Love It or Leave It: Homeschool Curriculum Picks

“It was the best of pieces, it was the worst of pieces.” Today, I am thrilled to share our homeschooling journey with you. If you’re new here, my name is Shanna, and we are a homeschooling family of four, wrapping up our seventh year of homeschooling. In this post, I’ll discuss our love it or leave it curriculum picks from the year. Let’s dive in!


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Love It Leave It Curriculum Picks

Leave It: Discover Science

Let’s start with the leave it category. Discover Science seemed promising at first glance – colorful, easy-looking, and comprehensive. However, after using it for a while, it became clear that textbook-based science wasn’t for us. While it served its purpose of checking the box for science education, it lacked the engagement and enjoyment we were seeking. Plus, the cost didn’t match the value we received. Sometimes, you just have to accept that a curriculum isn’t the right fit for your family.

Love It Leave It Curriculum Picks

Love It: Michael Clay Thompson Language Arts

Now, onto the love it category – Michael Clay Thompson’s Language Arts curriculum. Despite its initial steep cost, this program has proven its worth time and time again. With its rich content and engaging approach, it has become a staple in our homeschooling journey. From essay writing to grammar, it offers a comprehensive yet enjoyable learning experience. And while the investment may seem daunting at first, the long-term value is undeniable. It’s not just about checking boxes; it’s about instilling a love for language and literature.

Love It Leave It Curriculum Picks

In the end, choosing the right curriculum for your homeschooling journey is all about finding the perfect balance between cost and value. What works for one family may not work for another, and that’s okay. Do your research, trust your instincts, and don’t be afraid to switch things up if needed. After all, homeschooling is all about flexibility and finding what works best for your unique family dynamic.

Thank you all for joining me today! I hope you found this discussion on love it or leave it curriculum picks helpful and informative. Until next time, happy homeschooling!

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