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Posted by on Jan. 9, 2012 at 4:17 PM
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My oldest dd wil not trun 4 till May but I am already seriously thinking about home schooling her. Any advice or info you can give me will really help. I'm not very good at researching all this and to be honest I'm quite lost. I live in Ga incase anybody else does and can explain the laws to me. Thanks in advance.

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sew4fun
by on Jan. 9, 2012 at 4:22 PM

 Hi there I am Kenderly . I am fairly new to homeschooling . I have a 2 year old and a 5 yo that I work with at home. What kind of info are you looking for ? Like what you can teach,what is available to teach . Or more along the lines of beneifts to homeschool ?

Briggswife09
by on Jan. 9, 2012 at 4:25 PM

More along the lines of where can I find material that doesnt empty my bank account. How to understand state laws and where to find them. Any information on how to homeschool if that makes since?

Quoting sew4fun:

 Hi there I am Kenderly . I am fairly new to homeschooling . I have a 2 year old and a 5 yo that I work with at home. What kind of info are you looking for ? Like what you can teach,what is available to teach . Or more along the lines of beneifts to homeschool ?


sew4fun
by on Jan. 9, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Ok I am with ya. I am not good at the state laws thing. But I am pretty good at finding things to do for that age group. :) You can search my post and find a ton. Right now I am on this site

http://www.sparklebox.co.uk/misc/editable/other.html#.TwtatYG0aSo

Finding so much good stuff.

You can homeschool nearly free ( at least at this age LOL ) you just have to be creative ( If you are not , no worries there are LOTS of great and creative ladies in this group.)

One thing I really enjoyed doing with my girls when we first started were preschool packs from homeschoolcreations.com   They are free for you to print and they rock. I will try to get a list together for you .

Quoting Briggswife09:

More along the lines of where can I find material that doesnt empty my bank account. How to understand state laws and where to find them. Any information on how to homeschool if that makes since?

Quoting sew4fun:

 Hi there I am Kenderly . I am fairly new to homeschooling . I have a 2 year old and a 5 yo that I work with at home. What kind of info are you looking for ? Like what you can teach,what is available to teach . Or more along the lines of beneifts to homeschool ?







Briggswife09
by on Jan. 9, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Thank you so much for the help I truly appreciate this.

Quoting sew4fun:

Ok I am with ya. I am not good at the state laws thing. But I am pretty good at finding things to do for that age group. :) You can search my post and find a ton. Right now I am on this site

http://www.sparklebox.co.uk/misc/editable/other.html#.TwtatYG0aSo

Finding so much good stuff.

You can homeschool nearly free ( at least at this age LOL ) you just have to be creative ( If you are not , no worries there are LOTS of great and creative ladies in this group.)

One thing I really enjoyed doing with my girls when we first started were preschool packs from homeschoolcreations.com   They are free for you to print and they rock. I will try to get a list together for you .

Quoting Briggswife09:

More along the lines of where can I find material that doesnt empty my bank account. How to understand state laws and where to find them. Any information on how to homeschool if that makes since?

Quoting sew4fun:

 Hi there I am Kenderly . I am fairly new to homeschooling . I have a 2 year old and a 5 yo that I work with at home. What kind of info are you looking for ? Like what you can teach,what is available to teach . Or more along the lines of beneifts to homeschool ?




sew4fun
by on Jan. 9, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Never a problem :) Glad I can help.

DLTK.com

TLSBooks.com ( I think LOL I will double check)

homeschoolcreations.com

1plus1plus1equals1.com

are some of my faves.

Quoting Briggswife09:

Thank you so much for the help I truly appreciate this.

Quoting sew4fun:

Ok I am with ya. I am not good at the state laws thing. But I am pretty good at finding things to do for that age group. :) You can search my post and find a ton. Right now I am on this site

http://www.sparklebox.co.uk/misc/editable/other.html#.TwtatYG0aSo

Finding so much good stuff.

You can homeschool nearly free ( at least at this age LOL ) you just have to be creative ( If you are not , no worries there are LOTS of great and creative ladies in this group.)

One thing I really enjoyed doing with my girls when we first started were preschool packs from homeschoolcreations.com   They are free for you to print and they rock. I will try to get a list together for you .

Quoting Briggswife09:

More along the lines of where can I find material that doesnt empty my bank account. How to understand state laws and where to find them. Any information on how to homeschool if that makes since?

Quoting sew4fun:

 Hi there I am Kenderly . I am fairly new to homeschooling . I have a 2 year old and a 5 yo that I work with at home. What kind of info are you looking for ? Like what you can teach,what is available to teach . Or more along the lines of beneifts to homeschool ?









Briggswife09
by on Jan. 9, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Well thank you, I have bookmarked all the pages, I now cant wait for dh to get home so I can explore them, without 3 girls trying to see what I'm doing. lol

Quoting sew4fun:

Never a problem :) Glad I can help.

DLTK.com

TLSBooks.com ( I think LOL I will double check)

homeschoolcreations.com

1plus1plus1equals1.com

are some of my faves.

Quoting Briggswife09:

Thank you so much for the help I truly appreciate this.

Quoting sew4fun:

Ok I am with ya. I am not good at the state laws thing. But I am pretty good at finding things to do for that age group. :) You can search my post and find a ton. Right now I am on this site

http://www.sparklebox.co.uk/misc/editable/other.html#.TwtatYG0aSo

Finding so much good stuff.

You can homeschool nearly free ( at least at this age LOL ) you just have to be creative ( If you are not , no worries there are LOTS of great and creative ladies in this group.)

