Answer by my2.5boys at 4:33 PM on Sep. 5, 2010
Answer by Soniam301 at 4:37 PM on Sep. 5, 2010
Answer by buzymamaof3 at 10:22 PM on Sep. 5, 2010
What a big transition! And congratulations. When you feel like this is the step you need to take - what a thing to plunge right into. And how daunting. I can't tell you how YOU should do it but I can tell you how I would go about the transition. I would assess what level my children are on academically. After checking with my local school system and getting all the paperwork taken care of, I would check into the books local and private schools use for children approximatelymy kids' ages. Then I would select school books that could be used for multiple grade levels. I would also gear it towards my children's level of understanding. So if my third grader was only reading on a first grade level, so be it. That is where we start for now. Then I would start on a curriculum. I wouldn't invest too much at first in any one set curriculum. Many home school moms find that they have to try a few times before finding what works
Answer by frogdawg at 10:18 PM on Sep. 6, 2010
well for them and their children. I would try to hook up with other home school moms to get a feel for what they do. Maybe just the moms at first to ask advice and suggestions. Then a home school group to join if one matched my teaching philosophy and style. After finding a curriculum and planning.....I would personally take a vacation with my children before school started. A time to relax and have fun. They would know that when we get back and unpacked - time for school to start. The transition from planning to implementing I would need a break. It takes work to plan, purchase materials, and get organized. So a mini get a way and then back to the schooling. I would make sure I had plenty of support to network with and get encouragement from. As well as a few activities for the kids to interact with others. Not too much at first because it is live and learn. As I grew into it I would do more.
Answer by frogdawg at 10:23 PM on Sep. 6, 2010