Putting Handles on Home Schooling

Well, October is here and things are about to get busy. Really busy. As in 31 posts in 31 days kind of busy. Are you ready?

I will be spending this month writing 31 posts about homeschooling. I don’t consider myself to be an expert, however, I have been a homeschooling mama for eight years now. In that time, I have learned a few things. Many newbies have asked me how I do one thing or another. I figured that The Nester’s 31 day challenge presented a great opportunity for me to share some of those answers here in an effort to help someone else who might want that information. I want to give you information that allows you to take action, thereby – I hope to put handles on homeschooling for you.

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There is so much good stuff to come. I hope you will join me as I walk through the beginning steps of homeschooling with pre-schoolers, all the way through graduation of those high schoolers.

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See you soon!



This post will be updated with each part of this series.

Day 1:  Putting Handles on Home Schooling

Day 2: Can I Really Home School My Children?

Day 3: Where Do I Find Curriculum?

Day 4: What About Preschool?

Day 5: What About Patience?

Day 6: How Do I Start Planning?

Day 7: What Does Your Day Look Like?

Day 8: So, Where Do You School?

Day 9: School Must Haves

Day 10: Cheap Whiteboard?

Day 11: What About Community Service?

Day 12: Do You Practice Fire Drills?

Day 13: How Did You Find Other Home Schoolers?

Day 14: Where Do You Go for Field Trips?

Day 15: What About Going to the Library?

Day 16: Tell Me About Book Club

Day 17: How Did You Get Your Kids to Love Reading?

Day 18: Stay tuned!

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3 thoughts on “Putting Handles on Home Schooling”

  1. Love this. When I was a kid no one went to “preschool” and a lot of public schools didn’t have kindergarten yet. Our parents wouldn’t have called it “home-schooling” but they did all the things on you list, and I would add, taking us fishing and on other outing that taught us wilderness skills and animal ID and to question. I would also add, “Have them help you garden”. We learned so much in the garden, and snapping beans or husking corn or washing lettuce afterward. We also did crafts together.
    When my kids were little, I provided “daycare” to many others. We didn’t call it preschool or homeschool, but it was the same valuable early education I had received. Reading was a big part, plus lots of activity, learning and playing games, and helping with any chores I had going on. One thing apparent in your list but that a lot of parents of small children don’t think about, is to TALK to your children. It helps them learn vocabulary, syntax, concepts, and — be careful — attitudes.

    • Yes! I wholeheartedly agree, gardening is another great task to have the little ones join. And fishing, and walking through the woods, and all sorts of things!
      So often, I think in our “modern way of thinking”, we believe children must have a curriculum in order to learn – when really, they just need to experience life! The more experiences the better!

      Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts! 🙂

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