One of the biggest opportunities for curriculum companies is to produce a quality pre-teen curriculum. Lifeway has done that looking over what they have come up with I am impressed. I remember a while back looking for curriculum that addressed the unique challenges of kids this age. I remember literally finding nothing out there. What we ended up doing was adapting XP3 I wrote about what we did here: How we use XP3 for our 5th and 6th graders. I am so glad we made the change. Our 5th and 6th graders are way more connected to the lesson and get way more out of what is being taught. I could be happier.
If you are looking for something that will really challenge your 5th and 6th graders, and I would encourage you to do so. Look into XP3 or Flyte.
Here is a promo video the folks over at Flyte made. It’s very well done.