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    Establishing Schedules and Curriculum
    Developing a Home Classroom
    Developing a Home Classroom Homeschooling is, no doubt, a somewhat serious task for you; after all, it is very important as to how your children will grow and become capable adults. This requires a certain amount of discipline on your part; the p...
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    Establishing Schedules and Curriculum
    Planning for a Field Trip
    Planning for a Field Trip Give and take is part of the homeschool life. Although you will no doubt participate in field trips that other people organize and run, you should also be prepared to plan field trips in which others can participate. And...
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    How to Homeschool
    Homeschooling Teens
    Homeschooling TeensThe Whys, and the Must-Haves The idea of homeschooling through high school can be scary. Parents tell me, "I could never homeschool my teen - I barely got through some of my own high school classes!" But homeschool advocates a...
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    Establishing Schedules and Curriculum
    Adding Field Trips to Your Homeschool
    Adding Field Trips to Your HomeschoolField trips are a great addition to your homeschool for a number of reasons, including the following:Improved learning. Field trips are a great way to make the lessons you are teaching to your students more re...
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    Establishing Schedules and Curriculum
    Creating Lesson Plans for Homeschooling
    Creating Lesson Plans for HomeschoolingAfter you have identified the school days in your school year, you will be ready to start planning what you will be doing on each of those days. This is where lesson planning comes in to the equation. You w...
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    Establishing Schedules and Curriculum
    Homeschooling: Determining Each Child's Learning Style
    Homeschooling: Determining Each Child's Learning Style One of the great things about us humans is that each of us has a unique personality. One of the hard things about educating humans is that each person has a unique personality; a person's per...
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    Establishing Schedules and Curriculum
    Homeschooling: Choosing the Subjects You Will Teach in a School Year
    Homeschooling: Choosing the Subjects You Will Teach in a School YearThe first step in planning your school year is to select the subjects that you will be teaching each student during the upcoming year; the subjects define what you are going to t...
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    Including Vacations in Your Homeschool
    Including Vacations in Your HomeschoolFor homeschool families, vacations are often the ultimate field trip. The great thing about using a vacation as a field trip is that your kids will be learning without even realizing it! There are many ways t...
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    Legal Guidelines for Homeschooling
    What Has Your State Government or Local School System Got to Do with Homeschool?
    What Has Your State Government or Local School System Got to Do with Homeschool?Although the general requirements regarding education are laid out at the federal level, public education is mostly the responsibility of state and local governments....
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    Establishing Schedules and Curriculum
    Documenting a Field Trip
    Documenting a Field TripBefore you take a field trip, think of some ways to document your field trip. This is useful for documentation purposes and it can be useful for follow-up work that you might require your students to complete, such as a fi...
  • School and Learning
    Establishing Schedules and Curriculum
    Creating Lesson Plans for Homeschooling
    Creating Lesson Plans for HomeschoolingAfter you have identified the school days in your school year, you will be ready to start planning what you will be doing on each of those days. This is where lesson planning comes in to the equation. You w...
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    Establishing Schedules and Curriculum
    Creating and Maintaining a Homeschool Calendar and Schedule
    Creating and Maintaining a Homeschool Calendar and ScheduleNow that you know how many days of instruction (school days) you will have in a year, when the school year will start, and when the breaks will be, you are ready to create your homeschool...
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    Establishing Schedules and Curriculum
    Planning Your Homeschool Year
    Planning Your Homeschool YearAfter you have determined the number of days in your school year, you will need to decide how you want to achieve that number of days by planning your school year. You know that the year has 365 days available for sch...
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    Establishing Schedules and Curriculum
    Defining Your Homeschool Year
    Defining Your Homeschool YearIn order to start the process of lesson planning, you need to know how much time you are planning for; in other words, what is a school year for your homeschool? First, determine the total number of school days in yo...
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    Legal Guidelines for Homeschooling
    Can My Child Be Homeschooled and Attend Public School?
    As long as your daughter is enrolled in a public school, even part-time, she must continue to meet that school's specific requirements. The advantages of homeschooling will be nullified. ...
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    Establishing Schedules and Curriculum
    What Are Lesson Plans for Homeschooling and Why Are They Important?
    What Are Lesson Plans for Homeschooling and Why Are They Important?A lesson plan breaks down a curriculum for a topic into "pieces" and relates those pieces to a student for a specific period of time. In other words, a lesson plan is a map that s...