Your First Steps in Modern Homeschooling

Who here is a fan of sneaky shortcuts?

*Raises Hand*

While I don’t believe there is any magic potion you can drink that brings you the perfect homeschool curriculum. There are strategies that take some of the time and pain away.

Can I get a Hallelujah!

Getting support can help you understand what to do so you aren’t falling down Alice’s
rabbit hole and trying to find your way out in the dark.

It also helps you avoid expensive mistakes.

So if you’re trying to figure out how to manage this new homeschooling lifestyle and don’t know where to start
Here are three things you can do right now:

Step 1: Do your research. Start with the resources listed in The Ultimate Guide to Secular Homeschool Curriculum. Click on the websites and look at the samples. Choose programs that are scripted and include answer manuals.

Step 2: Don’t assume you know how to place your child in new curriculum. Give them either the placement test for that particular curriculum or even better an independent online evaluation like the DORA and ADAM Let’s Go Learn Tests. Then with those results you can place your child by their actual skill level.

Step 3: Check your State’s Homeschool Laws and comply with them. Some have you teach certain subjects, some have a required amount of school days. Note: you don’t need to join any group for legal representation- that’s a scare tactic.

And if you really want to speed things up with support to boot contact me for some Homeschool Support.

Optional fun Step 4: Once you get your boxes of books, get a teacher planner and fill it in by the week. You can go all out and get an Erin Condren Planner a more basic one or simply use a spiral notebook:

A simple page I started for my 9th grader.

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