Hello, my name is Holly and I have ADD. I don't like labels, but this is just the way it is and right now I want SO badly to do CM with my 7 y/o son, but am having the hardest time wrapping my brain around what to do every day, how to plan, what to plan, goals, objectives, etc.
I feel like for this first year, I just need something kind of spelled out for me so that I can relax, train myself in the method, and eventually break free with confidence and start planning on my own.
My son has autism, can read independently, loves books but has difficulty with language at times.
Many of the Living Books Ive come across in programs are older and are written in a way that, while a typical child may learn to bend their ear to it, it would initally cause my son frustration and boredom. I plan on exposing him to these in smaller doses to start.
So for our first year I would love something that:
- uses a mix of modern classic and classic
- has daily plans spelled out (the more the better)
- Utilitzes many books with at least some pictures (the more the better)
- If possible, has ideas and or materials included for hands on activities, ideas for games, field trips etc
- We are a Christian homeschool, but because of the Autism, "God" is a developing concept for him, but he is not at age level for understanding a curriculum that is super heavy on all things religious.
So far the programs that I know of (but not necessarily know personally) are:
- Five In A Row
- Winter Promise
- Living Books Curriculum
- My Fathers World
- Hear of Dakota
- Tapestry of Grace
- Simply Charlotte Mason (which I dont find very simple, or maybe it is but I'm complicating it)
Am I missing any?
I would love to hear about your experience or recomendations to me about any of these programs or others that you have heard of, tried or used. I am so open to all comments and ideas and am very grateful for your input.
PS AZ started a scholarship acct for children w special needs that opt out of the public school system to private or homeschool so COST IS NOT AN ISSUE! First time in my life I have been able to say that ;)