Suggestion for a Curriculum — Classical Education?

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My husband and I are seeking to implement your homeschooling ideas (classical education) with our children who are currently 9, 6, 4, and 1. Since I tend to function best with structure and also do not feel confident enough to pull this together on my own, I would like to find a curriculum to use. Is there a comprehensive curriculum that would line up well with your way of homeschooling? I’m looking for something that is not just a general guideline of what to study, but something with a schedule for each day. It would be okay if I needed to do some tweaking, but it would be ideal to keep that to a minimum. I have used Sonlight briefly, but I feel that there are too many books that I would have to skip over for it to work well. The closest thing I have found so far is Heart of Dakota, but I’m wondering if there is another curriculum that might be better. Do you have any suggestions for me? Also, if I could find a language arts curriculum that would take care of all the aspects you recommend (copywork, English language notebook, dictation, etc.), I might feel comfortable branching out on my own in the areas of history, science, and read-alouds and read books based on our interests. I’m not good at all at adding written work and activities into our reading, so the language arts curriculum would really need to take care of every aspect that would be necessary for us. Thank you very much! Elisabeth