One thing I really enjoyed doing with my girls when we first started were preschool packs from homeschoolcreations.com   They are free for you to print and they rock. I will try to get a list together for you .

Quoting Briggswife09:

More along the lines of where can I find material that doesnt empty my bank account. How to understand state laws and where to find them. Any information on how to homeschool if that makes since?

Quoting sew4fun:

 Hi there I am Kenderly . I am fairly new to homeschooling . I have a 2 year old and a 5 yo that I work with at home. What kind of info are you looking for ? Like what you can teach,what is available to teach . Or more along the lines of beneifts to homeschool ?






bren_darlene
by Bronze Member on Jan. 9, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Hello,  here is a list of homeschool articles, curriculum companies, magazines, books, ect.. that I send to new home educators.  :)


A few articles:

 

http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=85408

 

http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig/zysk1.html

 

http://homeschoolingadventures.webs.com/socialization.htm

 

http://finehomeschooling.com/homeschooling-socialization.html 

 

http://www.hslda.org/docs/news/200908100.asp

 

http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=106585

 

http://www.newswithviews.com/Turtel/joel7.htm   

 

http://steelonsteel.com/articles/myth_socialization.html      

 

 

A few books:

 

The Well-Trained Mind ,  A Guide to Classical Education at Home  by Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer.  This book is GREAT!!  It is a very rigorous way of study but I have taken many examples from it even though we are fairly relaxed.  It is worth the money for sure!  It goes from Pre-K to 12th.

  http://www.amazon.com/Well-Trained-Mind-Guide-Classical-Education/dp/0393047520

 

The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook  by: Raymond and Dorothy Moore.  I recommend this to every new home educating parent.  I first read it in ’94 and have read it numerous times.  I recently gave it to one of my daughter in laws J

http://www.amazon.com/Successful-Homeschool-Family-Handbook/dp/0785281754

 

 

Educating the Whole Hearted Child  by: Clay and Sally Clarkson.  Good book on the Charlotte Mason style of education.  I learned a lot from it.

http://www.amazon.com/Educating-WholeHearted-Child-Clay-Clarkson/dp/1932012958

 

A Charlotte Mason Companion – Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning  by: Karen Andreola

http://www.amazon.com/Charlotte-Mason-Companion-Personal-Reflections/dp/1889209023

Homes Schooling: The Right Choice

http://www.amazon.com/Home-Schooling-Historical-Practical-Perspective/dp/0805425853

 

 Here is a list of different curriculums.  There are many.

 

ABeka    https://www.abeka.com/HomeSchools.aspx  I like ABeka a lot.

 

Sonlight (one of my favorites) 

http://www.sonlight.com/

 

Beautiful Feet:  I have used their history for the younger grades and geography. Liked them J    http://www.bfbooks.com/

 

Bob Jones  http://www.bjupresshomeschool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/category_Curriculum-Products____23701

 

A.C.E.

http://www.aceministries.com/homeschool/

 

Catalogs!!!  I love looking through catalogs and finding books and products that I want. First I always checked to see if the library has books that we would only need once or twice.  The library will become your best friend.  LOL.  I love my libraries. Just look at their page for a request a catalog or email them if you can’t find it.

 

 Rainbow Resource.  One of the BEST. It is HUGE!!!   http://www.rainbowresource.com/index.php

 

Christian Book Distributors

Tell them you want the home school catalogs. They have several different catalogs:

http://www.christianbook.com/homeschool?kw=cbd_homeschool&event=PPCSRC&p=1018818&cm_mmc=Google-_-Homeschool-_-homeschool-general-_-cbd%20homeschool&gclid=CPDyv76t6aMCFVNY2godlUvs1Q

 

Veritas Press (Good)   

http://www.veritaspress.com/

 

Timberdoodle  

http://www.timberdoodle.com/

 

Critical Thinking Press (Logic and other)   http://www.criticalthinking.com/index.jsp

 

Queen Homeschool Supplies   http://www.queenhomeschool.com/

 

Love to Learn    http://www.lovetolearn.net/catalog/

Tobin’s Lab    http://www.tobinslab.com/

 

The Book Peddler   http://www.bookpeddler.com/

 

Shekinah Curriculum Cellar   http://www.shekinahcc.com/

 

 

Homeschool Magazines:  Here are some of my favorites

 

The Home Educating Family   http://www.wellplannedday.com/

 

Home School Enrichment  

http://homeschoolenrichment.com/

 

Homeschooling Today   

http://www.homeschooltoday.com/

 

Home Education Magazine   http://www.homeedmag.com/

 

The Old Schoolhouse   http://thehomeschoolmagazine.com/

 

Home School Digest   http://homeschooldigest.com/

 

Practical Homeschooling   http://homeschooling.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=homeschooling&cdn=education&tm=257&f=00&tt=14&bt=1&bts=1&st=26&zu=http%3A//www.home-school.com/catalog/pages/phs.php3

 

http://guiltfreehomeschooling.org/blog/2005/04/can-you-convince-my-husband-to-homeschool.html#comment-762

http://homeschoolnetworklibrary.com/videolibrary/videolibrary.htm

usmom3
by BJ on Jan. 9, 2012 at 6:30 PM

 Wow what great info you other Moms have given I think I will just say HI & welcome to the group! As you can see there are a lot of options to look at for homeschooling!

ColtsFan1912
by Bekah on Jan. 9, 2012 at 6:46 PM

welcome!

mem82
by Platinum Member on Jan. 9, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Welcome!

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