Homeschool Curriculum Humdrum
One of the daunting tasks that faces any home schooling family is the search for home school curriculum to use. There are so many options out there, but one thing I have noticed is that the majority is Christian based and can be very costly. What if I am not wanting to use a Christian based home school curriculum or I am on a strict budget, what do I do? Initially home schooling was started by Christian families who wanted to have their faith be the center of what was being taught in their child’s classes. Today you find many other religions also home schooling their children.
If you are on a tight budget while home schooling you really have to think out of the box sometimes in order to reach your goals. Expensive home school curriculum is not always an option. If you have a computer in your home with internet access that may be all you need to develop your own home school curriculum. Granted it may take you a little longer to put the lessons together but this way there is more meaning for the child in learning this lesson. As well as being able to tailor it to your child’s learning ability, since no two children learn the same.
It is a good idea to start with laying out what subjects you will be teaching, then develop them down to sub-categories to make it easier. For example the main subject is Science, my sub-categories could be: Earth, Chemistry and Biology, from which you could even develop down into further sub-categories in order to easily split them up for the year. As a parent you will also learn along with your children some of the subjects you may have forgotten about when you were in school.
After laying out your subjects do some research online on each of the sub-categories, you may find worksheets or games or even full lessons to help you teach the subjects. A little work up front can go a long way in helping your homeschooler learn!
Homeschool curriculum does not have to be a task to dread, with creating your own you can make learning fun for your children to keep their interest peaked. Developing your own home school curriculum can be fun as well as challenging, but in the end it is rewarding too!
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