We joined a charter last fall, and it pays for all of our chosen curriculum in the 4 main subjects. It's been great, but I just don't love the language arts programs I've found so far. We are using Plaid Phonics, Explode the Code, and HWT. My two oldest breeze through ETC, and one of them likes it.
The charter would like for me to have a curriculum list by May. I have an incoming Kindergartner who has not been formally taught at all. We don't believe in pushing reading and writing at such a young age, and we try to put our focus on math and science (in fun, engaging ways). However, the school needs to see something produced, so we need something he can do on paper, even if it's cut and paste, coloring, etc. My kindy child is not like my other boys, and he will be a challenge to keep engaged - he's very smart, but moody like a teenager. I would like to find a Language Arts program that will satisfy him, keep him engaged, and get him enthusiastic about using it. He loves art and games and hands-on projects.
In fact, none of my boys are thrilled about Language Arts in general. They'll do it, and sometimes have fun, but they'd rather do something else.
On that note, are there any fun social studies curriculum out there? We have used story of the world, and that's ok. The kids did enjoy the mapping and my place in the world stuff from plain old school books, but they get bored with the monotony. Any suggestions? TIA.