Homeschooling is a big decision and a life changing one! Here you will find everything you need to start homeschooling. Find everything from how to decide if homeschooling is a good option for you to how to plan the school year for your children.
BEST RESOURCES TO START HOMESCHOOLING
- HOW TO DECIDE IF HOMESCHOOLING IS THE BEST OPTION FOR YOU.
- TRANSITIONING INTO HOMESCHOOLING
- Legal Steps to take
- Homeschol Prep Checklist
- STARTING THE HOMESCHOOL JOURNEY
- Consider your goals for the year
- Choosing a curriculum
- Planning your year
- Planning your day
DECIDING TO HOMESCHOOL
If you are considering homeschooling, because of health reasons, or school closures, or moving out of the country, the best advice is to carefully weigh the pros and cons.
Even though homeschooling is not easy, it really benefits the kids and the family. You get to spend time with your kids and the family unit only gets stronger. I had never considered the possibility to homeschool but then it got close to the time to send my first to school. I realized I wouldn’t see my child all week. It felt like I was sending her off to full time job. School would be from 7:45 A.M. to 3 P.M. Monday through Friday. My child would be gone 7 hours a day!
Now, we have been homeschooling for over 6 years and wouldn’t go back for the world. Unless, circumstances change, we will keep homeschooling all of our children.
TRANSITIONING INTO HOMESCHOOLING
Before you unenroll your children from private or public schools, to start homeschooling, there are many steps you need to take. Preparing documents, filling legal forms, etc.
USE THIS CHECKLIST BEFORE STARTING
To save you time and frustration, please use our checklist that details the steps to take to transition into homeschooling!
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HOMESCHOOL PREP CHECKLIST
A very informative printable checklist to help you get ready to start the homeschooling process. Use it before you do anything else. It will save you precious time – as it details the main steps to take to start the homeschooling process. Wish I had this when I started to consider homeschooling 🙂 .
The HOMESCHOOLING PREP Printable Checklist. It gives you all the main points you need to be aware of and complete to be ready to homeschool.
STARTING YOUR HOMESCHOOL JOURNEY
Homeschooling is an amazing journey full of surprises. Definitely, not an easy one but one that you will not regret as you get to enjoy watching your kids learn and grow everyday. Some days will be better than others though! LoL I am only telling the truth 😉
BEFORE CHOOSING A CURRICULUM
Before you dive into choosing a curriculum, the first you need to know what your child needs to learn for the grade at hand. Even though in homeschooling there are no ‘official’ grades, it’s super important to have goals and know the general skill set to aim for the age of your child.
You can download our goals and skills planner so that you know what you are aiming for. See more information here.
CHOOSING A CURRICULUM
If you followed our checklist, once you complete all the prep steps and figure out your teaching style, you will be ready to choose a curriculum that fits your family’s needs.
Even though every family’s needs are different. thru the years I have found one thing we all have in common:
Homeschool moms are strapped for time and coming up with a daily or weekly plan can be overwhelming!
I was in the same boat. I was overwhelmed and tired plus we were not getting done what we needed for school. Our family needed something planned out for the year. With both of us working, we didn’t have the time to come up with what to do everyday.
A MASTERPLAN TO GET STARTED RIGHT AWAY
A FLEXIBLE PLAN
We needed a curriculum that would allow me the flexibility to travel and to choose how much we could do in a day. Plus with a toddler and a kinesthetic learner, we have to do hands on activities as much as possible.
Finally, we came up with the Flash Start School Masterplan. It’s probably one of the best things we’ve done! See the details about it here.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO START HOMESCHOOLING
If you need to start right away, but don’t know how…. I recommend you check out the FLASH START SCHOOL system. It really has been a time saver!
ONLINE CLASSES BY FUN WITH A MESSAGE
In the next two weeks, we will be officially launching our HISTORY and STEAM classes! Please check back at our RESOURCES page and join in!
FREE Homeschool Prep Checklist
As a thank you for joining Fun With A Message workshops and our community, we would like to offer you the Homeschool Prep printable checklist as a free download.
How to download the FREE Homeschool Prep Checklist
The Homeschool Prep Checklist is FREE as you join Fun With A Message email newsletter and you have the PROMO CODE. Please join using the form below (INSTRUCTIONS AT THE END OF THE POST).
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As soon as you confirm your email address (a confirmation email will be sent to your email address – open it and confirm) we will send you the link to the free printable checklist via email. Then, just click the link and use your PROMO CODE as the password.