EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO START HOMESCHOOLING

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


Everything you need to start homeschool
What do I teach in Kinder?

The Kinder Goals and Skills planner solves that question.

Know exactly what teach and what skills to focus on.

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KINDER YEAR PLAN

Don’t stress about starting Kinder! This planner will show exactly what you need to teach and what skills to focus on. This is an excellent resource to make sure your curriculum is meeting the basic standards for Kinder.

Planning for kinder is breeze with this planner! It gives you:

  • Every skill to focus for your kindergartener: gross motor and fine motor skills.
  • Goals to meet in every subject from reading to math to social studies.
  • See if your curriculum meets the average Kindergarten requirements.
  • Easy planning for the whole year
  • Just print and start! It’s an instant download.
Get the GOALS & SKILLS planner at our shop here.

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 😉

Fun Way To Learn Biblical Characters!

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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. *Free calendar is a limited time offering.

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.

sight words game
Fun & Easy way to learn SIGHT Words.

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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!

BOX CURRICULUM OR UNIT STUDIES

If you are strapped for time, you can purchase a box curriculum that generally has all the subjects in one ‘box’ with a teacher’s guide plus reading lists.

Unit Studies generally are more hands on and are cross-curricular. These don’t generally come in a ‘box’ but you mix and match.

Here are our some of our most popular Unit Studies:

Geography and Travel Notebooking Unit

See more information here.


Interactive Geography Visual Unit
Doodle the constitution visual history

Other Resources BY FUN WITH A MESSAGE

astronomy thematic unit

Best free educational sites
math curriculum for gifted students

COMING SOON!

In the next coming months, 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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INSTRUCTIONS:

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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.

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