A Guide to Getting Started.
Author: Erica Arndt
Category: Home schooling
So you've decided to homeschool but don't know where to start? Don't worry, Homeschooling 101 offers you a step by step practical guide that will help you get started and continue on in your homeschooling journey. Erica will walk you through all of the aspects of getting started, choosing and gathering curriculum, creating effective lesson plans, scheduling your day, organizing your home, staying the course and more! This book is a must read for new homeschoolers who need tangible advice for getting started! It also includes helpful homeschool forms, and a FREE planner! Erica is a Christian, wife, and a homeschooler. She is author of the top homschooling website: www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com
Author: Tamara Larraine Chilver
When parents who homeschool their children doubt their choice to educate their children, both because of criticism from friends, family, and society at large and because of the tendency to self-critique one's decisions, their children's education suffers. This book offers advice on how to accept homeschooling as a calling from God and gives support to parents who need spiritual uplifting during their homeschooling journey.
Your Complete Guide to Getting Off to the Right Start
Author: Linda Dobson
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Homeschool the right way from day one. Are you considering homeschooling for your family? Today, many parents recognize that their child's school options are limited, inadequate, or even dangerous, and an increasing number are turning to homeschooling. But where do you start and how do you ensure the highest-quality educational experience, especially in that pivotal first year? This comprehensive guide will help you determine the appropriate first steps, build your own educational philosophy, and discover the best ways to cater to your child's specific learning style, including: ·When, why, and how to get started ·The best ways to develop an effective curriculum, assess your child's progress, and navigate local regulations ·Kid-tested and parent-approved learning activities for all age levels ·Simple strategies for developing an independent child and strengthening family and social relationships ·And much, much more! "To the thousands of requests we receive for help from families new to homeschooling, we will now recommend this warm and knowledgeable book. It will ensure that all families make it to the second year—including yours!" —Elizabeth Kanna, editor in chief, Homeschool.com "Linda Dobson addresses all the issues facing parents as they consider the task of homeschooling over other educational options. Those who wonder whether they really can or want to do the job will find unique perspectives in this well-researched work."—Beverly K. Eakman, author and cofounder, National Education Consortium From the Trade Paperback edition.
More Than 1,400 Smart, Effective, and Practical Resources for Educating Your Family at Home
Author: LauraMaery Gold,Joan M. Zielinski
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
For Families Who Want to Splurge on Education but Scrimp on Spending Are you considering homeschooling your child, but don't know where to go for the best educational resources? The Internet is an open door to the biggest library/laboratory the world has ever seen—and it's all at your fingertips for free! This never-ending source of information, adventure, and educational experiences for the entire family is now compiled in a complete curriculum for any age in Homeschool Your Child for Free. This invaluable guide to all the best in free educational material—from reading-readiness activities for preschoolers to science projects for teens—categorizes, reviews, and rates more than 1,200 of the most useful educational resources on the Internet and beyond. You'll discover: ·Legal guidelines and compliance requirements for home educators ·Complete curriculum plans for a comprehensive education, for preschool through high school ·Online lesson plans arranged by subject, from American history to zoology ·Teaching tips and motivators from successful homeschoolers ·And much, much more! "Wow! Everything I have been trying to organize—all in one book! This is going to be part of my resource library for the support group I lead. Thanks, ladies."—Kimberly Eckles, HIS Support Group Leader, Home Instructors I'm impressed! There are more sites and links than I knew existed. A great resource for homeschoolers."—Maureen McCaffrey, publisher Homeschooling Today From the Trade Paperback edition.
