When do you start planning next year’s curriculum list? Right about now. We’re about half way through the school year, a bit more, and I have a pretty good idea of what is working and what we’ll need to change.
If something is working for my children, I know that I’ll just be using the next level next year which is easy peasy. It’s those subjects that we’re having issues with where I have to spend some more time thinking it through.
When I first started homeschooling, I’d spend hours researching new curriculum, like a kid in an online candy store. There are so many choices now for each subject, it makes it a lot more difficult to narrow down your choices.
Once March comes around I start thinking about what I’d like to use for next year. Why? I try to buy everything I can used before I buy new. [Read more...]