Thank You

I’ve finally had a chance to catch up on all my blog reading {and posting} lately; it’s fun to read all of the awesome stuff coming through, but at the same time, it’s a bit daunting when you have hundreds of posts sitting in your RSS feed…

It’s also the time of year where I kick choosing next year’s curriculum into high gear.  This year we’ve primarily used K12, and while I still love it overall, I’ve learned the lesson that most {if not all} homeschoolers learn at some point:  an all-in-one curriculum generally doesn’t completely work for a child.  Over the course of the year, I’ve gradually changed some of our curriculum choices and am so thrilled I did so.

I would not have known about many of these resources had it not been for all of you great homeschool bloggers out there!  I feel tremendously thankful to each and every one of you for sharing your knowledge about what works and doesn’t work, what’s inexpensive or free, what resource to use for a road block, etc.

In addition to all the great information on curriculum resources, I’ve read so much great material on planning, organizing, unique ways to conduct lessons, trials and tribulations, consequences of and solutions to the aforementioned trials and tribulations, and everything in between.

I never knew that this wealth of information was out there, and am so glad to have found each and every one of you.  Sometimes I allow myself to become overwhelmed by all the choices and suggestions and I have to reign myself back in.  I constantly bookmark your posts, however, and can’t wait to sift through it all over the next few months as I make curriculum choices and planning/organizing choices for the upcoming year.

I’m not quite sure how I want to do this yet, but I’d like to start a series of posts {at some point} detailing specifics on things like each curriculum resource I plan on using {unfortunately, there won’t be a great deal of “new” stuff here, since most of what I’ll be using is what many of you use; maybe it’ll help someone though…} and what I’ve found by testing out various planning and organizational methods.

Homeschooling is a constantly evolving process; I know that.  I still feel like we haven’t quite hit our groove yet, but we’re getting there and it’s in large part due to all of youThank you so much for sharing all the intimate details about your life; it’s been a pleasure to share in these with you.