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Wanting to start homeschooling...

Posted by on Jan. 24, 2012 at 4:21 PM
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Hi,

I'm Ashley.  My son Chase has some learning problems due to cyst on his brain.  He is currently enrolled in public school.  He is having such a hard time.  He is in the 1st grade and begs us not to make him go to school.  He makes up having a headache just so he wont have to go.  We get a call from the school nurse to come get him at least once a week and as soon as he is home he is just fine.  When its homework time he makes a million excuses up to not do it.  He says his teacher is mean to him...and I really feel she is.  Last semester, she sent this letter home saying that I needed to have him practice his reading because he fail all of his accelerated reader test.  It really upset me and I wrote her back saying he has no trouble reading and understanding the books at home. I also asked her to watch him take the test.(they are on the computer and Chase had told me the process confused him.)  Turned out he was not taking test on the books he was reading.  Its just never ending.  So, if you ladies could, could you point me in the right direction to get started on homeschooling?


Thanks,

Ashley

by on Jan. 24, 2012 at 4:21 PM
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oredeb
by on Jan. 24, 2012 at 5:38 PM
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 hi ashley, find out your homeschool law here http://www.homeschoollegaladvantage.com/resources/homeschool-laws-by-state

how old is your son?

Danielle163
by on Jan. 24, 2012 at 7:07 PM
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 Buy Rebecca Rupp's Home Learning Year by Year-How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum From Preschool Through High School--excellent resource

Rainbow Resource Center--Excellent place to buy anything you could ever want or need for homeschooling. They have  40,000 different learning items. I can order from them and 6 days later it is at my house.

You can enter homeschool curriculum reviews and you will get several really good sites. You can read about numerous curriculums with feedback from parents on one site. I'll be back with links.

http://homeschoolreviews.com/

http://www.cathyduffyreviews.com/

SilentDraconia
by on Jan. 24, 2012 at 7:25 PM
Sorry to hear about your troubles. I had to have surgery to remove a cyst and tumor from my brain I know how bad your head can hurt from that along with the vision troubles it causes. My son went thru something similar with school. He didn't have a cyst but he has severe ADHD on top of above average intelligence. He was horribly bored hated doing the same worksheets everyday. He was on enough ADHD meds to knock out a professional football team. He is now off all the ADHD meds and has rekindled his love of learning. One really good book is homeschool your child for free. If he likes worksheets. And don't forget the local dollar store for workbooks. My son likes to go to the library we check out books from the children section on literally every topic. You know your child best. Mine likes to read and watch videos and "do" things. So we get science experiments at home books crafts from what ever era we are working on ext. I remember the days of my son making him self sick an crying not to go (to the point that I ha to take him to the emergency room for a mental breakdown this was 1st grade mind you ) he's doing just fine now and we are growing together as a family and my son is happier and healthier.
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sparkles1986315
by on Jan. 24, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Bless your heart!  Im glad you and your son are doing well now.  My son also had ADHD.  The meds do not seem to help very much and he has these angry outburst. 

Quoting SilentDraconia:

Sorry to hear about your troubles. I had to have surgery to remove a cyst and tumor from my brain I know how bad your head can hurt from that along with the vision troubles it causes. My son went thru something similar with school. He didn't have a cyst but he has severe ADHD on top of above average intelligence. He was horribly bored hated doing the same worksheets everyday. He was on enough ADHD meds to knock out a professional football team. He is now off all the ADHD meds and has rekindled his love of learning. One really good book is homeschool your child for free. If he likes worksheets. And don't forget the local dollar store for workbooks. My son likes to go to the library we check out books from the children section on literally every topic. You know your child best. Mine likes to read and watch videos and "do" things. So we get science experiments at home books crafts from what ever era we are working on ext. I remember the days of my son making him self sick an crying not to go (to the point that I ha to take him to the emergency room for a mental breakdown this was 1st grade mind you ) he's doing just fine now and we are growing together as a family and my son is happier and healthier.


sparkles1986315
by on Jan. 24, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Chase is 7.  Thanks for the link!

Quoting oredeb:

 hi ashley, find out your homeschool law here http://www.homeschoollegaladvantage.com/resources/homeschool-laws-by-state

how old is your son?


gingergarcia
by on Jan. 24, 2012 at 9:47 PM
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The first thing you need to do is check with your states laws on home schooling, because some states allow you to just writ a letter of intent to home school. Other states rquire that you go through a charter school and so forth. There are a few things that should always be kept on file at your home, like the immunization records for each child, and the attendance records for each one, and a lesson planner for each child explaining which lessons was taught and when, and keep a copy of their achievement tests from each year also.  There are lots of websites that can help like http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/  in printing free worksheets for lots of subjects.  Also you can sign up for http://www.scholastic.com/  and become part of lots of book clubs that lets you earn bonus points with every order made. The bonus points can be traded in for educational items like books and games and even classroom materials.  As for the curriculum, well you could try http://www.thebackpack.com/  which carries the full sets including the teachers manuals. Then there is your book stores like Books A Million that has lots of workbooks that meet the states standards for just about any subject you need cheaper.

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