How to Homeschool: A Quick Guide Before you start looking around, go ahead and grab a copy of my book, Homeschooling from the Inside Out It’s completely FREE. Just click over and fill in your first name and primary email below and we will send you a digital copy immediately!! “Help! We just decided to homeschool our kids and I’m freaking out!” I’ve received various translations of the same message from so many family members, neighbors, friends, and readers that I’, putting all the answers on one page. THIS ONE. Bookmark this page so it’s easy to find. Homeschooling is like eating and elephant, you’ll have to do it one bite at a time. All The Videos Are >> HERE << IMPORTANT!! You can find the complete (and growing) Quick Guide hereYou will need this code: SUPERHERO2020 to get this Quick Guide for FREE! Begin with the CORE of Homeschool. My husband and I call it the holy trinity of homeschool: heart, attitude, and character. (20 Minute video) My Book: Homeschooling from the Inside Out is available on Amazon starting at $7.99. Set your MASTER Homeschool Goals 17 minutes that will give you confidence that you CAN homeschool. I CAN Teach my child Benchmarks for K-5th pdf printable $25 Make it through Homeschool Planning Season You don’t need a lot of stuff to homeschool, but you do need: heart, goals, a few materials, community, and a gray haired friend. (29 minutes) Homeschool-Planning Season FREE notesDownload Planning Your Homeschool Year is Like Eating an Elephant Homeschool Planning Bite: Golden Thread My Favortite Golden thread for K-5: Evan Moor! I began with History Pockets! Best deal? Teacher’s File Box: Big Bite Planning Let’s Talk Planners! My Picks are: High Quality Spiral Notebook What I’ve ALWAYS used with my own kids: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Calendar-and-To-Do-Lists-for-Kids-2013150 Undated Planner!! Undated Planner from They Call Me Blessed All The PLANNERS from Erin!! What If I MESS Up My Kids? Homeschool Expectations More coming soon… Homeschool Planner This one doesn’t need to be fancy, but you should keep track of what you are teaching your kids. I always kept a reverse planner: a journal of what we actually did throughout our day! Great planners: Yes, there are a bazillion types. These are my favorites Beyond Blessed Life Planner by Ana! Sweet and practical!!$25 If you’re a planner junkie, you’re gonna want to see Erin’s Planners! $35-$60 What Should You Teach? Don’t let anyone try to convince you that there is an actual list of things every child should learn at any given age. Each child is different. $25 for the complete set! Each Grade can be purchased separately How to Use Doodles for FUN, teaching, and Learning This is NOT out of place. Adding fun and doodles into your life and teaching is magic! Not just for you, but for your kids as well! These are NOT hard fast rules. I combed through state standards and blended what the educational system tries to have kids learn during a particular year with gray hair and classroom experience. Each grade has what you can teach your child written in plain English for each grade K-5. Math. Don’t get hung up here Each curriculum provider will tell you their program is better, but at the end of the day they will all cover the same basic concepts. Choosing a math curriculum that works for you and your child is a kind of experiment. My favorites may not be your favorites. Each of my kids have thrived with different ones, “just to keep life interesting.” Teachers File Box by Evan Moor Evan Moor has been my FAVORITE homeschooling/teaching resource for about 20 years! Why Evan Moor? These are my favorite resources for K-5 because they are clear, easy to use and adaptable for different learning styles. If you have a printer and are comfortable printing lessons as you go, DEFINITELY get the Teachers file Box! For Less than $10 a month (if you pay annually; $13-ish of you pay monthly) you can get access to almost ALL of the Evan Moor treasures. If you decide to just order the workbooks, budget about $20 -40 per subject. If you grab your core four subjects: Math, Language, History, and Science you can get EVERYTHING you need to have a ball learning with your kids! EVAN Moor Math of all kinds Evan Moor Language including reading, writing, grammar, spelling, and more! Evan Moor History brought to life with hand-on projects and crafts! Evan Moor Science STEM How to Doodle for FUN, Teaching, and Learning Definitely Doodle! This 7-week quick start will give you a starting place in homeschooling while you get organized.