Thursday, May 13, 2010

Can't decide

This is the time of the year when I start to plan for the next school year. And for the past week I have yet to decide what curriculum will I use for Science for my 6th grader. He said he want to try a textbook kind of curriculum this year and so I am trying to find what is best out there. We have been following the The Well Trained Mind method of doing science and I guess Jhosh wants to approach science differently this year. He got tired of doing one particular subject in a year. He wants to try doing Life, Earth and Physical science topics in a year. Variations is what he wants. I am looking at BJU, Science Explorer or Focus on Science. It is so hard to decide when you can only base your opinion to what you see online. It doesn't give you enough information to choose. I have read a lot of threads online about opinions on these particular books but I am still in doubt. I will continue to search and hopefully I will find the right one for us.


Daisy said...

Thought I'd just mention what we decided to do with our 6th grader. She is going to read Kingfisher's Science Encyclopedia and create her own notebooking pages. I'll link to the post where she begged me to go this route. I think it will give her a solid overview before heading into Junior High science.

Leila said...

Thanks Daisy. I will look into this. I think this will probably work better for him. I was so busy looking at textbook stuff. Thanks again.