We started the 2012-2013 school year out by doing online public schooling and we found out that didn’t work very well for us. After a long, prayerful few days between my husband and I, we decided that we would start transitioning into a full homeschool. We started researching everything we could think of for different ideas about how to even get started with a traditional homeschool. As many of you might know, the cost of books and supplies for a homeschool curriculum is very expensive.
I came across a lady who has shared her curriculum that she is using with her children. Her website is www.allinonehomeschool.wordpress.com. It helped us tremendously by providing an already thought out curriculum, which is also free. I used this website for about a month with my oldest son while I continued to work out our own curriculum that would best work for him. I still use this website for my youngest daughter. She loves it.
Besides finding books and workbooks, we also needed to come up with interactive ideas for teaching. We didn’t want our kids to just sit in front of a book or workbook all day. We started using Pinterest for various ideas. It is a great place to find crafty ways of teaching your kids everything from math to history to grammar.
As you can see by the pictures posted, we have had quite a busy couple of months. It has been an exciting, scary, and wonderful journey and as we heaqd into 2013, we will be learning a lot more about what it means to homeschool. We will keep you up to date on our various projects and ideas we come up with as we journey through the rest of the school year because I know from experience, that when you first start out homeschooling, you need all of the help you can get!
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