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Here is another fabulous question….
Q: How did you start your research on Homeschooling Programs and how did you organize your day to fit school in on top of…everything else?
A: Good one. I did a ton of research on-line (mainly just goggling homeschool programs) and narrowed it down. I requested a ton of info. Once I got it all in I just looked at what they offered. We do not go to church, so it helped to choose programs that didn’t have any religious connections. Then we looked at price. There are some pretty pricey ones out there. Ultimately the one we picked (Calvert) just felt right and it offered a program (for a additional fee) where you send in the test and someone else grades them….so I wasn’t the bad guy……all the time . In the program they included the text books, paper, answer keys (thank god), even crayons. Everything you could need (except for a few items for science).
As far as fitting everything in….we just do it. We know what has to be done and really some how just make it work. The program we picked works so well for us because they give you a manual that really lays it all out for you. Each day is laid out; it pretty much tells you what to say and how. Obviously it can be adjusted to the family.
I really hope that helps. If you have any more questions about homeschooling, please do not hesitate to ask them.
Keep any other questions coming……I’m ready
We sent in the final test just yesterday!!!
We are done!!!!
Although it has been a long, hard school year for us, (this was our first year homeschooling) I wouldn’t change a thing.
They learned a lot. And I learned a lot…..of patients .
I am so proud of my munchkins.
Way to go guys!!!!
Lets get this summer thing started…..
What are your plans for summer?
So this year we decided to homeschool our two little……..uhm…….angels (?); so that we may travel more (among other reasons–thats for another time).
Instead of going doing the curriculum all on my own I went thru this fantastic company. I researched TONS of other companies/ programs and, for us, this one is the best. The lesson manuals are so easy to follow so that those days my brain wont turn on the kiddos can still have school. One of the big reasons I choose this company is that they use the same reading program that he would have used if he continued to go to public school.
We enrolled in their ATS program. This is a great additional feature. This lets me submit my sons work along with his test to the school and they get to be the bad guys and grade it and comment. I get to tap out
It is a bit pricey compared to others, but you get everything you need, and by everything I mean everything. They even give you a cute little pencil holder. Well worth the $$.
<picture from their website (http://homeschool.calvertschool.org/)