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    many homeschoolers are there A There are more than a million homeschoolers nationwide according to the Home School Legal Defense Association and the number of homeschoolers has been growing by 25 per year Today in Arizona there are at least 20 times more homeschooled students than there were just ten years ago There are currently about 20 000 homeschooled students in Arizona and the homeschooling movement continues to grow by leaps and bounds Not all states require homeschoolers to register with a central location so not all states are able to count or even to estimate the number of homeschoolers In states where such figures are available it is clear that the number of homeschoolers has grown significantly over the past ten or fifteen years Q What kinds of people homeschool A All kinds While in most cases Dad goes to work and Mom stays home single parents homeschool working parents homeschool dads at home homeschool parents with ongoing illnesses homeschool Some families homeschool some of their children but not others Grandparents homeschool grandchildren Homeschoolers live in the country city suburbs small towns Some run family businesses and some parents combine working outside the home with homeschooling The homeschooling movement is growing increasingly diverse as people of many religions philosophies and ethnic backgrounds choose to homeschool In addition to several groups and publications specifically for Christian homeschoolers there are now groups and newsletters addressing the concerns of Jewish homeschoolers Muslim homeschoolers and African American homeschoolers Q Is homeschooling expensive A It doesn t have to be Homeschooling can be as expensive or as inexpensive as you make it It depends on a lot of things such as how many children you will be homeschooling what kinds of materials and resources you choose to use etc Some families make good use of their local library and get by on spending less than a couple hundred dollars for an entire school year others spend several thousand dollars in that same school year on computers books learning materials and specialized classes Most families fall somewhere in between A superior education isn t dependent on how much money you spend You probably already own some supplementary materials according to your child s interests and activities Free resources can be found at the public library through interlibrary loan and in homeschool resource centers located in some communities You can purchase homeschool curricula that is reproducible and re useable for all of the children in your family There is a big market for used homeschool curriculum and books Garage sales and thrift stores may even have school supplies and creative craft materials Some homeschoolers share or barter materials and skills with one another You can go on low cost field trips to interesting places Most museums provide generous admission discounts for homeschool groups Many bookstores school supply stores and other businesses offer homeschool educator discounts of 10 20 Q Are homeschool books and materials widely available and where can I get them A Home educators have a wealth of resources available to them Home education conventions and curriculum fairs are the best place for getting ideas and looking at all of the materials that are available Check with your local or state support groups for information about these If you are interested in finding out more about prepackaged curriculum or correspondence schools write for their brochures and informative flyers or demos A wide variety of excellent educational computer software is now easily obtainable Homeschool catalogs and internet sites are filled with every resource imaginable Most families find the public library to be a valuable resource In addition some families frequent bookstores and educational supply stores Other families find their most treasured learning resources at garage sales thrift shops and used book sales Even educational videos from the video rental store can be useful Q What kind of support and resources are available for homeschoolers A There are local support groups statewide homeschool associations national homeschool organizations online services workshops seminars conventions and curriculum fairs There are several major homeschool curriculum publishers and full service home education correspondence courses Homeschool how to books and home education magazines offer information and advice The expansion of online educational services is a convenient positive development for learning at home Think of the resources available in your community libraries museums historical sites courthouses specialty shops nature centers Think of adults you know who can share a skill answer a question let your children observe or help them at work Think of real life activities writing letters handling money measuring observing the stars talking to older people These are just a few of the ways that homeschoolers can learn writing math science and history Talking with other homeschoolers will give you additional ideas Q This will be my first time at a curriculum fair What should I expect A Well you will enter into a huge exhibit hall packed with a huge assortment of every kind of homeschool book curriculum and supplemental resource