If you are reading this page you are either currently or considering homeschooling. YAHOO! So proud of your for taking the road less traveled for your kids. It may not always be easy, but it is so rewarding and the best choice we made for our family! 123 Homeschool 4 Me is here to help you on your journey! We've got lots of tips, resources, and over a million pages of FREE Homeschool worksheets, games, lapbooks, science units, history for kids, and lesson plans to help you provide a solid, fun, and affordable free homeschool education for your kids! Let me walk you through some free homeschooling basics and how 123Homeschool4Me can help you homeschool!
You didn't decide to home educate just to "get it done". You had a reason to homeschool your children. Most people don't pick the more expensive, time consuming route for fun. For some they choose to homeschool because they feel it is a better education, the impact of being socialized at school, passing on your faith, spending more time with your kids, helping your child with a special need, making learning fun, or any number of other reasons. Keep reminding your self WHY you choose to homeschool and make that your primary focus.
How to Homeschool
If you are a new homeschooling family you probabaly have a LOT of questions. Researching is good, getting plugged in with other homeschoolers is better, and just diving in and enjoying the priveledge of being a homeschooler is the BEST! Here are some resources to help you as you get started.
- Decide to Homeschool after much careful research, thought, and prayer
- Find out the legal requirements to homeschool in your state - every state has different requirements that you much follow to homeschool legally - Homeschooling Laws in your State
- Follow any and all legal requirements to homeschool legally (see above)
- Pick a curriculum - you have tons of choices to fit your family and children
- Plan your school year - with any state regulations in mind, pick when your school will start, end, take breaks, what days of the week you will meet and for how long, and what pace you need to go through your curriculum to finish in a year.
- Don't Homeschool alone! Just because you aren't sending your kids to public or private school doesn't mean they won't be with others from outside your family.
- Start teaching your child --- You taught your child how to use the bathroom and put on their shoes. You can do this! Just dive in!
Okay, so that was super simplified, I know! But really that is all you need to start with . Make sure to read the links above for more information on each point.
How to Start Homeschooling
Make Homeschool FUN and Affordable! This is where 123Homeschool4Me.com comes in! We want our kids to have a strong, fun, and meaningful education, but teaching and being Mom leaves little time to think of fun, creative educational activities that make concepts stick. Plus the cost to buy cool games and additional worksheets for every little skill can be outrageous!
We've got you covered! This site is filled with thousands of creative ideas and 1.000,000+ FREE educational printables to make learning fun! Since we've been around, sharing creatives ideas and free worksheets since 2011, we have TONS of free worksheets and hands on games for students of all ages K12. But, don't let that number overwhelm you!! We've organized our site carefully to make finding what you need, right now a snap!
Homeschooling Resources by Grade Level. You can jump right to the grade(s) you need by click on the following links or thumbnail below:
Homeschooling Resources by Subject. Or if you prefer, you can jump right to the school subject your child needs help with: math, english, science, social studies, spanish, art, bible, music, etc.
Plus, I don't want you to miss some of these great posts with lots of ideas, advice, and homeschooling help on your homeschooling life:
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- Certificates of Recognition (free!)
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- Tips for Recovering from a Bad Day
- Ways to take a Break while Homeschooling
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