Giveaway: Oak Meadow curriculum package (Back to School Week)

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Thanks for joining me for this year’s back to school week! I hope this week’s posts encourage you in your school and life planning as the start of the traditional school year grows nearer.

I discovered Oak Meadow through the magic of the blogosphere, and found it to be just what I needed for my kids at the time. The curriculum and the philosophy behind it have become a steady part of our home learning experience since then.

What first drew me to Oak Meadow was the heart behind it–is it possible for a curriculum company to have heart? Yes, it totally is! And I found that Oak Meadow’s connected with much of my own–their gentle approach, their slow introduction to academics, their focus on nature, free play, and stories.

Oak Meadow began over 35 years ago. The company offers complete curriculum packages from PreK through 12th Grade, which you can purchase and use at home with your children.

They also offer an enrollment option in their accredited distance learning school. This allows students to receive full academic credit and transcripts for their work at home–as well as the support of an experienced teacher.

For this giveaway, the generous folks at Oak Meadow sent me their 3rd grade curriculum to review (pictured below). If you’re interested in finding out more about other grade levels, I have previously reviewed the Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade packages as well.

The bulk of the 3rd grade material is presented in the syllabus. Like the ones I’ve seen before, this book is easy to use and lovely in its layout and design. Printed in full color, it is divided into three trimesters of 12 weeks each. Each trimester includes introductory material for the teacher to read, which explains the skills to be covered during that time period.

Each weekly lesson plan covers assignments in depth. Subjects included in each weekly plan: circle time, language arts, math, social studies, science, art, music, crafts, and health. I have always appreciated the fact that in these early years (K-3) all subjects are here together–no multiple binders or separate curricula to keep track of and juggle.

Plenty of ideas are provided for each week, and it can appear overwhelming initially. Just remember: There’s no law saying you have to do everything in any curriculum–I have written before about the unique way we use Oak Meadow in our homeschool, and I’ve learned over time to make the material my own as we go along. Oak Meadow provides plenty of room to adapt to meet your unique needs, and emphasizes that home teachers should do so.

Here is an overview of the 3rd grade package from an Oak Meadow teacher, citing the projects and studies that many of her students enjoy the most:

Language Arts

  • form drawing exercises in correlation with learning how to cursive write

Math

  • creating multiplication designs in conjunction with learning the times tables
  • reciting rhymes for each of the times tables and engaging in rhythmic activities associated with the times tables (catching and tossing a ball or beanbag, jump roping, etc.)

Social Studies

  • making a model of a sukkah (Lesson 2)
  • reading Native American creation stories and making a corn husk doll (Lesson 6) and a dream catcher (Lesson 7)
  • creating a folk art scrapbook of the student’s family heritage (Lesson 9)

Science

  • making Chinese, Greek and Roman water clocks (Lesson 3)
  • composing a story of “The Day There Was No Gravity” (Lesson 4)
  • observing the clouds and creating a cloud booklet (Lesson 10)
  • illustrating the four season cycle of a plant or tree (Lesson 19)
  • growing an avocado seed (Lesson 20)
  • constructing a terrarium to observe the natural process of the water cycle (Lesson 24)
  • making a collage of the student’s local natural resources (Lesson 28)

Art

  • cooking projects (First Trimester)
  • paper marbling and bookbinding (Second Trimester)
  • and engaging in carpentry projects (Third Trimester)

One Simple Homeschool reader will receive a curriculum package in the grade of your choice (grades K-8)  from Oak Meadow!

How to Win

Everyone has two chances to win. Here’s how:

1. Comment on this post, answering this question: Do you prefer one curriculum that covers all subjects or would you rather choose separate curricula for different subjects? (If you are reading this in an email, you must click over to enter your comment!)

2. ‘Like’ Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on Facebook. Then — this is importantyou need to come back and leave an additional comment here, telling me you have done so.

This giveaway has now ended. Thanks for entering!

About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She serves as editor of Simple Homeschool, and blogs about mindful parenting at Steady Mom. Jamie is also the author of two books: Steady Days and Mindset for Moms.

Comments

  1. Elizabeth Hosto says:

    I’ve only ever used separate curricula, it would be interesting to try one that was more complete. Thanks.

  2. I prefer to use one curriculum for all subjects. Just makes things easier for me. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
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  3. I liked Oak Meadow & Simple Homeschool on Facebook. Thanks again!
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  4. I’ve done both over the years, but I think it is definitely easier to have it all in one place. The book selections for the level you reviewed are great, and the projects are very enticing. My youngest is starting 3rd grade, and he would love this.
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  5. I like you both on FB.
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  6. I would love to have one solid curriculum to form the base of our studies and then supplement as desired. Oak Meadow has caught my attention for years.

  7. as a former teacher and beginning homeschooler (starting kinder this fall with my five year old), i think i would prefer a curriculum that covers all subjects instead of having separate curricula for each. it is a wonderful way to learn when things cross over from one subject to another and as a teacher this can be an efficient and enriching way to approach learning.
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  8. i liked simple homeschooling and oak meadow on fb. thank you! would really love this for my first year homeschooling! i’ve been reading about oak meadow for years!
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  9. I “liked” both simple homeschool and Oak Meadow on fb. Excited to receive your updates.

  10. Here at the beginning of our homeschool career, I am leaning towards trying a more complete program at first and supplementing it with my own resources and ideas. Later on, that might change, but for now, this plan seems to be good for us!

    Thanks for this great giveaway! I keep reading about Oak Meadow and would love to give it a try.
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  11. I usually prefer one curriculum to cover all subjects, however I’m open to being flexible. Always flexible! Thanks!

  12. I’m looking for a complete program, that I can ‘add to’ or ‘tweak’ but have a syllabus laid out so I can fall back on it when the seasons of life are busy.
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  13. Already liked both on FB! :)
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  14. I started out using just one curriculum, but have gravitated toward using separate companies for various subjects as time has passed and I’ve learned better what works and doesn’t work for my kids.

  15. i’ve always pieced my own curriculum together. i’d love to try oak meadows curriculum for my youngest son. i like the idea of OM’s gentle approach.

  16. I have used Oak Meadow for 6 years now and LOVE having everything right at my fingertips. It’s such a blessing to my often weary mama brain not to have to hunt down various materials.

    I have “liked” both pages on Facebook as well :-)

    Thanks!
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  17. I am just starting out on this homeschool adventure and would love to win this for our kindergarten curriculum. I tend towards simplicity, so sticking with one curriculum appeals to me, but I may change my mind as I go along.

  18. Separate curricula for different subjects allows me to better meet the individual needs of my children, but sometimes the simplicity of one curriculum that covers all subjects is preferable for ease of use during more challenging seasons. I appreciate that a common curriculum can still be supplemented with additional resources if needed for the child’s sake.
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  19. I also liked Simple Homeschool and Oak Meadow on Facebook.

  20. Just starting out like we are I would love an all around curriculum

  21. elena grover says:

    My oldest just turned 4; right now i think one curriculum is easiest, since i am just a beginner :)

  22. elena grover says:

    Liked you on facebook!

  23. I’ve used the big box curricula with all the guides. Frustrating! Having everything in one book sounds very convenient.

  24. I like Simple Homeschool & Oak Meadow on Facebook.

  25. Rochelle says:

    I have been wanting to do an all in one package, but at present have only done a little bit of this and that.

  26. Rochelle says:

    I liked Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool of FB

  27. Rebecca Emerson says:

    Would love to win a curriculum package for my daughter!

  28. This is my first year to homeschool, so I’m still researching and pulling together curriculum to try. If I could find a complete curriculum to meet the needs of my children, I would love that! Oak Meadow has caught my attention, and I’d love a chance to try it with my babes. Thanks! :)
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  29. I already like/follow Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on Facebook!
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  30. I like the all in one package, makes my life way more easier … would love to try oak meadow. we use calvert now. thanks :)

  31. like you both on FB :)

  32. I’m going into my first year of homeschooling this Fall, and I’m actually torn between the simplicity of an all-in-one package, or the creativity & planning I can use to make my own curriculum!

    I like you both on FB!

  33. I probably prefer separate curriculums for different subjects, but really it’s that I envision myself pulling from a lot of sources in general. We’re just starting out, but Oak Meadow is one of the ones I want to look into and likely draw from.

  34. Liked both on Facebook! Thanks!

  35. I would much prefer complete…the reality is that sometimes kids do better with a particular subject done differently from a different publisher. The less this happens the less hassle I have.

  36. Liked both on FB!

  37. gina lee says:

    For now, with littles, I think an all inclusive curriculum is a bit easier. As we progress, I get the hang of it more, and kiddos get older, I’ll b looking forward to exploring more add ins.

  38. gina lee says:

    liked on facebook

  39. We are just starting out on our homeschool journey really. My children are five and three, and we have another blessing due in October. So far I have mostly been inspired by a Waldorf and unschooling perspective but I have heard such good things about Oak Meadow. I don’t plan on using lots of different curriculums and would dearly love to find a source for inspiration that lays out concepts and ideas in the holistic and gentle way that we parent. Reading all your reviews it looks like Oak Meadow could be what we are looking for!
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  40. I have now liked Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on facebook (really surprised I hadn’t thought to do that already!).
    Thank you Jamie and Oak Meadow for such a great giveaway! :)
    Enjoy your ‘back to school week’ everyone. Our UK term (for those that follow them) starts in September. :)
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  41. Right now we are using a variety of resources to create our curriculum for the year but I would love to have a single source curriculum to compare with our current path. It may be that one or more of my kids could learn more easily with a package rather than the individual resources we use now.

  42. I have liked both Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on facebook.

  43. This is our first year homeschooling so we’re not really sure about curriculum yet. But Oak Meadow looks amazing! We would love to try it.

  44. Liked you and Oak Meadow on facebook.

  45. Ali Federwitz says:

    I prefer everything to be in one curriculum.

  46. I usually piece everything together, but it would be nice to try out a curriculum that covers everything! Thanks for the chance.

  47. We are doing first grade this year. Alot of people I know use a little of everything and love it that way. This year we are gonna try the boxed curriculum and decide how we feel about it. It just seems easier to me starting out.

  48. Cristy S. says:

    I have always put together my curriculum from varying sources because my daughter is on radically different levels among her subjects. I would love this 3rd grade Oak Meadow package because philosophically it matches what I’m trying to do with my daughter, and while she’s in 2nd grade overall, she is definitely in 3rd grade in her reading and language arts! Thanks for this giveaway!

  49. Cristy S. says:

    I’ve liked Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool.

  50. One curriculum, makes life much easier.
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  51. Liked Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool :)
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  52. Liked both Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool.

  53. I like both!

  54. I’ve been using a unit studies program with a separate math curriculum. Then adding in Italian, art, music, and writing. Its a pain to juggle everything but the package I found needed the additions. I prefer a single curriculum program because I’m never sure I can find the ways to integrate everything the way a well-designed curriculum does.

  55. I like the curriculum that gives you the choice to cover all subjects.

  56. I like the breadth of a curriculum that covers everything…though I usually end up supplementing with extra material anyway. It’s the ADD in me. :)

  57. Liked both Simple Homeschool and Oak Meadow on Facebook. Thanks!
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  58. I like a curriculum that covers everything. It keeps our day nice and simple, and I am less likely to forget to prepare something ahead of time, if needed.

  59. I like curriculum that covers everything except math and science. I’d rather carve out, or supplement, those subjects.

  60. For starting out, I’d like one complete curriculum. Then I can add or change from there, rather than searching for every individual part.

  61. I like a curriculum that covers everything, though I do usually supplement.

  62. I prefer to start with something that everything and then tailor that to meet the needs of my children.

  63. Cassandra says:

    So far I have used what’s around us on a daily basis. We plan to get more formal this fall and I would love to try Oak Meadow!

  64. I like the idea of a curriculum that covers everything it, in reality, there’s so much great stuff out there that I enjoy the freedom of picking and choosing where appropriate.

  65. Like both on Facebook.

  66. I would enjoy a curriculum that covered all subjects!

  67. This year I have planned all things separately, but I would rather have a combined curriculum and then just add/subtract as needed. This Oak Meadow curriculum looks SO NEAT!
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  68. I like to buy one curriculum for each subject :-) I am still in the very beginning stages of homeschooling, so I am open to trying just about anything (and everything) at this point!
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  69. Heather Brandt says:

    I like Simple Homeschool on fb.

  70. I’m not sure yet :) This will be my first year to homeschool!

  71. Heather Brandt says:

    I like Oak Meadow on fb.

  72. Heather Brandt says:

    It depends…For some grades I like a mix of curriculum and for some grades I like an all inclusive curriculum, like Oak Meadow or Waldorf Essentials.

  73. I usually choose separate curricula for each subject because I haven’t found a full curriculum that incorporates everything we need. I’d love to try Oak Meadow though!

  74. I like one curriculum for everything… It is too overwhelming for me at this stage of life to try to plan each subject separately. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

  75. Liked simple homeschool and oak meadow on FB!

  76. We are just in our second year of homeschool so I am not sure yet. Last year we had a complete curriculum and it didn’t work for us. This year we are doing both. We are using a complete curriculum but also adding different individual curriculum. Who knows how God will lead us next year??? Maybe with Oak Meadow!
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  77. I liked both pages!

  78. Yes, I already liked both of you on facebook!!
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  79. I really enjoy Oak Meadow, because it covers all subjects, but also like supplementing with other materials that work well for our family–that’s what I love about homeschooling–having the flexibility to do that, based on our family’s schedule, personalities, ages, etc.

  80. I like all in one curriculums. However, I definitely pick and choose the material I use and supplement from life and beyond. I think that all in one curriculums are useful for framework and ideas, but they don’t necessarily have to be followed from top to bottom.

  81. Also, “liked” Simple Homeschool and Oak Meadow!

  82. Erica Halstead says:

    I would the option of having each subject separately so thr it can allow my daughter to work at her own pace. We delay grammar and math, so in some curriculums my daughter is considered behind grade level. I know Oak Meadow delays academics as well. I would love the opportunity of winning a 5th grade package!