imaginable and your mouth will drop open I have to warn you it can be quite overwhelming There will be so much stuff to choose from and it will be easy to get sidetracked But seriously don t let the amount of materials and information available in the curriculum hall get you frustrated You certainly won t be using everything that you see For the first time try to get a broad overview of all that s available and pick up brochures or catalogs to look at when you get back home You will want to take along a tote bag backpack or something to carry everything in It took us a couple of years of going to the annual curriculum fair before we got it narrowed down enough to know what we really needed That s another reason why it s good to start early and ideally you should attend a curriculum fair even before you officially begin homeschooling to get a better idea of what it s all about A curriculum fair provides an opportunity to meet other homeschoolers from around the state and see how many homeschoolers there really are as well as finding out how nice and normal they all are in addition to meeting publishers booksellers and exhibitors from around the country Curriculum fairs are usually associated with a homeschool convention consisting of seminars and workshops that offer lots of information encouragement and advice often with special tracks for new homeschoolers See also the next question Q What is the state home education convention like A The state homeschool convention is the biggest and most anticipated homeschooling event of the year Well known homeschool leaders speak about home education and other parenting issues There are usually special sessions for new homeschoolers and homeschooling teens as well as informative workshops on a variety of topics This is an event not to be missed if you are homeschooling or even thinking about it My husband and I always leave with a renewed confidence and enthusiasm about home education after listening to the inspirational informative speakers Also my favorite place for looking at homeschool materials in person is at the convention s curriculum fair The vast array of books curriculum and other materials in the exhibit hall can be quite overwhelming so have an idea in mind of what you want to look for when you go there We always head over to Affordable Christian Books first to buy next year s Saxon text before they re sold out Along the way we stop by the software booth to check out their great deals on CD ROMS My husband likes to leisurely browse around all of the exhibitors and see if there s anything new that catches his eye Meanwhile I get out my long list and methodically go from one bookseller to another on a serious search for particular titles In addition to the main curriculum of interest to you be sure to take a look at all of the other fine exhibitors If you didn t go to your state convention this year make sure you plan ahead to go next year Q How do I decide which books and materials to use Do I need to purchase a complete curriculum A This is probably the most difficult question to answer You will have to investigate all of the materials on your own and decide which will best meet your family s needs While many families prefer the ease and convenience of using a packaged curriculum you don t need a packaged curriculum in order to homeschool successfully Some families choose to mix and match among different curriculums for different subjects and a few prefer not to use any curriculum at all They make up their own unit studies as they go along depending on what they feel is important for their children to learn at the time and what is useful and helpful in their daily lives It can be helpful to look at sample copies of materials before you choose and to read reviews written by other homeschoolers But keep in mind that what works well for one child may not work for another child even in the same family It s hard to know how something will work until you actually begin using it so be prepared for your choices to change over time and be aware that you may buy some things that just don t work out Before deciding on what you need think about what learning means to you as a homeschooling family Consider your child s individual learning styles and skills Keep in mind that school curriculum developed by educators for classroom use has been designed for ease of teaching a large group of students but not necessarily for sparking the interest of an individual child Q How does homeschooling work What is a typical day like A Most homeschooling families will tell you that there is no typical day While many families set aside a certain period of time for focused academic work others do not Some families homeschool five days a week while others homeschool four days a week and may reserve Fridays or Mondays for extracurricular activities Some homeschoolers follow a regular public school year with the summer months off but other families find it helpful to spread the teaching throughout the whole year A homeschool year may begin in August September January or even April School schedules for each child may vary and the family often adapts its schedule as the children grow and their needs change Homeschooling children learn in a variety of ways not just by doing academic work They learn by reading conversing playing by doing