Getting Started With Homeschooling

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how do I get started in home schooling?

Getting Started With Homeschooling

•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.



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