What is the first step in homeschooling?


Asked by simpsonville at 7:54 PM on Oct. 4, 2008 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • I would look into american home schooling, when I was home schooled it was like $35.00 a month. Good Luck!

    Answer by emturner at 8:03 PM on Oct. 4, 2008

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  • alpha omega publications is absolutely the best!!!

    Answer by hopingfor5 at 8:05 PM on Oct. 4, 2008

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  • Do you have a teaching degree. If not do you feel you can provide her with everything she needs for a complete education. This means a language, advanced math, biology. & getting her ready for college. This is a big step & responsibility


    Answer by Tinkerbell3396 at 8:31 PM on Oct. 4, 2008

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  • Start reading sites such as Practical Homeschooling, Home School Oasis, & Ruth Beechick
    and others.. It isn't so much her dedication as it is yours. It isn't easy but for us it was well worth the effort and expense.

    Answer by Ronnie80 at 10:41 PM on Oct. 4, 2008

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  • To the above poster, one does NOT need a degree to teach a child...do yourself some research on homeschool please.

    To the OP, first you'll need to find out the homeschooling laws in your state. You can google that or go to www.hslda.com for a summary of your states laws. You can homeschool for next to nothing if you take full advantage of your library (and make sure to ask the library about homeschooling materials because they are usually pretty eager to help out!). There are some online programs that cost money, I haven't checked into many of them. Check out local homeschool groups. They usually have used curriculum sales where you get them books for cheap. Hope I could help :)

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 10:42 PM on Oct. 4, 2008

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  • The last poster was right, both on the negative poster and that you should check and see what your state laws are regarding homeschooling. I know it's legal in your state because one of my daughters has a home schooled pen pal there. I think as far as saving money, it would be wise to check out your local library and look for the "Everything you __ grader needs to know" books. I don't remember who the publisher is but I have a friend in Washington who used them as her home school guide. There are also lot's of free web sites that you can print materials off of. Good luck and have fun!


    Answer by Lornamay at 3:50 AM on Oct. 5, 2008

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  • You can contact the school your student would be affiliated with. They can give you all the information you need to start out; and check support groups, etc. My church has a homeschooler's group where they get everyone together for group field trips, study groups, etc. A lot of my friends are homeschooled, and most of the time they turned out to have much better character than those that weren't. That alone is worth the cost!

    Answer by ChefMom94 at 5:03 PM on Oct. 5, 2008

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  • If all children were homeschooled what would happen to our school system???/ My son spent alot of money on studen loans to become a teacher. So where doesn that leave these teachers? There are alot of good teachers ones out there.

    Answer by Tinkerbell3396 at 9:30 PM on Oct. 5, 2008

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  • You dont have to have any degrees unless your state requires them. You need to find out how your laws are set up and go form there. Expect people to critize you for your choice but dont let it keep you form trying this if you really think it will help... You can use the web there are tons of free sties Homeschool is not new anymore there is so much out there now..

    Answer by homemom1620 at 11:22 PM on Oct. 5, 2008

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  • my gma did homeschooling for 8 years and i told her about your question and her advice is to look aroud your area for local home schooling groups or see if an librarian may know of any familys that home school; or is she may know of any groups then check your state for rules you may have to follow or rights you may have to how or what teach then ask other homeschooling familys if you may use or buy there used text books or lessons and talk with other homeschooling familys to see what they teach and some groups have feild trips for the homeschoolers and fairs ect. and in her later years she may be able to take elective class at a high school like language/ gym/sex ed/advanced math/biology ect. well that fairly sums it up good luck hope this helps

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:07 AM on Oct. 6, 2008

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