Is It Too Early To Plan?
It is March and the next school year is already on my mind. This is the time of year when I start seriously evaluating our current curriculum choices. Man, I wish we could just buy a giant boxed curriculum that would be awesome. I would love to have something already planned day 1, day 2, etc. Thus, I am on the hunt for something to help me with the planning.
My curriculum ramblings for 2013:
I love the idea of something like Sonlight or Calvert where it's all laid out, day-by-day. But I hate the costs. Actually, I don't mind spending the money but I have a fear of spending that much money only to be disappointed with the curriculum.
I need a stronger reading and writing curriculum.
I will have 3 students next year. My youngest did school this year when she felt compelled but next year it's go time!
My kids didn't fall in love with Teaching Textbooks the way I thought they would. My 8 year old actually asked for "paper math".
While I see the benefit of teaching kids together, I feel like the gap between my 8 year old and my 10 year old is growing, thus making it more difficult to teach them together.
Although we are a Christian family, I tend to prefer secular materials. I have found that many of the Christian curricula have differing beliefs or the material is watered down.
I spend far too much time planning for 2 kids. I can't imagine what it will be like with 3!
I realize that my reasons for homeschooling may not and probably do not match other's reasons.
Do you see how I am driving myself down the path of insanity? I am sure that I am not alone, or at least I hope I am not. I remember doing this just last summer. I read tons of reviews, visited dozens of websites, and downloaded countless pages of previews.
I am starting now in hopes that I can use this extra time to help weed through it all. Again.