Choosing the Right Curriculum and Approach for Your Child's Learning Style
Author: Cathy Duffy
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
A critical volume for the homeschooling community that helps parents make informed choices regarding learning styles and curriculum
A Values-Based Approach to Maximize Learning and Minimize Stress
Author: Zara Fagen
Remove the clutter in your child¿s education by taking a deeper look at how you invest your time and energy. Homeschooling does not have to mean a crazy, busy life of too much to do, too much to buy, and too much to plan. Uniquely, Minimalist Homeschooling offers 15 thought-provoking worksheets so every reader can navigate their children¿s education with clarity, confidence, and excellence. The reader is guided through the minimalist homeschool mindset and approach that keeps schooling simple while squeezing every drop of goodness from each minute. Consider it your own personal workshop for intentional homeschool planning with any curriculum. There is a way for your children to learn more while doing less.
72 Things I Wish I'd Known
Author: Traci Matt
Make the most of your homeschooling efforts by employing some practical pointers from a veteran homeschool mom!With the empty nest looming, author Traci Matt takes a look back at two decades of successes and regrets and offers field-tested ideas to help you on your home education journey. "Don't Waste Your Time Homeschooling: 72 Things I Wish I'd Known" features concrete suggestions to help you:* Discover ways to take your family's pulse and maintain a peaceful household.* Realize how easy it can be to sidestep the isolation trap.* Find creative ways to maintain your own identity amid a sea of others' needs.* Learn the one easy habit to help avoid conflict with busy teen drivers.* Explain to others how your children are being properly socialized.
How to Plan a Year of Home Education That Fits the Reality of Your Life
Author: Amy Knepper
Publisher: Park Day Publishing
Before you build a house, you need plans. You need a BLUEPRINT. Blueprint Homeschooling is for home educating parents of all philosophies and styles who are looking for a better way to manage their time, energy, and sanity throughout the school year. Do you spend your school days searching for missing ingredients to science experiments? Do you feel like you are constantly behind or like you are not doing enough compared to other people you know? It doesn’t have to be this way. Blueprint Homeschooling is a friendly, humorous guide to planning your school year. Before you even take a glance at a calendar, you’ll discover why you homeschool, explore some of the educational philosophies and teaching methods available, and set goals that take into account the reality of your life. By the time you’re done, you’ll have all the tools and supplies to make it through an entire year of home education, fine-tuned to the real world you live in. Filled with practical advice and stories of those in the homeschool trenches, Blueprint Homeschooling has something for beginners and seasoned homeschool veterans alike.
How to Get Started, Keep Motivated, and Bring Out the Best in Your Kids
Author: Tricia Goyer
Publisher: Thriving Homeschool Press
Category: Home schooling
Do you long to homeschool with joy, simplicity, & success? Tried-and-true homeschool advice! Veteran homeschool moms Tricia Goyer and Kristi Clover dish out practical help on getting started and staying the course. Homeschool Basics will remind you that the best homeschooling starts with the heart. Packed with ideas to help you push aside your fears and raise kids who will grow to be life-long learners. Tricia and Kristi believe that homeschooling can transform your life, your home, and your family. Mostly, they believe homeschooling can truly prepare your children for the life God's called them to live. Homeschool Basics covers the "basics" and so much more... Top 10 tips for a successful first year Getting beyond your fears Homeschooling with multiple children -- even little ones Strategies for when you feel overwhelmed or behind Planning your year with confidence Keeping your sanity with homeschooling and housekeeping Don't let doubts hold you back any longer. Hope & refreshment await.
