From the moment we found out we were going to be parents, education has been on my mind. I thrived in school, getting straight A's, but often finished up early and sat around waiting for the class to catch up. In middle and high school, I had all the advanced placement classes, and even went to college my senior year of high school. Luke on the other hand, found school boring, didn't do assignments, failed just about everything, and barely graduated. We were two extremes in public school, and I knew I wanted to offer my children something more. We decided homeschooling would be our best option. We could teach subjects in a way that kept the kids engaged, and we could go at their pace, so we could skip ahead on things they understood easily, and take more time on things they didn't understand.
We've been going strong for 5 years now, and this year I've had to split time between Lexi and Lilly for 5th grade, Avery for 3rd, and Henna for 1st this Fall. It's been a hard adjustment for me, balancing time and attention, but the older two girls can do most of the work with little direction, which helps since Avery and Henna still need lots of guidance.
These are some of the materials and curriculums I've used.
McRuffy Press Phonics, Math, and ScienceReal Science 4 Kids Chemistry and BiologyConfessions of a Homeschooler Road Trip USAWinter Promise The American Story 1Evan Moor Daily Geography & Daily Science, plus lots of pocket books on Native Americans and science subjects.

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