My wife and I are looking into homeschooling. SCM seems to be a great fit, but one aspect is confusing me. I do not see books for each individual grade level. For instance, I only see math book bundles for grades 1 & 2. If we are to pursue SCM style homeschooling, I want to have a clear understanding on how this will work past early years. Thanks!Tamara BellModerator
Our curriculum is family-style, which means you are going to be teaching all of your children together for almost every subject. We find that this is a huge benefit in saving you time and money, since in general you don’t have to purchase separate books for each student, and you can do many of the lessons all together in one sitting.
We’ve found that school subjects can be divided into two groups: Skill-based and topic-based subjects. Topic-based subjects can be taught as a family since there are no prerequisites. For example, history or art study. Skill-based subjects are subjects that need to build concepts up over time as the child progresses in skill, such as math. There are only three skill-based subjects: math, upper-level science, and language arts. Everything else can be taught as a family.
We’ve designed our curriculum to be easy to customize for your family. It’s split into three parts:
History, alongside Bible study and geography;
Enrichment Studies, which are subjects that add a wonderful depth and variety to your home school, such as art, music, poetry, literature, and much more;
Individual Studies, which cover the three subjects that should be taught on each student’s individual level.
We’ve created lesson plans for each of those three parts. Those lesson plans give you a full list of the books you will need to purchase to complete the lessons, and a daily itinerary that gives you exactly what to read and accomplish for each lesson. To put together our curriculum for your family, choose
· one history time period,
· one Enrichment Studies volume,
· each grade level of Individual Studies that you have children in. For example, if you have a 2nd grade student and a 5th grade student, you’d need Individual Studies for Grade 2 and Individual Studies for Grade 5.
On the book list tab for each lesson plan book, you’ll find a complete list of the books you need along with links to where to purchase those books.Tamara BellModeratortotheskydearParticipant
The math books are new and more are going to published (if I remember correctly, the third was done and being tested before publication, and the fourth is being written).
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