Any Brave Writer families in here?
Like many homeschool moms, I was recently evaluating the curriculum we used this year and making a plan for what we will use next. Almost all of the curriculum that we used, “worked” for us this year. Still, I couldn’t help but wonder if there was something else out there that might work even better. Something that might excite and intrigue us. There are so many homeschool curriculum options that I just want to explore them all but, nobody’s got time for that.
I consulted the school principal (aka my husband). I consulted the veteran homeschool moms in our co-op. For the most part, everyone else said that they would stick with what worked because maybe next year or the year after, it won’t work anymore and that will be the time to find a new and better option.
Wellllll, I’m not taking their advice. I really did want their opinions and I do value them but once I stumbled upon Brave Writer, I just can’t get it out of my head. Several of the things that we used this year that worked but weren’t anything special were our spelling, writing, and handwriting resources. All of those can be replaced with Brave Writer.
I’m in LUST with these ideas and lifestyle changes to integrate “curriculum” into life. I’m trying not to jump in blindly and buy a ton of stuff right off the bat (Hello, I’ve been on amazon finding THE PERFECT tea set for poetry teatime even though we already have a teaset….PUT THE CAR IN PARK, LADY!). I’m trying to go slow, I’m reading the Writer’s Jungle right now and want to finish that before anything else.
So, are you a Brave Writer family? Do you follow it all or just pick and choose components?