You may be asking why we would be interested in the common core standards if we are homeschooling. Well there are a few reasons...
First of all let me just say I love the freedom we have homeschooling to teach what we want, when we want. A method that best suits our children. But, I also like structure.
With that in mind I think as a homeschooling parent I also want the very best for my children and want to make sure I am teaching them the things they need to know for the future. That is one of the reasons I have been looking at the Common Core Standards.
Remember those books "What your 5th grader needs to know"? (There´s one for every grade!) The Common Core Standards are a guide line like those books provide for parents & educators. To give us a standard to assess our students, to make sure we didn´t miss something:)
So as I´ve been putting my curriculum together, I have also been looking at these standards. I also wanted to include them in my curriculum so the teacher would know what goal is being met.
Believe it or not I´ve found a few things that are interesting and have started implementing some new information for our children to learn. Sometimes it can be a headache reading the Common Core Standards I must admit...but I have been really enjoying some of the educational materials that public school teachers are creating too!
So whether you are a homeschooling educator or a public/private school educator I think the Common Core Standards can have some positive benefits for us all. I want to say a special thank you to all the teachers out there who love what they do and make learning fun!
Welcome! Bienvendidos! Shalom! from our family here in Panama to yours...
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