I'm just learning about homeschooling, and was wondering if there's a good curriculum that is not Christian focused for 2nd graders? I've seen a lot for Christians, but not what i'm looking for. Thanks.
I'm about to buy the Enki curriculum for my soon-to-be-kindergartener, and I believe they have 1st and 2nd available. It is not Christian. <a href="http://www.enkieducation.org/html/homeschool-curriculum.htm" target="_blank">http://www.enkieducation.org/html/ho...curriculum.htm</a>
<span><a href="http://www.oakmeadow.com/" target="_blank">Oak Meadow</a> is pretty harmless for that age - might have some nice ideas - and you can order just books rather than the full curriculum plan.<br><br>
But you can do <i>quite well</i> with just a few carefully chosen things from a good resource like <a href="http://www.fun-books.com/" target="_blank">FUN-Books</a> - plus library visits and field trips - rather than investing the money and focus in a curriculum prepared with the general idea of a child that age rather than for your own unique child. You could get a lot of ideas from <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Books To Build On</span>: A Grade-by-Grade Resource Guide for Parents and Teachers, by E. D. Hirsch - a 350-page guidebook to interesting books and resources for enriching learning categorized by subject, through 6th grade.<br><br>
And more for homeschoolers is <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Home Learning Year by Year</span>: How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School, by Rebecca Rupp (author of The Complete Home Learning Resource Book).<br><br>
And that's a great age for starting the wonderful <a href="http://www.boomkids.com/" target="_blank">Boomerang!</a> CDs - not as "curriculum" per se, but just for fun and enrichment, and stimuation of curiosity and the imagination.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> Lillian</span>