Finalizing curriculum choices for the year is always exciting! After four years of homeschooling I’ve learned that while going through the process of deciding, I need to remind myself to keep things simple. I have a way of trying to pack too much in which in turn, overcomplicates our lives. But when I pull in the reigns and keep it simple that allows us to focus on what is most important in our homeschool.
How do your kids react when they hear you utter this four letter word?
Do they shout with excitement, eager to learn more? Or do they shriek and groan with deep agony at the mere thought of it?
Do you enjoy reading quality picture books with your kindergartner? Do you like finding ways to connect the story to Scripture and stories from the Bible? Does your child get excited about completing learning activities in connection to the themes from the story? And would you love to have everything preplanned and outlined for you so you don’t have to spend hours of time scouring the Internet and Pinterest for ideas?
“Who is Sebastian Bach?”
If you asked me that question 25 years ago, I most certainly would have answered, “Well, he is the lead singer of Skid Row, of course!!”
At the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year, I had a long list of curriculum choices and although it all looked pretty good, I had a feeling it would be too much for us to complete. However, I also knew things would be different for us this year since I suspended using the Sonlight curriculum and added two kindergartners to the schedule, so I wanted to make sure I had my bases covered.