Thursday, May 22, 2008

So I am Looking into the Noah Plan Curriculum

Generally I loathe curriculum. I am more of a free form person. But in cruising around the Nehemiah Institutes's webpage I found the school whose children had the most consistently Christian worldview. So I looked into the school and discovered that they used the Principle Approach/the Noah Plan. The more that I looked into this concept the more I liked it. So I might actually buy a whole curriculum this year. If you would like to find out more for yourself, go to www.face.net. If you have used this approach, I would love to hear your comments.

10 comments:

Laura said...

I found your blog while googling for info on the Noah Plan. My husband and I are seriously thinking about using this. Our oldest is four, and we'd really like to use it from the get-go with all of our children. Did you decide to buy it? If so, how do you like it? I don't personally know anyone that uses it, but it looks wonderful!

Applied Christianity said...

Laura,

Yes, we are going to go with the Noah Plan. My in-laws bought me the Principle Approach Foundational Set and the Noah Plan Self-Directed Study. You will save money on the books in the foundational set if you order them used from amazon. You can also order the Self-Directed Study cheaper from their.

So far I have gotten through lesson 3 of the study. I have been very pleased with the philosophy and reasoning presented.

I am purchasing the curriculum bit by bit as I have money. I started with the Writing Road to Reading from www.spalding.org. My son and daughter really enjoy learning all of the letter and phongram sounds.

I will post again when I have more experience with this philosophy/method.

I hope your family goes in this direction.

Mrs. R said...

I'm thinking of using the NOAH Plan Curriculum w/ our children. I don't know anyone who uses it, and I would love to hear what you think so far.

Applied Christianity said...

Mrs. R,

I really like the philosophy and information of this program. I did not go through with it though for two reasons. 1. The time/organizational commitment as overwhelming. 2. The upfront cost is big since you have to buy so many things. We tried it with just one subject, but I just couldn't go through with more.

Jenn said...

I found your blog post when searching for used Noah Plan curriculum. We are going the Noah Plan route and I would love to hear what you have learned/experience (good & bad) about it this last year (I noticed your post was from May 2008).

Applied Christianity said...

Jenn,

I learned that I am not organized to do their method. I think that the Noah plan is great material. It was just way to much up front cost and prep time for me. I am glad that I did get the foundational set. I think they will be valuable resources. I just wasn't organized enough to do all the notebooks and stuff.

MayUmi said...

I am also interested in getting the Noah Plan Curriculum, but after seeing your comment on it, am having second thoughts. What did you opt to use then in place of the curriculum? Thanks!

Applied Christianity said...

May Umi,

I really love RightStart Math. We started that because of the Noah Plan it have continued with it. This year my son (3rd grade) is using Total Language Plus for English (they don't offer stuff for younger reading level). My daughter (1st/2nd) is finishing up the first grade reader from My Father's World. My son is also beginning to read from the International Children's Bible (an easy to read translation). I am reading aloud the Light and Glory for kids and they are doing the workbook so that we can start to get a God centric view of American History. Later this year we will be using Cantering the Country as a state by state unit study. We are also going to be a part of the homeschool co-op this year. I hope that you find the homeschool solution that works best for your family.

Ruth said...

Thank you for sharing your experiences with the Noah Plan. What attracts me most to the Noah Plan is the Christian perspective on history. I would love to read more of your experience with your children and what other resources you are using to support Christian education in the home.

Applied Christianity said...

Ruth,

That was what I liked about the Noah Plan, too.

We are still enjoying Light and Glory. It is by David Manuel and you can buy it from amazon.com for about $10. There is also a workbook that you can buy with it for about $11. My kids are 6 and 8. They really seem to like to listen to it and we are learning a lot about God's hand in our nation. Are there any specific questions that I can answer for you? I feel like I haven't really answered your question.