  83. I really enjoy an all-in-one curriculum. Done well, the weaving and flowing together of different subjects through an entire school year is priceless! There is also the freedom to go off on tangents on subjects we find we love or need to sate our curiosity a little further on =)

  84. Liked and liked =) Both Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool are now part of my FB feed!!

  85. Erica Halstead says:

    Liked Oak Meadow and simple Homeschool!

  86. Well, I generally don’t purchase any curriculum at all, we tend to just piece school together. But I have to say that this looks really tempting, to have everything in one place! I’ve been wanting to try Oak Meadow for a long while now. Thanks for the great giveaway! :)

  87. Liked both Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool!
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  88. In the past, I’ve enjoyed pulling things together on my own to suit my child’s needs, but now trying to balance 3 with lessons along with a toddler and a newborn, I NEED it all in one place.
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  89. Natalie G says:

    I get overwhelmed by too many choices so I think for starting off I would need a curriculum that covers everything until I get some confidence.

  90. I like a curriculum that covers it all. We have used Oak Meadow in the past and I would love to win this! Thanks so much.

  91. I liked Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool!

  92. I like a curriculum that covers all subjects. There are so many choices out there I never know where to start. We are at present using Sonlight.

  93. I already like Simple Homeschool and now like Oak Meadow on Facebook.

  94. I would prefer an all-in-one curriculum if it could provide the different levels of development my ds is at.

  95. Katie Miller says:

    This is my first year homeschooling and I am using different curriculums for each subject. If I could afford Oak Meadow though I would just use it for all subjects!

  96. Katie Miller says:

    I liked simple homeschool and oak meadow on facebook!

  97. Tiffany H. says:

    We would love a curriculum that covers everything, but I have not yet found anything all-inclusive to suit our needs. We would love the opportunity to try Oak Meadow. I have wondered about it for years.

  98. This year, I am def learning towards something all inclusive!!!

  99. Catherine Scott says:

    I love to pick and choose what works best for my child in each subject…and I’d love to be able to sample Oak Meadow!

  100. Tiffany H. says:

    I liked both. Thanks!

  101. AnnMarie says:

    I love OM but do also supplement due to a GT kid and a Preschooler who is teaching himself to read. We love the stories, natural science and the family centered curriculum.

  102. Heather O'Meara says:

    I like both oak meadow and simple homeschool!

  103. AnnMarie says:

    Liked on FB!

  104. Catherine Scott says:

    I liked Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on Facebook!

  105. Sarah Jean says:

    I have used both approaches in the past and am always seeking ways to simplify! I do not use Facebook for this very reason and it is frustrating to be excluded from communities such as this and wonderful offers for faithful readers even though I choose not to extend my life into the realm of Facebook. Thanks anyway for the great information!

  106. We are entering our 2nd year of educating at home and so far I have been creating my own curriculum. I’d love to try a package that covers multiple subjects. Thanks for this opportunity!

  107. This being my first year to home school, I’m not really sure which curriculum style I like better! Haha. But the idea of an all in one, seems less daunting.

  108. I already “Like” Simple Homeschool 😉

  109. I like both on FB as well.

  110. I have used both methods in past years and have found myself picking and choosing between different materials to make up my own curriculum.

    Thank you so much for a chance to win – what a blessing!!

    Alison

  111. I’m hoping to find a single curriculum and the slow paced and nature focus of Oak Meadow sounds great!

  112. Already liked Simple Homeschool and now liked Oak Meadow on FB

  113. Jennifer C. says:

    This will be our first year homeschooling…so I’m not really sure. I like the idea of picking-n-choosing. I guess I’m not sure that I could find one curriculum that would provide everything I’d like…but I’m open to trying out new things!!

  114. Elizabeth says:

    This is only our second year of homeschooling. For my daughter’s first year (K), I bought a full curriculum (Sonlight), because I didn’t feel confident picking and choosing for different subjects. We were very happy with the program, so I bought the entire curriculum, again, for this year (1st grade)…but made some small tweaks (switched out the math and supplemented some of the other subjects). I have looked at and considered Oak Meadow for each year. I think an Oak Meadow curriculum would be perfect for my (pre-K) son and the way his mind works.

  115. Elizabeth says:

    I like both Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on Facebook…

  116. I would think paying for one whole curriculum would be my limit, but using other resources is always in the cards for us.

  117. I tend to piece meal things, but I love the idea of a curriculum that comes complete with no extra planning.

    I’d love to give Oak Meadow a try for my youngest!!!

  118. I have tried to do a curriculum that covers all subjects but in the last couple years I have found different curriculum for each subject has worked for us. With three girls with different learning styles and strength I’ve strugled with finding a single curriculum to work, but I am always looking for one to simlify thing :)

  119. Jennifer Prewitt says:

    As we enter our first year of homeschooling, I am feeling overwhelmed by the curriculum choices. We have purchased individual books for each subject, but I’m feeling like it’s going to be too overwhelming! I would love to have the option of an all-in-one set, and Oak Meadow’s philosophy fits with ours. Thank you for the opportunity!

  120. I liked Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on Facebook!
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  121. I love a curriculum that includes everything in one place for my family.

  122. Stephanie says:

    Using a complete curriculum really simplifies everything. I have used different sources in the past, which is nice, but some years having one curriculum is so nice. It focuses us, which is very helpful.

  123. I prefer an all in one curriculum. :)

  124. We are just getting started with homeschooling. A comprehensive curriculum will save me time and give me confidence that I am not leaving out anything. This looks great.

  125. I would rather choose separate curricula for different subjects. My son, in particular, is spread out across grades. He is more advanced in math than language, and curricula that comes bundled with history, for example, is usually useless to us in Canada, since it’s usually American.
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  126. Stephanie says:

    I like you both on fb!

  127. Rebecca Sekelsky says:

    I LOVE OM! I would rather have the whole curriculum from one awesome course (like OM) and then I can pick and choose from there what to include for our lesson. I have tried to put together different curriculum for different subjects in the past and it is much harder and time consuming. I already “LIKE” both Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on Facebook! I would LOVE to win this package!!!!!

  128. OK, I liked both Simple Homeschool and Oak Meadow on Facebook.

  129. Rebecca Sekelsky says:

    I currently “LIKE” both Oak Meadow and Simply Homeschool in Facebook!!!!

  130. I “liked” OM a while ago. Just “liked” Simple Homeschool! :)

  131. Kim Harrell says:

    Maybe I’ll be lucky–my sweet girl would enjoy this!

  132. Kim Harrell says:

    Liked on fb :))

  133. As a mom starting out I would prefer a curriculum that covers all subjects to streamline the process while at the same time allowing for individual adaptation- which it sounds like the Oak Meadow Curriculum provides- Thanks for this opportunity!

  134. I missed the giveaway on Saturday over at SimpleMom, so I’m so glad you are offering one here, too! We are using OM for our first year of HS in the fall, for my DD 13 and DS7. We are using it as our base, but plan to supplement with other resources as we see fit. Not sure how it will all pan out yet–but we are excited (and nervous!) to get started!

  135. I haven’t ever used an entire set of curriculum, because I’ve always just cobbled it together. Would love to try out OM, and love the books in the set shown!
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  136. also, I am already a fan of Oak Meadow, and I can’t believe I wasn’t a fan of SimpleHomeschool already, but I am now!! :)
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  137. Jackie Watson Davis says:

    We are just started to homeschool so I can’t say for sure if we prefer an all encommpassing or separate curriculum. My instinct says 1 for all subjects!

  138. Jackie Watson Davis says:

    I’m a fan of both on fb!

  139. Stefanie O'Neill says:

    I love all inclusive programs. Sure, sometimes you need to “tweak” for the individual child, but keeping consistancy in all subjects is important to me….and easier for the families time management :-)

  140. Stefanie O'Neill says:

    Both are liked on FB. Good luck everyone. And thanks Simple Homeschool for this grest opportunity.

  141. The past few years we have enjoyed an all-in-one curriculum. This year we are trying something a little different and we will be doing science with another family, so we will see what it’s like to supplement a bit.

  142. I’ve preferred to piece curriculum together in the past but now that the kids are getting older and more of them are getting to be school age (this year 3 of my 4 will be schooling) I might want to switch over to a more straight forward methid next year.

  143. I’m currently using a pieced together curriculum. It adds a lot of extra work to have to schedule everything out on my own. I think an all-in-one curriculum would be perfect for early elementary, though!

  144. I “like” simple homeschool on FB

  145. I live the idea of having everything in one place!

  146. I “like” Oak Meadow on FB

  147. Liked Simple Homeschool and Oak Meadow! Thank you for the opportunity!!

  148. I like a curriculum that is all in one.

  149. Tammi Shaffer says:

    I already “Like” OM on FB, and Simple Homeschool has been one of my “favorites”-now I “like” you! I would be thrilled to win the OM pkg, because I’ve never used a brand new, current edition before. It is a fantastic curriculum.

  150. Kim Fortner says:

    I prefer an all in one curriculm

  151. Stephanie R says:

    I prefer a one curriculum approach but I tend to end up piecing things together in the end.
    I’ve always been curious about Oak Meadow so I really enjoy your reviews of the grades:)

  152. While I would love one curriculum that covers it all, I have not found one that I like or that fits our family. This looks very nice!

  153. You and oak meadow have been liked on fb.

  154. Liked both on Facebook!

  155. I would like to be able to use one curriculum, but both my boys have special needs and need to learn certain subjects in different ways, so we have multiple curriculums. I do like the philosophy behind OM. It seems to be a nice fit for my kiddos.

  156. I like both OM and Simple Homeschool on Facebook. Thanks for the opportunity to win :)

  157. Ali Federwitz says:

    I’m a FB liker of Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool

  158. Teresa Reed says:

    I like to mix it up. I think it would be tough to find everything you like all rolled up in one curriculum.

  159. I prefer to use one curriculum covering all the subjects, which does not mean though that I am not supplementing, but carrying the theme of the curriculum throughout all of the subjects is important to me and my children.
    How one approaches each subject should be left to the parent teacher I think.
    I would love to get my hands on the 3rd grade curriculum from Oak Meadow, but like a previous poster said it is sad that us, who do not use facebook and other social networking boards are so excluded from these giveaways.
    Thank you fro the review!

  160. Teresa Reed says:

    I liked you on fb.

  161. I prefer the flexibility to customize. We are definitely pickers and chosers here in our home and prefer to be able to choose from different curricula for different subjects.
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  162. This is my first year of homeschooling our 10th, 5th and 2nd graders, so I don’t know yet if I would prefer a total package or piecing things together. There are so many options!

  163. i prefer a curriculum that covers all subjects. i can always supplement if i don’t like any of the parts, but at least i have a curriculum available that has all the parts and those parts will work together. thanks for the chance!
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  164. Stephanie R says:

    And back again to let you know I liked Oak Meadow and I already liked Simple Homeschool ages ago:)
    Thanks!

  165. i have also liked both oak meadow and simple homeschool on facebook. thanks!
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  166. I prefer one curriculum. However, I haven’t found one that I like. This one looks like something that is in line with my philosophy.

  167. Liked Simple Homeschool on Facebook.
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  168. I would like to have one complete curriculum that covers it all, and does all the planning and and tidies up after itself too, thats my dream :) Although I’ve been homeschooling for several years this will be the first year I’ve got two children learning and I’m also doing a degree, so a curriculum package that does it all is what I’m desperately searching for.

  169. Liked Oak Meadow on Facebook.
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  170. Liked both on facebook :)

  171. I’ve never seen this curriculum before but in reviewing it I think the one curriculum idea sounds great!

  172. Christina says:

    I prefer to choose for each subject

  173. I tend to piece things together, using resources from several different curricular. I’ve used history from Oak Meadow in the past and have really enjoyed it. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  174. I usually piece different curriculums together for each subject but have always wondered how a single curriculum that covers all the subjects would work for us. I’ve considered Oak Meadow before but never taken the leap.

  175. I already like you both on facebook:)
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  176. Amanda Gray says:

    As much as I would like to say that I hand piece together a curriculum, in reality, there is just not much time to do that. Do I draw from other sources? Yes. Is it easier to have the basics covered with one curriculum? Absolutely.

  177. Amanda Gray says:

    Liked on Facebook

  178. I prefer one curriculum, provided that it mesh with our learning philosophy and style , and Oak Meadow does that! I couldn’t say enough about how much our family loves making OM a part of our daily lives, whether we are baking with a recipe from the cookbook, playing recorders, listening to a folk tale, or bordering a form drawing around a crayon picture in our science journals. Winning this would be WONDERFUL. Thanks for the opportunity!

  179. And, I already like both on FB.

  180. Heather K. M. says:

    This will be my first year homeschooling. I think I would like a complete curriculum, but we’ll see how things go. Very interested in Oak Meadow!

  181. I like using a curriculum as a base for the school year, but adding on to it if I feel necessary. This will be our first year using OM, and I honestly think it’s exactly what my family needs!

  182. Melissa Tally says:

    I already like both websites. Please enter my family in the drawing.

  183. I’d love this! I honestly don’t know what I prefer yet–I haven’t homeschooled yet, so I’m not sure. Part of me feels like I’d like to pick and choose, but I’m so busy with so many things that I really like the idea of having something that’s integrated and put together for me.

  184. I like a single curriculum, it provides flow and continuity for us. When necessary I supplement in areas when the children are inspired to ‘run’ with something.

  185. Oh, and I already “liked” both on Facebook.
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  186. I like both!

  187. Operation “LIKE” OM and Simple Homeschool successfully achieved. YAY! :)

  188. I find that we use an eclectic approach to schooling, with different subject areas being covered at various levels, so we end up pulling ideas from several curricula. Oak Meadow’s third grade package would be a lovely addition.

