Homeschooling Moms

mamaslove4ever
hi im new
June 21, 2013 at 8:23 PM
I am a 24 year old sahm my kids are 6 girl 4 boy and a 7 month old girl. I am really wanting to homeschool my oldest 2 She will be in first and him in kindergarten, but I am unsure of the curriculum to use that would be the best for my kids. I am also unsure how to register with the state so i dont get in to trouble with the state for not having them in a school.

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  • Bleacheddecay
    June 21, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Welcome!

    Look up your state laws. Make sure you are in compliance. I like this site rather than HSLDA http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/directory/Legalities.htm

    For young ones you don't need to do much. Let them play. Let them help you, clean, cook, grow a garden. Take them to the park, read to them, let them play educational games on the computer, go to the library, go to activities like story time at the library for free, pick out books, games and movies there.

    At the end of the year I'd get POC4U to aide this. http://www.edudps.com/poc4u.html

    It will tell you what level the six year old is on in various subjects, the best learning styles, how best to learn or teach to those styles and then suggest curriculum. It helped up out so much.

    I like literature based things so I'd probably consider five in a row, http://fiveinarow.com/ I would not buy the books just the manual $35.00 and get the books at the library. Then I'd just see how we liked the program before getting anymore. I might also get a math program like making math meaningful http://www.cornerstonecurriculum.com/Curriculum/MMM/l101.htm

    or maybe something on the computer that is an early level and fun.

  • mamaslove4ever
    June 21, 2013 at 9:19 PM
    thank you this is very helpful
    Quoting Bleacheddecay:

    Welcome!

    Look up your state laws. Make sure you are in compliance. I like this site rather than HSLDA http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/directory/Legalities.htm

    For young ones you don't need to do much. Let them play. Let them help you, clean, cook, grow a garden. Take them to the park, read to them, let them play educational games on the computer, go to the library, go to activities like story time at the library for free, pick out books, games and movies there.

    At the end of the year I'd get POC4U to aide this. http://www.edudps.com/poc4u.html

    It will tell you what level the six year old is on in various subjects, the best learning styles, how best to learn or teach to those styles and then suggest curriculum. It helped up out so much.

    I like literature based things so I'd probably consider five in a row, http://fiveinarow.com/ I would not buy the books just the manual $35.00 and get the books at the library. Then I'd just see how we liked the program before getting anymore. I might also get a math program like making math meaningful http://www.cornerstonecurriculum.com/Curriculum/MMM/l101.htm

    or maybe something on the computer that is an early level and fun.

  • mem82
    by mem82
    June 21, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    Welcome! What state are you in?

  • mem82
    by mem82
    June 21, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    How much are you looking to spend on curriculum or are you wanting to make your own for cheap, cheap, cheap like me? LOL

  • mem82
    by mem82
    June 21, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    There's a free curriculum called the Easy Peasy All in One homeschool curriculum. Just google it.

  • mamaslove4ever
    June 21, 2013 at 10:06 PM
    i live in nebraska
    Quoting mem82:

    Welcome! What state are you in?

  • mamaslove4ever
    June 21, 2013 at 10:12 PM
    i will look in to it thank you
    Quoting mem82:

    There's a free curriculum called the Easy Peasy All in One homeschool curriculum. Just google it.

  • oredeb
    by oredeb
    June 22, 2013 at 11:48 AM

     welcome mamas!!!!

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