Anyone NOT start out with a purchased curriculum?
Looking though the workbooks, I can see some reasoning for their order in grammer, reading comprehension, and math. I'm thinking about just using these as my guide and supplementing with online resources and other stuff. History, science, art, and things I'm just planning on using the heck out of my awesome public library. Those "extra subjects" will be mainly unit type things led by my kids' interests.
So mainly I'm concerned abouth the 3 R's so that I don't miss some critical building block and then ruining the rest of the learning experience and cant figure out why. Lol.
My other issue is I'm not really super sure what all my kids know. I know that sounds bad but I would hate to buy something and have to skip half the lessons if it's something they already know. Especially the older one. He shocks me with some of the things he knows how to do.
Thanks for any input!