In December we added my 13-year-old nephew to our homeschool. This sudden, yet positive change left me in a bit of a quandary. I had absolutely no idea what I needed to teach in seventh grade, and other than what I could get from the library, I had no appropriate seventh grade curriculum. So, here I have 30 days to write and submit his IHIP to the school superintendent (required in New York State) and I am clueless. After panicking just a little, ok, panicking a lot, I quickly calmed when I turned to a fantastic resource book, Home Learning Year by Year by Dr. Rubecca Rupp.
This comprehensive manual is a must have for every homeschool family. Dr. Rupp spells out exactly what your child should be learning from preschool through grade 12. Not sure what curriculum to use? Sheâll give you a few suggestions as well. In addition, she includes a helpful list of book lists and internet resources. This handy guide to designing your homeschool curriculum will answer all your questions on what to cover in all your subject areas, and when to cover it. She will give you the confidence you need to successfully design and implement an outstanding, customized homeschool curriculum to meet all your childrenâs educational needs. If you are new to homeschooling, or even if you have a few years under your belt, This is one book that will prove invaluable to you year after year and will be the best addition youâve made to your homeschool library.
Oh, and I am happy to say my IHIP was approved, and my nephew is thoroughly enjoying his first year of homeschool. Heâs already asking if he can continue it next school year. Weâll see how it goes, but I know one thing is for sure, if we do, Home Learning Year by Year will be right by my side!
Other books by Dr Rupp:
The Complete Home learning Sourcebook
Getting Started on Home Learning
Committed to Memory: How We Remember and Why we Forget