Homeschool Curriculum Advice

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Homeschool Curriculum Advice

My homeschool curriculum advice when planning for the new school year…give yourself permission to adapt!

Since it’s the beginning of the school year I felt the need to write a chant on homeschool curriculum advice.

Grab your pom-poms! Are you ready? It’s time to give a YELL!

Homeschool Curriculum Advice Chant

Hey Homeschool moms,
Were about to adapt
Get those lessons zapped (clap, clap)
Prepared to tweak
Don’t be meek
We’ve just begun (stomp, stomp)
Too many books
Leave them in the nook (clap)
Too much to write
Let them recite (stomp)
Too many projects
Pick favorite subjects (clap)
Don’t let the curriculum rule
It’s your home school! (stomp, clap, stomp)

There can be an overwhelming feeling when choosing curriculum. Sometimes there can be an overwhelming feeling when the new school books arrive.

I want to remind you of the goalproviding your child with the best education. That looks different for each homeschool family.

If that means only completing two of the writing assignments and allowing the rest of the work to be done orally, learning is still happening.

If that means only reading half of the literature books, learning is still happening.

If that means only completing one hands-on project, learning is still happening.

On the flip side it can also mean adding books and hands-on projects to keep the learning happening.

If there are more subjects then hours in your homeschool…try selecting theme years. This year can be geography. Next year can be composers. Unless this is your last year of homeschooling in which case they can learn it as adults.

Do you feel like you can change and adapt your curriculum choice? Or do you feel like you must follow every suggestion in the teacher lesson plans?

Permission slips to change and adapt homeschool curriculum are available upon request.

 

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Comments

  1. Robin says:

    I love the chant! I think I’m going to recite it to myself at the beginning of every day 🙂 But really, we adapt curriculum all the time. I have a boy who is mostly allergic to pencils, and a girl who is mostly addicted to them, which means we start things together and they go in radically different directions! We also spend years, sometimes, finishing books that should have taken much less time, but we get them done and learn all the same. One of these is Mystery of History – we basically can finish a quarter in a year, it seems, but we also study American history at the same time. So we just keep plugging, and learning is happening! Thank you for this reminder that it’s okay!

    • Stacey Lane says:

      Robin,
      Yeah! I think adapting comes easy to some homeschool moms. Especially wanted new homeschool moms to know adapting is allowed. I wonder if it might even be the norm for most of us…hmm

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