Hi everyone! I’ve been homeschooling for awhile now, and today I wanted to share my top 10 things I wish I knew BEFORE HOMESCHOOLING with you all!

Some of these pearls of wisdom were shared with me when we first started as well, but I was just too eager and set in my vision to hear them out. So here I am today, passing them on to you. I hope you’ll find them helpful and that they will encourage you in your journey.

Check out my 10 Things I Wish I Knew BEFORE HOMESCHOOLING video here:

Number 10. Several stores give teacher’s discounts to homeschoolers!

Number 9. Get connected.

Number 8. The best curriculum is the one you’ll use!

Number 7. There is not one perfect curriculum out there.

Number 6. Less is more.

Number 5. Make it fun! Take lots of field trips and do hands-on activities.

Number 4. Create a schedule.

Number 3. Create your own homeschool.

Number 2. Be flexible. Seriously. Be flexible.

Number 1. Don’t worry about what other people think!

Click here to see my 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Homeschooling written out in blog post format!

 

–>> Get Connected! I’ve been so amazed by the participation in the COAH Community. It’s been a huge blessing for me and hopefully it has been for you all as well!

Check out my I wish I would’ve known forum topic to see what others have to say. Feel free to head over and share some of your things you wish you would’ve known before you started homeschooling too!

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5 Comments

  1. I think you hit the nail on the head. I have been home schooling my youngest son going on 5th year now. My son has grown both in spiritual and education. I have briefly let him attend a Christian school while we moved and where he was excited to attend at first he’s finding it boring now and can’t wait until he can stay home and work the new curriculum we bought this year. He is high is some areas of his education like reading and Bible but he right at or slightly below at other things like language arts.
    Thanks for sharing and reminding me how much good we are doing.

    Trisha L. Luke
  2. This is my second year of homeschooling my daughter. She is a 3rd grader. We have had some hard days with English. I’m using Rod & Staff. Writing sentences and then the answers. She’s frustrated. I’ve tried have her just write the answer. That worked better. But remembering all the rules to subjects, predicates and compounds etc…
    She is not catching on.
    What grade do they actually start teaching english?

    Angela
  3. Love this! Going in to our 2nd year of homeschooling and our community was hit by a tornado this summer in which we unfortunately lost our home and our car. Thankful for our lives though…nobody got a scratch and we were in the home when it hit! Flexibility has definitely become a huge part of my approach to homeschooling! Thank you for a great blog!

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