I was up to well past 4 a.m. looking at a lot of different things online. I got some good recommendations from a friend on homeschool curriculums and kept shopping around.
I’m not really sure if I have what it takes to be a homeschool mom, my main concern is not sticking to a program or being interruped too much by the girls. However I do want a fallback plan if his new school does not turn out to be everything I hope for boy2001.
My main concern is progress, a friend made a point about not progressing the kids who can and being held back by the weaker students in the class. For whatever reason, kids are entering kindergarten and 1st grade with a wide range of skills. I must confess I was shocked that kids can’t recite the alphabet, numbers up to at least 20, recognize their name or anything… how could this be? I knew I did not want him too far ahead so I never pushed him reading on his own. We spend a LOT of time reading story books and he reads about 40 sight words but that’s as far as I took it.
So anyway, I’ve decided on singapore math (about $20 per level), Susan Bauer’s Story of the World Series (about $30 for the workbook and text for the first volume), and Handwriting without Tears (about $15 for the slates and book). He’s actually very good at handwriting BUT I want him to learn some of the letters over so he can write faster.
Like I said before, I don’t know that I will be homeschooling but this will be great to supplement anything he gets from school. I also bought him the Snap Circuits Extreme 750-in-1 with Computer Interface, it costs a lot but I have been trying to use up my amazon gift certs in a more timely manner, so I only paid about $30 out of pocket – I hope he’s going to like this, it looks so cool!!