August 27, 2010, Newsletter Issue #345: How to determine how long it will take to teach curricula

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Homeschoolers have a plethora of choices available when it comes to homeschooling. One thing that all homeschooling parents must determine, however, is how long it will take to teach a particular curriculum.  Here is a simple way to figure out how long it will take to complete a homeschooling curriculum.

First determine how many weeks your school year will be.  If your school is 40 weeks long, then divide the pages of curriculum by 40 to determine how many pages your student will need to complete per day.  If your children finish their books early you can use the time to prepare for end of the year testing.

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Sarita Holzmann
Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.

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