No set curriculum, sort of winging it

Discuss the pros and cons of various curriculums, or get help on which to choose!

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No set curriculum, sort of winging it

Postby pamom1980 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:04 pm

Since we cannot afford to buy curriculum for our three children, I really liked the idea of creating our own. However, it is proving to be a bit more overwhelming than I was planning on. I like the idea of Unit Studies and Lapbooking and even Notebooking.. I just need to figure out where to start. LOL We're not a smooth running homeschooling family yet but this is our first year.

I even borrowed textbooks from the public school that my children would have been using if they were attending this year. SO, I guess I should just go through the books and choose what I want to use and when. Right?

Does anyone else create their own???? I am very excited to get it figured out and get a set schedule but I just don't know where to start.
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Postby hscoach » Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:15 pm

It is fine to use the public school textbooks and pick and choose which parts you want to teach. Here are two links for scope and sequences. You can use them as a guide. They show you what you need to teach for each grade.

http://worldbook.com/typical-course-of- ... Itemid=216


http://www.educationworld.com/standards ... ndex.shtml

I've always put my curriculum together on my own and I enjoy doing it. Don't worry if everything is not completely perfect your first year. You will learn a lot as you go along and figure out what works best for your kids. Here are a few links for lapbooking, in case you don't already know about them:


http://lapbooklessons.com/

http://www.homeschoolshare.com/

http://www.walkingbytheway.com/blog/?page_id=733

Hope you have a great first year!


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