This is Autumn's last year at home. Actually, it's her last semester. She wants to transition back into Catholic school after Christmas. It is a K-8 school and she will be entering 6th grade (middle of 6th grade year). We were able to get the school's curriculum and scope/sequence list for the middle grades when I talked to the school about mid-year enrollment.
I'm caught between a rock and a hard spot though, I feel. Autumn hates history. I *can* spend this semester letting her study the middle ages, like she wants, OR I can follow the school's scope and sequence and have her study world history from beginning of time (and I can buy the same text the school uses)... but... I feel like letting her study the middle ages would give us the most hope we have to ignite SOME amount of excitement for a subject she genuinely dislikes. This will be our last chance to do this for her.
Having her study a different era in history... will it matter very much if she is entering mid year? In 6th grade, at this school, they study beginning of time through middle ages (throughout the entire year), studying ren through exploration in 7th grade.
In other words, how important is it to have her study the same period in history, knowing she is entering mid year. I know this is a content subject; not a skill based subject (like math or language arts), so I'm not sure if I'm hurting or helping by considering her preferences.
I am a Home Schooling, Vaccinating, Non spanking, Nightmare Cuddling, Dessert Giving, Bedtime Kissing, Book Reading, Academic pushing Mother. I believe in the benefit of organized after school activities and nosey, involved parents. I believe in spoiling my children. I believe that I have seen the village and I do not want it raising my child. I believe that my place, as a woman, is in the home caring for my husband and children. My husband is head of our home. Aimee