Monday, January 07, 2008

Homeschooling questions?

I am looking for any information… insight… advice you can give me on homeschooling?
  1. Where do you get your material?
  2. How much does it cost? (for budgeting)
  3. How have you structured your day w/ all your children?
  4. What have you found to be most encouraging about homeschooling?
  5. What have you found the most challenging?
  6. What have you learned the most?
  7. Any other things I should know?


At 7:49 PM, Blogger Faith said...

I personally don't homeschool but have several aquaintances and a couple of friends who do. I would first say Pray! Really make sure it is what God would want you to do and I would think your spouse would have to be in agreement? I know that is what we did when we first started discussing education, etc.

At 1:15 PM, Blogger Linda said...

Faith, thanks for your comment. I totally agree with your advise.

My husband and I have been geting counsel, thinking, praying and talking about this decision for several years. We are also committed to deciding this per child and per year.

At 4:59 PM, Blogger Homemanager said...

Hi Linda,
First let me say, that your response above is full of wisdom! You will find so many "opinions" within each educational choice (Christian school, homeschool, private school, public, etc.)you and Steve are wise and I know you will have the grace you need because you are trusting the Lord.

I will email you about what we have done. It is one of many choices that you have.


At 11:30 PM, Blogger Mary-Margaret said...

I am asking the very same questions myself right now so I'm eager to read the responses! The first thing we are starting with is called "The Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading" which has been highly recommended to us by several people. Here's a link. We are also considering "Handwriting Without Tears" though we are more uncertain about that. I know that Sonlight comes highly recommended, and I think the fact that they plan out your lesson plans helps. but two downsides are that it is a fairly expensive curriculum, and it is hugely time intensive from what I have heard. Anyway, do you have any leanings yet?

At 11:32 PM, Blogger Mary-Margaret said...

Oops, forgot to leave the links. The author of the Ordinary Parents Guide gives a lot of good thoughts on teaching reading.


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