If you want to eat an elephant, you start with one bite at a time. ☺ When you start to make decisions about homeschooling, it can feel like eating an elephant. There are so many opinions, options, and opportunities at our fingertips. How do you know where to start and how do you know your decisions are the right ones?
After looking at your learning preferences, your kiddos learning preferences, and determining how they might best learn, you need to look at a few other questions that lay a foundation for your continued decision making. It is always easier to say no or yes to various opportunities if you are clear on your priorities and use them as decision making filters.
What learning styles or preferences do your children have?
What makes them really get excited?
What are their past and current obsessions?
What lifestyle do you want as a family?
What would be an ideal day, week, month?
What is your budget for homeschooling?
If you have answers for these questions, then you are ready to begin looking at curriculum that will match. It can be overwhelming, but remember your priorities and say NO to curriculum that does not match.
Remember, no decision is in cement. Try it for a while. If it feels good and accomplishes what you want, stick with it. If it doesn't match - change it. Be flexible with yourself and with your children as you learn how to do this homeschooling life.
You got this! 😉