There are very good boxed all-in-one curriculums out there. I used mainly one curriculum: BJU Press Homeschool curriculum for all my kids K thru 12. It is a Christian curriculum. I knew some people that worked there and we really liked it.
It is a curriculum where the subjects are integrated (like the spelling words are in the reading and science lessons.) You can do parent led where you teach or purchase the DVD’s or get the same material through the computer.
For any of those ways, there are recommendations for grading or they do it for you. I love the BJU curriculum because they have thought of everything. Subjects are well put together, they list tons of extra resources if you need it and all the prep work is done. On day one, you teach lesson one, etc. So the value of that kind of complete curriculum was worth every penny to me.
I am not a computer expert that understands all the in’s and out’s of internet accountability, controls and resources! I am a mom who knows that I need to protect my family from the evil that is so easily available on the internet. I didn’t want the blessing of homeschooling to turn into a curse of misuse of the internet, or a pornography addiction and its evil influences.
Below are some internet accountability resources to help all of us protect our families.
Internet Accountability: Stop Accidental Exposure!
Did you know that according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, roughly 70% of children are exposed accidentally to pornography each year?
The Christian Homeschool mindset is different from just homeschooling. I am Elizabeth Estelle, Homeschool Christian Mom. I not only want to homeschool well, I want to homeschool and live such a way that brings glory to God. I bet you do, too!
How can we do that? Each and every day we need to begin by asking God for His help. He has given us the resources we need to be spiritually successful: His Holy Spirit and His Word. He will help us have a Christian homeschool mindset.
Remember James 1:5, ESV: “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” Asking God for wisdom is evidence that we trust Him. (Bibleref.com)