With both kids, we have been studying textbooks that include the subjects: Science, Math or Algebra, History, Grammar and Literature and Writing, and Critical Thinking. With Elizabeth, we have textbooks and other regularly-used materials for Korean, Theater, Civics and Government, and English 1. We also include art and music. Same with John.
I'm trying to decide how I feel about this new way of homeschooling.
On one hand, I'm certain we are "covering the bases", on the other hand, I am equally as certain that I am squashing some passion and interest in other things...at least, that is my fear of "schooling at home."
The kids, however, are DOING THEIR WORK and completing lessons on the day they are assigned. They are motivated to get their work done and they are self-starting as they get their materials together and start working. They report and admit that they prefer this type of structure. In the past few weeks I have tried backing off on the structure. Each of the kids, in their own way, has told me that they prefer the structure and and has asked me to keep it up.
I find it interesting that they prefer "school at home" homeschooling. Earlier in our homeschooling careers this would never have flown and now they request it. It's possible that I could have been doing this all of these years, to the betterment of the kids..?
Our lives are different with this amount of scholastic time in the house. I'm not sure how long I can keep up the exercise of operating INSIDE OF THE BOX! lol...it's just not my speed.
Let's just think of this as a learning experience...