Today is our homeschool portfolio evaluation for the 2012-2013 school year. We finished up 5 of the 6 unit studies in Trail Guide to Learning: Paths of Exploration. Although it won’t “count” for the state’s purposes, we will work on the final unit (which is mostly review) for the rest of this month.
So, my final impressions of Trail Guide? LOVE IT! In fact, we are going to continue with Paths of Settlement for the 2013-2014 school year. I am going to make some adjustments for The Boy (I’ll post about that later), but the girls will be going all out on Paths of Settlement.
The best adjustment I made with this curriculum was getting away from the pre-printed notebooking pages. Other than printing up the occasional map and specialty worksheet, this curriculum works beautifully with “homemade” notebooking. That is another thing I love about this curriculum–all the pages you need come on a CD with the main textbooks. This is also a great choice for those who are required to keep a portfolio–it’s built in!
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Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Debbie Strayer. She will continue to have a positive impact on all of the lives she touched with her work.