A five minute pep talk to potential homeschoolers?

26 June 2010

I would first mention that prayer and the decision about homeschooling for your family is what both parents want. I had to wait six years before my husband agreed on homeschooling our boys.

Now, the advice I give is first prayer, then research. Go to the HSLDA website!!! Everything is listed there.... State laws, Where to start advice, Advice per grade level/ school level, information galore.

1. Pray and Research State Laws and Requirements, proceed to follow

2. Pray and Research your children's learning styles, and your homeschool philosophy

3. Create a Budget

4. Look for scopes/sequences per age group/per grade (as a guideline not contract)

5. List your goals per child, per year

6. Find other HOMESCHOOL moms!! via homeschool groups, co-ops, internet forums, church, etc-- for advice and knowledge, wisdom

7. Find your curriculum, via eBay, Amazon, rainbow resources, websites, book stores, curriculum sales/conferences, garage sales, and of course the LIBRARY!!!!

8. Pray daily, have fun and enjoy your children!

My favorite websites:


b.Living Books Curriculum

c. Ambleside Online Curriculum

d. Donna Young

e. Mother of Action

f. Simply Charlotte Mason

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A list of my favorite resources are located HERE.


Richele said...

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Jessica S. said...

Thank you so much Richele!!

Kathryn said...

Thanks for this!

Jessica S. said...

Sure thing Kathryn!! If you need anything else...just let me know! ;)

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if anyone can help me but I am looking for the Bible memory list for 7th grade. I ordered and paid ($1,000) for all of the DVD's but did not get/order the Bible subject as I do my own but would still like to follow along with the Bible memory verses for that grade level for a couple of my kids. Can anyone help me by sending me a list of those at faithmail@frontiernet.net I called Abeka and they would not give them to me :( thank you!

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