I am just starting my son in homeschool. He is a third grader. Can someone please tell me where to begin? I am very limited on money and can't afford a lot, but I also have no idea where to start.
First, contact the board of education, they have to give you the curriculum.
You can also use the school library where he went to school. You may also be able to use the school gym, if it is not being used.
They should give you a book of what the rules or guidelines are when you notified the board of your intent to homeschool.
There also may be homeschool groups in your area where you meet with other parents and kids. He will need to socialize with others.
I home schooled my four kids until grade 6.
Homeschooling can be rewarding but also requires a lot of understanding and patience. I found that keeping a fairly tight schedule while still being "flexible" (especially in the first stages) was one of the biggest challenges.
Anytime you need books (of any kind) as well as cd's and dvd's for curriculum or extra fun, eBay and other online sites have proved to be a good place to search.
Your school district can give you the curriculum. If you are a resident and pay school taxes you may be entitled to the books as well
You can contact your school district to inform them you are doing this and they can supply you with some materials. Here are some things to help: