Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

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Getting started

Postby karenpasqualucci » Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:21 am

I really liked the list of unsung benefits - they are very real! As a martial artist I see the bullied and the beaten in my classes. One in four children will have been bullied in some way during their school carreer! That is just a side benefit of the homeschooling!
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New "10 Steps to Getting Started" infographic

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Great Homeschooling Website

Postby alwayshomeschooling » Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:33 am

Hey All, Here's a great homeschooling blog that has lots of tips and ideas you can learn from. The articles are really unique and appeal to me as a working homeschool mom.

homeschoolinghelp.com

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Get Started Guide

Postby alwayshomeschooling » Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:36 am

This is a really good guide that tells you how to get started homeschooling and what the major pitfalls are of new homeschoolers.

http://www.homeschoolacademy.com/bridge ... lers-list/

I hope it helps you!

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Re: Get Started Guide

Postby SouthernApril » Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:28 pm

alwayshomeschooling wrote:This is a really good guide that tells you how to get started homeschooling and what the major pitfalls are of new homeschoolers.

http://www.homeschoolacademy.com/bridge ... lers-list/

I hope it helps you!

Jessica


You're right! That is a pretty awesome resource. http://www.home-school.com, A2z, and http://inclusivehomeschool.com are my favorites.

Speaking of introduction posts and 'first 10 steps' posts, this is the most in-depth guide I've found for getting started homeschooling.
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Re: Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Postby KCMO » Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:31 am

Hi, our daughter is in 6th grade. She has been enrolled in a private Christian school. We are unhappy with the educational results thus far. We have no other educational options where we live. So, homeschooling is our last alternative. I have read Mrs. Pride's 10 steps. There are no groups in my area. What I need now is where to go from there. I am a tad overwhelmed with all of the information. And school is going on right now - :( I don't want her to miss lessons.

I have briefly looked at ABeka Academy and a multitude of programs. I'm just not sure what to do.

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Re: Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Postby elliemaejune » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:14 am

KCMO wrote:Hi, our daughter is in 6th grade. She has been enrolled in a private Christian school. We are unhappy with the educational results thus far. We have no other educational options where we live. So, homeschooling is our last alternative. I have read Mrs. Pride's 10 steps. There are no groups in my area. What I need now is where to go from there. I am a tad overwhelmed with all of the information. And school is going on right now - :( I don't want her to miss lessons.

I have briefly looked at ABeka Academy and a multitude of programs. I'm just not sure what to do.


We all feel overwhelmed in the beginning, so you are in good company. :)

It would help if we knew what state you are in, because that can affect, well, almost everything we can suggest. I would not recommend ABeka Academy under almost any circumstances, so there you go. :-)
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Re: Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Postby rayp » Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:43 pm

can anyone direct me to a forum where i might get some direction on home schooling my daughter. at the moment it seems a bit overwhelming. trying to decide on which christian based curriculum based program to adopt is my first issue. from what i have read so far there are three approaches i would consider. text book/work book, correspondence and alternative. the alternative approach consist of three styles i would be comfortable with. classical, principle and living book/life experience.

after a path is chosen one must decide where or from whom to get the curriculum. the first criteria for my purposes is that it must be christian based. beyond that what should i look for ? how much should i pay? where may i find other resources ? where do i find supplies to conduct science experiments that are worth doing ?

i am sure anyone reading this is thinking i need some serious schooling.
i am open to suggestions, criticisms and anything else that may help me to proceed in the proper direction

sincerely Ray

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Re: Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Postby admin » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:26 am

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Re: Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Postby admin » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:29 am

Ray, you can find science equipment and supplies, as well as everything you need for the science experiments in several major Christian curricula, the latter in handy packages correlated to each such curriculum, here:

https://www.homesciencetools.com


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