volunteer work and apprenticeships Some homeschooled children attend outside classes others do not Typically children will spend part of the day on their own at home to read play build draw write etc and some time with their parents to get help with a subject to do math lessons to do a science experiment to have a discussion to do some kind of focused project together Homeschooled children often also spend time with others outside the home in music class in Scouts in a homeschoolers book discussion group in a volunteer job etc As you can see there is no right or wrong way to homeschool Every homeschool is as unique as the families themselves Q What should you do if Child Protective Services knocks on your door A While I cannot provide legal advice I would implore you not to let them in whatever you do They will act upon the slightest suspicion to take your children away from you There is no need to be fearful about this as such incidents are relatively rare but homeschoolers should be aware Hopefully you are a current member of the Home School Legal Defense Association If so just call their toll free hotline to immediately get in touch with one of their homeschool attorneys and they will advise you right over the phone Even in states where homeschooling is widely accepted there have been cases in which unknowing persons report seeing children playing outside in the middle of the school day The best defense against this is to make sure that your neighbors know you are homeschoolers and that they understand what homeschooling is It helps to be on friendly terms with them as well In one case a doctor recommended that a child be hospitalized and the parents wished to leave and get a second opinion Upon finding out that the child was homeschooled the doctor decided to call CPS The fact that there are so many real cases of child abuse and neglect these days tends to make some people overly cautious and even meddlesome If they also happen to be ignorant of the homeschooling laws this can unfortunately lead to problems for legitimate homeschoolers For more specific details about home school legal defense be sure to visit www hslda org Q I like the idea of homeschooling but yet I don t want to have to give up my own job career interests A You may not have to Homeschooling doesn t necessarily require sitting around the kitchen table with your children six hours a day and giving them lessons It may take a little creative juggling but many of the perceived barriers can be gotten around with some thoughtful problem solving Some mothers combine part time work with homeschooling and a few even manage to work full time and still allow their children to learn at home These families may be lucky enough to have retired grandparents living nearby who can help with the homeschooling There may be homeschool co ops available in your area or private tutors that can do some of the teaching for you Even parents usually mothers but sometimes fathers who give up their jobs to stay home with their children still have time for their own pursuits Homeschooling doesn t take as many hours out of your day as you may think Much of the children s time may be spent studying independently or using self grading computerized curriculum People who work at home can often homeschool at the same time Your children may even become interested in what you are interested in Many homeschooling families run cottage businesses at which they all work together Alternately you may find that your personal wants can be set aside during your children s crucial growing up years and you decide to focus on them completely Then you can enjoy the time you spend learning along with them Q I am really excited about the prospect of homeschooling and alternately absolutely terrified Is this normal Sometimes I think I ll drive myself crazy worrying about whether it will go well or not A Well homeschooling obviously isn t for everyone It s a huge commitment that requires a great deal of patience and takes up a lot of your time Homeschooling is a complete lifestyle that becomes a part of everything you do The prospect of homeschooling can indeed be overwhelming not just when you re first starting out but even from time to time as you re doing it But based on your enthusiasm I m sure you ll do fine When you start out homeschooling from the very beginning there s no need to worry and there s no need to hurry The home provides a convenient integrated learning environment and you kind of grow into it naturally Every day is another opportunity to instill a love of learning that will last a lifetime The early grades can be very informal and by starting homeschooling at a young age it gives you plenty of time to try different things and make changes until you hit upon what works best for you and your child Q I want to homeschool but it seems a bit overwhelming for me I do not know how my very unorganized self could do my kids justice A I wouldn t let your concerns about being unorganized hold you back from homeschooling I ve been homeschooling for ten years and I m still unorganized I ve found that it doesn t really help to wait until your circumstances are more favorable because those perfect conditions never come Everyone feels a little overwhelmed at times but if in your heart you truly have the desire to homeschool you can