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•Check out the homeschooling laws in your state.
•Read up on the homeschooling laws in your state. It is usually pretty simple to satisfy the laws.
•Find a support group in your area. - Support groups can help you with all aspects of homeschooling; i.e. choosing curriculum, record keeping, meeting the state laws, activities for the students. Even if you aren't going to join a support group, it might be helpful to contact one in your area and see what they have to say. Choose and purchase your curriculum.
•What curriculum do I use? This is the hardest part. You can spend a fortune or get by on just a little. You can purchase a complete curriculum from a publisher or mix and match. You can buy your books new or used.
•Set up a record keeping system. Most support groups provide the record keeping forms that they require. Your record keeping can be as simple as a daily journal or as complicated as setting up daily and weekly goals.
This is what I do: I lay out my plan (the assignments for the week) in a teachers planning book. I check them off as they are completed. Every six weeks, I make a summary of what was completed and covered in each subject.