SUPPLEMENTATION! Why? Oh! why do I buy curriculum and then buy 3 other things to supplement it. It's not even a need to cover it all....it's more having many options if there is time and interest. Anyway as I am planning next year I am wishing I had bought an all inclusive science program and I am rethinking all the supplementation I bought for History. With History I have always wanted to integrate and not separate "secular" and biblical history. SOTW needs more but I love the story form and narration.....then Veritas Press is not my style with all the worksheets and constant flipping from one resource to the other. Though I love SOTW I feel I am always looking to supplement with more biblical history. I have bought my SOTW Vol. 2 so I have to make it work this year but may try MOH next year.
With science I am using a plan made by Jessica which means I am doing less work then I could be....thank you Jessica! I am tweaking it to work for us and there are many books involved. For a person who is not a textbook person......why am I suddenly feeling like they aren't such a bad idea. (They aren't bad just not my typical style :o)
I think I am trying to do too much. Simplify! Simplify! I may drop all the extra books for History except the Usbourne Internet-Link Medieval World and The History Lives Chronicles for extra reading when there is time. I want to read these myself so we may use them as our family reading a few nights a week. In science I think I will use one spine, library books and an experiment book. I was thinking of covering Geography along with our study of the Earth and Space this year....but maybe not. I am still working this one out.
Anyway there is a glimpse into the crazy world of the school planning of a supplementation junkie. Any recovering addict with input is welcome:o)