Well...it's that time of year! Time to get "back to school".
HOMESCHOOL, that is. :)
Here is a smiling Emily...and don't let that smile fool you...she really wasn't
all that happy at the moment. (She was doing Math) ( and just
for the record, she is GOOD in Math, she just doesn't ENJOY it)
She prefers READING to CYPHERING, so to speak.
ACE since kindergarten. We are still using ACE in most
of her other subjects (with the exception of Spelling, in which
we use Abeka) She is an excellent student. She does very
well academically, both in her school work as well as on
I have listened to a lot of arguments concerning ACE versus
other curriculum, and I understand their points. (ACE
DOES start out slowly, progressing much more after say, 5th grade)
That does not bother me, though, because, as I said, Emily does
VERY WELL on the standardized testing...WHICH IS NOT BASED
ON CURRICULUM BUT ON NATIONAL GRADE LEVEL MATERIAL.
So, to put this to rest once and for all...I LOVE ACE, it has
taught my daughter well. It is manageable, as far as it not
taking MY whole day...it being designed for the student
to learn from the curriculum. I just have to oversee her work,
be sure that she is being quizzed properly
and understanding the concepts.
PLUS, it is very affordable, much for affordable than
some of the others.
One of the very nicest things about homeschooling is that
one has the freedom to use various means and methods to teach
their children, to insure the best education for them.
And of course, every parent must choose the method that
best works for them. It's our choice! I guess the
thing that BUGs me, at times, is that
ACE gets criticized...before all the facts are in.
You can't (correctly) make an assumption based
on the early years...one must look at the WHOLE picture.
How well do these students do when they go to college?
Most of the ADULTS that I know (who were ACE educated) that have gone to
college have done exceptionally well.
Anyway, whichever curriculum you choose, it is
a blessing and honor to still have the freedom that
we have in our country to be able to educate our
children in our homes.
(Aside from kindergarten, Emily has never been taught
by anyone else outside our family)
She will be taught to live by our standards and convictions
until she goes to college or gets married. And by then, LORD willing,
she will have grown in the LORD spirtually enough that she can
stand strong in her faith ON HER OWN.
This is our ultimate goal~ that she love the LORD with all her
heart and live for Him all the days of her life.
Wow! I don't know where all that came from...was only planning to
post a pic! lol :)
But, there you have it...