It is that time of year... Spring flowers start to peak out of the ground, bird reappear and the homeschool curriculum catalogs flow.
Over the next week or 2 I make my lists, research my options, price check, compare and converse about homeschool curriculum, all leading up to the Mache Cric fair. This is the one chance many homeschoolers get to hold the curriculum and books in our hands, get the "feel" of a program and talk to people who are knowledgeable about the products.
There are so many different programs out there that it is really had to choose one, let alone talk to another person who might know about it. The unfortunate part is that the fair only lasts 2 days. If you see something you want, and you don't want to have to pay shipping on it, you have to get it then. So this doesn't give you a lot of time the really think on products.
That all being said, I spent the last month figuring out what products I wanted to look at close up, what I think will work best for my family and what levels I think my kids will be at come September.
Of course all that planning was blown out of the water when I looked closer at a program and saw that they had changed it for the newest edition.
So my new plan (subject to review and change)
Language arts from Queen Homeschool for both kids. I like the Charlotte Mason Language arts method.
Singapore math for both kids
History co-op with BFF's family using lapbooks from Homeschool share and Homeschool Journey
Science Co-op also with BFF's family Noeo Science Chem 1+2 (depending on the kid)
BFF's mom is going to teach Art history since she has the posters and knows what she is talking about.
Music- I am still working on, maybe a book on recorder since we have 2 already (and ear plugs!!!)
I like to have a plan, and this is a framework. The kids will also do Library science classes and other co-op classes as they are offered. Girlie will continue with Speech Therapy, plus both kids will have Scouts. I think it sounds like a good year.