Saturday, July 6, 2013

New School Year... New Decisions

Another school year over and done.  Now summer is upon us and well under way.  Before I know it, another school year will be starting.  In the meantime, I have just a matter of weeks to make my final curriculum choices for my children. 

For some courses, the decision came easy.  For other courses, I am still struggling, trying to decide what curriculum will work best.  Textbook, living book, online class, DVD class.  So many choices from so many publishers.  It is hard to decide.

To make matters more complicated, I have such a wide age range.  My oldest daughter starts high school this September.  And my youngest daughter, well... she will be born in September. 

Then I have to decide how many classes will be done independently, such as math.  Then, decide how many classes will be studied together, such as history. 

I am so grateful for the privilege to homeschool my children.  I am so thankful for all the wonderful curriculum suppliers and all the wonderful choices they have provided.  The possibilities seem endless.  A homeschool parent could spend hours perusing websites, catalogs, conferences. 

I'm praying for guidance and wisdom.  I want to make good decisions.  I don't want to waste our money or our time on choices, which will not work well for our children. 

So, how do you decide?  Do you use the same publisher each year?  Do you use the same publisher for each child?