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Posted by on Dec. 31, 2012 at 10:35 PM
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i havent started teaching yet. is it a bad idea to pull my daughter out of school in middle of year and start the home schooling?I am really wanting to start now. I havent got the curriculum as of yet either.  i am also trying to find a homeschool comunity in my area. Does anyone know of any in the Royse City, Tx, area?

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usmom3
by BJ on Dec. 31, 2012 at 10:59 PM
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I always suggest deschooling for 1 mo. For every year of schooling. So if you pull her out now while she is deschooling you can do your research on what & how you want to do things. In Texas you don't have to report anything or take test so no worry about not complying to those kind of rules.
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AprilRayann
by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 2:13 AM

I like that I dont have to report anything. I looked all that up already.  I do want to have her tested on the state level just to make sure i am at least on tract or ahead. If I am failing her then I will put her back in school. thats my bigest worry. I'm thinking about joining the hslda. Have you looked into that? Im excited and nervous!!!!happy

travelbunny
by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 5:40 AM

Try deschooling while doing research and waiting for the curriculum to arrive.  http://homeschool.meetup.com/cities/us/tx/royse_city/?sort=distance&allGroups=true&psize=20&radius=25.0&show=results

romacox
by Silver Member on Jan. 1, 2013 at 7:12 AM

If you can afford HSLDA, by all means join.  But here is a group in Texas that Lobbies for,  notifies you of Home School Legal Challenges, and will provide you legal assistance if needed.  Texas Home School Association

To Find a home school group:  North Texas Home Educators Network

strawberry1477
by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 5:40 PM
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SO I LIVE IN MICHIGAN WHERE THERE IS A LAW CHILDREN MUST BE IN SCHOOL OR PARENTS CAN BE JAILED OR FINED. WHICH I MAY AD I THINK THEY HOULD BE IN SCHOOL AS WELL, HOWEVER I HAVE A 15 YR OLD DAUGHTER WHO JUST SKIPS SO IM THINKING OF HOMESCHOOLING SO SHE CANT SKIP. HOW DO I SIGN UP OR WHAT SHOULD I DO?


garden
by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Hi. Our family is semi new to homeschooling. A few years ago I tried to homeschool both of our boys. Not successful so I put them both back in public school. My daughter had what I call an emotional breakdown this past Jan 30. We homebounded her for the reminder of the school year. We discussed homeschooling and decided to wait and see if she would be able to handle the new school year. Nope.

I was in the process of enrolling her in an online school and they closed enrollment. I spoke with her school counselor who spoke with a co-worker who recommended Connexus Academy. BEST thing ever. We are still playing catch up but she really likes it. No peer pressure, bullying, large crowds, etc.

You didn't mention what grade your daughter is in? We actually live in Rockwall, pretty much neighbors, right?

Message me and maybe we can get together.

Boobah
by Nikki :) on Jan. 1, 2013 at 9:21 PM
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I agree, you can absolutely take her out now, just be sure to notify anyone who needs to based on the law there. And deschooling, or taking a break, while you do your research and gather materials. You can find so much free online that could get you through this year, then you can start fresh next year, planning over the summer!
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Boobah
by Nikki :) on Jan. 1, 2013 at 9:23 PM
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First, check your laws. I am pretty sure homeschooling is legal in all 50 states now, abd I have a friend who I know homeschooled when she was in michigan. I think it is wwwmhslda.org and choose your state to gind out what notification is required of you.

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SO I LIVE IN MICHIGAN WHERE THERE IS A LAW CHILDREN MUST BE IN SCHOOL OR PARENTS CAN BE JAILED OR FINED. WHICH I MAY AD I THINK THEY HOULD BE IN SCHOOL AS WELL, HOWEVER I HAVE A 15 YR OLD DAUGHTER WHO JUST SKIPS SO IM THINKING OF HOMESCHOOLING SO SHE CANT SKIP. HOW DO I SIGN UP OR WHAT SHOULD I DO?


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mem82
by Platinum Member on Jan. 1, 2013 at 10:15 PM
Homeschooling can be a blessing to a family or it can cause a rift. Make sure you are able to handle her deciding she won't do her homeschooling work, either. The parent has to maintain control of the household for homeschooling or unschooling to work.

Quoting strawberry1477:

SO I LIVE IN MICHIGAN WHERE THERE IS A LAW CHILDREN MUST BE IN SCHOOL OR PARENTS CAN BE JAILED OR FINED. WHICH I MAY AD I THINK THEY HOULD BE IN SCHOOL AS WELL, HOWEVER I HAVE A 15 YR OLD DAUGHTER WHO JUST SKIPS SO IM THINKING OF HOMESCHOOLING SO SHE CANT SKIP. HOW DO I SIGN UP OR WHAT SHOULD I DO?


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motheroffour186
by Bronze Member on Jan. 2, 2013 at 9:11 AM

For the first year I just had my children bring their books home from school and I looked over it what home work was do that is what was do. I went to parent student and teacher meeting and seen what she was going to do till the end of the year and I took that book of all subjects and I made the curriculum since that was my first time. First time we learned from each other what were their styles of learning. How do they learn hands on reading writing talking about it?

http://www.ehow.com/how_4770094_homeschool-in-texas.html

http://home-school.lovetoknow.com/Homeschooling_in_Texas

http://www.learningtreasures.com/texas_unit_study.htm

http://voices.yahoo.com/best-free-homeschool-lesson-plans-printables-worksheets-2389328.html

http://homeschooling.about.com/od/unitssubjgeog/ss/texasprint_all.htm

www.time4learning.com/homeschool/homeschooling_in_texas

http://www.havefunteaching.com/

Please do not forget the best resource the Library.

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