  189. Liked Simple Homeschool on facebook. Already liked Oak Meadow.

  190. I think I prefer a comprehensive curriculum, especially for the first years….

  191. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    I use a mix of curriculum but I’m open to try anything that will work with my kids.

  192. Omg, I hope I win!

    I would prefer an inclusive curriculum covering all subjects. I think I’d like to combine subjects together, and it seems like Oak Meadow does this fabulously!

  193. Heather A says:

    This is my first year homeschooling, I have a 5 yr old, and I have been overwhelmed by the information out there. I must say though, that the one curriculum that has seemed very friendly and well-rounded so far, seems to be Oak Meadow. It is more aligned with my philosophies and teaching style. I don’t have this curriculum yet, I may not start until 1st grade, looking into kindergarten at the moment and fitting it into our homeschool budget. I think for the most part, I would prefer one curriculum, but I like to have flexibility to supplement with things that are my child’s interest and learning style.

  194. Liked Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on Facebook. Fingers crossed!

  195. Heather A says:

    “Liked” Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on FB. Thanks for the heads up on those. I just discovered Simple and Intentional Livng and loving my new path.

  196. Since we are just starting on our homeschooling adventure I prefer to have it all spelled out for me in one curriculum. As I go forward and gain more confidence in teaching my little ones I hope to become more comfortable with looking outside the curriculum.
    I have already liked oak meadow and simple homeschooling on Facebook.
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  197. I haven’t used one curriculum that covers all subjects before but it sure sounds like it would be convenient. I would love to try it!
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  198. I’ve never purchased a packaged curriculum before, so I suppose I like to pick and choose resources for individual subjects. But I’ve always been intrigued by Oak Meadow — I love the lit focus and handwork!

  199. I like both Oak Meadow and Simple HS on fb :)

  200. I love all in ones for the ease of use. I tend to get overwhelmed and if I have so many separate things I get crazy!

  201. I also liked everyone on FB!!

  202. I prefer one curriculum. You get use to their format and then can adapt to your own needs.

  203. So far haven’t found a full curriculum that works for our family but would prefer that approach if we did!

  204. I like to use a modge podge of curricula, but now that I have multiple kids doing school at different levels, it would be easier to use something like this program :)

  205. ‘Liked’ everyone on fb!

  206. I like both of you on fb :)

  207. I’m only just starting our homeschooling journey, so I think that one curriculum that covers is all is best for us to start. At this time I think if I had to search out separate curriculums for every subject I would just create my own blocks. There is just so much out there, sorting through it all to find something for everything would take all school year!

  208. I prefer a packaged curriculum. With 4 children to educate, piecing together an eclectic collection is overwhelming for me.

  209. Oak Meadow has been ‘liked’ on facebook for a long time now! And I really enjoy seeings their posts in my daily feed :)
    Simple Homeschool has been liked as well now!

  210. We like one curriculum with supplements for math. Would love to try out Oak Meadow.

  211. Stephanie Flateau says:

    I prefer a curriculum that is all emcompassing. I am considering a switch from Sonlight and wonder if Oak Meadow would be a good fit for my 3rd grader.

  212. Julie Gonsalves says:

    i like the theory of having all subjects together in one curriculum, although i’ve never actually done that. I really think it would help bring some rhythm to our homeschool days.

  213. I ‘liked’ both Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on Facebook!

  214. Stephanie Flateau says:

    I have “liked” Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on facebook. Thanks so much!

  215. Carrie S. says:

    Up to this point, I’ve pieced different curriculums together a that’s what has (so far) worked best for our family. I love the idea of one curriculum to cover all subjects though, and am hopeful that as my kids get older we will find that works for us. :^)

  216. Rachael Lever says:

    I usually use parts of a curriculum, then pull from outside sources to make something that works for us. It’s all subject to change, of course, if it isn’t working for us anymore.

  217. Carrie S. says:

    I ‘like’ both Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on Facebook. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  218. Rachael Lever says:

    I like you on FB.

  219. I like the idea of one curriculum, although we’ve been piecemealing it so far.

  220. If possible, I’d much prefer one curriculum for everything!

  221. Liked you both on FB

  222. I like both Simple Homeschool and Oak Meadow on fb

  223. My preference is for an all inclusive curriculum. As long as it is not ridiculously expensive! That way you can modify and individualizeit, if necessary, without feeling like you wasted your money.

  224. I already like you on Facebook!

  225. Rachel H. says:

    I am looking forward to homeschooling my three daughters and would love to win! :)

  226. I just liked Oak Meadow.

  227. Oh, I hope I win! What a great giveaway. We’d love it.

  228. Liked both on facebook!
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  229. This is our second year of homeschooling, and we are using a bunch of different resources. I haven’t found a full curriculum that fits us, but this looks worth exploring.

  230. I’ve always used a variety of curriculum, but Oak Meadow does have me intrigued. I’d love to try it out!
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    • Brandi Hansen says:

      We have never used a set curriculum. I have always made our own using various books and ideas and adapting them for each of my children (currently four of them are of age). I have always wanted to try Oak Meadows curriculum, I have visited their website and gleaned ideas (book lists, and topics) from them. Thank you for your reviews of the curriculum, and the chance to try it!

  231. I think I would like one curriculum for everything. It would be nice to have ready-made connections between different subjects.

  232. This will be my first year trying a “boxed” curriculum, and I’m hoping it’s just what we need!! I’m very interested in checking out what Oak Meadow has to offer!!

  233. I used this this past year for my first year of homeschooling. Can’t afford to buy the second grade curriculum so would love to win it!

  234. I like the idea of one curriculum for our first year of homeschooling.

  235. “like” both of Facebook too!

  236. To date, I have not tried an all-in-one curriculum. I’ve been worried that it wouldn’t adequately cover everything. Oak Meadow is new to me, and I admit to being intrigued enough to consider it!
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  237. I have been eyeing their delightful curriculum for awhile and would love to use it in our home. Thanks for the chance!

  238. Michelle W says:

    I have always used separate curricula for each subject, but it would be so nice to find one curriculum that works for everything. Life would be so much easier, and it looks like Oak Meadow would be a great fit for us.

  239. I have never used a curriculum that is all-inclusive. That may be the change that we need as my new 3rd grader struggles in some areas.

  240. Brandi Hansen says:

    Liked you both on facebook 😉

  241. I like to pick and choose but we are only beginning and I am sure when I am homeschooling all 4 it may be better to use just one curriculum.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  242. I’ve tried using box curriculums, but always, ALWAYS end up going piece-by-piece. Even if I’m using something like Teaching Textbooks for math, I find myself having to supplement, because either my son gets bored, or the text is going to fast or slow.

    I’ve heard over and over again how wonderful Oak Meadow is. Would love to try it out!
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  243. I like a little bit of each…I guess that makes me “eclectic”. Oak Meadow is perfect for giving way to further exploration of topics outside of the curriculum. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  244. We’ve used different curricula so far – but wouldn’t it be simpler to find one that worked well for multiple subjects!

  245. Michelle b says:

    I prefer to use a variety of curriculum, to fit my child’s needs.

  246. Michelle b says:

    I like both on facebook

  247. Moosegirl says:

    All in one would be great….. Love to try oak meadow!!

  248. Susie Noe says:

    I love the idea of a complete curriculum, but have not found one that fills in enough of the gaps to be worth it. I will enjoy looking through Oak Meadow to see how it completes all of the necessary standards.

  249. I have been homeschooling for 9 years and have used an eclectic approach, and put together my curriculum from many sources. This year I have been looking at Oak Meadow and other curriculum for my third child. My husband took a job in another state and with homeschooling all of my kids and running the house alone I think an already put together curriculum, especially Oak Meadow, would work really well. I love the gentle and whole child approach they use. Thanks!

  250. Michele Villano says:

    I like a curriculum that covers all subject, but I also like to supplement or pick and choose to better suite my child.

  251. Michele Villano says:

    Liked Oak Meadow on FB

  252. Michele Villano says:

    Liked Simple Homeschool

  253. I prefer to use a variety of curriculum depending on the age and learning style of my children.

  254. I’m still figuring out what I like, and am curious to try a “whole” curriculum

  255. Jamie Wilkinson says:

    I am just starting homeschool with my kindergartener, but I think I prefer all subjects together.

  256. Jamie Wilkinson says:

    I liked Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on facebook!

  257. I have used a variety of different curriculums but I have always wanted to try the full oak meadow curriculum. my daughter will be in 3rd grade next year and i would love a curriculum that is fun and easy to use.

  258. liked simlehomeschool on facebook

  259. I want the ease of one curriculum, but end up drawing from different sources for most subjects.

  260. Already follow Oak Meadow & Simple Homeschool on FaceBook.

  261. I too am curious to try a complete/whole curriculum, but have only used a piece from here and there so far. :)
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  262. Katie Davis says:

    I am just beginning my homeschool journey with my soon to be 5 year old. I would love an all in one curriculum, but I’m not sure how this would work out with him. We’ve been doing some Montessori and I am really just trying to find something that gets him excited to learn. I’ve heard wonderful things about Oak Meadow, thank you for such a generous giveaway opportunity.

  263. Katie Davis says:

    I just Liked Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on Facebook.

  264. This will be my first year so I don’t know yet! I’m very open to either possibility.

  265. I liked Oak Meadow on FB, have had Simple Mom on my likes for a while now. We are pretty new to home schooling, but I think I’d prefer an “all-in-one” curriculum. I don’t want to get overwhelmed, and with three boys ages 5 and under, my days are already very busy. Having one resource instead of multiple books and guides would work well for us! Good luck everyone!!!

  266. I prefer one curricula that covers all subjects. Would love to give this a try!

  267. I prefer one because I’m lazy!

  268. I like both Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on Facebook! :)

  269. I liked Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on fb!

  270. Liked Oak Meadow on FB

  271. liked simlehomeschool on facebook

  272. we prefer one to simplify

  273. I have been mixing and matching, but have two new 3 year olds coming home by the end of the year and I feel like I need an all in one curriculum so I don’t get overwhelmed. Love the look of Oak Meadow. I’m hoping this time I will win…4th time a charm. :-) Thanks for such a great give away.

  274. I like combined curriculum because I’m new to homeschool and it gives me more confidence that u’m getting the different subjects met.

  275. Last time I liked Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool before and I can’t like again…hope I can still get an extra entry.

  276. I like a curriculum that has all of the subjects, but struggle because my daughter is advanced in reading, but is on target with math and writing.

  277. I liked Simple Homeschool and Oak Meadow on FB.

  278. For our family, being that we have three kids, and we are total homeschool rookies, I want one curriculum. I feel that for this year especially, as my kids will be transitioning out of public school- we are going to need a unified approach- one single style of learning until I am up on my feet. For us, this happens to be Oak Meadow. I’m always willing to keep an open mind and adjust to the kids’ struggles, though- but for now- we are going all-in-one.

  279. and I like the heck out of both Oak Meadow AND Simple Homeschool! lol
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  280. While so far I’ve picked from here and there I do love the idea of one curriculum providing it all. Thanks for the opportunity.
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  281. I liked both Simple Homeschooling and Oak Meadow on Facebook!

  282. I “liked” them both. Thanks!
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  283. This is conjecture at this point, as we haven’t officially started homeschooling yet, but I like the idea of a curriculum that covers multiple subjects, with some supplementing with additional subject-specific curricula (like math).

  284. I prefer one curriculum that covers a multitude of topics.

  285. This is my first year officially homeschooling so I’m not sure which I prefer.

  286. i like the simplicity of having an all in one curriculum, but i do tend to add or adjust here and there to make it better suit our needs.

  287. Christine says:

    I’m not sure what I would prefer, I’ve only tried one way so far (different curricula for different subjects).

  288. Meranda H says:

    I like using one curriculum but that hasn’t always worked out for my kids. My goal this year is to simplify and one curriculum looks to be the best way to go!

  289. I find the idea of using just one curriculum very appealing but have yet to find one that suits our family and instead have used various bits and pieces from different places – Oak Meadow does look lovely for my younger girls.

  290. Meranda H says:

    I like Oak Meadow on facebook

  291. Meranda H says:

    I like Simple Homeschool on facebook

  292. I was a special ed teacher for 17 years, so I am used to making my own curriculum. With my own kids, I’ve always pulled from many sources, but this year we wanted to try a Waldorf inspired approach. My son will be in third grade, so this is perfect!

  293. I bought the 1st grade curriculum and ended up not homeschooling – now we are planning on homeschooling again and I would really like to use Oak Meadow.

  294. I am a fan of Simple homeschool and Oakmeadow on FB

  295. I like curriculums that cover all subjects, that way I know I’m covered! If I feel I need to supplement, I always have that option.

  296. I liked both Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on my Facebook page!

  297. I tend to think I want to piece it all together by myself because I am never totally satisfied with any one thing, but then I tend to fail at it and wish that I HAD that one curriculum as a guide for when I’m feeling uninspired. I have drooled over Oak Meadow a gzillion times, but never bit the bullet on the cost. Funny this should come up now as I was JUST drooling over the 4th grade package yesterday and trying to plan my 4th grade year today. It would be a serious blessing to win this package!

    Thanks for the chance.
    Blessings

  298. Liked both of you on Facebook years ago … does that still count? :-)

    Thanks again,
    Melissa
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  299. amy macdonald says:

    I love that OAk Meadow covers all subjects and that starting in grade 4 it is written to the student to offer more confidence in their learning experience. We have used it for 4th, 5th and 6th grade and simply supplemented with extra programs for areas that needed special attention.
    Than you for the giveaway!

  300. amy macdonald says:

    I already ‘like’ both Oak Meadow & Simple Homeschool :) not sure if that counts!

  301. Catherine says:

    I’m just getting started, so right now, I think I’d like one curriculum rather than juggling many. But if I need to adapt it based on my children being advanced in certain areas, having a separate curriculum in those areas might be more helpful.

