Are you thinking of homeschooling, but you are not sure where to start? First place to start is checking with your state laws to see what you will have to do to home school your child. Home schooling is not as easy as pulling your child from public schools and not sending them back you have to go through proper channels to make it all legal.
A great place to check home schooling laws is HSLDA.org, or you can check in with your county’s local school district. Once you start home schooling be sure to keep great records of your child’s progress. This can all be done online at homeschoolreporting.com this site not only allows you to fill in your child’s attendance but it also lets you keep track of your grades.
After you have checked into the laws, in your state you will want to check into what you want to teach your child. This is all based on grade. I prefer to go with a actual curriculum now that Gillian is in the 3rd grade. However, you can still find your own material online and go from there.
Most all schooling materials during the younger ages can be found online. There are several sites that offer study units that will give you a ton of great ideas to base your curriculum from.
Just remember when you start to home-school go at your child’s pace do not try to rush them. All children learn at different speeds and even though History may take longer for your child to catch on to, math maybe super easy, so take extra time with them in History to help them better understand.