Monday, November 8, 2010
Saxon versus Teaching Textbooks: the saga continues
Many of us started homeschooling with Saxon math. Then as time went on some of us were enticed to try different math curricula. The main complaint I've heard about Saxon is that it's too hard- either it takes too long to complete an assignment, or the child sheds tears, or the parent sheds tears, or some combination of the three. We decided to make the switch to Teaching Textbooks for Algebra I this year. Monk (11) has liked it and has done well. It takes him an hour and a half to do each day, so it's not exactly easy for him, but he's making A's, so he seems to be getting it. Twinkle Toes (9), not wanting to be left out, begged to also make the switch this year to Teaching Textbooks. She completed Saxon 5/4 last year, missed a couple of questions on the TT placement exam for grade 6, so we decided she belonged in TT 5 this year.
- I'm an on-the-run mom to 6 kids who studied and taught exercise science in a previous life. I love all things running, nutrition, and health-related. I usually run at zero dark thirty in the morning and am often quite hungry before, during, and after my run, but I live a rich, full, blessed life with my children, family, and friends. My faith in God is my anchor, and looking to Him and His promises allows me to live fully even when life circumstances are difficult. While running gives me an appetite, my desire is to hunger and thirst for righteousness more than for physical food.