do it See also the next question Q How do I know if I have what it takes to homeschool my children A One thing I know after seven years of homeschooling it doesn t matter how educated you might be or how many credentials you might have nobody has what it takes to homeschool Your strength must not be in your own ability God is the one who called you to be the parents of the gifts He has given you When God calls you He equips you with what is necessary to fulfill that which He has called you to do God wants us to prosper in our homeschooling efforts Continue to trust in Him Make Him your only priority The perfect answer for this question was provided by Kelly Maynard Thanks Kelly Q I like the idea of homeschooling but I won t have time I don t enough patience I m not smart enough or disciplined enough to do a good job A I ve heard it said that even the worst homeschool is still better than the average public school If you want you can simply pay a little more to enroll in an online academy or correspondence school that has teachers on staff who oversee your student s work and do all of the grading and record keeping for you This is also an ideal option for families with working parents or for those who would prefer a private school but don t have any in their area Q How

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  • Knowledge House - Learning Resources - Homeschool Information
    back Learning is more efficient since methods can be used that suit a child s particular learning style personality and interests This means that homeschooled children can receive a superior education tailored specifically to their needs rather than tailoring the child to meet a state curriculum standard Homeschool parents can be sure their children are getting a thorough instruction in the basics without having to worry about the latest educational fad Research shows that one to one tutoring is the most successful method of learning The individualized attention that homeschooled children receive has many advantages over a classroom setting in which one teacher tries to meet the needs of many children Unnecessary busywork for example can be avoided Homeschooled students will be motivated to acquire long term knowledge because they enjoy learning rather than merely studying to pass a test Also they can do more in depth studies of subjects that interest them 5 Personal Safety and Emotional Well Being Homeschooling enables you to more closely monitor the overall safety and well being of your children without having to worry about accidents strangers bullies gangs drugs and random violence Children who are different in any way can avoid being subjected to the constant and merciless teasing taunting and bullying that so often occurs in school and makes them feel inferior Thus home schooled children develop more self confidence without the constant fear of criticism embarrassment or failure 6 Socialization The definition of socialize is to make fit for companionship with others make sociable It does not mean spending every day confined to a classroom in competition with 25 or more children from the same age group and socio economic background In a natural setting children spend their daily lives with babies elderly people and everyone in between Homeschooled children get plenty of socialization from neighborhood kids church groups volunteering in the community and other outside activities They can learn about the real world by being a part of it without needing artificial settings to provide exposure For example while teachers are preaching multiculturalism in the classroom homeschooled students are out in the field experiencing other cultures Thus the social interactions of homeschoolers are more varied among people of all ages races and situations in life This diversity gives them a much healthier and more realistic view of society rather than being segregated and feeling alienated from the real world Consequently you won t find any generation gap or peer dependency among homeschoolers 7 Reduced Peer Pressure Children are young and innocent for such a short time but in public school they are often forced to grow up too fast Homeschooled children on the other hand are exposed to much less pressure in terms of clothing styles music language and interest in the opposite sex Children will learn to value morality and good taste rather than materialism and fitting in with the crowd In fact overly extensive peer contact during childhood can cause undesirable peer dependency Freedom from peer pressure encourages

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  • Knowledge House - Learning Resources - Homeschool Information
