Selecting Your Curriculum Part 3

Once I have a tentative list of curriculum and materials to teach the courses needed for each child, I like to take a look at the overall picture for each child and the entire school year. Here are some questions I ask myself:

  • Am I being realistic in what I think we can accomplish?
  • Are there some weak areas that we need to strengthen?
  • Am I happy with the amount of work each child will have each day?
  • Am I spreading myself too thin?
  • Is there a good Biblical foundation being established?

These are just a few of the questions I keep in mind as I flip through the curriculum lists for each child.  I can then make adjustments and then make my final decisions.

Once my lists are complete, I can begin the shopping process. I like to have all of the materials in my hand by the end of June. I then have the summer to put together my lesson plans, buy supplies, make adjustments, and pick up anything I may have missed.

I hope you have found helpful this brief glimpse into my process of selecting curriculum.  It can seem overwhelming at the start but with prayer, wisdom, and some practical steps you will have a plan in place in no time.

May God bless your homeschool!

Kristen Pratt

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