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New at Homeschooling....Need HELP!!!

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I am very new to this. I have a son who is starting kindergarten this year, and I really dont want to send him to a public school, however I have no clue where to start the homeschooling process. Especially curriculum! Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

by on Jul. 2, 2013 at 2:55 PM
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debramommyof4
by Helping Hands on Jul. 4, 2013 at 9:36 AM
If you go with a certain one put that if you go with free resources just wrote what those are.

I, for example, for my 2nd grader this year would have put math khan academy and 3rd grade complete curriculum workbook, reading- 3rd grade complete curriculum, history- magic tree house books and lesson plans, science- Magic school bus DVDs and lesson plans, PE- Jui Jitsu.

So you just write it out. As long as you have a plan, and things don't always follow the plan which is OK, they should allow you to home school.

If your son is under the age of 6 you do not have to report to the school district.


Quoting justinsmom777:

So when I fill out the paper to be approved for homeschooling, what should i put as the curriculum i will be using?


 

justinsmom777
by Testing the waters on Jul. 5, 2013 at 9:44 AM

So I technically dont have to start kindergarten this year? What if I teach him this year, but dont go through the school, then next year would he still be considered a kindergartener by the school district, or would he be able to start first grade homeschooling?

debramommyof4
by Helping Hands on Jul. 7, 2013 at 4:48 PM
Its up to you. That is the great thing about homeschool.

Quoting justinsmom777:

So I technically dont have to start kindergarten this year? What if I teach him this year, but dont go through the school, then next year would he still be considered a kindergartener by the school district, or would he be able to start first grade homeschooling?

maggiemom2000
by Helping Hands on Jul. 7, 2013 at 5:35 PM

Kinder curriculum and ideas for you

Growing Readers

Are you Growing a Reader? Homeschooling your early reader? No need to buy an expensive curriculum to get your child off to a great start at reading. Do you want to avoid tedious, boring worksheets and instead learn through engaging hands on activities and play? Here are a collection of links on teaching your child to read and write for free:

Sight Words or Phonics? How about a balanced approach?


Read some background on using a balanced literacy approach to teach your child to read. What does your Kindergartner need to learn in reading? See the list of Common Core Kindergarten Standards and links to activities to teach those skills to your emergent reader.

What do I need to Buy?

The short answer: nothing. You can do all of the lessons and activities here using books from the library and things you already have around the house like paper, pens, chalk, and index cards. In this post I suggest some possible things you can buy to enhance the activities. These are supplies that you will be able to use for years, not just for a couple of lessons. Manipulatives like a good set of magnetic letters can be used from preschool into elementary school, beginning with basic letter identification, on to phonics, building sight words, word families and complex multisyllabic spelling words.

Shared Literature

Read, read, read to your child. Reading aloud to your child is the best thing you can do to grow a reader. Go beyond reading aloud and teach your child reading skills while enjoying great literature! (Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten)

Early Alphabet Learning and the Name Game

How to begin teaching the alphabet and other early literacy skills to your preschooler or Kindergartner. (Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten)

Kindergarten Sight Words and Early Reading Skills

What you need to know to get started teaching your Kindergartner to read including a look at some of the Common Core Standards for Kindergarten reading. (Kindergarten)

Kindergarten Sight Word Sentences

After you know about teaching sight words to your Kindergartner you are ready to move on to sentences. (Kindergarten)

Kindergarten Sight Words Reading Books

Once you start introducing your child to the sight words he is ready for his first emergent-reader book. (Kindergarten)

Beginning Phonics for Emergent Readers

Once your child knows most of the letters of the alphabet and their sounds he is ready to learn to "sound out" simple CVC words. This post shows you lots of hands on multi-sensory ways to practice early phonics. (Kindergarten, First Grade)

Learn 37 Words and Know how to Read and Write Over 500 Words!

Your child can learn more phonics "rules" by learning several words with common letter patterns. When your child learns to make analogies and manipulate onset and rime they can quickly read and write hundreds of new words. These are better known as word families. (Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade)
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