Wow, 7th grade. How did that happen? Seems like we were just wrapping up second grade a few months ago. The jump to schooling older children in upper grades has taken a lot of adjusting for me and to be honest, I’m not completely there yet.
I had contemplated signing Cowgirl up for Homeschool Connections, but it just wasn’t the right time to do that for any of us. The amount of anxiety that she and I were experiencing just thinking of starting led me to realize it wasn’t the right choice for us. That’s the great thing about homeschooling, lots of flexibility.
I decided, instead, to take a Great Books/Charlotte Mason approach. Here is our extensive list of plans for the year. I mixed print books, e-books, and audiobooks to give us the most options and make life with a newborn more bearable.
This is a fairly lengthy list of books, and our budget is tight presently. I used Thriftbooks to find most of my books, as well as Librivox, and the library. In the end, I spent about $120 on curriculum total and will have it for future years, since most is not consumable.