If I could offer one piece of advice to new homeschooling families it would be this: Choosing a curriculum isn’t carved in stone, it isn’t even a year long commitment. Choosing a curriculum is like buying back to school clothes.
You buy what fits your kid right then (maybe with a little extra room for them to grow into).
If your kid can still fit into last year’s stuff…use it and don’t waste money on something new.
Be prepared for your kid to outgrow it before the year is up.
Sometimes you try it on, and everyone raves about how great it is. Then, after a month, a week, or even a day, the novelty and newness wears off and you realize it just doesn’t work.
You can alter, adapt or deconstruct your choices and make use of the components how you see fit.
Do not buy for the future…even if it is on sale..it won’t fit now and you have no guarantee that it ever will.
Do not buy into the hype, one size does not fit all.
Bottom line: Your curriculum will change and grow as much and your child will change and grow. Flexibility is key, so start limbering up!