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Homeschooling ???

I am new to the whole homeschooling thing, but am wanting to homeschool my children due to the poor school district we live in... I am wondering if there is anyone that can help get me started on how everything works... IE what curriculum to choose, how many hours a day, etc... Any advice/help is GREATLY APPRECIATED!!

Thanks in advance!! :)
Have a WONDERFUL day!!

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mrskgill06

Asked by mrskgill06 at 9:35 PM on Jun. 26, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Every state has different laws on how many hours or what curriculum. I am sure some mother here knows. Google it or follow their advice. good luck!
    SOPHIASMOM

    Answer by SOPHIASMOM at 9:36 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • I will bump for ya.
    SOPHIASMOM

    Answer by SOPHIASMOM at 9:36 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • Hi there! Homeschool graduate here =) For information on your state laws, start here: http://hslda.org/   I also recommend looking into a local homeschool group, they can be invaluable.  There is an abundance of curriculum choices, you'll have to look at your options and decide what will work best for you.  There are lots of homeschool groups here on CafeMom, join one!  =)  Good luck!


    One more thing, a great free resource I have bookmarked:  http://www.khanacademy.org/

    dedicatedrider

    Answer by dedicatedrider at 9:38 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • Thanks yall so much!! :)
    mrskgill06

    Comment by mrskgill06 (original poster) at 9:40 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • First you need to know what the laws are in your state/county... not all are the same and you might depending where you live find yourself in jail for not properly doing things? Like here in CA we have http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CA-Homeschooling-HSC/ which is a good place to start if you live in CA... I know I need to properly take my kids out of public school and how to request records... so I don't end up in jail because the schools pull a stunt? http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CaliforniaHS/
    MommaClark3

    Answer by MommaClark3 at 9:41 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • Also, if there is any other way I can help you out let me know, I'd be happy to help to the best of my ability =)
    dedicatedrider

    Answer by dedicatedrider at 9:41 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • Flat out.. I would choose the following curriculum!

    I researched it.. and I know it is by far the best one I know.. It is also a bit pricy.. Depending how many kids you have.. MIGHT be really hard to afford..

    But like I said.. VERY GOOD EDUCATION!
    http://www.aceministries.com/homeschool/
    2boys4momma

    Answer by 2boys4momma at 9:47 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • What state are you in? That has a lot to do with the rules you have to follow.
    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 9:53 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • Arkansas
    mrskgill06

    Comment by mrskgill06 (original poster) at 10:01 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • Im not sure, hope you get all your answers
    DomsMama07

    Answer by DomsMama07 at 1:28 AM on Jun. 27, 2011

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