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Updated: April 2, 2020

Teachers, Here's What Parents Want You to Know Right Now

teachers, this is what parents need you to know about at-home learning

No one is prepared for the transition to homeschooling and remote learners. Both teachers and parents have been thrown into this without warning. Let’s work together to do what is best for our kids. Let’s tell each other what we need, and help each other however we can. Here is what parents need teachers to know:

More: At-Home Learning Resources for the COVID-19 Outbreak

Creating Storage and Archive Areas for Your Homeschool

Creating Storage and Archive Areas for Your Homeschool

From the textbooks you include in your curricula to supporting resources such as videotapes and DVDs to completed projects and homeschool documentation, you will need to handle lots of "stuff" related to your homeschool. When designing your homeschool area, you need to include lots of storage room.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Choosing a Homeschool Curriculum

Create your own course of study

This is not as difficult as it sounds. There are several approaches to curriculum development for the "do it yourself" homeschooling parent.

Traditional (Classroom in the Home) Approach:

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Determining the Legal Requirements for Your School System or Local Government

Determining the Legal Requirements for Your School System or Local Government

If you live in a state that requires some type of oversight of your homeschool by the local school system, you will need to figure out exactly what that means for your homeschool. (If you live in a state that doesn't require you to interact with a local school system, consider yourself fortunate and skip the rest of this section.)

There are several basic ways in which you might be required to be under the auspices of a local school system:

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Adopt a Tree

Adopt a Tree

Time

  • 20 to 30 minutes

Materials

  • Tree
  • Tape measurer
  • Paper
  • Pencil

Directions

  1. Find a tree that you both think is special and adopt it.
  2. Explore it by touch. Measure its circumference.
  3. Research its variety and particular needs for optimal growth, and devote some regular time to caring for it.

Extensions

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Pre-K

Pre-K
Updated: August 19, 2020

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Homeschooling Pros and Cons

homeschooled child working on schoolwork at home

Homeschooling is becoming more popular every day, with a growth rate of 7 to 15 percent per year. There are about two million children currently learning at home. Homeschooled kids do well on standardized tests, are welcome at colleges and universities, and as adults, have a reputation for being self-directed learners and reliable employees.

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Updated: September 8, 2020

How to Create a Homeschool Schedule That Works For Your Family

Creating a homeschool schedule for new homeschoolers

Congratulations on your decision to homeschool! We are living through a very unique and challenging time in our lives as we make our way through a global pandemic, and following your gut to make the right decision for your children and your family as a whole is important. Beginning a homeschool journey as a family can feel both exciting and nerve wracking until it starts to feel like part of your routine.

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Responding to Other People's Concerns About Your Decision to Homeschool

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College
The ability of kids who have been homeschooled to get into college is of concern to many. This might have been a challenge at one point, but the situation now is that many colleges allow, or actively support, homeschoolers into their programs. This is because several studies have shown that homeschoolers tend to perform well above the average in college. And, many colleges recognize that homeschoolers tend to be more mature and have less potential for "getting into trouble."

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Updated: May 15, 2019

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Foreign Languages for Homeschoolers

Foreign Languages for Homeschoolers

Take this quiz to see what you know about studying a foreign language:

A good age to begin learning a second language is:
    a. Infancy.
    b. Five to seven years old.
    c. Eight to 11 years old.

The best way to learn a foreign language is:
    a. Listening to and speaking with native speakers.
    b. Taking a language class.
    c. Interactive software program(s) and games.

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Due Process Hearings

What standards do hearing officers apply to IEP's?

In most states, the quality of educational programs and services offered in IEPs is governed by the minimal standards set forth in IDEA. The U.S. Supreme Court in Board of Education v. Rowley, 458 U.S.
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Updated: August 19, 2020

How to Make Homeschooling Less Stressful

How to make homeschooling less stressful

Homeschooling can be stressful for the entire family, but it doesn’t have to be. Now that schools in many states have shut down, parents all over the nation have become their children’s teachers and many have never done anything like this before. Diving into something new and unfamiliar is bound to cause some level of anxiety, but there are a few things parents can do to make crisis homeschooling less straining on everyone in the family.

My Neighborhood Is Special

My Neighborhood Is Special

Time

  • 30 to 40 minutes

Materials

  • Paper
  • Pencil

Directions

Take a walk together and write down all of the things that you think makes your neighborhood a special place. Be sure to include people, pets, services, beautiful things, etc.

Extensions

  • Draw pictures together to illustrate what you saw.
  • Think of things that would make your neighborhood even nicer.
  • Draw improvements in a "wish picture."

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Pre-K

Pre-K
Updated: May 15, 2019

Homeschooling Dads

Homeschooling Dads

Extending the Role
Most folks assume homeschooling dads go off to work each day while moms stay home to teach the kids. For many families, that's certainly the case. However, there's a new breed of homeschooling dads: those not satisfied being merely an observer. They don't want to come home from work and ask what Johnny learned today -- they want to be a part of that learning experience and learn it with him. These fathers are fostering a love of learning in their kids, and rediscovering it for themselves.

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