Starting to homeschool is never easy, but it isn’t any more difficult to start in January. In fact, it’s a great time to start.
I’ve noticed over the years that many people take the homeschool plunge in January. I know, some of you might think… Really? Well, it’s not so weird when you stop to think about what they might have gone through last fall. Usually, those who start in January have just endured something that causes them to not put off homeschooling another minute!
Just a few pointers…
- Check with your state guidelines for homeschooling to see that you have complied with everything that is expected
- Take time to find out how your children learn. Ask their previous teachers, sit down with them and do a few “worksheets” or watch an educational video. Perhaps you could even find a few online homeschool sites and try them out. Discover how they learn! (auditory, visual, kinesthetic(hands on)
- Decide on how you want to homeschool. If you are new to this you might want to start with something that does most of the work for you like an all-in-one curriculum or perhaps an online homeschool program.
- Research the different curriculum options that fit your child’s learning needs as well as the needs of family
- Purchase the curriculum
- Set learning goals for your children – what do you want to accomplish this year?
- Set your schedule – decide on how many days that you want to homeschool and then divide up the lessons and assignments to reach your goals in the allotted amount of time.
- Set a side a place where your kids can learn comfortably.
- Get learning!!