How to Homeschool
Choose a curriculum.
Okay, y'all, this is where people start to fumble, fall, and give up because of all the information and options. Refer back to Step #1 & Step #2 for this doosey.
(Remember? Step 1-- No right way to homeschool, Step 2-- Seek advice from the veterans)
Some questions to consider when you are choosing a curriculum--
What interests your child?
How do your children like to learn? Worksheets, watching videos, reading good books, and-on activities?
Do you want an online curriculum?
Do you prefer secular or Christian materials?
How much money do you have to spend?
Veteran home educators often suggest that you choose an all-inclusive curriculum with good teacher manuals and plans for the first year. After you get that first year under your belt, then you may want to branch out, mixing and matching curriculum, adding supplements, and so on. But, the first year is often full of adjustments, and having to plan and write your own curriculum may overwhelm and frustrate both student and parent.
- A few all-inclusive homeschool sets are available for preview on this page under the heading "All-in-One Programs."
- This Cathy Duffy website reviews curriculum. Brace yourself-- it has A LOT of info.
- Still confused? Refer back to step #2-- Ask a veteran homeschooler.