Choosing the Right Homeschool Materials for Every Stage

Choosing the Right Homeschool Materials for Every Stage

Finding the right materials for your homeschool is so important, but it is an evolving process. Don’t worry if you choose some things that, looking back, were just not a good fit for you. That’s part of the learning process. Keep your eyes and ears open as you move from year to year in home education. Learn to recognize good advice, even when it doesn’t apply to you right now. It may someday! Finally, pay attention to the cues of your child. You will be able to see, more and more readily, when he or she is really thriving with a particular system of learning. Home education is all about making clear plans based on your larger goals, and modifying them to meet the needs of a dynamic creature: your child. With a flexible attitude, you will build a successful program each year, and both you and your student will have fun in the process! Read More…

U.S. Homeschool Laws by State

U.S. Homeschool Laws by State

Homeschool Laws by State The requirements for homeschooling vary from state to state. Some require a great deal of accountability while  other states require virtually none. Be sure to check the laws in your state before beginning your homeschool journey. Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky […]

The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Moms

The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Moms

Look objectively at your plans and try to determine the real problem. Is there too much work to be reasonably accomplished in a day or in a week?

My Singapore Math Mistake

My Singapore Math Mistake

In my first year as a homeschooler, I made many mistakes. One was choosing the wrong math curriculum. I decided to go with a boxed curriculum. After much research, and limited time to put together a custom curriculum, I decided that this was the most effective way to make sure that there were no holes in our curriculum.

Homeschool 101:  So You’re Considering Homeschooling

Homeschool 101: So You’re Considering Homeschooling

If you are just entering the world of homeschooling, there is a good chance that you are experiencing a myriad of emotions. You are excited, nervous, and probably a bit overwhelmed. This article will outline exactly what you need to get started. Remember, not every day will be perfect or easy, but in the end, homeschooling can be extremely rewarding.

10 Most Popular Homeschool Methods

10 Most Popular Homeschool Methods

There is no one method or philosophy of homeschooling that works for everyone. There is also no rule against creating an a la carte method of education by combining aspects from several philosophies that speak to your family’s needs. We have chosen the top 10 most polular methods. Some require more preparation than others, but all get the job done.

Determining Your Child’s Learning Style

Determining Your Child’s Learning Style

Because every child learns differently, it is important to identify your child’s learning style. Can he recall facts or conversations overhead months or years ago? Maybe he remembers every detail of a book he read. Is your child the one who takes things apart to see how they work? Knowing how your child learns is a major asset. You will now have the ability to tailor his curriculum to his style and have the opportunity to shore up his potential weaknesses.