If you're thinking about homeschooling your child, the first step is to check the homeschooling laws in your state. These laws vary from state to state, and they outline the requirements that you need to follow in order to homeschool legally. The Homeschool Legal Defense Alliance is a great place to start your research. Once you know the requirements in your state, you can start planning your homeschooling program. Here are five easy steps to help you get started:
1. Choose a homeschooling method or curriculum that aligns with your child's learning style and your educational philosophy. There are many different homeschooling methods and curricula to choose from, so take your time and research your options carefully.
With Master Books homeschool curriculum, you will be equipped to offer your student academic excellence while helping them to develop a strong faith in God. The Master Books method of education is based on the tenets of brain science and is designed to help your child love to learn. With shorter lessons, students develop mastery of subjects without overloading their developing brains with busy work.
2. Create a schedule and daily routine for your homeschool. This will help you stay organized and ensure that you cover all the necessary material. At Master Books, we offer an easy-to-follow schedule for each course to help you and your student accomplish your academic goals. You can preview the schedule by downloading the free PDF provided. You will find it under the heading “A Look Inside” on each course page.
Be sure to include time for academics, as well as other activities like physical education, art, and music. At MasterBooksAcademy.com, you will find video-based courses designed for homeschool families to enjoy P.E., piano, guitar, and many other electives. Learn more about our e- courses here.
3. Set up a dedicated space for homeschooling. This can be a spare room, a corner of your living room, or even a designated area of your child's bedroom. The space should be comfortable and well-lit, with all the necessary materials and supplies on hand.
Because we know life happens and as a mom your task list is lengthy, our courses are designed to be “grab and go.” Our beautifully designed workbooks travel easily and offer perforated pages so you can bring lessons on vacation, to doctor’s appointments, and even grandma’s house.
4. Build a support network. Homeschooling can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be isolating at times. Having a support network can help you stay motivated and on track.
We invite you to join our encouraging community of homeschool parents in the Moms of Master Books Facebook group and in the Master Books app. We are staffed to answer your curriculum questions, equip you with teaching tips, and more!
5. Keep records of your homeschooling activities. Many states require homeschoolers to keep records of their activities, including attendance records, lesson plans, and samples of your child's work. These records can also be helpful for tracking your child's progress and making adjustments to your homeschooling program as needed.
We offer the Cumulative Record to help you keep all of your student’s vital academic records in one easy-to-access location for grades Pre-K through 12.
Overall, starting homeschooling can be a exciting and fulfilling experience for both you and your child. We make your curriculum research easy at MasterBooks.com. Start your search now by Subject or Grade Level. The reviews by veteran homeschool parents on each course will help answer your questions.