Time for me to admit something…
I am freaking out!! How am I going to teach all of my littles this year. Maggie is three months old and has baby needs, my toddlers have toddler needs, my preschoolers have their own needs, and my school agers have entirely different needs from all of them. As if that isn’t enough, I have a freshman in high school this year. HIGH SCHOOL!! How am I going to balance it all??
I have looked at every curriculum option – I, of course, love them all! I also, of course, cannot justify the purchase of 27 different curriculums that I love.
Do I buy just one main curriculum and supplement to make it age appropriate for everyone? Do I buy multiple curriculums and attempt to keep my brain in order as I teach each age group? Do I invest in online school?
K12 is not an option. I might as well send my kids to public school, if I submit to the K12 program. (I must admit that I applied for K12, but was turned off by the lack of control I would have, as a parent, over the curriculum that would be taught. You are allowed to omit 10% of the curriculum, but I would have to omit much more than that in order to feel comfortable.)
Sonlight, Konos, My Father’s World, Tapestry of Grace…Lifepacs, Abeka, Switched on Schoolhouse, Five in a Row… It’s all very dizzying!!
I can only pray that the Lord will make clear which path I am to take.
Raising them to reach for Him,