It is that time of year again. Home Education Mom’s everywhere are recieving new catalogs in the mail, email offers, as well as attending conferences and conventions. These moms are on the hunt. No, not for big game to feed their families with, but rather the hunt for their next great home schooling curriculum and hopefully at a really great bargain!
Little man is reaching an education milestone. By the time school should begin next fall, he will have completed Elementary Math. The Math Curriculum I currently use, doesn’t offer material past 6th grade, so I am in the process of researching ‘what’s next?’ Should I go with Singapore, Saxon , Horizon’s or Life of Fred? Should I proceed to pre-algebra or geometry? Should I just skip straight to algebra if I feel that he would not need the prep of pre-algebra?
Oh so many unanswered questions regarding math.
Since I am on the hunt for new math, I might as well re-think all other areas of learning as well. I personally love the idea of Unit Studies. This is where all areas of learning, with the usual exception of math, is learned from the study of one unit or topic. I’m looking at a few different history unit studies. They would incorporate vocabulary, literature, history, science, grammer etc. But the question is…”Is this the right type of study for my memorization thinker! ” I just am not sure.
So next week I am going to convention in the hopes of learning more, getting encouragement and finding that ever elusive perfect all-in-one packaged curricula. I doubt I will find such a thing. My son doesn’t follow grade levels so I have to adapt each subject to his level and style. Yet, a girl can dream can’t she?