What is this?
Gather ‘Round Homeschool is a curriculum designed to be all your subjects but math for every grade from Preschool to Grade 12. It doesn’t give you extension activities, it comes with 6 individual student notebooks that vary in level and give targeted grammar, spelling, writing, art, reading & comprehension, geography, science, social studies, history, Bible, and MORE lessons. All on one central theme that you introduce in a beautiful, full-color teacher’s guide. One mom (and/or dad)... all of your kids, gathered around and working on this beautiful, in-depth, cohesive curriculum. No more being the human ping-pong ball my friends. This is going to change the homeschool game.

How would you list this for High School credits?
From what I read credits are based from hours. If you are going on the system of 1 credit for a 1 year course (as opposed to New Jersey's system or California, etc) then you would get the following if you did the full year for High School:
  • 1 LA Credit
  • 1 General Sciences credit
  • 1/2 history credit
  • 1/2 social studies credit (humanities, government, social issues, etc)
  • 1/2 Geography credit
  • 1/2 an art credit
And if you give credit for Bible then 1/2 Bible credit.
(I would personally add More Than Words so that would be a full credit for that then.)

What happens when they are done the year, do they repeat the same unit with a different book?
I plan on doing way more than 10 of these! There will be a new round next year! You
can recycle them with the older notebooks and get more value out of them, or you don’t have to. New is always better

Is this curriculum religious?
It is definitely written from a Christian perspective. Some history pages are about biblical history (ie. Noah's Ark) sometimes there are some sentences about God in the Teacher's Guide, and the copywork/spelling pages are based off of scripture. The continental units will probably bring in weekly missionary stories as well so it will definitely be dotted throughout and is written from that perspective.


What’s the best option for 1 child?
With 1 child you can almost do print for pretty affordable: $45 a month. Or you could do the 1 child digital option for $19.95/mo (you get the teacher’s notebook and 1 student notebook of your choice). Best value is still the full digital because you get all levels and can re-use a unit down the road with a higher level notebook. If you don’t plan on re-doing any of it then I would do the monthly 1 child digital option here: https://gatherroundhomeschool.com/collections/north-american-birds/products/north-american-birds-2-product-digital-bundle

Will the pricing and options change?
I have decided to commit to consistency to the school year so that you can budget and plan and know what to expect. Prices are subject to change for the next year depending on success and/or overhead etc but will be announced so you have a chance to snag the current years prices. For the 2019/2020 school year I will be offering:

Print options:
Individual student notebooks $30
Teachers guide $25

Digital options:
1 Month PDF bundle (with teachers guide and ALL notebooks) $49.95
1 Month 1 Student bundle (the month teachers guide and 1 student notebook) $19.95

Sales and Specials:

The special offer 1 year 20% digital sale (normally $499 on sale for $399 to preorder the entire year) will disappear from the store on September 16th, the 1 year Teacher’s Guide printed special (works out to only $20 and $15 in shipping for each month which is $10 off each month) will leave the shop September 30th, 2019 as will the printed bundle discount. After this point your only options will be to order month by month. I do understand that some people will likely find out about this later and still feel that monthly offers value. If I have enough interest I may look at offering 3 month digital bundles for 10% off. Shipping prices may be adjusted lower throughout the year as I get bulk discounts and am able to work out more affordable options so that will help lower the print cost as I start to be able to better anticipate shipping costs for exact locations.

Will History be done in order?
I do plan on doing history in order after this but I thought doing an overall picture of it continent by continent will give a totally unique snapshot for the year and an overview so our kids have context when we go deeper for year 2 if that makes sense. This year is totally an intro but it will also go more into social studies topics that most history programs miss entirely. Like the government, trade and exports and main industries, etc.

Then next year we can tie it together. I want the units to have as many connections as possible so that we can start to see how history and science and socials all connect, stop teaching them all independently, in some ways that seems more sporadic to me. Life isn't separate, everything connects and the more we can show our kids these connections the more its going to sink in!

Will we be sent edits in the future if there are changes?

The sample I sent out had not gone through the full editing process. I have a proofreader I am working with now that is going over things with a fine toothed comb, printing issues will be ironed out and tested (at least what I can do on my end) and there should be no glaring mistakes nor edits moving forward. IF there are any re-prints or changes to the version, it will be like any other company, a version 2, but I really don't see this as happening. I will be constantly working on the next one which will be the main focus.

Basically, I wouldn't worry about this. There may be an odd thing here or there but every curriculum has that, hopefully with proofreading I will avoid all of that all together.

Why are your prices in USD if you are in CAD?

Because most of my audience is in the US, I priced it in USD. If I had priced it in Canadian, it would have been the exchange rate higher so I didn't price it for a country, I priced it based off the value of the product. I totally understand that for fewer kids it is not as economical, but if you have anywhere near the amount that I have, it is about 5 times cheaper than buying individual curriculum for all of your kids. In that sense, even at USD it is a fraction of the cost. 

The units will save you time and (I hope) an experience in your homeschool that is priceless. They are 800 pages of writing and designing each month so I think for that price it makes it HUGE value. But again, the value totally depends on how many kids you have and what you are looking for


The one good thing though is that curriculum in the states charges you TONS for shipping, because I'm in Canada I can get it to you at a more decent price.

What happens if you cannot continue and we bought the year?

I am committed to this project, but of course cannot predict the future. If you purchase the year in digital or print and for some unforseen reason we cannot continue, you will be refunded for anything you have not received. 

What is your refund policy?

If you purchase the year and are not happy with it or decide it is not a good fit, I will happily refund the amount you paid, divided into 10 units, and refund the amount for any units you have not received. 

If you purchase the year and want to change levels at any point during the year, simply email customer service and we will adjust it in the notes of your order. 

There are no refunds on digital products you have received due to the nature of digital products. For print materials, only items in their original and unused condition will be considered for refund and refund is subject to approval after inspection. You would need to pay for return shipping and after inspection we would email you to let you know.