Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

How do you homeschool?

Posted by on Jan. 26, 2017 at 9:55 AM
  • 26 Replies
We all homeschool differently( charter, privately or both). How do you start your days or gather ideas to run yourclass? I really try to be as creative as possible and having fun is my goal. Knowing resources, curriculum and supporters are what make homeschooling such an experience to go through.
by on Jan. 26, 2017 at 9:55 AM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
coala
by Gold Member on Jan. 26, 2017 at 11:46 AM

We use ABeka Academy which feels more like "school at  home", but this works for us.  We plan educational outings and we our academic calendar around our comeptition calendar.

debramommyof4
by Group Admin on Jan. 26, 2017 at 1:51 PM
We are doing a literature based homemade curriculum right now. But our schedule is really crazy because we have not got a lot of room or organized well in the 2 years we have been in a travel trailer. I need to figure it out better but we have such a busy schedule it has not worked out.

I get my kids up fed and they get their binders. My older two take off to work in their room they are 10 and 11. My youngest two come sit on my bed to work they are 6 and 7 (almost 7 and 8).

Once I am done with the younger two they go play and the older two come sit with me and we do spelling, review their math and discuss their history and science that they read that day.
MamaNeeNee
by Member on Jan. 26, 2017 at 10:54 PM

My day is CRAZY... I'm a new homeschooler BUT... My oldest starts off with doing two pages of grammar, then I check it while I'm helping our kindergartener learn sight words, count, play a game, do handwriting, and I'm usually feeding the baby at this time.  Then I go over a lesson in math with the oldest.  He does more grammar then spelling and reading.  They both do PE and creativity... It's hectic and I need to figure out a better way to do this but we are currently staying with family so nothing is ours.. 

JasonsMom2007
by Bronze Member on Jan. 26, 2017 at 11:00 PM
My kids each are handed a packet with the list of things they need to accomplish that day. I don't care what order they do it in. They ask for help as needed and when they are done they put it in a pile for me to check. I put a sticker on whatever is complete on the front of their packets. If they didn't do something right we fix it together.
I usually have a fun art or science activity they can choose to do when they are done or they can go play.
We use a charter program. My kids are 6 and 9.
mami286
by Member on Jan. 26, 2017 at 11:21 PM
Do you like the charter school? Is it through k12?

Quoting JasonsMom2007: My kids each are handed a packet with the list of things they need to accomplish that day. I don't care what order they do it in. They ask for help as needed and when they are done they put it in a pile for me to check. I put a sticker on whatever is complete on the front of their packets. If they didn't do something right we fix it together.
I usually have a fun art or science activity they can choose to do when they are done or they can go play.
We use a charter program. My kids are 6 and 9.
mami286
by Member on Jan. 26, 2017 at 11:23 PM
Seems like a lot but your obviously doing a great job.

Quoting MamaNeeNee:

My day is CRAZY... I'm a new homeschooler BUT... My oldest starts off with doing two pages of grammar, then I check it while I'm helping our kindergartener learn sight words, count, play a game, do handwriting, and I'm usually feeding the baby at this time.  Then I go over a lesson in math with the oldest.  He does more grammar then spelling and reading.  They both do PE and creativity... It's hectic and I need to figure out a better way to do this but we are currently staying with family so nothing is ours.. 

ladyluke2007
by on Jan. 26, 2017 at 11:30 PM
I use LifPac from Alpha Omega Publications. It is great. My son can just pick up his workbook and work on what I have planned for the day. We don't start as early as others do, but we do get things done. He has 5 subjects (Bible, Math, Science, Language Arts, and History and Geography) to do plus he is reading a chapter book (Charolle's Web) We don't have a set schedule, but we do try to get math done first because that is the one that doesn't like.
JasonsMom2007
by Bronze Member on Jan. 27, 2017 at 12:39 AM
I love it. No it's way different than k12. They give us $850 per student per semester and as long as we do their stupid tests and my kids score at or above grade level they let me make all of the decisions. I tell our educational specialist what to order and she does. It has to be a contracted vendor and can't be religious. I buy some religious curriculum myself to use though. They even pay for things like ink, printers, art supplies, and extracurriculars like my kids violin lessons.

Quoting mami286: Do you like the charter school? Is it through k12?

Quoting JasonsMom2007: My kids each are handed a packet with the list of things they need to accomplish that day. I don't care what order they do it in. They ask for help as needed and when they are done they put it in a pile for me to check. I put a sticker on whatever is complete on the front of their packets. If they didn't do something right we fix it together.
I usually have a fun art or science activity they can choose to do when they are done or they can go play.
We use a charter program. My kids are 6 and 9.
mami286
by Member on Jan. 27, 2017 at 8:46 AM
That is super!

Quoting JasonsMom2007: I love it. No it's way different than k12. They give us $850 per student per semester and as long as we do their stupid tests and my kids score at or above grade level they let me make all of the decisions. I tell our educational specialist what to order and she does. It has to be a contracted vendor and can't be religious. I buy some religious curriculum myself to use though. They even pay for things like ink, printers, art supplies, and extracurriculars like my kids violin lessons.

Quoting mami286: Do you like the charter school? Is it through k12?

Quoting JasonsMom2007: My kids each are handed a packet with the list of things they need to accomplish that day. I don't care what order they do it in. They ask for help as needed and when they are done they put it in a pile for me to check. I put a sticker on whatever is complete on the front of their packets. If they didn't do something right we fix it together.
I usually have a fun art or science activity they can choose to do when they are done or they can go play.
We use a charter program. My kids are 6 and 9.
Leissaintexas
by Silver Member on Jan. 27, 2017 at 10:49 AM
We're pretty much unschoolers. My daughter is obsessed with the musical Hamilton and I happened to come across a unit study for it and she's doing that. My son has recently discovered an interest in weight training so he's doing a study of fitness, nutrition, and anatomy.
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)