. Since I have a 1st grader also, we are doing 1st grade spelling lists two per week and then we are going to do 2nd grade spelling lists two per week until we get back on track with the 3rd grade work. I know it will slow my older one and push my younger one, but it seems to be working so far.

The curriculum seems to be a bit "stiff" and very much like traditional school. I like that I feel like we are staying at the pace of the other kids in the neighborhood but sometimes it feels a little regimented. Overall, I like ABeka and feel we are getting a very comprehensive curriculum. I think it is challenging enough for advanced students and has enough review of everything to help ones who need extra work.

Julie,
Thanks so much for the insightful Abeka homeschool curriculum review! Others will find your thoughts helpful and I appreciate the time you took to help those who are considering this curriculum for their child or family. Great idea re: the spelling! Blessings, Heather :)


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