Do you home school multiple grade levels at one time? I do.
Do you want to make sure your children are learning enough? I do.
Do you want them to love learning? I do.
Do you want them to be able work independently? I do.
Do you want them to learn a Christian worldview and develop a personal relationship with God? I do.
Do you have the magic answer to make certain all of these things happen. I don't.
I wish I did, I would share it with you. I would shout it from my rooftop, although, you probably wouldn't hear me. I would shout it anyway! Since I don't have the answer, I have a question for you (please keep reading).
|This is how we like to school.|
We have been home schooling for ten years now and I still question my methods. I still wonder if my children are learning enough, or if I am teaching them what will prepare them for their adult lives.
One thing I know for certain is that God is faithful. He will equip them for any work that He calls them to. He is my saving grace, He is my guarantee. I believe with all my heart that if I am faithful to teach them His word and all about Him as well as give them a basic education that He will fill in any gaps.
Now, having said that, I plan to go with more of a curriculum approach next year. I believe that some of my children will actually thrive with that kind of learning. My children will be in grades 11, 10, 8 and 6 next year. We have always done a relaxed, eclectic or unit study approach but it is time to change. I love living history books and learning through stories as opposed to textbooks and I hope to find a curriculum that follows that approach. I also need something that assignments are already planned out but can easily be adapted if necessary. I want most of the subjects to be included, although we love the math we are using now.
My question for you is this, do you know of a curriculum that sounds like what I described? Do you know one that would fit those requirements? What curriculum do you use and love? What have you used but hated and why? I cannot wait to hear your responses!