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Very new to this!

Postby Whimsicaldork » Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:11 am

I am fresh and new to this. After making a huge decision to home school I now am trying to figure out where to start. I feel like I need a mentor or something to guide me in the right direction. I want my daughter to have the best and I can offer her the best. She will be in 1st grade and kindergarten was a nightmare with public schools. Any help as to where to begin, especially if you are in North Carolina, would be greatly appreciated.

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Postby RPascal206 » Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:15 am

After making a huge decision to home school I now am trying to figure out where to start.


Hello, and welcome to the forum! :D I think it's great that you have decided to homeschool your daughter.

Any help as to where to begin, especially if you are in North Carolina, would be greatly appreciated.


The number one place to start would probably be to learn more about your state's homeschooling laws.

The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) has a lot of information regarding state laws. Here is the link:

https://www.hslda.org/LAWS/default.asp . Just go to your state, and enter your name and email.

As for curriculum, my mom has been using ACE 1st and 2nd grade English in order to help my siblings with their reading and writing.

Here is the link: http://www.aceministries.com/

We have also used some Starfall (which is free!): http://www.starfall.com

We also use ACE on and off for other subjects, but overall I would say we are pretty eclectic when it comes to homeschooling.

I feel like I need a mentor or something to guide me in the right direction.


My family and I compiled a list of large families' homeschool websites and blogs. I believe this list can be of encouragement to almost any homeschooling family.

Here is the link:

http://plantedbyrivers.blogspot.com/201 ... r-how.html

I hope this helps! :)
The Lord has greatly blessed me: I am the oldest daughter of ten children, and I LOVE it!
My family's blog is: http://plantedbyrivers.blogspot.com/

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Postby BrianEvans » Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:44 pm

I think home schooling is best.Does the idea of homeschooling your high schooler sound scary and uncharted to you? Just as homeschooling is an adventure no matter what grade or age level, homeschooling for high school can sound intimidating!

Please know that many, many families have successfully (and happily!) completed this chapter of education for one or more of their children.


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