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Oak Meadow School offers homeschooling curriculum and an accredited online distance school for grades K-12. Their curriculum and programs are strong academically, and provide the flexibility that homeschoolers expect. Their curriculum and programs accommodate visual, auditory, and physical learning styles, providing opportunities for all children to learn easily, and successfully.
We asked for, and received, the Fifth Grade program. When it arrived (yes, arrived–real books, craft projects and more), we were pleasantly surprised (and downright amazed!) by the quality, and the quantity of the materials we received.
Specifically, we received–
Texts covering the subjects of English/U.S. History, Math and Science.
A Teacher’s Manual, as well as the Answer Keys for reviews and tests.
Nine soft cover books, including such titles as Johnny Tremain, Harriet Tubman, If You Sailed on the Mayflower, Little House on the Prairie, and more.
A large craft kit, containing colored pencils, embroidery thread, a loom kit, sketch pad, paint brushes, and more (The craft kit is not included in the curriculum package but can be purchased separately–and we did receive it).
In all? 27 items!
The English and Social Studies text is all one book. It combines geography, literature, and early American history, and challenges students to draw parallels across the subjects. The Science text encourages students to engage in investigations and experiments that cultivate essential scientific skills such as forming hypotheses, conducting observations, and taking field notes. The lessons emphasize the scientific method, conservation ecology, meteorology, anatomy, and astronomy. They also lay the groundwork for more extensive scientific studies in the upper grades. The Math curriculum presents a substantial review of all four basic processes and fraction concepts, with an emphasis on word problems and practical problem solving. Students strengthen their foundational skills in preparation for moving into more advanced computational skills.
Interested in viewing a sample lesson plan? You may do so by clicking here.
Families may purchase Oak Meadow materials to use independently, or choose to enroll in Oak Meadow’s distance learning school in order to receive the support of an experienced teacher as well as official school records.
Oak Meadow is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Council of Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS/CASI). Through this accreditation, Oak Meadow is also recognized by several other regional accrediting agencies, including the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools, and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Accreditation, thorough curriculum, you as the teacher….or assistance from an experienced teacher if you want one….really, Oak Meadow covers all the bases!