We’ve started 1st grade with my oldest and Pre-K/K with my younger son. I started out with very lofty ideals for our curriculum. Frankly, some of the reading bored my son and I was getting frustrated. I pared down our school day so it looks something like this:
Reading lesson (using This Reading Mama’s free curriculum)
A combo of a vintage math book and making notebook pages (we’re working on an adding book)
Once or twice a week reading out of our history book
When we get to it – spelling
Science usually blossoms out of something the kids are interested it at the moment (like reading through my Trail Guide to the Body and learning the bones & muscles)
Right now, that seems to be working for us. My oldest hates to write so I try not to force the issue (too much). I find when I push too much the interest starts to wane. It’s about finding the right balance for us.
Has your curriculum “evolved” for homeschool?