I have made some major changes in our homeschool plans for next year. After years of trying to find curriculum that works for me AND my son I have come to the conclusion that textbooks are the way to go for us. I had started out thinking unit studies were the way I wanted to educate my kids. I loved unit studies but needed more structure in the day to day planning or I found that I didn't get school done consistently. So then began my search for a unit study type curriculum with daily lesson plans done for me. I finally ended up on Heart of Dakota. I even had planned to use HOD for this coming year. I still love HOD (I went there to look at some books a couple of weeks ago and decided right then and there to scrap the new plans and do HOD after all LOL) and really wish that it was best for my son. It just isn't no matter how much I love it.
So I'll spare you the details and tell you that we decided on Abeka for all subjects except spelling. For spelling we will continue to use All About Spelling. We have been using AAS over this summer and it's going well. I am really convinced this is one of the best spelling curricula out there.
I forgot to add that we will not be using Abeka for Bible. We will be using the Discover 4 Yourself Inductive Bible Studies for Kids. I plan to start with How to Study Your Bible for Kids (Discover 4 Yourself® Inductive Bible Studies for Kids) first. I will do this study with Joshua in my own Bible also. While we are doing this study I will pray about which one the Lord would have us do next in the series. I have wanted to do these books for a long time so I am really looking forward to delving into these with Joshua.
I do not have a official start date for our school year but I will be working on our school schedule over the next few weeks after I get the curriculum and I will post that when I get it done.
Hope everyone is getting ready for the new school year!