Friday, June 24, 2011

Getting Ready for the Next Year of Homeschooling

With the New England Catholic Homeschool Conference happening tomorrow and my talk all prepared (finally!), I spent tonight planning the curriculum for our next year of homeschooling. I want to go tomorrow knowing what I need to buy. It's hard to believe that this will be our fourth year of homeschooling and that my children will be doing 5th grade (they are close in age - technically my younger son is a fourth grader, but we do everything together, except for math in which case the rising fourth grader is already 1/4th of the way through the fifth grade book - homeschooling allows for flexibility!).

I am an eclectic homeschooler. I don't follow one curriculum. Rather, I pick and choose from what is out there. The choices can be overwhelming, but I adjust even with what I choose from. Homeschooling allows for individualization. If a skill is already mastered, we can skim over it. If we need to spend more time on something, we can.

I really do love our homeschooling life and I am looking forward to the coming year, AFTER this beautiful season called summer break!

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