The UPS man brought our HOME SCHOOL CURRICULUM this week!!
Because this is my first year to home school, I wanted to go with a complete package of curriculum –
and with a husband who is a (former) school administrator, he was adamant that I start off structured.
This will definitely be a team effort for our family!
There is just something about brand new school books!! Shiny, interesting covers to entice one to open up and take a look.
I will say that some of the titles intrigue me (FUNDAMENTALS of LITERATURE – I can’t wait!!! Cultural Geography-yes, please! My husband actually taught that very same Geography curriculum last school year and was very impressed with it). Algebra I … well, not so excited about that one. Thankfully my son got the highest grade in 1/2 Algebra last school year and doesn’t seem as intimidated as I am.
(By the way, we are using BJU Press DVD distance learning. While it is somewhat “expensive” to buy a full curriculum and a lot of homeschoolers get by on getting used books and mixing-and-matching curriculum, we feel this will be the best fit for us this school year – and the cost of homeschooling 2 children is still less than, for example, full tuition for one at a Christian school. In the future, we may branch out, depending on how the kids do, but I am guessing after having been in traditional classrooms up to now, they will prefer the structure as well.)
The other thing that makes me feel more like an official HOME SCHOOLING FAMILY now is that we are now members of the Home School Legal Defense
What a privilege it is to have the right to follow our conscience and home school in America!! You can not do this in many – maybe even most – countries.
My kids have already been asking to buy school supplies (and they are already advertising “back to school” in the stores!) … but I’m not quite ready.
The other question is: when will we begin school? But the nice thing about home schooling is that it will be whenever we feel ready to begin. 🙂
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