I used ACEs program Kindergarten with Ace and Christi it came with 4 teachers manuals which is basically 4 huge 3 ring binders that have everything lined out for you its “scripted lessons”. Which I really appreciate. You also get 12 Paces (about 27-28 pages a piece) per subject Huge ABC cards goal cards progress reports a graduation report card master record sheets a development test and lots of stuff like that. The materials are really nice and well worth the money. The curriculum however is not. Everything they taught was behind what our public school preschool for 3-4 year olds teaches. I didn’t have any Internet access and only knew of 2 people in my area that homeschooled and this was the only christian program that they had ever heard of. I didn’t want to use secular curriculum so i thought this was my only option. I went ahead with 1st grade ABCS with Ace and Christi because I assumed that ACE assumed that Kindergarten was most children’s 1st year of school and also again I didn’t know there was any other christian curriculum. It comes with 2
3 ring binders with lessons for you. Lots of extras like a smaller set of abc cards and a hand held set. It comes with goal cards progress reports an ABCs certificate and some other extras well worth the money if materials were the only thing that mattered.Anyways 1st grade is pretty much memorize and fill in the blanks. No joke if you read a story for instance that goes “Ace goes to the park. Ace brings wags.Wags enjoys the park. Then your review would go “Ace goes to the _____. Park pack pace
Ace ________ wags. brings bring bringing
_____ enjoys the park. Wagging Wags wait
So you pick exactly what was on the text verbatim. There’s no challenge at all. It’s literally either copy what’s already written or memorize and you will pass with flying colors. I don’t know/won’t know if it gets more challenging but I do know I wouldn’t recommend this curriculum simply because I feel like it’s behind every other curriculum. I feel like we’ve wasted a year of our daughter school life lol. Im hoping to catch her up this year in math and language arts.I’m starting CLE this year I had to start my daughter in Math Cle 100 because she hadn’t been exposed to a lot of what they taught in first grade so she placed in Cle 100 on their placement test which oddly I’m ok with because I really want her to actually learn concepts that she will be able to apply. Instead of memorize do the work forget it. Ace just literally did the same problems over and over and over and over she honestly didn’t even have to think just remember what you did on the page before and that’s it. ACE really needs an update. It may have been a great program years ago,so most people that used it years ago say anyways. But it is not up to my standards at all. But it is really God centered that is the only thing I wouldn’t change about ACE
I used ABCs with Ace & Christi & ACE curriculum K-12. I have an I.Q. over 130 and I attribute this to my exposure to ACE curriculum.
I am glad you found the curriculum helpful. However, there is little evidence to support that any curriculum raises IQ by that much – and I wrote my dissertation on IQ testing. It is more likely that the attention from your parents combined with good genes gave you a jumpstart in the intelligence sweepstakes.
I have six now adult children . They all went through School of ACE from pre school to graduation. Now as a grandmother of 19 I can tell you I would recommend this to everyone! The reading readiness is the absolute best for teaching them to read, and once they can read, there is no stopping them. You can always add more subjects and extra work if they need more of a challenge . That’s what we did with some of ours. At one point I had to children that had a rough time with math, and we went to saxxon for just that subject. PS all my children did very well in life. The most important thing we can give our children is a chance to know the Lord. ACE helped me to do this…. forever grateful.
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You have to trust the system. There is methods of why and if you stay with it you will notice those. They is a system!!!!!! I have been using it for years and taught in a school with it. And the kids that used it all through school from kindergarten up where so smart and graduated by 16
I used ACE in the 90s with my older sons, and am using it now, with my 10 and 13 year old children. Each child has his/her own learning style, and ACE served to accommodate each child. All of my children are intelligent and were early readers. They are all independent self-learners, and my older sons are doing well in their respective careers as well as leaders of their homes.
I highly recommend ACE!