A Homeschooler's Guide to Unshakable Peace
Author: Sarah Mackenzie
Category: Christian education
Top 25 Questions Critics Ask
Author: Israel Wayne
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
Category: Family & Relationships
You’ve made the decision to homeschool. Suddenly, you find that some of those who were once in your corner supporting you are now questioning your competency as a parent and maybe even your sanity. Their lack of confidence may sting, but in reality, the critic provides a wonderful opportunity to replace fear and stigma with truth and reality. This book equips you to answer the critic in your life with resolve and confidence. ANSWERS to help you become confident in your homeschooling journey! SocializationQualificationsCollegeLegalityAcademicsSportsAffordabilityCompetency
Author: Jackie Wellwood
We all need encouragement. Whether it's a hug when we're scared, an ear that will listen to our frustrations, hands to help with a heavy load, or words of support when we are unsure. And the words that best minister to our hearts are those from someone who knows exactly what we are going through. As a homeschool teacher you encounter challenges above and beyond the variety of tasks all moms face. Challenges that only another homeschool mom would understand. Jackie Wellwood, a mother of seven, committed to homeschooling her children over ten years ago. Here she candidly shares her personal experiences and how they drew her closer to the Lord. She also blends those challenges with encouraging scriptural insights and closes each devotional with a prayer and questions that can help you apply God's truths to your specific situation. It is Jackie's hope that these words of reassurance, together with the understanding and compassion you'll find in these pages, will strengthen your spirit as you walk with the Savior.
A Practical Approach to Relaxed Homeschooling
Author: Kelly Crawford,Crawford
Whether you are one of those tired moms, contemplating giving up, or just need some relief, or whether you are just considering homeschooling and don't know where to start, you'll find this book full of answers and practical help. Think Outside the Classroom offers a refreshing look at what a "real education" is, and practical strategies for implementing a relaxed approach to education in your family.
The Harding Family's Method to College Ready by Age Twelve
Author: Kip Harding,Mona Lisa Harding
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"Two parents share the extraordinary and inspirational story of how they sent six of their ten children to college by the age of twelve--and how any parent can achieve the same amazing success"--
Author: Michelle Fredrickson,Jenny Carlisle
Category: Juvenile Fiction
"'Twas the first day of homeschool," begins the poetic tale of a young child's return to schooling. The story weaves through the exciting first day as the family enjoys a special time of learning, helping, and sharing together - interrupted only by a mischievous visit from Homeschool Elf who hides the children's school supplies and sends them on a hunt to find the missing books, pencils, and more! In addition to the story text, younger children will enjoy trying to find the hidden Homeschool Elf peeking out from the book illustrations while older children are encouraged to interact with the story by answering questions related to the text and their own homeschool experiences. For those eager to begin their own Homeschool Elf tradition - a pattern of Homeschool Elf has been included at the back of the book. We recommend copying the pattern and cutting it out so if something happens to Homeschool Elf during the year, you will always have a pattern to replace him.
500+ Fun and Creative Learning Activities for Kids Ages 3-12
Author: Linda Dobson
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Fun and Effective Home Learning Activities for Every Subject As a homeschooling parent, you're always looking for new and creative ways to teach your child the basics. Look no longer! Inside this innovative helper, you'll find kid-tested and parent-approved techniques for learning math, science, writing, history, manners, and more that you can easily adapt to your family's homeschooling needs. And even if you don't homeschool, you'll find this book a great teaching tool outside the classroom. You'll discover fun and educational activities for kids ages 3 to 12, including how to: ·Create maps based on favorite stories, such as Treasure Island or The Wizard of Oz ·Make letters out of French fries as an alphabet learning aid ·Explore architecture by building igloos, castles, and bridges with sugar cubes and icing ·Review spelling words by writing them on the sidewalk with chalk ·And many more! This comprehensive collection of tried-and-true—and generally inexpensive—ideas provides the best-of-the-best homeschooling activities that can be done anywhere, anytime, and by anyone. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning
Author: Karen Andreola
Publisher: Charlotte Mason Reseach & Supply Company
Category: Educational philosophy
A thorough chapter-by-chapter overview of the inspiring teaching principles of Christian educator Charlotte Mason, this book reveals the practical day by day method of how to teach "the Charlotte Mason way". The author offers friendly advice, and humor, along with the joys and struggles of real homeschool life. The book covers education, parenting, homeschooling and lots of encouraging advice for mothers.
A Covenantal Approach to Homeschooling
Author: R. C. Sproul, Jr.
Publisher: P & R Publishing
Who should teach our children? What should they be taught? A homeschooling advocate gives answers that profit all parents.