One school year ends and another one begins. It seems as though the time is too short and there is always something else to do besides check out all the curriculum options for the upcoming year. It can seem overwhelming at times and I wanted to write this to help make the process easier. I have a few questions that can help with making decisions in helping to sort through all the great resources that are available. If you would like to investigate any of the curriculum further there are links to each of them throughout the post. Just click on the underlined curriculum to see in greater detail.
- Does this curriculum fit the learning approach of my student? Here are some questions to help determine curriculum choices.
- Overall, does your child like to do worksheets/ workbooks or likes to write? ABeka, Bob Jones, and Rod and Staff are all good choices.
- What about Hands-on projects? (Konos, My Father’s World, Heart of Dakota, lapbooking such as In the Hands of a Child, for history- Homeschool in the Woods, and for science- Apologia elementary series with notebooking journal all use this type of approach for learners.
- Does your daughter or son like stories that are read-aloud to them? (Sonlight, history- both Story of the World, and Mystery of History are good choices.)
- Does you student enjoy memorizing? (Classical Conversations) While your child would benefit greatly from attending a Classical Conversations campus, if you are not able to do so, you can still purchase their curriculum.
- Do you have a child who enjoys reading? Sonlight, Veritas Press, Memoria Press are all curricula choices with reading trade books as the basis for their program.
I know this is a lot of information, so feel free to write a comment or contact me; I’d love to help you.