    workbook or textbook work although there is more structure All of the reading ties together in various subjects but it requires less prep time than a unit study The literature approach goes to the source of information rather than relying on a textbook author s interpretation of history and science Examples Sonlight Five in a Row Beautiful Feet Books Learning Language Arts through Literature Moore Formula Homeschooling pioneers Raymond and Dorothy Moore are best known for their theory that formal schooling is better started late than early In the Moore method no formal study is required until at least age 8 perhaps even delaying it as long as age 10 or 12 Informal learning before that time happens as the child works and plays within the family The Moore Formula homeschool curriculum is based on a blend of study work and service Studies are practical low stress interest based units and projects Work consists of doing manual chores assisting with the family business and the child s own entrepreneurial activities Service includes helping at home at church and in the community Bible study and memorization is done daily History is taught through the reading of biographies but the use of historical fiction is discouraged in this philosophy Emphasis is on the guidance and examples set by the parents Example Moore Academy Montessori Method Many homeschooling parents use the Montessori philosophy of following the child s interests and not interrupting the exciting process of discovery which leads to a love of learning In this way the Montessori method is similar to unschooling The teacher s role primarily involves organizing a stimulating learning environment complete with cultural artistic scientific and other educational materials This method places an emphasis on children of all ages playing and working together with the older children sharing their knowledge with the younger ones There are no grades or other forms of reward or punishment Assessment is by portfolio and observation Waldorf Method This holistic liberal arts approach stresses the importance of educating the whole child body mind and spirit head heart and hands intellectual artistic and spiritual The arts humanities and sciences are interwoven with one another There is an emphasis on arts and crafts music and movement nature and the outdoors A Waldorf education truly cherishes childhood through play singing and storytelling Lessons revolve around themes religious celebrations and seasons No formal academics begin until the child reaches approximately 6 years of age Children in a Waldorf homeschool do not use textbooks instead they create their own books Electronic media such as television computers and hand held games are viewed as detrimental to the healthy development of young children Examples Oak Meadow Wonder Homeschool Waldorf Family Network Eclectic Approach One of the great things about homeschooling is that you aren t limited to just one method you can take what you like from each to maximize your child s learning This can also be called a mix and match approach because it combines a variety of

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  • Knowledge House - Learning Resources - Homeschool Information - Virtual Schools
    regular school hours and children of mobile parents e g military families Virtual schools entice families to sign up by offering free tuition computer printer internet access textbooks software and more These schools without walls are set up like close knit communities Teachers and students interact with each other via chat rooms email and electronic bulletin boards Students may be invited to participate in school field trips as well as other learning and social opportunities Sound too good to be true Of course all of these items are paid for with tax dollars Such publicly subsidized educational programs and their accompanying freebies can be quite tempting to families who are struggling financially As the saying goes however there s no such thing as a free lunch Government benefits always come with strings attached ultimately leading to increased government control surveillance and bureaucracy Nevertheless virtual public schools are attracting parents who otherwise might not homeschool their children or who are reluctant to get started homeschooling unless they have an authority figure telling them what to do But while public virtual schools and homeschool programs may be similar in some ways they have significant philosophical and practical differences The fact is if parents enroll their child in one of these virtual schools they will not be homeschool parents they will be public school parents Likewise parental delegation of control to either a public or private school program outside the home even if the classes are taken in the home means that the students who are enrolled in them are not homeschoolers Parents who place their children in a virtual public school are subject to restrictions and regulations that are not imposed on homeschool families They have to use whatever curriculum is provided as part of the package Religious content cannot legally be incorporated into lessons taught through these programs The student s attendance is monitored and their instructional time is logged Grades are determined by a certified teacher not the parent These teachers have access to the family s lesson plan and vacation schedule Students have to take annual standardized tests at the time and place stipulated by their state or school district The computer systems and non consumable materials must be returned when the student leaves the virtual school Ironically even though parents of virtual school students relinquish control of their parental right to direct their child s education they still have a lot of work to do keeping up with all of the requirements It seems that if these parents are going to be at home during the day with their children anyway they should be encouraged to take advantage of the freedom they have to educate their children without government oversight or interference In a real homeschool setting the parents choose the curriculum customize the teaching and personally evaluate the student s performance without the hassle of having someone constantly looking over their shoulder Homeschooling is ultimately the best educational process for promoting creative thinking and a free society

