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The only ones I really know of are A Beka and ACE which are both religiously based... I'm religious but would rather not use religious materials.

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This year we are using Sonlight..
But next year Im going with the recommendations from the book "Latin Centered Curriculum"
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We use Oak Meadow and Enki. Currently we are doing Kinder with our oldest; next year we will do first grade. They both, together, work really nicely for my family and I hope to use them through all 3 boys. They are Waldorf-inspired, not religious, very flexible, and holistic. HTH

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We didn't use a curriculum, but if we had, it would definitely have been Oak Meadow (Enki just wasn't around at the time).

Most homeschoolers I've known who have started with a set, packaged, sort of curriculum have abandoned it early on in favor of choosing materials in a more eclectic way as they need them. Lillian
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For next year we're going with Winter Promise, which is a Charlotte Mason inspired literature based approach that is similiar to Sonlight only with more hands on type activities.
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I don't use everything on Ambleside, but what I do use, I'm very happy with. It follows the Charlotte Mason approach, which works very well in my family.
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i use unti studies. all of my curriculum is secular, and i teach catechism as a subject by itself.

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No curriculum for us but like Lillian if we had it might have been an Oak Meadowy sort of thing.

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For next year we're going with Winter Promise, which is a Charlotte Mason inspired literature based approach that is similiar to Sonlight only with more hands on type activities.
Is there a link? I hadn't heard of Winter Promise (though I'm familiar with Charlotte Mason. )
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No curriculum here
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None here yet but we're exploring ENKI and Oak Meadow.
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We use Five in a Row and Beyond Five in a Row. We supplement with lapbooks from Hands of a Child on the topics the boys want to cover more in depth. We also use Math U See and Teach Your Child to read in a 100 Easy Lessons for DS2.
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I used various when I was homeschooled including A Beka and Alpha Omega. I've used Calvert (not religious at all), putting together my own stuff, and Sonlight with my kids. I love Sonlight since literature based just works for my kids.
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Winter Promise is www.winterpromise.com

Other curriculums I've used:
Five in a Row
Hands on Homeschooling
My Father's World
Sonlight

Mostly, at this point, we've abandoned using a comprehensive, all-inclusive curriculum. My kids research topics they're interested in, and do one page of phonics (Explode the Code) and math (Miquon) each day.

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We don't really use a specific curriculum. We do use a literature based approach, picking books from several different reading lists. I also use curriculum for math (Horizons and *Key to*) and Language (ETC, Daily Grams), Foreign Language (Rosetta Stone) and upper level science (real science 4 kids chemistry II).

We also do lots of science projects, read tons and play lots of learning games for math and language.
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