One of my favorite times of the homeschool year is right now. This is the time of the year when all of our new materials have arrived and I get to start planning out the learning adventure.
I love looking through all of the new books and deciding which path to take with them.
We never follow the curriculum exactly as it is presented – and I don’t recommend anyone do that.
Kids are each uniquely created with their own learning styles and interests.
By planning and preparing ahead of time, we are able to create an environment that captures imaginations and encourages academic growth.
It has taken me a lot of years to figure out that homeschooling doesn’t have to, nor should it, resemble public school. For quite a while I was overly concerned with making sure we were just like everyone else – and by everyone else, I meant just like public schoolers. I worried about what people would think or what they would say in regards to how my kids were learning.
But that has changed.