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<p>I have a 6.75 yr old daughter. We are somewhere between unschooling, using some workbooks and Waldorf. I like some of the principles of Charlotte Mason too but I'm looking for something not biblical based. And I like the idea of hands on learning (for the early years at least). A friend has Heart of Dakota and it looks nice but again I'm looking for something not biblical. Any curriculum package suggestions?<br><br>
I also want to supplement math, phonics and science. I was looking at Math On the Level. Any suggestions on the others?</p>
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<p>I'm feeling I need a curriculum more laid out due to time restraints and my daughter loves workbooks.</p>
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<p>TIA :)</p>
 

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<p>Earthschooling?</p>
 

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<p>We are on the unschooling spectrum. I buy the secular books (that I like) from <a href="http://www.sonlight.com" target="_blank">www.sonlight.com</a>. They are ultra religious, but their booklist is excellent. There is a yahoo group for secular users of sonlight.</p>
 

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<p>sonlight really does have great secular book list, it also has several good math programs.</p>
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<p>i love oak meadows for my waldory-ness and i just supplement a little but a little garden flower is good too.</p>
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<p>have you looked at moving beyond the page?</p>
 

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<p>We are ecclectic homeschoolers, but lean more toward Charlotte Mason.  We are a very secular family.  At this point we do not teach religion.  So if you decide to use a CM curriculum, you don't need to include the sectarian aspect of it.  That's what's so great about homeschooling!  Take what you like and leave the rest.  <span><img alt="thumb.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif"></span></p>
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<p>If you like Waldorf and want to continue using it, a nice open and go type curriculum is <a href="http://oakmeadow.com/" target="_blank">Oak Meadow</a>. </p>
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<p>If your daughter really likes worksheets, <a href="http://movingbeyondthepage.com/" target="_blank">Moving Beyond the Page</a> might be right up her alley!  The math curriculum that MBtP uses is <a href="http://www.alabacus.com/" target="_blank">Right Start Math</a>.</p>
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<p>Math curricula that we have enjoyed are <a href="http://www.singaporemath.com/Default.asp" target="_blank">Singapore</a> and <a href="http://www.keypress.com/x6252.xml" target="_blank">Miquon</a>.  They compliment one another well, also, so if you decide to use both of them, it works out quite nicely. </p>
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<p>Living Math is another approach that I really liked for math, but it requires a lot of planning and is definitely not an open and go program. </p>
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<p>My son has been known as the-boy-with-built-in-springs so he had a hard time sitting still long enough to do Singapore and Miquon.  We had to quit using those, even though they are fabulous!  Right now we are using <a href="http://www.mathusee.com/" target="_blank">Math U See</a> and it is going fairly well so far.  We've not been using it too long, though, so I cannot attest to it's efficacy.  But it is open and go. </p>
 

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<p>Forgot the link for Living Math...</p>
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<p><a href="http://livingmath.net/" target="_blank">http://livingmath.net/</a></p>
 
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