Okay, Ive had it! I'm going to write my own curriculum! I've thought about it for ages and now I know I'm going to have to bite the bullet and write it myself. . . . someday!
I cant find any good history or Social Studies out there! Yes, we are doing Story of The World but I want Tink doing more. One reason is that if she is reading from a SS book she is getting in extra reading and by doing a workbook I can better see how much she is comprehending what she is reading.
A child like Tink will not read two stories in her Reading book in one day. Her goal is not to learn and to work hard to progress academically. Her goal is to complete the lesson and call it good. So that being the case I have to sneak other reading in by way of other subjects so she doesn't catch on that it is really more of the same!
I pulled her out of the Reading in Christian Light Education and today I bought her the 5th grade Reading through Bob Jones. I pulled her out of the Social Studies through CLE but I don't like Bob Jones History at any level! Its odd cause I love Bob Jones otherwise. I just don't like their History. So it looks like I will have to find something on the Internet. I tell you, I really will write my own someday. You just watch me!
I ordered Social Studies, Reading and Language Arts from CLE for Tink this year. The only things she is still in is LA. I ordered Reading, Language Arts, Science and Bible for Peter and he is still doing all of them save the Reading. I ordered too high of a book for him. I really think he will be able to do CLE. It's a very advanced program and it is definitely not for the slow learner or the student with learning difficulty. It just does not work for Tink or my 4th grade tutor student.
So here I go to research curriculum for a good history program. By the way if you want an excellent history for grades 1 -3 I highly recommend Abeka. It's amazing.
I might resort to living history books for Tink. I'll have to see.