This year I am using a minimalist approach in homeschooling.
I really think that a pack curriculum and a thick tight schedule (like public school) does not benefit to one of my kiddos.
Interest-led and flexible have less pressure and they learn best in that way.
I really do not want to waste any pages or books that I bought, so I go the route of borrowing library books which has tons of resources.
We learn about Canada in Fall semester and because I have a grade 4 and a grade 1, they love coloring, so I use the coloring pages from crayola.com.
They have so much fun in knowing the flag, the province bird and flower.
I also create some “stickers” that represented each province. I of course not only use The Big Book of Canada for information as well as searching online. I also use the Explore series for each province.
I feel we have more success in learning this week and have a lot of fun then sitting still, listening to what I read and filling out worksheet.