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    Hello! My name is Anabel and I have two boys, ages 11 and 13. I just started looking into homeschooling and am still trying to find the right curriculum for us. My kids have always been in public school but since distance learning started in March it has become stressful and overwhelming to keep up. Both of my kids have an IEP so they would benefit from a self-paced curriculum that doesn't have a heavy work load. I currently work full time at home so I'm looking for a curriculum that doesn't require a ton of prep and planning. Any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    I can see how the distance learning thing wouldnt be working out for you (or anybody!).

    Is your 13 yr old going into 8th grade? Going into high school seems to be a little more formal and complicated.
    Since your time is of importance, I would suggest you double up on both your kids social studies, language arts, and science work for the year - teach them the same subjects, together, and perhaps expect a little more from the older one.
    I think you will have the best luck buying each subject curriculum separate, and then you just go through it at whatever pace you find comfortable.
    You mentioned IEP, but not what areas you foresee having trouble - attention span, writing, etc. We could probably point you toward programs better suited if we knew more.

    Otherwise, explore around, tell us about how youd like your kids to learn, what they like.
    BuildYourLibrary combines literature, science, and social studies, and is suitable for multiple ages at once, and is pretty much the kids reading things and making busy. (I suggest World Geography, I think its level 8...) Its also inexpensive - unless you buy every book that you will read once and never use again. (libraries are a bit tricky right now...)

    Let us know more about what you are envisioning, and what you are most worried about.
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.


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    The two open-and-go programs are Build Your Library and Moving Beyond the Page that can be very flexible. Also, Oak Meadow sells their curriculum only to work from.

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