Okay, I want to homeschool for the upcoming year so I'm getting ready now. My daughter is 6 and I'm letting her finish this school year in public school (there's only a month left, and I don't have anything to teach her yet)
I already checked my states laws and know the subjects I have to teach. I'm in Texas BTW. I know of a support group already, and have a friend who homeschooled older kids.
My curriculum choices:
Reading- the ordinary parents guide to teaching reading. Rod and staff grade 1 reader and workbook. And game playing on readingeggs.com and other apps.
Spelling- all about spelling kit
Grammar- rod and staff
Good Citizenship/ethics- Girl Scouts and AWANA
I don't have to teach but...
History- using the Usborne encyclopedia of world history
Science- using Christian liberty nature readers
^teaching what they are interested in and using Pinterest and library books too.
Extras- handwriting without tears
I piano wizard
Grapevine bible studies, creation to Jacob
I know what I want my homeschool space to have. I want one table for all the kids to be at. Entertaining the workbox system. Reading area with bean bags.
So what next? Any comments on curriculum? What am I missing that will help my first year go smoothly? Thanks in advance
on Apr. 26, 2013 at 1:53 PM