  302. Catherine says:

    I already like Simple Homeschool and Oak Meadow on Facebook. :)

  303. Camille W says:

    I prefer to choose 1 curriculum, but then supplement with additional work sheets, activities, and books. So I guess I’m all over the place :)

  304. Camille W says:

    I “like” both Simple Homeschool and Oak Meadow on FB!

  305. I haven’t started homeschooling yet, so I’m not sure which I would like, my gut says I’d probably like to go subject by subject and pick what I think appeals most to me.

  306. I like you on facebook :)

  307. I prefer one curriculum for everything–though truth be told, I usually end up adding something to it. There’s so much good stuff out there–especially early childhood literature!
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  308. I’m a follower of Oak Meadow and Simple HomeSchool on Facebook! :)
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  309. I would rather have all subjects covered under one curriculum.
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  310. I flip flop back and forth on this. I love having everything all together with one curriculum for everything, but then I always seem to pick and choose a few extras from other things.

  311. Brandi Turner says:

    I liked both pages :)

  312. Brandi Turner says:

    I prefer picking and choosing now that my son is in 8th grade. I think it would be hard to find one set of curriculum that would really cover everything we need. That is the beautfy of home schooling though, being able to gear everything towards his learning needs. I would have loved a one stop shop my first time every doing it though.

  313. Awesome giveaway. Any of those would be great!!

    I already like Oak Meadow on Facebook.

    Now I like Simple Homeschool too!

  314. Laura Holt says:

    one curriculum, keep it simple! When I feel I need something different in a certain subject I can still seek it out.

  315. Lisa Marie says:

    Since I am just getting started, I would think that I would want to choose separate curricula for different subjects based on my child’s interests.

  316. Lisa Marie says:

    Liked on Facebook :-) Thanks!

  317. mamaClare says:

    I like a curricula that I can pick and choose from, but it is nice when they relate to each other.

  318. Susanna Joy says:

    I prefer one curriculum to cover it all…. in THEORY. But I’ve never been fully satisfied by one offering. We do a little of the “boxed” curriculum, but I always end up supplementing to the point that we might as well not have purchased it. {le sigh}
    I have not, however, used Oak Meadow. And I would love something sweet and gentle for my K student. Right now, we’re just focusing on basic math and literacy, and she joins my 3rd grader for science and history reading…

  319. We are definately a pick and choose family. This would be fun to try, though.

  320. Anna Pretko says:

    I like Oak Meadow, and now like Simple Homeschool.

    I would like one curriculum, as we are just beginning homeschooling of our sweet girl in Kindergarden this fall… and love Oak Meadow’s programs.

  321. Rachael Flatt says:

    I would LOVE to have this curriculum this year. I’ve FINALLY learned that my daughter needs a more gentle, hands on education and I really think that Oak Meadows would provide exactly what she needs. I would love to have this curriculum!!!

  322. I think for most people, the all inclusive curriculum might be the best bet, especially for lower grades. However, as different states may have different requirements, the ability to customize may be a better option. It’s my favorite option because I would like to be able to take my kids’ interests in consideration.
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  323. Kimberly Scott says:

    I prefer one curriculum for everything. I will supplement with additional worksheets that I find along the way.

  324. Michele H says:

    I prefer one curriculum if it offers different assignment options that appeal to different learning modalities (like Oak Meadow). Before I discovered Oak Meadow, I would either purchase a curriculum and supplement some subjects if the curriculum fell short for my child, or I would look for different curricula for different subjects based upon how my child learns.

  325. Rachael Flatt says:

    I have ‘liked’ both Oak Meadows and Simple Homeschool on Facebook! I REALLY hope we win, this would be fantastic!!!!!!!!

  326. mamaClare says:

    I like both Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on FB :)

  327. I would prefer one curriculum.

  328. I think I would prefer one curriculum that covers everything, I can be a bit disorganized and having everything right there, would make my life much easier! 😛
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  329. Mandi Sanders says:

    I have young kiddos and this will be my first year to homeschool, so right now I like a bundle for the basics. But I know that our lifestyle and current way of doing things will enhance and draw from various different sources to complement.

  330. I use various currículums to meetup our needs, but I love the look of oak meadows . thanks for this opportunity

  331. Karen Prue says:

    ONE !! :)

  332. Mandi Sanders says:

    I like both fb pages!

  333. Liked both simple homeschool and Oak Meadow

  334. Kimberly Scott says:

    I like Oak Meadow and now Simple Homeschool on Facebook!

  335. It really depends on the child! Ultimately I do end up picking and choosing, though.

  336. Starting out I chose from a variety of places for our curriculum. For the younger years, I liked that. But now that I’m teaching 4 (K, 3rd, 5th, and 8th), I’m starting to appreciate curriculum where most is included together.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  337. I like to to pick and choose for each subject.

  338. I liked oak meadow on facebook

  339. like both pages on fb

  340. …and I have liked both pages 😉

  341. I would like to have one curriculum that covers all, as we are just starting out.

  342. We are just beginning homeschool this year. The all in one curriculum is definitely more appealing and probably what I will go with. Perhaps as I get more comfortable with homeschooling I may want to pick and choose. For now I think one complete curriculum is it for me :)

    We are switching from a private Waldorf school and Oak Meadow is looking good!

  343. I like the *idea* of separate curricula for each subject (since kids are often strong in some areas and weak in others), but the reality of life with four kids (ages 2, 4, 5.5 and 7), combined with my time-consuming volunteer position means that I really need the additional help of having it all in one. I also really appreciate how when all the subjects are provided in one curricula, they are likely to coordinate so each subject compliments the others.

  344. I prefer one curriculum that covers all the subjects…the simpler the better!

  345. I like both Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on Facebook.

  346. Liked Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on facebook!

  347. I *like* Simple Homeschool and Oak Meadow!

  348. I think one curriculum to star would be good. Once we are more established and know what we’re doing, separate might be fun!

  349. I tend to pick and choose, though if i stumbled upon a curriculum that covered everything and met all our needs, it would definitely simplify things!

  350. i like a complete curriculum because there are so many resources for going “deeper” into one or another subjects, but if i try to piece it together, i often feel like i’m forgetting something or not covering a subject enough.

  351. Nowl==el Lyons-Baker says:

    I like to use one curriculum and supplement or experimant with others. I currently use Oak Meadow as my main resource.

  352. I like both Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool.

  353. Good morning! Thanks so much for your Oak Meadow overview. In our family, because we have multiple children, we prefer complete curriculum covering all subjects. Then, we like to add in materials that are individually suited, such as art programs, extra math work, etc.

  354. i “like” both oak meadow and simple homeschool on facebook!

  355. I like Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool!
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  356. Rachel A. says:

    I think I’d like to pick & choose, so that I could make sure I’m getting the proper levels & methods for my kids’ learning styles.

  357. I like having everything in one place for convenience, but I tweak it every time, no matter what. I just can’t help myself.

  358. Gregory Holland says:

    I prefer a single backbone curriculum that I can enhance with subject-specific lessons about what the kids show interest. A solid foundation of learning to learn is the tool which allows kids to unearth the gems that catch their eyes.

  359. Rachel A. says:

    I like you both on Facebook.

  360. i already liked oak meadow on fb. just liked you, too! so glad to find more resources!

  361. I liked Oak Meadow on Facebook, and I already liked Simple Homeschool! : )
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  362. I like a to have it all covered in one bundle. Except math, I am happy with the math I use now and don’t want to change.

  363. Noel Lyons-Baker says:

    Sorry about the typo. My real name is Noel! I have liked this site and already liked Oak Meadow.

  364. One curriculum ! I’m a mom of 6 I don’t have time to go through and pick and chose things to make up a clever subject…

  365. I like both on facebook

  366. I personally like the idea of one curriculum that covers everything. I feel like I have so little time as it is, I like simple! And I can change it up whenever anyway if need be.

  367. I love a curriculum that covers every subjects but I also like to mix and match to fit my kids. =)

  368. I generally prefer to choose separate curricula for each subject, but I love pouring over and dreaming about complete packages!
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  369. This is all new to us, so I’d like to start with one curriculum and branch out from there. Thanks so much!

  370. I liked Simple Homeschool and I’ve already been a fan of Oak Meadow for sometime! :) Thank you for the opportunity!

  371. I prefer one curriculum…..easier to stay on track and have a set out plan!

  372. Loretta Jensen says:

    Thank you for offering this generous giveaway!

    To answer the question, I like one curriculum and then I add to it and adapt it to suit ourselves and our needs!

    I would love to try Oak Meadow’s curriculum! It looks beautifully designed and like it would fit in well with what we’re doing. And thanks for your blog! I read it all the time and find it such a source of encouragement!

  373. So far I have liked choosing separate resources for different subjects but I have been so curious to try Oak Meadow and keep revisiting it as a possibility for us.

  374. I liked Oak Meadow on FB. (I already love Simple Homeschool on FB. :))
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  375. Oak Meadow and Simple Homeshool liked on FB as well!

  376. We like to start with one curriculum and then supplement with other material as interests get sparked.

  377. Autumn Mahlum says:

    I would prefer one curriculum, and then I can add other fun projects as I see fit. Simple is better for us. I like you on FB. :)

  378. I like having everything laid out for me. With 5 kids it’s much easier to keep track of one main spine! Thanks for the chance! I would love to try out Oak Meadow!

  379. I already liked Oak Meadow on fb, now I like you too :)

  380. I like both Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on Facebook!

  381. I prefer separate curricula for eat subject, but that could just be because I haven’t found the “right” combined system.

  382. I prefer having the option to choose separate curricula for each subject, although right now I am using one curricula, but different grade levels for my little guy. I’d love the option to try Oak Meadow!

    • Oh – and I liked both Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on Facebook. (sorry – at first I thought I was supposed to leave this comment on Facebook!)

  383. Molly Lemen says:

    I prefer a curriculum that’s all in one and then I can always supplement with Other curricula if I need to. :)

  384. kellee oshea says:

    I prefer one curriculum for all subjects! We chose Oak Meadow for our HS because they’re a little traditional, a little Waldorf(just like us!! 😉

  385. Valerie D. says:

    I prefer using different curricula for our various subjects. I’ve found that my kids do quite well with a certain company’s language arts program, but that the same publisher’s math curriculum might be a poor fit, so we change it to fit our family (and the child, when need be) accordingly. I’ve never heard of Oak Meadow before today, but I’m very interested in learning more…I’ve liked both Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschooling on Facebook and look forward to discovering more about both! 😀

  386. I like SH on FB!

  387. Arielle Hayes says:

    I prefer one curriculum for all subjects, it helps for a cohesiveness and natural flow between the different lessons.

  388. Jessica B. says:

    I would love to win this. I prefer curriculums that are all put together (with the exception of math). I like the subjects to be tied to each other.

    jesslburke@hotmail.com

  389. Molly Lemen says:

    I ‘like’ oak meadow & simple Homsschool :)

  390. I’ve always been a pick-and-chooser. But I haven’t found a main curriculum I’ve fallen in love with, yet. Oak Meadow looks very intriguing…

  391. I love Oak Meadow! I prefer one curriculum, so I feel I know what needs to be covered and then I can add on or take away, depending on my children’s needs/interests.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Betsey

  392. I already like both of you on FB!!!

    Betsey

  393. I prefer one curriculum. Nice and easy that way!
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  394. Michelle S. says:

    I prefer to choose separate curricula for different subjects. Thanks for the chance!

  395. I like both Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool!

  396. I think I would prefer to pick and choose each curriculum subject separately, but I don’t have any experience with using a lesson plan for homeschooling yet.

  397. Defintiely 1 curriculum! I don’t want to be too scattered…

  398. I would prefer to have a curriculum that seemlessly covers all subjects, intertwining subjects through the lesson.

  399. I like one curriculum that covers all subjects.

  400. Liked both pages moons ago :)

  401. Michelle S. says:

    Already “liked” Oak Meadow, and now I “like” Simple Homeschool! Thanks again for the chance!

  402. earthboundpixie says:

    So far, we have enjoyed just using one curriculum….that has worked for my daughter’s learning style and our approach. If things shift in the future, I would not hesitate to reach out and supplement the material with subject specific additions, but Oak Meadow has been a perfect balance for us and I enjoy keeping it simple and just having the one source to reference back to.

  403. Cassandra says:

    Never had curriculumn before, but I suppose all in one.

  404. Moni Mewhinney says:

    Left comment and liked

  405. I believe having one curriculum makes it easier.

  406. I like one so I can see it all, I do like to pick my own math because it it more based on levels than age,

  407. I liked both on fb.

  408. I like the option of having a prepackaged curriculum, but I love that we all have the option to buy seperate subjects in different levels to suit our children the best.

  409. Tiffany Werley-Brand says:

    Do you prefer one curriculum that covers all subjects or would you rather choose separate curricula for different subjects? I prefer one curriculum, but I am willing to choose from separate, or mix and match a few things. Sometimes I think it’s easier, for my sanity, for one curriculum though! lol.

  410. I like both complete and piecing curriculum together. I’m going to be doing both this year. Younger one will have a complete curriculum while the older one will be pieced together.

    I’ve liked both on FB.

  411. I am more of a pick and choose person because we are limited on funds. I mostly find free stuff for my kids, but I am up to trying new things with out a lot of extra cost.

  412. Rebekah Beasley says:

    I prefer a curriculum with everything! Thank you for this great giveaway!

  413. Rebekah Beasley says:

    I left a comment and liked both! :)

  414. I pick and choose for the most part. I’m a “Sonlighter” for my core – I appreciate how the history, readers and read alouds are linked together. I like the teacher’s guide. I use my own Bible, LA, Math, Science, etc

  415. I already LIKED both of you!!!!! your awesome!!!

  416. Just Liked Simple Homeschool on facebook and already Liked Oak Meadow. I am looking forward to reading more from Simple Homeschool. :)

  417. I’d prefer one curriculum that covers everything, if it provides the majority of what I’d like for my children to learn.

  418. Wendy K. says:

    I “liked” both! Thank you!

