We are wrapping up our first year of real homeschooling and I’ve already learned an important lesson. You can’t always finish the curriculum. And in fact, sometimes it’s in the best interest of your child to leave the curriculum unfinished.
It’s actually something I realized as a public school teacher as well. I was able to give my ninth grade students a very full and effective education without finishing an entire textbook.
You see, just a few months into our first year of real homeschooling this year, I ditched our phonics curriculum and I have no regrets. It wasn’t a decision that I made lightly, but I really feel that we are better for it and she is a better reader because of this decision too. Wondering why we would abandon curriculum? Visit Christian Homeschool Moms to see my most recent post.
When have you felt the need to abandon your curriculum?