I finally received our packet in the mail from Tapestry of Grace. I am very impressed by what I have learned so far about this program. I love the idea of teaching my children school lessons that are centered around history; especially since the perspective of Christianity is included! I grew up in a Christian family, but did not go to church or spend much time learning about our faith. Because of this I always felt a little confused about things. In fact, there are times even now in my adult life that I feel confused about some of what the bible teaches. I am so excited to have discovered Tapestry of Grace for my children! I am certain that it will prove a wonderful way to teach my children about our christian faith, along with the bible, while learning history along side to help explain it all. I even feel excited for myself because I am sure I will also learn a lot along the way.
I am amazed at how much there is that goes along with each weeks lessons! I ordered a free three week lesson plan from the Tapestry of Grace website. I found it very helpful in explaining how the program works. It appears, as I have read on many other blogs that write about Tapestry of Grace as well, that there is more than enough to keep us busy learning. How wonderful! And, there are TONS of hands on learning ideas that are offered!!! I always like the idea of “school in a box,” (like Calvert, or Abeka,) but felt that they were never quite a good fit in all the areas of study. For instance, little R is pretty far ahead in certain areas, therefore if we used one of these programs he wouldn’t get much out of it. But, with Tapestry of Grace, there is a lot of room to customize while still having a wonderfully written lesson plan!
The only subjects that Tapestry of Grace does not include are math and science. I am planning on using Saxon math and Apologia for the science to substitute. I also like what I see in Shurley English, so I am thinking of using it for our grammar studies.
Even though I am still nervous about making that leap into homeschooling once next school year starts, I feel a lot better now that I found a game plan. I am sure that in time we will have much to write about in our homeschool journey!