Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Diving in

I'm really enjoying Moving Beyond the Page so far. The one thing I'd change is to recommend NOT going with the /online version. Why? Well, the biggest thing is that I'm a browser. I like skimming ahead to see what we'll be doing the next few days/weeks/months. I like flipping pages. Going with the /online program you can activate as many units as you like, but you only have access to them for 90 days after activation. Browsing ahead isn't easy, it's navigating a single web page per day, and getting from one unit to another is not easy, you have to "start over" drilling down.

But that aside, the lessons are well thought out, and certainly go into a lot of depth. The program emphasizes writing, which, as we haven't done a lot of before this year, we're getting into slowly. The joys of homeschooling allow us to modify things as we go depending on interest and ability!

Today we're starting a unit based on 50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet. What a fun book, I can't wait to see what the next two weeks have in store for us.

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