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Homeschool question?

First off this question is for mother's who have a child in homeschooling. I am not asking anyones oppinions on homeschooling and don't want bashing.
As for homeschooling a child what do you need to do paperwork wise to get started? Where do you go? What do you do? How do you go about it? What do you do during the day personally with your children? Are they in a class with other children in a share situation (I know a few in our town with 4 of 5 children per a class) etc. Any info on homeschooling would be greatly appreciated. My child is 4 and will not begin school for another year and a half due to when his birthday falls. Thank you!


Asked by Anonymous at 11:02 PM on May. 4, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • How do you go about it?

    Start here:

    What do you do during the day personally with your children?

    We play. My son is just 2 and my dd is 8 months but we read. A LOT. We color, we play, we count,... pretty much everything you do can be used for teaching. =)


    Answer by NoahsMomma418 at 12:32 AM on May. 5, 2009


    Answer by Anonymous at 11:03 PM on May. 4, 2009

  • Well, as far as paperwork/registration goes, that will depend on your state and your local school district. You will need to contact them to find out if there's anything you need to. I have a kindergartener and a first grader that I'm homeschooling now. We spend our days doing their seat work, reading, cooking, keeping house, etc. Kind of what you would expect. I try to involve them as much as possible with whatever I'm doing. If you have questions, there are lots of groups for homeschoolers here on CM. Here's one to check out: One thing homeschoolers love to do is talk about homeschooling! LOL

    Answer by tel4him at 11:49 PM on May. 4, 2009

  • i was homeschooled, all thru till graduation. during the grade years, my mom used curriculum (sp?) by saxon (math) and i think johnson? . no paperwork, just followed what everyone else in our grade would be learning. the curriculum has lesson plans for u (teacher). Now, during high school, she enrolled me with our state distance learning program. i was still homeschooled, but i had a teacher i met with at the end of every semester and he put together my class schedule and went over my grades. since i was enrolled with the state, i was given a high school transcript that was legit for any college, and i also took the SAT's twice. (i think they do ACT's now though.) try to find a homeschooling co-op in your town and the other mom's will be able to help you alot! good luck!!!!

    Answer by tatmum at 11:52 PM on May. 4, 2009

  • I was homeschooled and I plan to homeschool my kidlets.

     As for homeschooling a child what do you need to do paperwork wise to get started? 

     You shouldn't, not with your state anyway. You can enroll your child in a program where you are the teacher but you send their work in to be graded and they keep records and such.

    Where do you go?

    What do you mean? Every outting is a chance to learn. Shopping, visiting family & friends, games , sports.... just taking a walk can be educational. Of course you have all the zoos, learning centers, museums, cultural centers that are geared towards learning.....  go EVERY WHERE!!!

     What do you do?

     With a 4 year old you can start him in preschool. We used Alpha Omaga and th


    Answer by NoahsMomma418 at 12:32 AM on May. 5, 2009

  • Hi!
    I am a homeschooling mom.
    First OFF, LOL...I say that also. Go to the HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association) website listed by pp. You will find a link for your state.
    Please be careful. You DO NOT NEED to send in a "intent to homeschool letter" in all states for kindergarden and 1st grade.
    For Kindergarden and first grade you do not need a curriculum. Just a scope and sequence and teach to that. You will save a lot of money if you listen to this. LOL...I spent a ton on homeschool stuff and used none of it.
    Go online and research the things you need to do for preschool.
    Resources all online.
    Join Happy Homeschoolers here, there are some great women on there.
    Feel free to message me if you have some more questions. :)

    Answer by SusieD250 at 2:51 AM on May. 5, 2009

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