APR
21
2013

Homeschooling 101: A Guide to Getting Started

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So you’ve finally decided to homeschool…but have no clue where to get started? After thousands of emails asking for help getting started homeschooling, I thought a book that set it all out for you in a step-by-step format would a great benefit to new and current homeschoolers! Homeschooling 101 is a step by step practical guide that will help you to get started, and continue on in your homeschooling journey. It is designed to help guide you through all of the steps to getting started, choosing and gathering curriculum, creating effective lesson plans, scheduling your day, organizing your home, staying the course and more! It even includes helpful homeschooling forms! Just the mere thought of homeschooling can be a very daunting task. Delving into the unknown can also create an element of self-doubt that fills your mind right off the bat. That coupled with an overwhelming task of choosing and gathering curriculum, creating lesson plans, organizing supplies, and teaching … [Read more...]

SEP
26
2011

Getting Started Homeschooling

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I get numerous questions from new homeschooling families asking how to get started homeschooling. I know it can be VERY overwhelming with all of the curriculum choices out there, state laws, and just good ole’ fear of the unknown. With that said, I’ve done several posts that relate to this topic, so I thought it would be nice to have them all consolidated for you in one spot. While there’s no tried and true way to get started, I find the best tactic is to jump in feet first and just go with it. Doubting yourself in the process will only lead to frustration. I wrote a 10 Day Series on Homeschooling Enrichment awhile back, and I think it will be helpful to you getting started on this journey. The posts cover everything from getting a vision to setting up your schedule. 10 Days of Homeschooling Encouragement (You can also find links to these under “Mom Stuff” and then “10 Days”) Day 1: Get a Vision! Day 2: Homeschooling is YOUR Ministry! Are you a Super Mom or an … [Read more...]

MAR
06
2010

How to get started homeschooling…

I've had so many questions on this that I've decided to go ahead and do a post. But before I go on, please realize I am by no means a homeschooling guru, more like a crazy lady with a camera, okay? So...the short/common answer here is that you have to figure out what works best for YOU and your kids. Each family is different, and each child within your family can be different. In response to that, I've had a lot of questions from newbie homeschoolers saying that the above answer doesn't really help them out any! So, with that said, I thought I'd do my best to at least give you a starting place so that you can naturally shift towards what works for you! So, grab a cup of coffee, or a Valium maybe (just kidding! hee, hee), try not to get overwhelmed, and I'll tell you how we got started... Pray! Pray for wisdom and direction, for what God has in mind for your homeschool and for your children. He has a master plan for each one of them and only through constant prayer can you … [Read more...]