I homeschooled my son last year for most of the school year due to bullying the year before at a new school. We moved and he begged to go back to school as it was the area we had lived in before, he knew the kids and the school wasn't too bad when he had gone before, so he started the middle of March, two weeks later he was being bullied, but he finished out the year.
This year he would have been in middle school and due to a lot of issues with the school, bullying aside, I said no way was he going. Right now we are doing Connections Academy and it's been a fight since the second week in to get this kid to do his work. I think part of it is they introduced a concept one day, and a new one the next, so he doesn't have time to master the old concept before a new one is being added and it's confusing to him. Then when you throw in the ADHD/autism and puberty we have a hell of a time getting anything productive done.
So I am really considering going back to homeschooling with out a PS curriculum and was wondering if there are any mastery based curriculum out there for a 5th-6th grade level that is fairly inexpensive, worksheets, videos, online etc. I would like something that will tell me how to teach it, or at least be easy enough to look up on line so I can figure it out. Oh and if anyone has any lesson ideas to do with robots, that would be a big bonus too! Thanks.