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I have heard this is a highly recommended place to help you homeschool. You can do it on your own, but I like the idea of keeping grades and such online.
I will probably do something of this sort next year for my daughter. She has just blossomed since we began homeschooling and she is so smart!
By Robyn Fed from Tri-Cities, TN
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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. Can someone please help me? Thank you.
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
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.
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:
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.
I homeschool 4 kids. I need some ideas to make it fun teaching instead of always just using text books. Does any one have any ideas of teaching games, for grades K, 2, and 3. Thanks.
By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario
For math, I like to have kids that age play war. Are you familiar with the card game called war? I changed it a little to use it for math. Basically, divide a shuffled deck of cards, giving half the deck to one child and half to the other.
Each turns one card over and places it in front of themselves. Whoever yells the answer out first gets to keep both cards. The "answer" depends on their level of math. If they are learning addition, the "answer" would be the sum of the two cards. If they are working on multiplication, the "answer" would be the product of the two cards.
You can also use it for subtraction. Division does not work. I even used it with fractions (the "answer" is to create a fraction with the card and then divide the fraction in half - so if there was a 2 and a 5, the answer would be 2/10ths).
If you're creative, you can use that game to work on several different math skills at the different math levels. I hope that helps.
Thanks I will use this one. I think the kids will like this one.
Where can I find Alpha Omega Lifepak, Grade 5 for homeschooling. Containing Science, Math, Language, History With teachers key.
Charlotte from Rainsville, AL
This website sells grade 5. Good luck
I've used the Lifepac and the Cd school too, from Alpha Omega, you should be able to key in Alpha Omega Publications
There is the LifePac, and also the Switched on Schoolhouse that is done on the computer. We like the latter better.
YOu should be able to also look over used material sales at the selection list they give you on the websites .
good luck, and happy 5th grade!