*This is the second in a four-part series–Spring Prep for the Next Schoolyear
As I talked about last week, the curriculum shopping season bug has bitten me! As we enter our ninth (!!) year of homeschooling, I feel like I’m really at a good place as far as evaluating curriculum & knowing what works for us. I’ve learned the hard way (Right Start math!) what kind of teacher I am not and what I love (Story of the World, Math Mammoth). I have my tried-and-true (Explode the Code) and books that have only worked for one kiddo (Life of Fred). And I’ve learned a lot about what to ask & consider when I’m shopping for new curriculum–the topic of this week’s video.
When I first started homeschooling, I leaned towards curriculum that was popular & seemed to fit my daughter’s learning style. I soon learned how many other things were important to consider, too! RightStart Math never got done–I hated the prep work, I hated setting it all up & I hated keeping track of so many things. As Ben came into our school, I realized how vastly different their learning styles were and how that impacted our choices.
Over the years, I’ve found that these 10 questions help me to evaluate just how well a new material will work for us.
Next week’s video will cover changes I make in our classroom now to prepare us for next fall.