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How's it coming?

I've finished first quarter plans for everything BUT science. My husband almost had a coronary when he noticed I have like 4 different core science texts/books I planned on using (bwahaha); he talked me down to two (or three... lol).

I am a Home Schooling, Vaccinating, Non spanking, Nightmare Cuddling, Dessert Giving, Bedtime Kissing, Book Reading, Stay at Home Mom. I believe in the benefit of organized after school activities and nosy, involved parents. I believe in spoiling my children. I believe that I have seen the village and I do not want it anywhere near my children. Now for the controversial stuff: we have traditional gender roles, we're Catholic, I'm Libertarian, he's Republican, we're both conservative, and we own guns (now there's no need to ask, lol).             Aimee














by on Jul. 22, 2013 at 2:56 PM
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AutymsMommy
by Silver Member on Jul. 22, 2013 at 9:31 PM


What state are you in?

Have you went to HSLDA's website for an overview of your state regs? It's more understandable text than the state sites, generally.

Most often, states tell you what subjects you must teach (if they even have any regs), but not generally WHAT needs to be taught within those subjects.

Quoting jenelle_trader:

I'm trying to!  Brand new to homeschooling and I'm so confused!  I've been searching the web, but can't decide what to use and if it meets our state requirements.  I know what the requirements are, I have the webpage, but it's so technical.  i don't know how to plan our days, how many hrs per day, days per week, when to do filed trips, etc.. I want it to be more than just worksheets and online learning.  I want it to be fun (in a way), to keep her attention (btw, my daughter will be 5), and in a way she can understand.  She's more of a visual/hands on learner.



I am a Home Schooling, Vaccinating, Non spanking, Nightmare Cuddling, Dessert Giving, Bedtime Kissing, Book Reading, Stay at Home Mom. I believe in the benefit of organized after school activities and nosy, involved parents. I believe in spoiling my children. I believe that I have seen the village and I do not want it anywhere near my children. Now for the controversial stuff: we have traditional gender roles, we're Catholic, I'm Libertarian, he's Republican, we're both conservative, and we own guns (now there's no need to ask, lol).             Aimee














jenelle_trader
by on Jul. 22, 2013 at 11:55 PM


Thanks!  I'll check that out. 

We're in Delaware.  This is what has me so confused:

http://www.doe.k12.de.us/commoncore/math/files/Delware_Learning_Progressions.pdf

They follow/require (according to the DOE website) the Common Core Standards

Quoting AutymsMommy:


What state are you in?

Have you went to HSLDA's website for an overview of your state regs? It's more understandable text than the state sites, generally.

Most often, states tell you what subjects you must teach (if they even have any regs), but not generally WHAT needs to be taught within those subjects.

Quoting jenelle_trader:

I'm trying to!  Brand new to homeschooling and I'm so confused!  I've been searching the web, but can't decide what to use and if it meets our state requirements.  I know what the requirements are, I have the webpage, but it's so technical.  i don't know how to plan our days, how many hrs per day, days per week, when to do filed trips, etc.. I want it to be more than just worksheets and online learning.  I want it to be fun (in a way), to keep her attention (btw, my daughter will be 5), and in a way she can understand.  She's more of a visual/hands on learner.





jenelle_trader
by on Jul. 23, 2013 at 12:04 AM

Ok, so after reviewing what the HSLDA says; Delaware has no curriculum regs for single family homeschools and no attendance regs.

I know that info is in part outdated.  I registered our homeschool today and they do require 180 days.  They also no longer offer homeschooling with public school help.

Back to the curriculum regs.  I can teach anything I want?

bether89
by Bronze Member on Jul. 23, 2013 at 1:02 AM

 I have started planning out our year roughly.  I only plan 2 or 3 weeks at a time in detail so that I can make changes as needed.  I am not as stressed about the planning as I was last year.  This will be our second full year of homeschooling.

