It's that time of year for me again. Our school year is quickly coming to a close and I'm looking into what needs to be done to prepare for next year. We've been using the same curriculum for 2 years now. I REALLY like how it incorporates Christ into every. Single. Aspect. Only one problem though...it's boring. I literally have to force myself to teach math every day. And the past couple months I've been having a problem with Lilly that I have never had before. She doesn't want to do school work. When the teacher and the student are frustrated, that doesn't make for a happy home school experience. All of that to say, we're looking into a new curriculum for next year. I think I've pretty much decided on one but I still need to get John's okay on it. A lot of Christian homeschooler's use Sonlight. And while I really enjoy their emphasis on books, I question some of the material they use, especially in the later years. Plus, it's REALLY expensive because of all those books. I've also known some people who've used Rod & Staff. I like their more conservative approach and they certainly incorporate Christ into it all but from what I hear, it's boring too. Very textbook driven. Not quite what I'm looking for either. Although, they do have some great story books for children. So, after looking, I really like Christian Light. They use lots of godly reading material, workbooks, they offer a number of electives in the high school years, and seem to keep the childrens attention. They also have a lot of quality story books. So, while this other curriculum I've been using has helped both Lilly and Luke learn to read, I think it's time to part ways. Which, is okay because it's intended for early education anyway.
Any one else out there home schooling? Do you have any curriculum suggestions? What do you do when your children don't want to do their school work?
Thanks for reading!