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funny_face74 From: funny_face74 Date: August 23rd, 2007 01:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
good luck!!!

this is something that i have been considering for a little over a year now. i'm not pleased with joey's middle school experience so far(the teachers and staff have been horrible) and rach starts 6th grade this year. if her experience is like joey's was, i'll probably pull them both. rachel's best friends grandma has been asking me to look into it so that i can home school her as well.

so, we'll see. i'm really looking forward to reading about your experiences. :)
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: August 30th, 2007 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hope it's going to be a great experience for all of us! We'll see. I'll be sure to post stuff about it. Really!
funny_face74 From: funny_face74 Date: September 10th, 2007 04:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
hey there. :)

where did you purchase the curriculum? do you use any online sources?

i'm very very seriously considering pulling joey out of his public school. i would love any advice you can give me.

aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: September 10th, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey April!

We got ours at http://www.learningthings.com/

Now, there are LOTS of options, many of which are Christian, as was the one we got, so shop around. Even if you don't purchase there, that website is a great place to view the different curricula. Click on the links on the right side of that homepage to browse by type of curricula, for example. And there are also free "resource" links on getting started in homeschooling.

What I've found to be VERY helpful to us is finding and joining a local group of homeschoolers, many of these are available as Yahoo Groups. They alert us to field trips, skating, and bowling trips, etc. There are LOTS of activities provided by these groups: band, dance, karate, chess club, computer club, football, soccer... pretty much anything a public school system would provide.

Try doing some Yahoo Groups searches for "homeschooling" and your state, county, region, etc. Also, do the same kinds of searches in Google. You wlll be surprised how much is out there!

You can get curricula in paper back booklets, computer programs, online schooling, etc. There are lots of options so you can choose what works best for your kid.

That should get you started. Let me know if I can help!
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