I am on the Kenai Peninsula. I know of Connections and Idea, but what other programs are available?
This is the first I've heard about Raven. Is it available state wide? Or just in certain locations?
i am currently HSing my twins (7yo) in secound grade, DS (6yo) in first grade, and DS (4) preschool. I am going through the connections program this year, but would like to try and find something different. Preferably one that does not have to do state testing. My girls have LDs and will need help on the tests.
As for how I spent the allotment, most of it went on curriculum- reading rods, hooked on phonics, saxon math, science, and geography. I also spent a tidy sum on supplies- paper, globe, art supplies, binders...
Funny though, I actually don't use most of it. I find that if I use the workbooks the kids shut down. For the last month I've been making my own worksheets, and just reading a lot of books with the kids and they seem to remembering more! I also got several computer games that help the kids with math skills, reading and listening skills.