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    meals were provided it would cost around 32 000 per year A private school will cost anywhere from 6 000 13 000 per year Public schools receive an average of 7 000 in tax money per student The cost of homeschooling varies widely among families with the average being about 550 per student per year The amount that a family spends on homeschooling will depend of course on their household budget as well as on their particular goals and needs Some families can afford to pay for new computers private tutors music lessons special programs summer camps part time college courses lab equipment lots of books and other materials Homeschooling doesn t have to cost a fortune however Many families homeschool successfully and inexpensively by taking advantage of all the free information or low cost resources that are available from public libraries used booksellers the internet educational television programs informal mentors community classes and by volunteering at museums The truth is a good education can be obtained by using the most expensive curriculum materials or the cheapest curriculum materials In fact a good education can be had with no formal curriculum materials at all Jesus was the greatest teacher who ever lived and He taught His disciples simply by telling stories and writing in the dirt with a stick The earliest American schools only had two textbooks the King James Bible for science history literature and English and a hymnal for music reading and singing Modern public schools have regularly demonstrated that increased spending does not necessarily improve the quality of education Research shows that there is no positive correlation between student performance and money spent on education More efficient individualized instruction along with loving and caring parents are what produce the best results In 1997 a study of 5 402 homeschool students from 1 657 families was released It was entitled Strengths of Their Own Home Schoolers Across America In Strengths of Their Own Dr Brian Ray found the average cost per homeschool student was 546 while the average cost per public school student was 5 325 Yet the homeschool children in this study averaged in 85th percentile while the public school students averaged in the 50th percentile on nationally standardized achievement tests This was confirmed in another study by Dr Lawrence Rudner of 20 760 homeschooled students entitled Home Schooling Works The Scholastic Achievement and Demographic Characteristics of Home School Students in 1998 Dr Rudner found that eighth grade students whose parents spend 199 or less on their home education score on average in the 80th percentile Eighth grade students whose parents spend 400 to 599 on their home education also score on average in the 80th percentile Students whose parents spend over 600 do slightly better scoring in the 83rd percentile While the first year of homeschooling is generally the most expensive the majority of families will already have much of what they need at home such as pencils paper a computer printer and internet access Once

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  • Knowledge House - Homeschool Information - Special Needs
    mask the unique abilities and talents that a child does have Focus on what he or she can do not what he or she can t do The traditional classroom environment may actually contribute to children s learning difficulties Many children who are labeled as being learning disabled in school turn out not to be disabled once they begin homeschooling Perhaps the child was simply not yet ready to read or did not follow the expected timetable or does not learn in the usual way or does not thrive in a group or classroom setting The one on one instruction provided by a caring parent may be just what they need to reach their full potential Homeschooling allows parents to tailor learning experiences to precisely fit their child s special needs whatever they may be Recommended Books Awakening Your Child s Natural Genius by Thomas Armstrong Ph D Choosing and Using Curriculum for Your Special Child by Joyce Herzog Christian Homes And Special Kids by Sherry Bushnell and Diane Ryckman Creative Home Schooling for Gifted Children by Lisa Rivero Gifted Children At Home by Janice Baker Kathleen Julicher and Maggie Hogan God s Special Child by Donna and Ellis Adee Homeschooling The Challenging Child by Christine M Field Homeschooling Children with Special Needs by Sharon Hensley Homeschooling the Child with ADD or Other Special Needs by Lenore C Hayes How to Get Your Child Off the Refrigerator and on to Learning by Carol Barnier How to Identify Your Child s Learning Problems and What to Do About Them A Practical Guide for Parents by Duane A Gagnon In Their Own Way by Thomas Armstrong Learning in Spite of Labels by Joyce Herzog The Gift of Dyslexia Why Some of the Smartest People Can t Read and How