How Do I Get Started Homeschooling?

Please click through to this post (which has working links to the topics mentioned below): How to Start Homeschooling

These posts all exist, but we’ve moved from Parents.com (we were under the Parents umbrella for 3 years)… and I don’t have the links up and running! 🙂 Hope to get them together sometime soon! You can also use the SEARCH button to look for any of the post titles below.

~Liesl

I frequently get asked, “How do I get started homeschooling?”  This past summer I wrote a very long series to try to answer some of the questions that might come up–including the baffling dilemma… “How do I know *what* to teach the kids?” and “How do I find homeschool curriculums?”  I have tried to gather all these posts and link them in one place so you can pick and choose the topics/questions you might have.  If you have any other questions I might not have addressed in this series, feel free to leave me a note over on our Homeschool Den Facebook page and I’ll try to answer them.

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Getting Started with Homeschooling. And answering some basic questions about homeschooling:

  • How to Start Homeschooling
  • What are Some of the Benefits and Challenges of Homeschooling?
  • Creating Daily Homeschool Procedures and Routines
  • How and Why Did We Get Started Homeschooling?
  • How many homeschoolers are there in the USA?
  • Advice to New Homeschoolers
  • 11-year Old Shares Her Thoughts About Homeschooling
  • How Long Will We Keep Homeschooling? (Homeschooling Through High School)
  • Back to (Home)School Shopping List
  •  What Happens in a Homeschool Day — Our Week or 2 in Review (K, Gr. 3, Gr. 5) — A glimpse into our homeschool (last November) that helps give you a flavor of what our homeschool routine looks like.
  • How to Get Started Homeschooling with Unit Studies
  • What About the Social Aspects of Homeschooling? – This post includes a long list of activities homeschooled kids can get involved in.
  • Homeschool Questions Answered: Why do people homeschool?
  • Homeschool Encouragment: To Homeschool You Need…
  • Time and the Busy Parent
I put these posts together with some of the homeschool curriculum options available. There are posts for each “subject area”:
  • How Do You Know What to Teach the Kids: Finding a Homeschool Curriculum
  • Homeschool Planning and Schedules: From the Big Picture down to the Daily Schedule – Science and History Checklist of units my kids will study ages 4-12
Science: Be sure to browse around our blog (We’ve moved to homeschoolden.com).  We’ve done units on the Human Body, Rocks and Minerals, Earth Science, Simple Machines,  Chemistry and so forth (though remember these will come up in reverse-chronological order). You’ll see how our family covers various topics and what hands-on activities we’ve done to make learning more interactive.
  • Homeschool Science Curriculum Options
  • Creating a Homeschool Science Curriculum – Elementary
  • Creating a Homeschool Science Curriculum – Ages 4-6
  • Science Activities for Ages 4-6
  • Preschool Science at Home – A post with links to dozens of our hands-on science activities (ages 3-6 or so)
History: Again, be sure to check out the various units in the CATEGORIES button to see how we’ve covered various topics.
  • Choosing or Creating a History Curriculum
  • Hands On Geography Activities for Ages 4-10
Language Arts:
  • Finding a Language Arts Curriculum (writing, grammar)
  • Writing Workshop: What We’re Doing for Writing this Fall (2014)
  • Creating a Homeschool Writing Workshop — This is the first in a long series (of about 10 or 12 posts) about how our homeschool writing workshop works.

Math:

  • Math Curriculums & Going Beyond the Text – This post includes 15+ ideas for making math engaging and fun!
  • Math Worksheets, Game Boards, Lapbook and More – Various worksheets and resources I’ve made for my kids that include themes (that my kids like) such as Pokemon, Pete the Cat, etc.
  • PreAlgebra Curriculums and Resources
Other Helpful Resources:
  • Long List of Free Homeschool and Teaching Resources
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