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Subject: self-study
Date Posted: 10/15/2007 4:06 PM ET
Member Since: 10/6/2007
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Hello!  I am homeschooling my 5 y.o. daughter, and she is ahead of her age group in school, and sometimes she wants to do extra learning while i am busy with her little brother, or other things. i am not homescholing for religious reasons, but we do go to church (ok maybe not as often as we should!) and i want her to have ethical values. a friend of mine went to christian school til 3rd or 4th grade, and she said she really learned alot in the A.C.E program. (she thinks it might have stood for Academic Christian Education, or something like that.  it was self directed, and she went at her own pace.  my daughter reads well, and is very motivated, so i thought she may enjoy this or something similar (Christain or not), where she can go at her own pace on her own when she wants to continue outside the times i am actively working with her.  any info you have would be greatly appreciated!!!

 

peace,

linda 

Date Posted: 10/15/2007 4:15 PM ET
Member Since: 3/20/2007
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I personally wouldn't go with ACE ("Accellerated" Christian Education).  If she is ahead of her peers, I especially wouldn't choose it.  It is very simplistic.  Of course if you were looking for busywork, then it might be fine, but I'd do something else for your "spine" curriculum.

I would just go to the library and get her a lot books.  Also get some fun craft sets.

Here is a site with a lot of free printables:

www.enchantedlearning.com

You could also make some puzzles here:

puzzlemaker.school.discovery.com/

My son did a lot of CD-rom learning games at that age.

Date Posted: 10/16/2007 2:09 PM ET
Member Since: 10/6/2007
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Hi, J.C.C.,

Thank you very much for your insights, and website ideas!

 

peace,

Linda