I have decided to use Prentice Hall Science Explorer for the rest of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. I don’t know if it is the best out there, but I do know that it meets the standards in both the state we live in now, and the state that will be our final destination when we complete our major move over the course of the next couple of months. It doesn’t hurt that I got a great deal on the auction site for the entire set!!
The move I was speaking of? Well, we are trying to move to our “forever” home, the family homestead. There are so many things to wrap up here, and so much work left to do on the house there, but we have begun the process of moving from here to there. By that I mean we go there, take a trailer full of stuff, work on the house, and come back here to work, church, and friends, including our home school group. We don’t know how long it will take for us to get there full time, so this is kind of an open ended move.
I wanted to go ahead and get my daughter working on her new science books, because the move is going to make everything be up in the air, unsettled, and somewhat scary. It is a great thing that we home school because when everything else changes in her life, school will still be a constant. Our core homeschool curriculum will not change. It is just one less thing for a 6th grade “tween” to have that is stable and familiar.