Turning over a new leaf in January isn’t uncommon. But, changing out a curriculum that isn’t working for something that will better benefit your students is a bold move, and a big leaf to turn over. With that said, it’s better to make a new start than to keep sinking with the old even if it is the middle of the year.
How can you make the change with as little fallout as possible? I suggest taking a deep look at what the problem may be. Where have you gotten off track? Go back to the beginning and determine what caused it. Then determine if you can remedy the situation with a serious review or if the entire curriculum needs adjusted.
Sometimes a supplemental curriculum may bring the students up to the level that is needed. While at other times an entire switch may need to take place. Many parents often consider homeschooling mid year when their student is behind in January. This is often a good fit for getting the child caught up prior to the beginning of the next school term.
If Spelling and Vocabulary have been an issue you might want to supplement with a Beginning Spelling Curriculum. Starting over and including a deep review of phonics may be exactly what your young learner needs.
Teachers may want to consider filling the gaps and problem areas with additional drill and practice. Learning Games for Kids specializes in helping you do just that. From multiplication drills to graphic organizers that help you write you can find FREE resources to help your students regain ground.