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    I'm new to this site and so thankful I found it! I am in need of some help!!

    I homeschooled my son last year. We kind of did our own thing, which I loved but I think he needs a little more structure. He will be starting 5th grade this year so I am looking for a curriculum that will give him a little more structure but will also allow me to be flexible.

    He is intelligent so I would like it to be challenging but subjects math and science are not my forte, so it needs to be something that is explained well.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated!!!

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    Are you looking for an all in one program? If not, what subjects concern you? What did he use last year, and what level programs does he need?
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    I have a 5th grader also. It's been tricky planning the year and there has been a lot of changing things.
    Simce you worked with him last year, think about things that best engaged him. Try to pick curriculum based on that. Unit studies can be a lot of fun and challenging, but not all kids love them. Math is tricky as kids all have their own learning style. We really like Singapore. But there is Math Mammoth that is really popular too.

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    My boys are in fifth grade as well, and I'm familiar with a lot of options, but I agree we need more information. What do you envision for science? What math has he completed? What level of reading? What's your take on writing? Good budget or lean toward less expensive? All in one or lots of resources?
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    I agree about that more info would be nice, but I wanted to mention Khan Academy - both you and your son could use it. He could use it as a supplement to whatever math program you end up with, you could use it to bone up on your math (and some science) so you'd feel more comfortable teaching.

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