Well, the title says it all. We've decided to move from an extremely loose, totally unscripted unschooling environment to a curriculum-based homeschool, with an eye towards getting them "caught up" (I know ) so that if/when they want to go to public school, they'll at least be comfortable in the academic sense. This is partially what they've been wanting and partially what dh and I feel would be best for our family right now. So.... help! Has anyone else done this that has some words of wisdom as far as where to start? I am really overwhelmed right now! I'm got a 9yo, 6yo, 3yo, and newborn. Is there anywhere online that you know of where I can sort of evaluate approximately where they're at with respect to other kids their ages? I've been going through the "What Your Child Needs To Know For __________" books, and while the 6yo seems pretty at-level, the 9yo seems very behind - yikes. Do you start from the beginning with a kid that age? Or start at their grade level and catch up as necessary? And then of course, it's the middle of August already and we'd like to get going right after Labor Day. HAHAHAHA.