While I didn’t choose the curriculum piece by piece this year, I did still choose it.
This year we are going to do things totally different than I have ever done before. We are going to use K12 which is basically public schooling at home. It is free in our state if you register through the district.
I have my many reasons as to why I am choosing this route. A few of them are; money, the ability to have me be held more accountable to a schedule, and I don’t have to dwell over what curriculum to purchase. I am still going to try and add in things along the way, however it does look like a very full curriculum. Of course, I will still be reviewing for TOS Crew.
I am doing this with a total open mind. I am going to give it my best shot. I am still going to be actively involved in their learning. I still have to follow the teachers guides and lesson plans. The thing is that I don’t have to plan it all out. I am great with planning extraordinary things that are often hard to follow through with.
I still feel some drawbacks such as, I don’t have any say in any of the curriculum. I am really happy with the Math U See and Life of Fred that we have been using. Now we will give their math a try. The same goes for History. We have absolutely loved The Story Of The World and activity book, but alas we will try out theirs.
Emily recently received her curriculum and it looks great though.
I will let you know how this works out for us.
This is linked up to Heart Of The Matter Not Back to School Blog Hop 2011