  419. Having the multi-subjects in one curriculum and adding on other “pieces as needed” is our plan this year. Yeah Oak Meadow! Thank you for the giveaway offer!

  420. I love (and need) to use a curriculum that has it all. That is why we use Oak Meadow. It has been wonderful!

  421. One curriculum would be ideal, but right now we use several different resources.

  422. Wendy K. says:

    I definitely draw from many different resources for my kids. I love the idea of one package…it would be so much easier! I don’t know if that is practical, though, given many learning styles amongst several children and also different learning styles for the same child over different subjects. It seems as if packaged curriculum can be very similar across the board in how they approach subjects and that may not work for every subject.

  423. Right now
    I prefer a complete curriculum but I think as my daughter gets older I
    Will want to pick and chose classes.

  424. So far we’ve only used an eclectic approach to curriculum. I’m not opposed to all-in-one, they’re just expensive and don’t always have everything I want or need. I love Oak Meadow, though, and would love to try their curriculum. My eldest dd just turned 6, so we have a few years before we can use the 3rd grade, but I’ll put it aside until then! Thanks, Jamie!
    Tori’s latest post: Summer School and Flowers, too!

  425. I “Like” Simple Homeschool and Oak Meadow on FB. :)
    Tori’s latest post: Summer School and Flowers, too!

  426. Already had liked Oak Meadow, just liked simple homeschool!

  427. I like a single curriculum that covers all subject. Then we can really school together and integrate all the subjects.

  428. I think a curriculum that integrates subjects makes the most sense. It makes my life easier:)

  429. Sandra M says:

    One for all! :)

  430. Mara Winders says:

    I prefer to use whatever materials appeal to my children, so if something from an inclusive curriculum doesn’t work, we diverge.

  431. holly alexander says:

    I would have probably said I’d rather pick and choose but after receiving Oak Meadow K+1st for my boys, I can say that their curriculum is all I need. It is superb and right on track with my parenting philosophy (or right on track with where I strive to be with my parenting). I can’t stop raving about Oak Meadow to everyone I know! Love it!

  432. Sandra M says:

    I like both of you on FB.

  433. I love the idea of an all in one type curriculum. I am really more of an eclectic type person in reality. I love the way Oak Meadow looks though.

  434. Mara Winders says:

    I already liked Oak Meadow, now I like Simple Homeschool as well.

  435. I had also already “liked” Oak Meadow & Simple Homeschool – I wish there was a “love” button! I prefer a single “covers it all” curriculum, but in the past, I have ofter purchased from a few different publishers. Thank you for this amazing opportunity. The more I am reading about Oak Meadow, the more impressed I am!

  436. One curriculum that had it all!

  437. I like using both, depending on my child’s learning style. I have used mix and match for one and a total curriculum for the other.

  438. I prefer both… having a full curriculum AND pulling bits and peices from all over. I tend to not be able to aford a full curr. all at once, and up up piecing it together, anyway. Best of both worlds!

  439. I like Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on FB! Thanks for the great giveaway

  440. Also I have liked Simple home school and Oak meadow! Thanks!

  441. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I prefer an integrated curriculum, so I suppose my answer is one curriculum that covers all subjects. However…I like a variety of related extra materials so that a child’s particular interest might be explored further

  442. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    i follow you on FB as Mary Beth Elderton

  443. I liked both on FB (I already liked OM, lol) THANKS!!! fingers crossed!

  444. I really prefer an all-in-one curriculum with the opportunity to supplement or substitute if needed.
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  445. I have long been a “liker” of both oakmeadow and simple homeschool on facebook!
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  446. I usually prefer the option to choose separate curricula for different subjects since my kids tend to be at different grade levels depending on the subject.

  447. I ‘Like’ Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on Facebook!

  448. we are Waldorf-influenced but eclectic…we prefer separate curriculum for each subject:)

  449. Danae Fuller says:

    I like it all in one. It’s make it super easy! WE can pull from other areas when need be.

  450. Kjerstin Boorstein says:

    So far, we have not purchased packaged curriculum. As a former teacher, I have a ton of books and stuff to work from. However, I have been looking at Oak Meadow because 8 and 6 year olds just spent 4 weeks at Waldorf day camp and loved it. I was looking for a way to bring some of that home for them.

  451. Danae Fuller says:

    I’ve liked both on fb! Thanks for the chance…kepping fingers crossed :)

  452. Curriculum for each subject!

  453. Kjerstin Boorstein says:

    I clicked like on Simple Homeschool and already had Oak Meadow. :)

  454. I like a combined cirriculum but I usually end up tweaking it!

  455. Barbara Friant says:

    I prefer one curriculum that covers all subjects. I don’t trust myself enough yet to hand select them, so it is much easier to have it already together.

  456. Melissa Prouty says:

    I prefer separate curricula for different subjects.

  457. Done and done… I like to have an all-in-one curriculum to use as a base, and then add to it.
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  458. Melissa Prouty says:

    I have liked both on Facebook.

  459. I’m not quite sure which I’d prefer….There is a part of me that thinks having one curriculum that address all of our needs would be ideal, but I am also attracted to tailoring the lessons to meet our needs and interest.

  460. This is my first year homeschooling, so ??? As of now my plan is pretty eclectic, however, I love the idea of an all inclusive program. As a busy WAHM it seems like it would really simplify my life a bit. I’ve looked at Oak Meadow’s website and materials in the past and it definitely appears from the promotional materials that I’ve seen that it might jive with my approach to homeschooling and parenting.

  461. Wendy armstrong says:

    I liked both oak meadow and simple homeschool. I have been picking different materials for each subject. I’d like to try oak meadow. So far I did use one music book from them for recorder and we liked it a lot.

  462. We always use one general curriculum, but I pull ideas from all over!
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  463. I’m still in the exploring phase as my kiddos are ages 1 and 3 but I am drawn to packages that cover all subjects.

  464. I love one curr. but we add so much that it ends up being very varied :)

  465. I just “liked” the Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool facebook pages.

  466. Just like both pages. 😉
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  467. Brook Bridwell says:

    For some reason I feel as if I need separate curriculum for each subject. I’ve never tried a combination based curriculum and would like the chance. Thanks!

  468. Liked both… And usually use different curricula.

  469. Brook Bridwell says:

    I ‘liked’ Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on FB =)

  470. I would prefer to follow one curriculum if it is thought out holistically, what I’m reading about Oak Meadow speaks to that part of me

  471. jasmin williams says:

    I would actually love to have one curriculum. This is going to be our first year homeschooling.. and i still have not really made up my mind. I am so scared of doing it wrong!

  472. Tonya Lee Coulter says:

    I prefer to have one curriculum for form and inspiration to establish a cohesive thread that I know will bring into focus the overall (larger) picture of the whole year. And from suggestions within the one curriculum I can then springboard into deeper explorations or simply touch upon key aspects of a particular lesson depending on the needs of the teacher (myself) or the students (my mixed age brood).

  473. Shanika Malcolm says:

    I prefer one curriculum that offers everything. Some curriculum might have a way that it is developed or put together where it makes sense to get a complete one. I hope I win this curriculum for grade K.

  474. jasmin williams says:

    I liked both facebook pages

  475. Theresa sheffer says:

    I use oak meadow and i love having a curriculum that covers all the subjects in one. For subjects my daughter struggles with i supplement with a curriculum specific to that subject.

  476. Theresa sheffer says:

    I already “like” both oak meadow and simple homeschool :)

  477. I like both, in all senses. Glad to have been pointed in the direction of Simple Homeschool.

  478. I like a whole curriculum, but with some added stuff.

  479. Jelinda P. says:

    I prefer to start with an all-in-one curriculum but then change out a part if it is not working well. This way I can allow both kids to work at their own pace, moving abead in a topic, for example, math, if they are ready. Oak Meadow is a great base curriculum and covers it all!

  480. like simple homeschool on fb

  481. liked oak meadow on fb

  482. I prefer one curriculum that covers all subjects.

  483. I liked both Simple Homeschool and Oak Meadow on fb.

  484. so happy to have found Simple Homeschool :) was very happy to leave comments and like both on FB :)
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  485. I have never tried an all in one curriculum but think it would make my life easier. I have been wanting to try Oak Meadow for my rising Kindy son because it seems to be very gentle.

  486. I “like” both pages

  487. hi there!!! i would love an entry to win some of there curriculum!! i will begin this fall and have been deciding on their curriculum! i like one also!

  488. Amanda Mc says:

    I would prefer one curriculum that covers all subjects, especially to start with. Perhaps as I go along and in higher Grades having the option to choose specific subjects would be better.

  489. I prefer one curriculum that covers all subjects

  490. I liked both on FB :) :)

  491. Rebecca Boissonneault says:

    I like the combined curriculum for all subjects. I’m not an expert in any area, so I like to see it all!

  492. Rebecca Boissonneault says:

    Like both you and Oak Meadow on Facebook

  493. I prefer to pick and choose my curricula. You can’t beat a per child customized curricula.

  494. I usually like an eclectic mix.I have always wanted to try Oak Meadow but just haven’t been able to afford it.It looks great!

  495. I like SH and OM on FB!

  496. Melissa Everet says:

    both… I like to use one overall curriculum but definitely always supplement that with other curricula where needed or if i just really like something from somewhere else:) it’s all about being flexible!

  497. I prefer one curriculum that covers all subjects.

  498. Melissa Everet says:

    i like SH on FB!

  499. I prefer to choose separate curricula for different subjects. I haven’t found a complete curriculum that I love that covers all subject. However, I haven’t tried Oak Meadow. I have been very interested in it for a long time and love Waldorf.

  500. Melissa Everet says:

    and i like OM on FB!

  501. Liked both moons ago :)

  502. Amanda Mc says:

    Have liked both on FB :) oh and commented here 😉

  503. I have liked both pages and commented on the question earlier. :)
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  504. Like both Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool. Thanks!

  505. Jeanne Eicks says:

    I would prefer to see the subjects broken out separately. It would make it easier for me to adjust to my children’s strengths and weaknesses.

    I’ve liked Simple Homeschool blog and Oak Meadow on FB.

    Thanks!
    Jeanne

  506. Facebook “likes” complete :)

  507. Kristy Diesbourg says:

    Liked both on Facebook. I like the All-in-One curriculum for the younger kids. Thanks for the chance to win!

  508. I have to say when I began homeschooling I didn’t want a packaged curriculum. I have been drawn to Montessori and Waldorf for a LONG time. My oldest is 10 and have done a lot of the out-of-the box learning; however things changed drastically for me this year. My youngest was diagnosed with Legg-Calvé Perthes disease. I had tried the 4th grade curriculum with my daughter and really liked what we did. I was thinking since it was really hard doing 3 levels of homeschooling last year and with my son’s condition right now, I wanted something lovely and child centered. I chose to go with OM and have the 2nd and 3rd grade full curriculum right now. I still need to get my daughters and this would a ton! I love the gentle approach of OM and natural elements as well. Bees-wax crayons and modeling bees-wax are so comforting. So happy to see this giveaway!!! And BTW I already like Oak Meadow on facebook and just liked Simple Homeschool on facebook as well.

  509. Sommer Schlagel says:

    I usually prefer to bits and piece things together. I have drooled over OM for YEARS. I do think that is the one all in one curriculum I would be able to handle as an all in one… but to date have been too chicken to try it.

  510. Melissa K. says:

    Liked both Simple Homeschool and Oak Meadow on Facebook long ago.

    I’d prefer a curriculum that had covers all subjects and integrates them. But would also allow for another subject curriculum to be used–one of my kids has very uneven skills, so a single curriculum doesn’t work for him.

  511. I have “liked” both! We love Oak Meadow and are embarking on the 3rd grade curriculum as a start to our homeschool…but we still need 1st grade, so I would love to win!

  512. Sommer Schlagel says:

    I like Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on facebook.

  513. At this point I prefer one complete curriculum that covers all subject areas and then I just supplement where I feel it is needed.

  514. Becky Nordman says:

    I’d prefer a combined curriculum to start and supplement when necessary. Like both pages on facebook :)

  515. For my youngest children, I like a curriculum that covers everything. For my 2nd grader, I have found that I like to incorporate different resources that are the best fit for his learning style.

    Thank you.

  516. I like Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on Facebook! Thanks so much…………

  517. Emily Wood says:

    I prefer an all-in-one curriculum, seems easier!

  518. Liked both! Thank you for the giveaway!!! :)

  519. Rai Smith says:

    I like the all-in-one for elementary level then seperate as they get older.

  520. Patricia says:

    I rather choose separate curricula for different subjects to provide my child different subjects to explore and learn.

  521. Rai Smith says:

    I have liked both pages :)

  522. i prefer a curriculum that covers all subjects. thanks for the opportunity to enter this great give-away!

  523. i have ‘liked’ both oak meadow and simple homeschools facebook. thanks!

  524. Michele H says:

    Adding that I have “liked” both pages!

  525. Emily Wood says:

    I just liked Simple Homeschool on facebook, and am a long-time like-r of the Oak Meadow page 😉

  526. I’m so new to homeshooling that I haven’t decided which I like more. But it seems that both have what to offer. I’m already of fan of both Simple Homeschool & Oak Meadow of FB.

  527. Amy Fisher says:

    I prefer one well written curriculum.

  528. Amy Fisher says:

    I have “liked” both FB pages.

  529. Already liked Oak Meadow, now I like you too!

  530. Chelle C says:

    I have liked both pages :) I would rather choose separate curricula for different subjects to provide my child different subjects to explore and learn.

  531. What a GREAT giveaway!
    My answer:
    I would prefer to get all my subjects from one place. With 4 children it gets a bit much, so it is nice to have a one stop shop.
    I love Waldorf inspired homeschooling, we’ve been venturing down that road for a couple years now. Never tried Oak Meadow before, but we are hoping to try Oak Meadow this September!

  532. Michelle says:

    Both are liked – what a great give-away!

