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I'm new to homeschooling and I need a bit more info on how to even start
by Sirime
February 20, 2014 at 2:08 AM

I'm new to this whole homeschooling thing, I was in private schools and private when little and they ducked, it was horrible I learned more from internet and books and magazines and news than I ever did in school. So I want my child to have the best of the best education, he is 3 he just turned 3 last month I want to research more on what should I do and where to start, I live in IN and I read I should read the laws of the state, it said I need to sign a homeschool enrollment sheet. Do I need to sign or fill any forms? How do I go about building his curriculum and books and such? Can anyone break it all down for me I want to be prepared and ready for before he starts school. Please any advise of info?


  • romacox
    by romacox
    February 20, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    Hi Sirime,

    You are going to do just fine...the best way to eat an elephant is one step at a time.  I just posited an answer to your question at this link.

  • oahoah
    by oahoah
    February 20, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    welcome to the group & good for you wanting to homeschool! You said you read your state laws so you can just build your curriculum around what is required for your state; you might look into a support group where you can meet other homeschoolers which has helped me the most. I think reading and having fun, playing are some of the most important things for little kids. My oldest is 9, then I have a 6 and 4y/o (all boys) and I learned the hard way by pushing my oldest to "do school" (we started out doing school at home) that it was the worst mistake I could've made. We are enjoying learning more about Charlotte Mason and her philosophy of education and have found that I have naturally gravitated towards that type of learning on my own (reading good books and having the kids narrate back), nature/picture/art/music study. 

    It's easy to get overwhelmed when you are starting out and even later on but just remember your basic reasons and enjoy the time with your son!

  • paganbaby
    February 20, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    Welcome to the group! It's a good thing you're researching now. By the time he starts, you'll be ready :-)

  • ablackdolphin
    February 21, 2014 at 9:13 AM
    Welcome!!! I went to my first homeschool expo when dd was 18 mo and have gone ever yr since. See if you have one in your area!!
  • Sirime
    by Sirime
    February 21, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    Oh wow I didn't know they had such a thing! I'll look it up for sure thank you! 

    Quoting ablackdolphin: Welcome!!! I went to my first homeschool expo when dd was 18 mo and have gone ever yr since. See if you have one in your area!!

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