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Sirime
need help
by Sirime
February 19 at 10:32 PM

im a mom of 2 and my eldest just turned 3. i am very interested in homeschooling him ut dont know where to start researching what i have to do or need! i understand it takes alot of researching and understanding to do it and considering that it is something soooo important for my childs life  which is his education i wanted to know if anyone could guide me to the right resources to start my research and preparation so when he is ready for kindergarten i can start schooling him! any advise would be great too! please

thank you!

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  • bluerooffarm
    February 20 at 7:33 AM

    1.  There is a post "stickied" to the top of this group that has the state laws in it.  Start there.  You'll need to know your state's laws to know when/if you need to report and what logs or information you'll need to prepare if any.

    2.  Next begin looking for homeschooling groups and co-ops in your area.  You can search through yahoo groups or search in google for their webpages.

    3.  There are webpages out there to help you find the learning style of your child and your teaching style.  You can use that information to help filter out some of the curriculum and education movements that are definately not going to work for you and your children.

    Learning styles 1 and Learning styles 2

    The quiz for this one is at the bottom of the page, it first explains the types of teaching styles: Teaching styles

    4.  Another way of narrowing the curriculum choices is to answer the question.... Are you a Catholic, Protestant, or Secular homeschooler?  There are a number of each of those curriculums.  And science and history are often really focused through those lenses.  It is especially felt in the Young Earth Protestant science curricula.  

    5.  Do you need a curriculum that ties everything together for you or do you want to piece everything together for yourself?

    6.  And lastly ask yourself what you want your day to look like.  How much time do you want to spend on school each day?

    After that you'll have a good jumping off point for looking through curriculums and homeschooling movements until you have a good fit for your family.  Also remember that things change.  You can start out in classical and move to eclectic and then move again to unschooling (or the other way around) and it's okay!

    Welcome to the group!



  • usmom3
    by usmom3
    BJ
    February 20 at 12:53 PM

     Please disregard the troll that is telling you to put your children in school! Unfortunately for us this group is opened for anyone to post in & from time to time we get them in here trying to start drama!

    Blueroofarm in the first comment has given great advise & resources!

  • romacox
    by romacox
    February 20 at 1:59 PM

    welcome to cafemom

    As a home school workshop leader, I put together a free web page that will answer most of your questions...be sure to check out the links too.

    How To Home School

    How To Home School The PreK student

  • KickButtMama
    February 20 at 3:57 PM

    I am one of those moms who started home educating when my eldest was about 3. I see learning as a way of life rather than a job. I used to write articles about getting started I'll see if I can find some of them for ya...

    http://voices.yahoo.com/how-young-too-young--1541795.html

    this article is about how to start a learning environment to babies/toddlers. 

  • KickButtMama
    February 20 at 3:58 PM

    http://voices.yahoo.com/home-education-young-child-782315.html?cat=4 this article is how to start home educating your preschooler/toddler

  • KickButtMama
    February 20 at 4:00 PM

    This is my Homeschoolers Top 10 Checklist - 

    http://voices.yahoo.com/home-educators-top-10-checklist-1037345.html?cat=4

  • KickButtMama
    February 20 at 4:01 PM

    Finally, here is my article on those essential must haves - 

    http://voices.yahoo.com/essential-tools-homeschoolers-1533819.html?cat=25

  • usmom3
    by usmom3
    BJ
    February 20 at 4:08 PM

     I made it clickable for you CLICK HERE

    Quoting KickButtMama:

    I am one of those moms who started home educating when my eldest was about 3. I see learning as a way of life rather than a job. I used to write articles about getting started I'll see if I can find some of them for ya...

    http://voices.yahoo.com/how-young-too-young--1541795.html

    this article is about how to start a learning environment to babies/toddlers. 

     

  • usmom3
    by usmom3
    BJ
    February 20 at 4:09 PM

     CLICK FOR LINK

    Quoting KickButtMama:

    http://voices.yahoo.com/home-education-young-child-782315.html?cat=4 this article is how to start home educating your preschooler/toddler

     

  • usmom3
    by usmom3
    BJ
    February 20 at 4:10 PM

     CLICK FOR LINK

    Quoting KickButtMama:

    This is my Homeschoolers Top 10 Checklist - 

    http://voices.yahoo.com/home-educators-top-10-checklist-1037345.html?cat=4

     

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