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Thread: Any Other Homeschoolers??

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    Super Member Ps 150's Avatar
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    I've homeschooled for a few years now. So, why do I still feel butterflies when I stare at that first, blank lesson plan form I use?? I started to ponder this when I glanced at the coaster I keep on my desk (for that blessed cup of coffee that gets me going on school mornings). It's a photo coaster but instead of a photo, I have a copy of the verse, 1Peter 5:7. Ahhh, thank you Lord!

    I've finally got the schoolroom completely cleaned after a summer of crafting in here and now I only need to get the first 5 weeks of plans done..."only", sheesh! We're starting on September 7th but my husband has next week off so I'd like to get it done before he starts vacation. I love the teaching part, and normally even the lesson plans but that first set of lesson plans still makes me skip a heartbeat. Anyone else have this??

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    I home schooled one of my sons from the 6th grade on. The company that I received the books from provided lesson plans. Have you tried Google for help? I know that this can be a daunting task but it is all worth it in the end.

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    Our curriculum comes with lesson plans for each subject but I like to put all the subject's lesson plan on one form for the whole week. It's also great to use that form to schedule in some neat experiments or art projects to help cement what the girls are learning in other subjects. I could go off all the individual plans but I teach two different grades at once, and the form I use is split so I can just glance at one paper for both girls. I also, when making the lesson plans, pull out all of the appropriate worksheets, quizzes and tests that we'll need for that week and put them in a file folder per day. It gets my day going so much better and really doesn't take that long but the first one of the year still scares me sometimes, :lol: .

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    We home school. I need to get our curriculum loaded onto the computers so my kids can start. I have one loaded but need to do the other two. Also waiting on the younger two's math discs. We do just about everything on the computer-so much easier. I actually don't like home schooling but do it anyway. To me it would be a lot easier to send my kids away for a few hours every day. :mrgreen:

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    Another homeschooler here :) I have a Senior and a Freshman this year, the years have just flown by! Enjoy every minute, time goes by so fast.

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    I really love homeschooling and having all that fun. We live in NY and the homeschool requirements are a little frustrating now and then (my girls need to complete more work than the public school kids in our district and I need to file 11 papers per child per quarter!) but I think it's totally worth it all when my girls get that "Aha" look when something new clicks with them. My oldest would probably like the computer work but my youngest wouldn't. So, to make everything even, we do a little bit of both, challenging them to learn from a medium they're not comfortable with while still working with what they do like.

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    My goodness, that's a lot of paperwork to fill out! Our state's (KY) requirements are not that strict.

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    I know. It's 11 pages per child per quarter, then at the beginning of the school year I need to file 12 pages per child and at the end of the school year it's another 11 pages per child. We also have to do state tests every other year and do extra work. By state standards, I need to teach foreign language and technology (wood-working) before the sixth grade but public schools aren't enforced in that. Our local school district doesn't teach either class until seventh grade, though they're required to. Other area school districts do that but ours does not. Very frustrating!

    On another note, I finished my first week's lesson plan and pulled all the worksheets and workbooks today! YAY! Tomorrow I'll finish the last 4 weeks worth of plans. :-)

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    This is our 6th year to home school.
    I have a second and eighth grader.

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    I guess I have a different perspective on this. I was homeschooled from 5th grade on. I HATED IT! I hope your children don't feel the way I do ten years after graduation.

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