MacMamaof5
by on Jul. 23, 2013 at 3:25 AM

I try not to get ahead more than a month as far as planning, but a "training wheel" schedule is planned and I have scheduled "planning days" for once a month.  Also, I have just finished the craft room/teacher's lounge (lol) and placed their curriculum in the front room benches...out of site, but accessible for where ever we decide we want to learn.  I only need a cd/cassette tape player, printer ink, preschool writing paper, construction and printer papers and then I will be set!  I can't wait!  Well, yes I can--we haven't taken a vacation yet.

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hipmomto3
by Bronze Member on Jul. 23, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Quoting jenelle_trader:

Ok, so after reviewing what the HSLDA says; Delaware has no curriculum regs for single family homeschools and no attendance regs.

I know that info is in part outdated.  I registered our homeschool today and they do require 180 days.  They also no longer offer homeschooling with public school help.

Back to the curriculum regs.  I can teach anything I want?


That is very confusing. I don't know who I'd believe - the HSLDA or the DE DOE. I think I'd be inclined to believe the latter, as long as what they tell you that you are required to do can be backed up by a reference to the actual LAW. I've heard of school districts, even at state level, misguiding homeschoolers into doing things not required by law (but I've also heard bad things about HSLDA).
hipmomto3
by Bronze Member on Jul. 23, 2013 at 8:54 AM

We are halfway through 4 weeks of summer school right now. I'm barely starting to plan our first quarter, which will start August 12. My kids will be gone to a camp the week before that, so THAT is when I plan to do the majority of my planning. :) I'm doing quarters this year vs semesters we've done in the past, because we need the flexibility to change things up more often as they progress more quickly or slowly than I anticipate.

AutymsMommy
by Silver Member on Jul. 23, 2013 at 10:15 AM


Yes, as far as I know, you can use what you want. Common core doesn't extend to private or homeschools.

Caveat... if your state requires testing, you'll need to teach to the test a bit if your curricula isn't common core aligned.

Quoting jenelle_trader:

Ok, so after reviewing what the HSLDA says; Delaware has no curriculum regs for single family homeschools and no attendance regs.

I know that info is in part outdated.  I registered our homeschool today and they do require 180 days.  They also no longer offer homeschooling with public school help.

Back to the curriculum regs.  I can teach anything I want?



I am a Home Schooling, Vaccinating, Non spanking, Nightmare Cuddling, Dessert Giving, Bedtime Kissing, Book Reading, Stay at Home Mom. I believe in the benefit of organized after school activities and nosy, involved parents. I believe in spoiling my children. I believe that I have seen the village and I do not want it anywhere near my children. Now for the controversial stuff: we have traditional gender roles, we're Catholic, I'm Libertarian, he's Republican, we're both conservative, and we own guns (now there's no need to ask, lol).             Aimee














mem82
by Platinum Member on Jul. 23, 2013 at 10:43 AM
What state are you in? Maybe we can help. 8)

Quoting jenelle_trader:

I'm trying to!  Brand new to homeschooling and I'm so confused!  I've been searching the web, but can't decide what to use and if it meets our state requirements.  I know what the requirements are, I have the webpage, but it's so technical.  i don't know how to plan our days, how many hrs per day, days per week, when to do filed trips, etc.. I want it to be more than just worksheets and online learning.  I want it to be fun (in a way), to keep her attention (btw, my daughter will be 5), and in a way she can understand.  She's more of a visual/hands on learner.

mem82
by Platinum Member on Jul. 23, 2013 at 10:45 AM
Oops, I see someone is already there. Good luck!

Quoting mem82:

What state are you in? Maybe we can help. 8)



Quoting jenelle_trader:

I'm trying to!  Brand new to homeschooling and I'm so confused!  I've been searching the web, but can't decide what to use and if it meets our state requirements.  I know what the requirements are, I have the webpage, but it's so technical.  i don't know how to plan our days, how many hrs per day, days per week, when to do filed trips, etc.. I want it to be more than just worksheets and online learning.  I want it to be fun (in a way), to keep her attention (btw, my daughter will be 5), and in a way she can understand.  She's more of a visual/hands on learner.

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