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    Nothing to add of value here, but as someone in a similar boat to Ulfy, I just want to say thank you all so much for being so generous with your information and your personal stories. It's been so valuable and reaffirming for me, and I am really hopeful my kiddo will feel the same way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ulfy View Post
    Hi all,

    So that leaves me with a thought & question... what are some curriculums I might've missed? For you eclectic homeschoolers... how did you get started on that path? How do you choose what materials to incorporate into the various subjects?

    We tried Build Your Library and we love it. My older kiddo wanted more in the way of science (and less history, mom!) so we switched to Torchlight because it was NEW! Fancy! Cool!

    But it was a flop for us.

    I decided to hit her main subjects for second grade. Math, spelling, science, reading, writing, critical thinking, ect. and pulled in books from Build Your Library and Torchlight. In the meantime, I was using Blossom and Root Volumes 1 and 2 with my younger kiddo (she's 4.)

    I realized that my older kiddo was pulling in more and more to see what her sister was doing and working more and more with her.

    Next year, I will have one doing Blossom and Root K with Build Your Library K and the other doing Blossom and Root Level 3, along with Build Your Library Level 3. Blossom and Root will be our main curriculum and I will pull in parts of Build Your Library, along with math, reading and writing for the older one.

    We school year round, so working with two curriculum (one main and one we pick and choose from) works really well with our timeline.

    We got started on our path with a LOT of trial and error. I call my 8 year old my guinea pig child. We never planned to homeschool and yet here we are!

    We tried Five in a Row (good, but not a long term fit for us) Build Your Library, Torchlight and Blossom and Root. What works one year, may not the next. What works for one child, may not the other.

    I try to keep things moving forward, but interesting and engaging. I have one that loves to learn and will sit for hours, while the other would rather be doing art, singing, dancing, dressing up and doing her own thing.
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    CJ (Mom)
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