I am attaching this button to this post and my blog to announce my curriculum decision.......
I have decided to make the switch!
I know I am as slow as molasses on a cold winter's day!!!!
I have always been a deep thinker...
exhausting my every thought on anything of importance to make a decision about.
I am cautious.
I am not one to make any decision lightly.
Anything that I decide on in a rush flops.
Life experience has taught me to carefully consider all things.
Because of my absolute slowness and turtle-like speed in this decision process I really feel that I have made the best choice for our little homeschool.
So, now we wait.... .
how quick will the mail arrive with our new stuff?...
... and I need to do a small supply run for some binders and few others item I do not have on hand. I am in no rush really, though.
We are not on a school year calendar.
We will truck on in our current curriculum.
When the other arrives some of it will be a bit of a re-run, but that will be good review.
I am excited!... and hoping my kids will get excited, too!
I think the My Father's World curriculum will make me more accountable.
Even though it is known for being laid back I am sure it is not as laid back as I get. ;(
The clearly laid out plans will keep me from feeling overwhelmed and leaving out things I would normally skip in the struggle to juggle. (accidental rhyme, but I like it)
Okay, so I said that I would keep you all posted on the all the curriculum changes and decisions that I have been thinking on. Many things we have been studying are very similar with our A Beka stuff, but the organization is just not there... or rather is just not simplistic enough for me to follow easily. Being a "newbie" homeschooler with my highly distractable oldest daughter really would be easier with a better plan. And factor two little ones in the mix I believe it will work better to work with a curriculum that was made for families like ours. Anyway, so originally I have used A Beka with LOTS of modifications for our family and LOTS of stuff we just don't do at all. We are going to keep using A Beka's Math (3), but we slow it down. We are just going to go at our pace and we may skip days at a time a practice memorization of addition, subtraction, or multiplication facts, etc. or play card games. We are also going to continue using A Beka's Language (3). We are going to also, include the dictation and copywork in MFW and add some of our own, if we feel like it. I am completely ditching A Beka's Spelling (3) and have ordered Spelling By Sound And Structure (3) from Rod N Staff. I like the simplicity of it and the focus on phonetics. They have thirteen words a week and some of those are a review portion from prior weeks. Because the lists are only thirteen words, then I feel like I can easily include another seven or less that are of particular need to my daughter without overwhelming us both. I will keep Spelling Power in mind for future years, but for now I am choosing the simplicity of this one. So, we are going to use MFW Adventures and we are going to do as much as possible with al the kids. I also decided to order the MFW Kindergarten for Sierra and we will also combine some of that for all the kids. I want them to do as much together as possible. I think this is important with so many in the house and me being only one person. I need to teach them as much as possible as a group. They need to learn to teach each other. And I think they need to learn to work together as it is going to be this way for the next ten plus years. We ALL need to learn to work together. ;)
Whew!! Finally.... a decision!!