3 Things to Keep in Mind if You Switched Curriculum Mid-Year

3 Things to Keep in Mind if You Switched Curriculum Mid-Year

Have you switched curriculum mid-year? If you have, then these three things are important for you to keep in mind.

You Are Not Behind

There is a tendency to think that switching curriculum mid-year puts you behind. Be assured that you are not behind. You are exactly where you need to be.

I’m guessing that if you switched curriculum, you chose to do it because you thought it was the best decision for your child, for you or for you life circumstances. If that is the case, then you are right where you need to be.

You Don’t Have to Use All of the Curriculum

Another important thing to remember is that you don’t have to use all of the curriculum that you just purchased. You can skip sections that your child already knows or that you think aren’t important for him to learn. You can also skip information that you know will be covered again in future years. You also have the choice to end your school year no matter where you are in the new curriculum.

You Can Choose to Finish the Curriculum Next Year

If you switched curriculum mid-year then you can choose to use the second half of the curriculum in the following school year. This does not mean that you are going to be playing catch-up next year. What it means is that you have decided to use half of the curriculum this year and the other half of the curriculum next year.

No one said that you finish a particular curriculum in one school year. One of the benefits of homeschooling is being able to use whatever curriculum and resources you need to educate your child. That might mean using the second half of a curriculum in the beginning of a new school year.

Encouragement if You Switched Curriculum Mid-Year

I often feel like I am falling behind in educating my kids at home, especially when I have switched curriculum mid-year. These are things that I have to remind myself of as well. We are not behind just because we switched curriculum. The truth is that we are exactly where we need to be.

I share more about these important things to keep in mind when switching curriculum mid-year in the video below.

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