There are so many homeschool curriculums out there it can be very daunting picking the right one. First you need to determine how your family dynamics work. For instance I have five different age children ranging from 2 to 15. I wanted a curriculum that had something for each of them at their grade level.
I specifically wanted a curriculum that was Christian based. The curriculum I found actually has memory verses for each grade level for each subject. It also teaches biblical principles throughout their work.
Since their are so many curriculums out there I wanted to go with one that was tested by my peers. I found home school families that had similar dynamics as mine. For instance we have a Pastor friend that home school's. Since my husband is a pastor and we live similar life styles their curriculum choice weighed heavy. I asked them about their curriculum and why they liked it. I asked them what their day looked like using their books. I even asked them how they ordered their materials. They were even able to direct me to other families that used their curriculum and loved it.
It did take a little research. However, I knew without a doubt what curriculum I wanted to try. When I finally started school with my new curriculum, I used my friends suggestions on how to implement the curriculum in our day. I love what I chose to use and it works perfectly for our family.
If you are changing curriculum or starting new make sure you pick what's best for your family. I found there are a lot of different opinions about every curriculum out there. Good Luck!
What curriculum is your favorite and why?