If you are a homeschooler you have probably heard about A Beka. They are one of the longest standing homeschool curriculum providers, and actually what I grew up using as a child. The books are bright and incredibly comprehensive and fill me with a nostalgic sense of comfort. My first year homeschooling I bought all the completely curriculum kits for all my little ones and could hardly wait to get started. Through the years, I have learned the hard way that A Beka absolutely, positively, does not work for our family despite my love for it and desire to make it work and thought I would share for those of you who may be considering it.
Creative Writing with A Beka - My Review - The Curriculum Choice
Learning to write numbers -- printable cards. Excellence in Education from a Christian Perspective. Its week two already and I am so excited to show you our school room that has become my favorite room in the house. You can read about that here if you just have nothing else to do!!! When we made the decision to homeschool that room is all that I could think about.
A Beka offers materials for pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade including supplementary materials. A Beka also offers enrollment in their own A Beka Academy using internet-streamed video instruction in conjunction with their own textbooks. DVDs of the classes are also available for those who need them.
I tried a new homeschooling method this year by enrolling my kids in A Beka Academy; a distance learning program. Here is what we thought. The good, the bad and the ugly.