I thought I would take the time today to tell you who the winners were in our household. :)
We haven't quite finished this program yet due to busy schedules and other priorities, but my son returns to it determined to finish it off. :)
Caring for Orphs while practicing math, memory retention, logic and vocab skills. It's all good stuff for children.
IEW. Writing skills that are easy for a lad to complete. Grammar taught using a story. It's a good fit.
Cursive Logic. My lad is getting better with his letters, though he still struggles with what some of the written letters really are. It's a struggle at times, but it's become a daily activity to work through.
Next up was Brookdale House with their Drawing around the world: Europe study. Though the set up of the study itself wasn't a great fit, the opening up of opportunities for learning about the countries of Europe...Being spurred on to cook, watch videos and such is such a great fit and we're having so much fun doing so.
Visual Learning Systems and SmartKidz Media are both programs we enjoyed using, it's sometimes difficult to remember to work them into our schooling though.
For math we worked with Great parents academy and Stinky Kids Math. My son's comment when asked to choose which he liked most was "I kinda liked both mom". We haven't continued with GPA Math since as we progressed through the program I found that he was too often skipping the practice part and saying the tests were too easy so we moved to a workbook approach. Stinky Kid we continue to use.