Christian Light Education Visitor Review:
When we began our third grade year this past fall, I knew without a doubt that I wanted to use Christian Light Ed. for my core subjects: Math, L.A., and Reading.. We pulled our 8 yr. old son out of second grade last year when he was struggling terribly with Reading and Math..After several conferences, and discussions with teachers, (who may I add said that, “he was just a hesitant reader, and would be extremely behind in third grade when the new year started.” ) Well, that was enough for my husband and me; after alot of prayer, we decided to homeschool, and I chose Christian Light for our third grade core curriculum courses this year..May I say, we couldn’t be more pleased, and and thankful to God that he sent this wonderful educational resource to our family!! My son’s reading ability has improved so much, it’s like he’s not even the same child!! And the math!! Need I say more ? That insane core curriculum was literally “dumbing down,” my child to the point where a simple addition/subtraction problem was taking 20-30 minutes!! (If you followed their methods) Now my son is memorizing addition/subtraction facts daily, prior to starting his math lesson! (Which is a requirement in CLE math-going over their math facts flash cards) This is yet ANOTHER aspect of the curriculum that I love!! Every lesson has a “we remember” section. This section has “bits and pieces” of previous lessons thrown in there just to see if the student remembers this material, or has forgotten..I LOVE THIS TOO !!! It keeps them on their toes, and the material is always in the back of their brain somewhere!! They don’t just do a lesson, go on, and forget about it!!
Reading is exquisite!! The study/vocabulary words are very much exposing them to mature language and vocabulary that they would otherwise NEVER hear, much less know how to use in a sentence. The stories are wonderful, heartfelt, Christian stories, with a moral/lesson at the end..Some people might find these “cheesy,” but in today’s society and schools, with all the hateful children, bullying, name calling, I don’t think you can have enough stories like this to read with your children!
L.A. is complete and includes everything and anything you would ever want your child to know!! Everyday grammar lessons are made simple and to the point..Then penmanship is included with directions on how to hold your pen/pencil. The back of the notebook has various letters/words to trace and then copy. After that, a “we remember” section of course, and then , Spelling words.. Spelling words have to be written every lesson. Every Light Unit has 2 Quizzes, followed by the final Light Unit test. It is recommended that 80% is the minimum passing grade to make on each quiz/test, before one can proceed on to the next Light Unit.. Every single day when me and my son sit down for school, I am so happy I chose CLE. I have already decided that this will be our curriculum for the following years! I am confident he will be a well rounded, well educated, and “strong in his morals” young man, that had his Christian “roots” firmly planted at home during these difficult times; and received a top notch education from Christian Light Education while doing so!!