    • Michelle says:

      Also – I do prefer to have consistency in homeschooling. However, if one part of a package is not working, I will seek out and utilize other options.

  533. i have been drawn to oak meadow’s preK and K curriculum for some time. i would love to integrate it into our preschool rhythm. i do not have a lot of home schooling experience but i would prefer to have the curricula separated making it easy to customize a lesson plan that is perfect for my child.

    thank you for the giveaway!
    erika
    InspiredMama (at) msn (dot) com
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  534. We are just staring on our homeschooling adventure and I’ve been confused what to get for my daughter because she is a self taught reader and is reading chapter books at age 5. She also is writing her letters well. I am debating what ‘grade’ to get her from Oak Meadow because of this. It would be nice to pick the grade your child is at for each subject area. I guess that’s not very Waldorf, but I love everything about it and want to try it. I just think for my daughter she might be better suited if we were working on her level rather than what is expected at Kindergarten. Having the option of separate curricula for different options would make my decision a lot easier!

  535. i have liked both FB pages!
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  536. Lean towards separate so that I can adapt subjects towards learning styles.

  537. We actually are starting with Oak Meadow this year. We have not started yet and have never used them before but we are loving what we are reading about them! I prefer a curriculum that contains all the subjects and gives me a weekly outline of what I should teach but also gives us room to adapt or add in.

  538. Just coming back to say that I “Liked” both SimpleHomeSchool and Oak Meadow on facebook!
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  539. I like both facebook pages!

  540. I “liked” Oak Meadow ages ago, and now your facebook page as well. What a lovely find! And of course, a free curriculum would be extra awesome :)

    I do appreciate a curriculum that has everything in one place, mostly for a framework to throw other random tid-bits from here and there into. I generally glean from various free sources and work those into whatever “official” curriculum we are working from. Plus, I like to research whatever my kiddos are into at the moment and trying to link that back into reinforce something we have recently explored.

  541. Last year was our first year homeschooling and I pieced together a curriculum. I’m planning on doing that again this year so I guess that’s what I prefer although I haven’t tried the other option.

  542. I like an all-in-one curriculum. I love having everything laid out for me – it helps me know I’m getting things done. I do sometimes supplement with other things, but I like using a full curriculum as a strong spine.

  543. I’ve liked both Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on Facebook! Thanks!

  544. I like both pages on fb!

  545. I like both! I enjoy using a full curriculum and picking and choosing one or two supplemental materials to change things up throughout the year.

  546. Ideally, I would prefer one curriculum to cover everything. However, I just on’t see that working for most kids. The one size fits all approach is what deterred my family from public school.

  547. Tracy Byrd says:

    I have never used a curriculum with everything included. This will be my 3rd year homeschooling my 6 children and this sounds much better than what I have been doing.

  548. Elizabeth says:

    I have been piecing together from various places for our curriculum. I like flexibility but also would like an all in one to make it simple

  549. Normally I like the bulk of our curriculum in one package and I would also want it to serve both my children who are 20 months a part.

  550. Elizabeth says:

    I have liked both simple homeschool and Oak Meadow on Facebook

  551. Tracy Byrd says:

    Liked both!

  552. I have previously liked both sites. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  553. Deidre C. says:

    I love how oak meadow’s curriculum is all in one. Much simpler for me! My daughter is 3, and I decided a while back that I would use oak meadow! I would love to win!

  554. Deidre C. says:

    I like Simple Homeschool and Oak Meadow on facebook! Have for quite some time now!

  555. I do not like divided curriculum

  556. Christeen Bates says:

    I prefer an all inclusive curriculum. For me, it’s easier to have everything I need bundled together, and I think it’s easier on my child to follow one style. My son is just beginning kindergarten ( we had our first OM lesson yesterday!), so my views on this may change as he gets older if I feel he needs supplementation.

  557. Melissa L. says:

    Since this is our first year, I opted to go with the same curriculum. I might in later years pick and choose, but I want to see how this goes for the year. We chose Oak Meadow because my daughters love nature and music.

  558. Julia Agron says:

    I have liked you on facebook, and already liked Oak Meadow. We found them half way through our third year of homeschooling, and have been very happy. They give my fifth grader a chance to develop independent study skills and responsibility, while allowing me to take some space from always being the “teacher” and get to be the helpful mother. Love it.

  559. Christeen Bates says:

    I have liked you both on Facebook:)

  560. This will be our first year homeschooling, so I’m not sure which I like better. We are starting with Oak Meadow’s Kindergarten curriculum, and for the time being, love that it is all in one and will guide me through our first attempts.

  561. Melissa L. says:

    I liked Simple Homeschool and had already liked Oak Meadow on facebook. Thank you for the giveaway.

  562. Meagan DePerro says:

    I like you both on facebook!

  563. Jennifer Leck says:

    I like separate curriculum for math and science. This year we are using OM’s US History and English, which looks fun and like it will make my life easier. So I guess my answer would be: it depends on the subject. : )

  564. Jennifer Leck says:

    I already liked the OM page on facebook, so I just liked Simple Homeschool today.

  565. Karen Morse says:

    I prefer one curriculum that covers everything, possibly supplementing with individual things that my children are interested in.

  566. One that covers all subjects, but that preference may change with time and with actually starting homeschooling! :)
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  567. I like both on Facebook as Anastasia Borisyuk
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  568. I really enjoy an all-in-one curriculum. Everything at hand and oh the possibilities…

  569. mariko snook says:

    I think I prefer a curriculum that is all together. I think it makes sense that “subjects” be interconnected as that is naturally how most people live and learn.
    Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  570. I’ve been a fan of both pages on Facebook for a while. Thank you for the opportunity.

  571. I am just starting out but I like the idea of having all the subjects in one place.
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  572. I love to pick and choose my curriculum based on my child’s needs and interests. I have a child who is an avid reader and can do math above her actual age/grade level. I like to pick Science curriculum based on where we live and resources available. I have spent considerable time looking at curriculum and Oak Meadow is awesome! I have liked both Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on facebook and commented here!

  573. I “like” OM and simple homeschool.
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  574. Teresa Matz says:

    I have always used different curriculum for each subject, but as my kids are getting older and the subjects harder I am leaning towards a all in one type.

  575. Teresa Matz says:

    already a fan on both facebook pages ♥

  576. Colleen Sherlock says:

    I would prefer one curriculum for all subjects or at least several subjects.

  577. I already like both on facebook
    sara’s latest post: Fun at the beach.

  578. I am beginning homeschooling this year with my 5 year old. As I have researched curriculum, I have found a hodge podge approach the only way to get everything I need the way I want it. Oak Meadow is my pie in the sky curriculum. I would love to win it!!! I’ve liked Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on FB. Love them both!!!

  579. Colleen Sherlock says:

    I like Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on Facebook (my FB name is Colleen Marie)

  580. Homeschooling is such an awesome journey! I have pretty much unschooled until now – my son is 7 and daughter is 4. But I think we are ready for some structure. Oak Meadows has always drawn me in and I liked you on FB a while back :) I just liked Simple Homeschool. As we are just starting out with a curriculum I think would begin with one that covers all subjects and take it from there depending on how my kids like it. Thanks for the chance to win! <3<3<3

  581. If I could afford it I would buy an already package curriculum, especially for the older children,
    sara’s latest post: Fun at the beach.

  582. I’ve liked both Facebook pages but I also want to add that I think I would prefer a curriculum that is all together. It makes more sense, especially if the subjects have continuity and connectedness. This would lead to more holistic learning and less compartmentalization for ths student.

  583. I definitely prefer an all in one style curriculum..one of the many things I love about Oak Meadow! :)

  584. I already ‘like’ both pages too :)

  585. I prefer to pick and choose our curriculum.

  586. Prior to finding Oak Meadow, I would say my preference was to combine various curriculums. But I really like the whole package from Oak Meadow & then plan to just suplement with extra things from various sources according to the needs/interests of the child.

  587. I’ve liked Simple Homeschool of FB.
    Sarah’s latest post: 1st Grade & Pre-K Plans

  588. I already liked Oak Meadow, & just liked Simple Homeschool. Thanks!

  589. This is our first year homeschooling, but so far I like the option to pick and choose different ones.

  590. I like both pages.

  591. Barbara Friant says:

    I commented and liked both! Thank you!

  592. Paula in VA says:

    We’ve been fans of both websites for awhile now. Oak Meadow is the only programs I would purchase of the all inclusive style ones I found.

  593. I prefer one curriculum for all subjects. It’s like having a backbone to our work, we can supplement other learning tools… but we have a guiding structure.

  594. I forgot that i could enter twice. So, besides my earlier answer – I liked both facebook pages : )

  595. I’m not completely sure since I’m just starting out, but I think I will prefer the ease of an all-in-one curriculum. Love what I’ve seen from Oak Meadow, and can’t wait to try it out for real!
    Charity Long’s latest post: Getting Calls

  596. I liked both pages on FB. In regards to your question whether I prefer a curriculum that covers all subjects or pick and choose?

    Mmm, I think that if I am just so used to picking and choosing… which can become tiring.. but this will be our second year with Oak medow, and the more I use it the more I am trusting it to cover all. I usually do math with a different curriculum.

  597. I just liked Simple Homeschool and Oak Meadow on Facebook. Can’t believe I haven’t done that already!
    Charity Long’s latest post: Getting Calls

  598. Michelle G says:

    HI, I have liked both of the sites on Facebook. I didn’t realize you were on fb so that was a nice surprise, I hope I win, it is actually the third grade curriculum I need! :)

  599. Back again to let you know I completed Step#2!

    Fun contest!
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  600. We’ll be homeschooling for the first time this fall, but Oak Meadow is on my short list of possible curricula. I was thinking of purchasing bits and pieces and building a curricula from scratch, but I’m not sure.
    Jen’s latest post: Let the Homeschool Adventure Begin

  601. Sarah Sigmon says:

    I find that it is easiest to use one whole complete one, but we have done the mix and match too. Actually I guess there are benefits for for either one.

  602. I like OM and SH on Facebook!
    Jen’s latest post: Let the Homeschool Adventure Begin

  603. I liked both pages and I love oak meadow curriculum all in one it’s perfect for us!!

  604. Stephanie says:

    Oak Meadow is the only boxed curriculum that has ever appealed to me and my kids . It works particularly well for younger kids, but I have found the math to be a little too slow moving as they get older. We have supplemented other curriculum for that most years (I really like Right Start). I super love their approach to social studies and their emphasis on writing. I found that the stories and topics they choose are spot on appropriate for my kids at each age/developmental stage. My oldest just finished their 8th grade curriculum, and the Civics course was particularly fantastic.

  605. Anne-Marie Soltero says:

    I would think, to begin with, I would go with one complete curriculum and then, as needed branch out on my own. Further on down the line, as my son’s needs change, I may opt to use different curricula for different subjects

  606. I prefer to follow one inclusive curriculum, I can always supplement it with interesting things I come across!

  607. Asmaa C. says:

    Over the years, we have used a variety of materials and I prefer one curriculum for all subjects. Do supplement with other materials as our needs suit us. We love Oak Meadow! Thank you for the chance to win a grade level.

    Asmaa

  608. Anne-Marie Soltero says:

    I have liked both OM and SH on facebook. I found that I really like OM approach and am liking SH as well!

  609. I’ve liked both pages on FB too!! :0)

  610. Asmaa C. says:

    I liked both Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on Facebook.

    Asmaa

  611. Paula in VA says:

    already a fan of Oak Meadow on facebook…added Simple Homeschool today

  612. Jessica Eastin says:

    I honestly like both types of curriculmn, as each of my children learn differently. One child does better with an “all in one” type, while the other two do better with separate types so we can focus on their interests.

  613. Jocelyn Bullen says:

    Went and liked both, and really do like both. Thank you.

  614. Donna Gates says:

    Would love to try a whole curriculum one year to see if we like it better.

  615. I prefer all-in-one, but with three children, one of them special needs, I have to use materials from different companies. I do plan, however, to use Oak Meadow with my youngest, who has special needs, when she is a little older.
    Jennifer Smith’s latest post: Learning to ask "How" Instead of "Why"

  616. Courtney says:

    I prefer one curriculum that covers all subjects

  617. I like both on FB, and have for a while. :)
    Jennifer Smith’s latest post: Learning to ask "How" Instead of "Why"

  618. This is my first year to homeschool and I’m trying several different curriculum, but I think I’d like one curriculum too.
    Jen’s latest post: The Hunger Games–a movie review

  619. As a first-timer, I’m hoping to find an all-in-one program that’s a good fit for our family. Thanks for the chance to try this one out!
    Sarah G’s latest post: Visiting the M Family: June Edition

  620. I’ve also liked you both on facebook for a while now : )
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  621. Coming from a homeschool background, I’ve found that I’m drawn to picking a different curriculum for each subject. However, beginning to teach my own kids now, I find myself wanting the structure of a full package. Which is a kind of non-committal answer, really, but I guess it’s all about figuring out what works at this point.

  622. One curriculum! Liked both pages! Love what you are doing!

  623. Kristina Best says:

    I haven’t used one curriculum for all subjects. Right now I just use what I can get my hands on.

  624. I prefer one curriculum that covers all subjects, it just makes life easier!

  625. Kristina Best says:

    I’ve like both pages on facebook.

  626. ‘Liked’ you on facebook! :)

  627. I just liked you on Facebook too :)

  628. Samantha says:

    For me, I like one curriculum that covers all subjects because the interconnect is meaningful and how children learn. I can always add more to an area if my child needs it.

  629. Samantha says:

    P.S. I like both Simple HS and Oak Meadow already on FB! :)

  630. I’ve found that we mostly enjoy mixing things up a bit to provide for different level needs in different areas…

  631. I THINK ALL IN ONE IS MUCH EASIER, EVEN MORE SO IF YOUR TEACHING MULTIPLE KIDS

  632. Christina says:

    q: Do you prefer one curriculum that covers all subjects or would you rather choose separate curricula for different subjects?
    a: hm, I’m not entirely sure, as I have a little one and am not using any kind of curriculum yet. (although from what I’ve read here and before I am very interested in trying out Oak Meadow for kindergarten.) on one hand, one curriculum seems to simplify things, and perhaps allow different subjects to be related more easily, but knowing they way I usually do things, I think I might actually prefer to mix and match separate curricula and that might be more flexible over time.

