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need some advice and help plz

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:05 pm
by sunmoonbutterfly
ok a little background... i have 2 kids 9yr daughter and 12yr son. My fiancee is a pipefitter/ road worker he is currently on a job in ohio. we live in arkansas. Both kids are currently in public school but with his job we only get to see him when we can take a trip up to see him. My daughter is a bright student in the 3rd who is fast to learning. My son on the other had is in the 6th grade with a reading level of about 3rd grade. He is currently in a resource class all day long. He has a diagonis of adhd, odd, mood disorder, axienty, etc etc... We have been on lots of meds since the age of 5. He is not very social either. He has a very hard time learning also. But to the point we are toying with the idea of homeschooling both kids for a while so that we can travel with fiancee on the different jobs. His current job could be for a few more months or a year.. Just depends on how things go. Then he would be on to the next town or state. So my question is would i start by looking in to arkansas laws for homeschooling or what. How would it work if we moved around? Would this even be a good idea? Im so lost on this im just not sure what or where to look or do.. Any advice or help would be great... thanks in advance

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:51 am
by hscoach
If you decide to homeschool, you could probably get your son reading at his grade level simply because he would be getting one-on-one instruction from you.

Lots of families travel while homeschooling. I think it's a great idea. You can go to this site to read about the homeschooling laws for Arkansas:

http://www.hslda.org/laws/?State=AR

Here is a link that provides more information regarding travel:

http://www.familiesontheroad.com/roadschooling.html

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:46 pm
by sunmoonbutterfly
Thanks we are pretty sure we are going to start homeschooling when the new school year starts in aug.. Im sure i will start sooner to ease them into it.. With my son suppose to be starting the 7th grade in aug would I need to start him in 7th grade work or can i start him on a lower grade work and increase him as needed or how does that work... Im going to try and find a good homeschool program i can use but dont want the work beyond his means if that makes sence... thanks

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:06 am
by hscoach
Yes, you can definitely start him with work from a lower grade level and then progress at a pace that fits his needs. That way he will not get frustrated. Homeschooling allows lots of flexibility.