Homeschooling Moms

Mandallyn
Mom's in Pennsylvania, Please Help!!
October 18, 2013 at 8:25 AM
I'm taking my son out of PS and am going to HS him. What do you do for music and art? I have no idea how to teach either. Do I have to log our activities every day? Does anyone know of a template I can print out to make these kinds of this easier?

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  • spitfire06
    October 18, 2013 at 8:30 AM
    Bump! Im not hs anymore my dd is a social butterfly and floundered at hs but I nhope you get your answer =]
  • mem82
    by mem82
    October 18, 2013 at 8:47 AM
    Welcome! Let me look up your laws. Yes, there are tons of forms and software to help you plan. Look at Donna Young. Com for some freebies 8)
    How old is your child?
  • mem82
    by mem82
    October 18, 2013 at 8:55 AM
    It looks like you need to decide what way you plan to work this out. In one option, you do keep a log of reading material or you have an option to have a teacher evaluation. I would suggest for now to keep a reading log and work samples.
  • Mandallyn
    October 18, 2013 at 11:29 AM
    Can you point to me to the website you found this on? I looked on the gov website but couldn't find the details about keeping a log of records. I did for the evaluator though.

    He's 6, I am planning to count days, not hours. I thought the evaluation was mandatory?


    Quoting mem82:

    It looks like you need to decide what way you plan to work this out. In one option, you do keep a log of reading material or you have an option to have a teacher evaluation. I would suggest for now to keep a reading log and work samples.
  • mem82
    by mem82
    October 18, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    If you look at the top of the list of topics here in the group you'll see a post from KickbuttMama that says 'Homeschool Laws'. That gives an overview. I know some good sites. Now that I'm on my desk top, let me go get the links. 8)

    Quoting Mandallyn:

    Can you point to me to the website you found this on? I looked on the gov website but couldn't find the details about keeping a log of records. I did for the evaluator though.

    He's 6, I am planning to count days, not hours. I thought the evaluation was mandatory?


    Quoting mem82:

    It looks like you need to decide what way you plan to work this out. In one option, you do keep a log of reading material or you have an option to have a teacher evaluation. I would suggest for now to keep a reading log and work samples.


  • mem82
    by mem82
    October 18, 2013 at 11:47 AM
  • Mandallyn
    October 18, 2013 at 1:53 PM
    Thank you

    Quoting mem82:

    http://a2zhomeschooling.com/laws/united_states/pennsylvania_home_school_laws/

    This looks like the most easy to understand explaination out there:

    http://home.comcast.net/~askpauline/hs/homeschoollaw.html


  • amanda.lyn
    October 19, 2013 at 1:23 PM
    I'm in NY, so no help...sorry. But bump!

    Also, your Amanda Lynn too! Sweet, such a cool name!
  • kirbymom
    October 19, 2013 at 2:30 PM
    Hi!! Welcome. :)

    Here are some links you might find useful...

    https://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/lessons.aspx?facet:ArtsSubjectName=Music&facet:GradeBandName=K-4&q#results

    http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/11/free-art-lesson-plans.html?m=1

    http://www.coreknowledge.org/mimik/mimik_live_data/view.php?id=1833&record_id=177

    If you have a kindle reading app, you might want to read a free ebook called "Homeschooling in Pennsylvania" by Elizabeth Phillips. It is quite helpful on Pa's Homeschool Laws.
  • puglove029
    October 21, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    Ask Pauline has a lot of good information. That is the site that a lot of PA homeschoolers recommend. Also, YHSA has a PDF of forms and all the information you need. 

    https://www.homeschool-life.com/sysfiles/member/custom_public/custom.cfm?memberid=1183&customid=12692

    Scroll down and click on "YHSA Guide to the Law"

    It's not as difficult as a lot of people say, but there are some districts who like to give us trouble.

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