  633. I LIKED BOTH OAK MEADOWS & simple homeschool on FB

  634. Tricia Ullrich says:

    I am a beginning homeschooler so I don’t have experience with using different curriculum for different subjects. I used Oak Meadow’s Kindergarten last year and loved it. I would imagine it’s nice to have it all in one package.

  635. Liked you both on Facebook!
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  636. Marlo S. says:

    I prefer one curriculum that covers all subjects.

  637. I have never used one curriculum for all our needs, but I am not against it. :)
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  638. Tricia Ullrich says:

    Both Facebook pages liked!

  639. I like curriculums that are inclusive and then a little tweaking of my own

  640. Marlo S. says:

    I like Oak Meadow Homeschooling on Facebook.

  641. I like both pages. I would rather choose separate curricula for different subjects.

  642. Marlo S. says:

    I like Simple Homeschool on Facebook.

  643. earthboundpixie says:

    I also liked both the facebook pages (yours and Oak Meadow’s) :)

  644. I like curriculums that are more inclusive and then if needed I add things in.

  645. I prefer to mix and match because I like the flexibility and ability to find things that work best for each child.

  646. I “like” both simple homeschool and oak meadow on facebook :)

  647. Gretchen Lee says:

    I prefer one curriculum that covers all subjects.

  648. As a first year homeschooler, I’m not entirely sure what my preference is. This year, so I have more control over the “challenge” of the each specific subject, I’ve pieced together a curriculum instead of buying a box set. However, with a baby coming in the spring, I intend to buy a box set for next year for its ease of use!

  649. I like the flexibility of having a core program and being able to choose whether or not i like the additional components

  650. I like both on FB @Joy in the Journey.
    Nikki’s latest post: 11th Birthday Nerf Gun Party

  651. Gretchen Lee says:

    I have “Liked” both Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on Facebook. :)

  652. I like both simple homeschool and oak meadow!
    Leah’s latest post: Harvesting Basil Seeds

  653. I like Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on FB!

  654. Teaching multiply kids is made so much easier with Oak Meadows all in one books. They make learning heartfelt and fun!Ever since starting with oak meadows my boys love starting school each year!

  655. Being our second year homeschooling I prefer to have an all in one curriculum…till I get my feet under me!

  656. sheilla turner says:

    My daughter is in third grade, I tried mixing and matching, never the whole set yet, maybe that is what I need to try next. I just fear that she may not be ready for certain material in a boxed curriculum.

  657. Tess McLarty says:

    I like the idea of having an all-in-one curriculum, however, I haven’t found the right one yet…maybe this is just the one I’m looking for!

  658. Julie Bruner says:

    I prefer seperate curriculums for the different subject, but I like for literature, geography, and history to all be tied together. :)

  659. i like a packaged curriculum as this will be my first year homeschooling, it takes the guess work out… can always supplement
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  660. Julie Bruner says:

    I like both of you on FB.

  661. Liked both Oak meadows and simple home school.

  662. Sarah Miller-Kramer says:

    We have used both and like them about equal. With a complete curriculum, we always add extras into it anyways!

  663. liked both ‘oak meadow’ and ‘simple homeschool’ on FB
    Simone Ritter’s latest post: upcoming Art Show Feb 10th, 2012

  664. Sarah Miller-Kramer says:

    I “liked” Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschooling on Facebook!

  665. I think it depends on the interests of the child and the age of the child. My oldest works well with a mixed/pieced together curriculum. I have found that a curriculum that covers all subjects is easiest with my youngest child.
    Aimee @ Menus and Meals for Moms’s latest post: This Week’s Menu 8/6/12

  666. Laura Haley says:

    I already like Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on Facebook.

    I have never used an all-in-one curriculum (this will be my second year of homeschooling), but it sounds like a Godsend!! :)

  667. Oh My! We are in the very beginnings of homeschooling and I find it difficult to have all that I need at the ready so a box curriculum would be way easier! I love that you have reviewed this already saving us the time (and expense) to do so.
    We would love to win!
    Thank you for the opportunity!
    We have liked both pages. :)

  668. Ule Logue says:

    I love the all together approach and I truly love Oak Meaow’s approach to play and natural learning.

  669. Ule Logue says:

    I happily like both on Facebook!!!

  670. melissa.delamr says:

    Love all in one curricula. Makes life with 7 children a wee bit easier. :)

  671. Courtney M says:

    I like the all-in-one approach! Especially with this being our first year!

  672. Teresa B says:

    We would love to win an Oak Meadow curriculum. First year homeschooling and this looks right up our alley!

  673. Starr Covey says:

    I would rather have one curriculum that covers it all

  674. melissa.delamr says:

    I’ve liked both fb pages. Here’s to winning. 😉

  675. We like an eclectic approach to homeschooling because, with 4 kids, everyone learns and responds differently to each subject. Oak Meadow looks like the perfect fit for my wonderfully creative 8-year-old daughter.

  676. Just starting out, so very much like a curriculum that covers all subjects. Plan to build from there.

  677. Courtney M says:

    I like Simple Homeschool and Oak Medow on FB!

  678. Starr Covey says:

    I like oak meadows on facebook

  679. Starr Covey says:

    I like simple homeschool on facebook

  680. Already a subscribing member of Simple Homeschool and had already “liked” them on Facebook. Have now “liked” Oak Meadow as well. Thanks for a great contest giveaway.

  681. I like choosing curriculum items individuallly. My kids are oth accelerated readers but average at math so an all in one curriculum doesn’t always suit them.

  682. Laurie Bell says:

    I would prefer to have a curriculum with all the subjects I needed for the year. Sadly, I haven’t been able to afford anything like that and just purchase from various home school sites each subject separately. I usually end up saving between $100 to $200 doing that. I have to work harder to create a plan, but that’s where we are in this economy. Working harder to get things done.

  683. Roger Meacham III says:

    Simple Homeschool, Enjoyed reading your blogs and was pleasantly surprised to see an Oak Meadow curriculum giveaway…already a deal in my opinion! I have ‘liked’ the Simple Homeschool and Oak Meadow FB pages. Wish us Luck! Thank you for this opportunity! The Meachams

    • Roger Meacham III says:

      We prefer the all in one curriculum from Oak Meadow!…we will be adding a four year old into the mix this year!

  684. This will be our first official year of homeschooling and honestly I have no idea which I prefer yet! But your curriculum seems so wonderful and it would be such a blessing to be able to try it out and see if it works for us! Thank you so much for this opportunity!

  685. Laurie Bell says:

    I liked both Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on Facebook!

  686. I prefer to have all of my curriculum from one source – less organizing, more time spent with the kids :)

  687. We’re just finishing up our first year, and I didn’t purchase any type of curriculum for kindergarten. for our laid-back approach I felt like we would be skipping most of whats in a boxed set, but its interesting to see how something like this could be used in a flexible way. SOmetimes I think as he gets older it would be nice to have an all-in-one curriculum as a base, and maybe add-in special interests.

  688. I haven’t started homeschool just yet but I am looking forward to it. I plan to try mixing different curriculums. I’m excited to get started!

  689. Sheila Clark says:

    I prefer cirriculum that covers all subjects, because it’s so much simpler for ME, but the kids enjoy the diversity of having many books to choose from…so we have both. I haven’t heard of Oak meadow before and will be checking them out in more detail.

  690. Liked you and Oak Meadow on facebook – great reading!

  691. Krista B. says:

    Most years I have chosen curriculum by subject since I have 4 children of different ages/levels. I would love to learn more about Oak Meadow and what they offer.

  692. I have liked both Simple Homeschool and Oak Meadows and I am crossing my fingers!!

  693. I would love an all encompassing curricula. I’ve yet to find one that really suits us, maybe it’s OM!

  694. I already Like Simple Homeschool and Oak Meadow on FB! :)

  695. I changed my mind. I think it would be easier for me with one set that contains them all! :) I like you on Facebook.

  696. Krista B. says:

    I liked simple homeschool on FB.

  697. Oh, and i already like both on FB, I hope that counts!
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  698. Sheila Clark says:

    I have “liked” Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on Facebook.

  699. Krista B. says:

    I liked Oak Meadow on FB.

  700. Fran Carter says:

    I have never found a curriculum that I could afford that I would use all of it and it work for my daughter. This curriculum looks like it is perfect; but again I can’t afford it. So, maybe I can win it. YAY!!!

  701. I am not sure, thinking it would depend on the child but I would try the separate first.

  702. Already like both pages! :)

  703. Amber Neal says:

    I would love to find a all in one curriculum but I have not found one yet! I like to pick and choose depending on the kid and the subject. I also liked both of the pages. I am really interested to look further into the Oak Meadow curriculum!

  704. I prefer to have 1 curriculum that covers all or most of the subjects. Having 4 young kids and one more on the way it seems to make it easier for me than having multiple curricula.

  705. I’ve also liked both simple homeschool and OM on fb! :-)

  706. Fran Carter says:

    I already liked Simple Homeschool and I “liked” Oak Meadow just now.

  707. This will be my first year of homeschooling, so I like the idea of an all-inclusive curriculum. I like that it takes the guesswork out of the school work, so I will have more time to focus on how I’m going to teach it. :)

  708. Carly Hayden says:

    I prefer a curriculum that covers all subjects.

  709. Liked simple homeschool and oak meadow :)

  710. Leah Perez says:

    I like both Simple Homeschool and Oak Meadow on FB.

  711. I have liked both Oak meadow and Simple homeschool on facebook. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  712. Leah Perez says:

    I like to pick and choose curriculum, but love for history and literature to be tied together.

  713. Ashley W says:

    This is our 2nd year homeschooling. At first I thought we would always just use one curriculum. Now after our first year I think we will start adding in a few different curricula to our core. So I guess it’s a little of both.

  714. I already “liked” Simple Homeschool, and now I like Oak Meadow!

  715. Even though I’m new to homeschooling (pre-k through education.com worksheets last year and A Beka K curriculum this year) I’m liking the one curriculum concept versus piece-mealing it together. I do reserve the right to change my mind though as my children’s tastes change and learning habits and styles are developed!

  716. Ashley W says:

    I liked you both! :)

  717. Oh, and I popped over to “like” Oak Meadow. I’ve “liked” Simply Homeschool for awhile and value the many useful posts!

  718. Jenny Rebecca says:

    I will be homeschooling for the first time in a couple weeks so I’m not even sure! the idea of a curriculum all in one place is certainly appealing to a newbie!!

  719. I much prefer a curriculum that covers all. Makes life much simpler, but this does not always work for everyone as each child is different.

  720. I have liked both pages….
    This is first.time Im considering a curriculum, We have unschooled & used mainly free resources up til now….grade 7/8 this coming year.

  721. Jenny Rebecca says:

    I like both Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on Facebook!

  722. I already “like” Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on Facebook! :-)

  723. I like to pick and choose, mostly because I haven’t found one curriculum that has everything I want.
    Sarah’s latest post: Sourdough

  724. I just liked Oak Meadow on Facebook!
    Sarah’s latest post: Sourdough

  725. how wonderful! would LOVE this.
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  726. Hello,

    I love curriculum that is all inclusive I know day to day that I have met benchmarks, I don’t need to spend nearly as much time for planning, and it gives my kids even the younger ones the ability to know what to get on there own. Did I say it frees up a lot of my time with curriculum that is already laid out for me. With that said I think you need to do you research to be sure you have a curriculum fit for your family either way.

  727. liked on facebook!
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  728. We prefer to have all subjects in the same curriculum.

  729. Carol Kapoukranidis says:

    I think that it depends on the child. We are planning to homeschool for the first time and I think that for my son an all inclusive curriculum is best, but I feel like I could pick and choose separate subjects for my daughter.

  730. I have liked Oak Meadow & Simple Homeschool in Facebook!
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  731. Ingri benson says:

    I prefer one holistic curriculum which incorporates all subjects together for integrated learning. And I already ‘liked’ both pages. Thanks!

  732. I like OM page

  733. I prefer to pick my own for all subjects for my oldest. But have been thinking about getting a boxed curriculum for my younger two.

  734. Carol Kapoukranidis says:

    I liked simple homeschool & Oak Meadow on Facebook!!

  735. I like SH page

  736. Liked Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on Facebook. 😀

  737. illya gonzalez says:

    I have been using OM since we began homeschooling three and a half years ago. I love the fact that with one curriculum I get everything my girls need to learn.
    Their philosophy is wonderful as its Waldorf based and I plan to use as long as we homeschool.

  738. Brandi D. says:

    I’d *prefer* to have one curriculum that covered all the subjects, but I find that it never really works out that way. With twins as my guinea pigs (the two oldest) it has become quite obvious to me that each child has their own needs to be met.

  739. illya gonzalez says:

    I “Like” Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on Facebook.

  740. This seems like a wonderful curriculum with a gentle, yet hands on approach. I like that!

  741. Brandi D. says:

    Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool are both “liked” on Facebook. :)

  742. I like a curriculum that has all the subjects covered because then the subjects can be presented as interrelated, which is just as life is. That said, I do meet my children where they are and supplement with other curricula to support their learning if they need concepts and materials presented from a different angle than the all-in-one offers:)

  743. I prefer all subjects in one curriculum, it helps me easily see what we have to plan for each week.

  744. We have always used bits and pieces of curriculum, mostly because of math.

  745. I would prefer an all-inclusive curriculum

  746. Liked both pages on Facebook!

  747. I have “liked” both Simple Homeschool and Oak Meadow on Facebook :)

  748. Tiffany Emmons says:

    I love having all of the subjects taught in one-three books. Keeps things simple and allows for a lot more free play, outdoor time, and outside learning experiences.

