Thursday, September 10, 2015

When You Have to Change Something in Your Curriculum This Early in the Year

This 12 week DVD course with study guide is working out fine. What wasn't working out was the recommended book, Basic Economics, for added reading to round out the credit for high school. Grace was very stressed out every time she read it because it was not written in laymen's language and she couldn't answer any of the questions if she didn't understand the material. This meant I needed to back track and pick something different.

For many years I have eyeballed the Uncle Eric series of books online and at every homeschool convention I have attended. It was the first thing that popped into my mind when I knew I needed to purchase something new. Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? and the accompanying study guide seems to be the ticket. From day one Grace understood this material much more easily and her stress level has come down considerably. After making this purchase I decided that I would then use some of the other Uncle Eric books next semester for Government. It will be something she is accustomed to using and shouldn't take much adjustment time. As we move along in the series and I get a better handle on what all is involved I will give a more thorough review of this product. Great thing about being a homeschooling parent - if it isn't working - change it.


LJS said...

Yup! Do what works. I have one of the Uncle Eric books and look forward to doing this one next year.

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