They Can Learn by Ronald Davis The Myth of the A D D Child by Thomas Armstrong The Way They Learn by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias Includes a chapter on the difference between learning style and learning disability You Will Dream New Dreams by Stanley D Klein Inspiring Personal Stories by parents of children with disabilities cerebral palsy juvenile diabetes autism mental retardation and a host of other life altering chronic conditions and injuries Their messages resound with courage encouragement and hope Recommended Websites www nathhan com National Challenged Homeschoolers Associated Network whose purpose is to encourage homeschooling families with special needs children and provide resources that equip parents to confidently raise their children with special needs or disabilities www hslda org strugglinglearner default asp Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner guide from HSLDA offers information and resources for parents who are homeschooling children whose special needs range from ADD to severe multiple handicaps www brightword com homeschooling special needs html Ten steps to successfully homeschool children with special needs www thomasarmstrong com The website of Thomas Armstrong Ph D a psychologist and educator Read his articles on multiple intelligences the natural genius of children and the myth of ADD My work as an educator and

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  • Knowledge House - Homeschool Information - Basic Supplies
    You nbsp Captain Dad nbsp Abraham Lincoln nbsp The Boy The Man nbsp The Nativity Story nbsp Ebooks Downloads nbsp Toys Games Hobbies nbsp ABOUT US nbsp Family Mission nbsp Homeschool Mission nbsp Statement of Faith nbsp Children The Internet nbsp Contact Comment nbsp Copyright Permissions nbsp Review Guidelines nbsp Favored Merchants nbsp Sponsors Advertisers nbsp Awards Praises nbsp Web Rings nbsp Acknowledgments K I D S P A G E By wisdom a house is built and by understanding it is established and by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches Proverbs 24 3 4 BASIC HOMESCHOOL SUPPLIES While it may be possible to educate your children using only the Bible pencils paper and a library card it s nice to have a variety of other items on hand to provide interest and to make learning fun You should be able to stock your home learning center fairly inexpensively and you probably already have many of these materials around the house Holy Bible U S Flag Teacher Plan Book Daytimer Student Assignment Book 2 Pencils Pens Erasers Ruler Yardstick Crayons Colored Pencils Pencil Sharpener Correction Fluid Scissors White Glue Paste Glue Stick Masking Tape Clear Tape Paper Clips Stapler and Staples File Folders Storage Boxes Filing Cabinet for materials records Chalkboard or Markerboard Chalk or Dry Erase Markers Chalkboard Eraser or Washcloth Bulletin Board Pins or Magnetic Board Magnets Desk or Table a comfortable chair and lamp World Map Globe U S A Map State Map Dictionary Calendar Clock Timer Bell Thermometer Compass 3 x 5 Index Cards lined and plain 8 1 2 x 11 White Paper Handwriting Practice Pads Spiral Notebooks wide or college ruled 3 Ring Binder 1 per child 8 1 2 x 11 Lined Notebook Paper Tabbed Dividers Gummed Hole

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  • Knowledge House - Homeschool Information - Progress Checklist
    CATALOG nbsp Citizens Rule Book nbsp Learning for Life nbsp God Created You nbsp Captain Dad nbsp Abraham Lincoln nbsp The Boy The Man nbsp The Nativity Story nbsp Ebooks Downloads nbsp Toys Games Hobbies nbsp ABOUT US nbsp Family Mission nbsp Homeschool Mission nbsp Statement of Faith nbsp Children The Internet nbsp Contact Comment nbsp Copyright Permissions nbsp Review Guidelines nbsp Favored Merchants nbsp Sponsors Advertisers nbsp Awards Praises nbsp Web Rings nbsp Acknowledgments K I D S P A G E By wisdom a house is built and by understanding it is established and by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches Proverbs 24 3 4 HOMESCHOOL PROGRESS CHECKLIST Decision Making Read books magazines and websites about homeschooling Research your state s homeschool laws Contact a state homeschool organization and or local support group Consider your family s goals needs schedules and commitments Discuss it with your spouse pray about it and decide if homeschooling is for you Information Gathering Sit in on a support group meeting take notes and talk to current homeschoolers Attend a convention curriculum fair and or obtain catalogs from curriculum publishers Choose your homeschool style and plan your curriculum Create a mission statement describing the vision you have for your homeschool Getting Started Join the state homeschool organization an independent support group an e mail discussion group if desired and the Home School Legal Defense Association File an Affidavit of Intent to Homeschool with the County School Superintendent check your own state s laws for other requirements Begin home school record keeping and retrieve public school records if any Make a master schedule calendar course of study for your homeschool Following Through Purchase curriculum books and school supplies Begin home instruction and keep records Attend support group meetings and

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