I am planning to homeschool next year, my daughter is going in the 4th grade. I called the superintendent and she didn't get back to me yet. I was going on different websites, I live in Rhode Island and know the laws. When I write to her the letter of intent, one thing I have to let her know is the courses that I will be teaching my daughter. Reading, Math, English, Civics, Gym, Health, Geography, RI history, Science, US Government. These are all of the course requirements that she needs to learn. I have been looking online for materials, and I keep seeing the 4th grade curriculum, and none of them just has these, I don't want to spend more money on books on subjects that aren't necessary yet, you know what I mean? These are the minimum requirements for me to be allowed to homeschool her. Do you all have any advice for me in just obtaining these materials. I know I was reading in Rhode Island that the school has to loan you books if you ask. But I would rather get my own materials for my daughter or even if it's computer programs that would be good also. I mean I look at some of these websites and they are saying like $900 and only some of those requirements are there it's crazy. Another question I have is can I go to bookstores and purchase some of their textbooks? I just really want to homeschool my daughter, she gets picked on at school, and I tell her to do the right thing and tell the teacher she said she can't because the teacher said so. It's hard to get in contact with her teacher. There are a total of 3 teachers in there, and one teacher didn't know I was my daughter's mother and she yelled at her, so I said excuse me, I'm her mother what's up? And she said oh I'm sorry I didn't realize who you was. My daughter has a developmental delay, but in certain things she does age appropriately, others are delayed, but once you have an IEP and they put on there developmental delay, it's like a one size fits all type of thing. I was helping her with her homework and it took about 5 minutes and I taught her how to multiply fractions and all they had her doing was shading in certain parts. She would do much better at home, that's why I want to homeschool her so badly. And here in RI you have to be approved so if you all have any ideas, websites or anything I would greatly appreciate it. Well, have a good night, thank you.