  749. Already LIKED Simple Homeschool. Just Liked Oak Meadow.

  750. I love the stories they’ve included, a great package!
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  751. Tiffany Emmons says:

    I have liked Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on Facebook. 😀

  752. Jennifer Smith says:

    I thought I would prefer seperate, but I just don’t have “it” together enough to get it together! I’ve been going back and forth on getting a “boxed” curriculum for several years now.

  753. heather alouf says:

    I would like a single curriculum and include other lessons as the children showed an interest towards it.

  754. heather alouf says:

    I am a fb fan of both pages.

  755. Courtney Holcomb says:

    I’m unsure which style better, I haven’t tried FIAR or Oak Meadow yet, but am open, it seems very appealing and simple!

  756. Christan Resz says:

    I generally pick and choose my curriculum. But, I’m also very new to homeschooling and trying to find what works best for my kids individually and for me as a teacher. I’d love to try a year of a full curriculum … it might make my life a little easier! :)

  757. Jennifer Smith says:

    I have liked both Oak Meadow and Simple Schooling on FB. My fb name is my real name. Thanks!

  758. Christan Resz says:

    I already liked Simple Homeschooling, but I went and liked Oak Meadow too :)

  759. Dorothy Hines says:

    I have only tried separate curriculums do far but prefer the idea of something all in one. Though I have in the past wanted a complete curriculum, I have had trouble finding anything that matched our needs until hopefully Oak meadow. With three kids hodge podging is not o ly difficult but also means that I might be missing out on some of the basics.

  760. Laura Holt says:

    Liked both, so I’ve commented on OM’s fb page and your blog a total of 4 times, anywhere else I can post to increase my chances?? :) Seriously, thanks for posting the clarification on fb! I’d hate to miss out on a chance to get my hands on next years curriculum especially a new one, not second hand! Glad to see I wasn’t the only one who was a bit confused by OM’s instructions :p Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  761. Valerie B. says:

    I prefer to come up with a variety of stuff because I haven’t found a complete curriculum that works for us yet. But I’ve never tried Oak Meadow….and with a 3rd grader and 5th grader it is getting harder to do so I’m looking for something with more of the planning done for me. :)

  762. Faye E. Hunt says:

    I think I would be into using separate curricula for different subjects if there wasn’t one strong curriculum available for all subjects that worked for our family. So far, I think Oak Meadow does a great job of collectively tackling all subjects and I would be very happy using it, especially throughout the early childhood years. Thank you for this tremendous giveaway!

  763. Dorothy Hines says:

    I have commented and liked everyone but it is a bit confusing where this post was meant to be left. So it is on here and OM Facebook.

  764. Valerie B. says:

    I like both on facebook. Thanks!

  765. I have tended to choose diff different curriculum for each subject, but with my oldest only turning 8, I am still figuring out what works best. Open to trying something new!

  766. Audrey Bryk says:

    I very much prefer one curriculum where “subjects” flow.

  767. My son will be kindergarten age next fall, so I haven’t had experience with any curricula yet. I think to start I would like to have all the subjects covered under one curriculum. I certainly love the sound of Oak Meadow’s programs!

  768. I like both Simple Homeschool and Oak Meadow on fb!

  769. Audrey Bryk says:

    I like both pages on fb :)
    Actually I love them 😉

  770. I think it would be great to have option of purchasing them as a set or individually, or maybe designing your own combination. Thanks, love your site!

  771. I liked Oak Meadow on Facebook! :)

  772. I have liked both SH and OM on Facebook! Enter me, baby!

  773. I find that one curriculum simplifies things. I love the gentleness and adaptability of Oak Meadow.

  774. I have long liked Simple Homeschool and Oak Meadow on Facebook. :)

  775. I like having them separate so I can pick and choose.

  776. Though my children have learned a lot while “not sending them to preschool” this will be our first year officially homeschooling. I don’t know much, but I pieced together what we’ll be doing because everything else seemed so tailored to a classroom setting. I’m interested to look into Oak Meadow a bit more!

  777. I liked both.

  778. Charice L. says:

    We are just going to start with Kindergarten, so for the moment, having one combined curriculum to work from seems to be ideal. I’m sure that will change over time. I like the descriptions of Oak Meadow’s curriculum.

  779. Brenna Baker says:

    I love the ease and continuity of a curriculum that integrates all subjects. I have always been curious about Oak Meadow and would love to try it out!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  780. I also liked Simple Homeschool and Oak Meadow on FB!

  781. I generally choose separate curricula, in order to customize learning.

  782. Charice L. says:

    Simple Homeschool has been liked for a while, and now Oak Meadow is liked too.

  783. Brenna Baker says:

    I have “liked” Oak Meadow on Facebook. And I already like Simple Homeschool!

  784. I Like both Simple Homeschool and Oak Meadow on Facebook.
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  785. Stacey E says:

    I like an all inclusive curriculum but we always add in a few extras anyway.

  786. Stacey E says:

    I like Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on FB.:)

  787. I prefer one curriculum that I can supplement when appropriate.

  788. It depends Somtimes I like it all in one combo. Other times I like to grab a little here and a little there.

  789. I like (LOVE) both SimpleHomeschool and Oak Meadow on Facebook!

  790. We have not officially started Homeschool yet but this would certainly helps in the process! My son will be in 3rd grade when we start next summer so your review on the 3rd grade cirriculm was awesome! I think I would prefer a cirriculm with all subjects just for ease of planning and materials, but I am open to putting together our own plan as well! :)
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  791. I liked Simple Homeschool & Oak Meadow on FB under Megan Higgins – Thank you for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway!
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  792. liked both on FB!

  793. I am new to homeschooling and trying both choosing separate curricula for different subjects and also finding a curriculum for everything. I would love to try the Oak Meadow.

  794. I liked Oak Meadow and already like Simple Homeschool.

  795. I generally pick individual curricula for each subject, but a boxed curriculum that really worked is something that would get DONE!

  796. Lisa Meier says:

    So looking forward to homeschooling my 6yr old this year! I have looked at Oak Meadow’s stuff and it looks wonderful!! We would love to have this package of great learning :>

  797. I like the all in one approach when it comes to elementary curriculums.
    I have liked you and Oak Meadow on Facebook.

  798. Ashley C. says:

    I thought that I would like to pick and choose but it got so stressful and overwhelming that I prefer to find everything in one place now. Perhaps later I will change my mind again.

  799. sarah marie says:

    I think an all in one curriculum would be easier.

  800. sarah marie says:

    I like both you and OM on FB.

  801. Cristina M. says:

    This will be our first year of homeschooling and I have chosen separate curricula for different subjects…. for now. I have a feeling we’ll try a few things before we find what fits our family best.

  802. Cristina M. says:

    I’m also a fan on facebook!

  803. I love it when I can find everything in one place, but I’m just starting kinder, so that might change with years to come. Thank you for the chance to win!

  804. I definitely prefer separate curricula. Flexibility to pick and choose was one of our primary motivations for homeschooling.

  805. Like you both on FB.

  806. I liked both Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on Facebook :)

  807. I prefer…both! We’re currently using My Father’s World but then I add in Math-U-See, Total Language Plus, Critical Thinking, Story Starters, Home Ec, Spelling City, Manners/Etiquette, We Choose Virtues, etc.

  808. Emily Woodall says:

    I usually like to piece together a curriculum that works for a particular student at that particular time. I will have a 3rd grader, a 2nd year Kindergartener and a K4 kid this year and I still feel like I am just trying to figure things out!

  809. Emily Woodall says:

    I like both Simple Homeschool and Oak Meadow on Facebook:)

  810. Nadira J. says:

    I prefer one curriculum that covers all subjects.

  811. Renee Boring says:

    As a beginning homeschooler, I still dream of finding the magic bullet one curriculum, but as a former classroom teacher, I realize this is pretty unlikely and probably a bit opposed to crafting a truly individualized experience for my children.

  812. Nadira J. says:

    I ‘Like’ Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on Facebook

  813. Lauren C-S says:

    I would like one curriculum that covers all subjects for the most part in the early grades then may want to supplement (with different foreign language etc as needed).

  814. Lolo C-S says:

    I liked both pages on FB.

  815. Sarah Leslie says:

    I love having an all in one curriculum, I know it is comprehensive, tailored to the right level and easy to access.

  816. Sarah Leslie says:

    I have also liked (loved!) Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on FB :)

  817. Heather Witt says:

    I have been homeschooling my two oldest boys for two years now and I have discovered that I do prefer to have an “all around” curriculum that includes all the subjects we need. It’s easier for me and for my kids. I also find that when subjects are all from the same curriculum there is an connection between them that allows are school days to flow more smoothly. :)

  818. Kimberly says:

    I like to use one curriculum and add “extras” like Spanish.

  819. Kimberly says:

    I liked both pages on Facebook.

  820. Danielle says:

    I prefer one curriculum that covers all subjects, but would supplement if needed! =)

  821. Danielle says:

    I have liked both Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on Facebook!

  822. Alana S. says:

    I like to use one that has everything for the regular subjects and then I add extras like drawing, music, etc. I would LOVE to win this curriculum.

  823. Alana S. says:

    Have liked you on FB for quite a while, but have now liked Oak Meadow too! Thanks!

  824. Crafty Mama says:

    It depends on if the one curriculum covers everything I want it to! 😉 I wouldn’t mind one curriculum, cuz that would make things easier, I think. I can always supplement if I wanted to.

  825. Amy Adams says:

    I would prefer one curriculum cover each subject because it would be easier on the finances and in the long run, but I think I’d be willing to purchase separate things depending on quality.

  826. Amy Adams says:

    I like both of you on FB.

  827. AmandaXC says:

    Since I’ve never purchased a curriculum, I can’t say for sure which I prefer. However, I had just settled on OM for my kids this year and am very glad it’s organized the way it is.

  828. Amanda J says:

    I think I would like one that covers a broad spectrum of subjects, but allows for specific choices within each subject.

  829. Amanda J says:

    Both are liked!

  830. We have always pulled together a mix of subjects for our kids – I am always grateful that we live in this time that we have such great choices for all sorts of curriculum. I have been intrigued with Oak Meadow, but not made the jump to try it.

  831. Taking different parts from different curriculums to fit the best our vision of education seems to work best for us.

  832. Jamie Newbold says:

    Right now I like it all in one but I am just starting with a preschooler. I imagine as I get closer to the high school age I may like to do more of a pick and choose thing.

  833. I usually prefer a pick and choose curriculum. Basically because you would have to drag me kicking and screaming away from Apologia science and Math-U-See at this point. :)
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  834. I liked both Oak Meadow and Simple Homeschool on Facebook.

  835. I prefer separate curriculum choices.

  836. As a mom of a preschooler who hasn’t started hard core homeschooling yet, I like the idea of one curriculum. If my daughter needs extra help in a subject, I could see looking for additional resources in that area.

    I have been following you for awhile now on FB, but look forward to Oak Meadows’ posts, too! Thanks for the contest!

  837. FrankieDogBrown says:

    I would like to try one curriculum after using a hodgepodge for the past 3 years.

  838. oh, and i did like both on fb as well. cheers for single curriculum!

  839. I am just getting started after-schooling with my preschooler but would like one literature-based curriculum that I can supplement if my kids have extra interest or need.
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  840. I already liked simple homeschool, but I just added Oak Meadow to my “like” list.
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  841. I am just starting out homeschooling this year with my daughter entering Kindergarten. I am not sure how I like things just yet, but I think I will like having everything in one place, as opposed to scattered in different books and binders.
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  842. I “like” both pages on facebook! Thanks for doing this giveaway!
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  843. I’ve done both. This year we are picking and choosing. But having just one curriculum keeps it simple.

  844. Tracy Paul says:

    I “liked” both sites. This will be my 3rd year homeschooling my oldest and the first year for my oldest daughter. We are currently with K12/OHVA. I am curious about other homeschooling courses even though we love OHVA. We are open to changing the way we homeschool if we come by a better way for our family.

  845. Tracy Paul says:

    Oh, I forgot to answer the question. We do prefer one lesson plan to cover all subjects.

  846. I like to see all the subjects together, it helps me stay on track.

  847. I liked both the Simple Homeschool and Oak Meadow Facebook pages.

  848. Personally, we like a program covering all subjects and supplemented with extra materials or additional educational materials containing the curriculum
    Gracias por la oportunidad! 😀

  849. I “like” both pages on facebook! 😀 tnx
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  850. Em Walker says:

    I have two boys that I homeschool. I find that with the youngest does well with using one curricula all the way through and the other one, who is a few years older, does better with a little bit of this, and a little bit of that.

  851. This is my second year homeschooling. I would prefer to have all my subjects together in one curricula, but find that I add things as we go and end up putting different resources together.

  852. Em Walker says:

    P.S. Already was a follower of Simple Homeschool and now am a follower of Oak Meadow! :)

  853. Like you both on facebook!

  854. I am just starting out with homeschooling, but I think I would prefer a curriculum that includes all subjects.

  855. I was already following Simple Homeschool, and have just added Oak Meadow:)

  856. Rachel B. says:

    We are relaxed homeschoolers. I prefer the ability to pick & choose materials, but I also love the Waldorf approach to learning & the Oak Meadow curriculum options.

  857. Jessica Ross says:

    I LOVE getting one package for all subjects (especially with all the content needed for the curriculum year). I find it easier because it’s all correlated together and I don’t have to bridge gaps that may occur. I can always add more if my children are really interested in a certain subject, idea or activity. My children love the activities and are always eager for circle time to learn and sing :)

    On the plus side as an adult I LOVE getting a huge package of new items that empower our homeschooling experience. I usually read all the books myself to see what content my children will cover :) I’ve read the Heart of Learning about 3 times and I often share it with friends who don’t even homeschool when they feel they have an issue with their children and learning.

  858. Rachel B. says:

    Second entry — I already follow both Simple Homeschool & Oak Meadow on Facebook.