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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

What Curriculum Are We Using?

I got our curriculum!!!

I am so excited for this school year!!

Last year was really good!!! And I had a really good time, and so did the boys. I made my own curriculum and it was really good {if I may toot my own horn a bit...} But with so many things going on and Benji being a bit more active and in to every thing, I needed help in the curriculum department.

There are tons of curriculum out there but I was having a hard time finding something that would fit us. Many curriculums have a schedule to keep and a reading list to pull from. While these are good for some, I need more leeway. And my boys love to read so I didn't want to confine them to the books that are on that week's reading list. or say no to the extra books they want to bring home because they need to get through the books on the list.

I have bought the Critical Thinking Co. bundle. I am so excited for this. I have things that I like to use, like The Story of the World for History, and I like having the freedom to study what we want in science. We like the Math U See program. I just needed something to pull it all together and fill in with the places that I miss.

What I like about CTC is that the answers aren't obvious. I like that you really have to think about it. I love the Mind Bender games, they really make the boys think. I like that the activities are fun and I think the boys are really going to like it.

We are starting in mid-July. It is a bit earlier than the public schools but this way we can take the extra time off in the fall and spring when the weather here in Florida is really nice. I'm looking forward to this year and the things that we have going on.

1 comment:

Pyratess said...

So glad you linked back to this. for some reason I could not read it when you posted it originally.

one quick click will help me get into the top 25!!

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