First Day of the New School Year: We Survived

Well.  I knew the boys were anxious about starting school again, but I had no idea how anxious.  It all started with getting them out of bed about an hour earlier than they are accustomed.  Turns out a certain brilliant (ahem) individual made a doctor’s appointment for Captain Earthquake at 7:45 am.  Oh.  Did I […]

How To: Start Homeschooling (Part 4)

In the first three entries in this series, we talked about Exploring your options, Investigating the possibilities, and Planning your experience.  Today we talk about Purchasing supplies. If you’ve chosen to go with a pre-planned program, then all you have to do is pay the fee and the books are sent to you in the […]

How To: Start Homeschooling (Part 3)

Okay, this is the third installment of my series on how to start homeschooling. First we talked about Exploring your options, then we discussed Investigating possibilities. Now, we’re going to talk about what Planning will help you get set up. I’m assuming that you’ve already chosen an approach (anywhere from unschooling to a ‘canned’ program, […]

How to: Start Homeschooling (Part 2)

Okay, if part 1 of this series could be given a subtitle, it would be Explore. Now in part 2, we’re going to Investigate. This article will discuss finding local legal requirements for home schooling looking at your favorite style or method more closely locating and joining local and regional support groups conventions and used […]

How To: Start Homeschooling (Part 1)

Okay, so you’re thinking about homeschooling your child. Where do you begin?? Well, for starters we need to take a look at what options are available. Homeschooling curricula run the gamut from online classes where the students log in for lessons and grading…to packages that provide all the books and direction for parents to follow […]