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FREE iPad Giveaway

FREE iPad Giveaway

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Homeschooling Is A Lifestyle

Homeschooling Children

Homeschooling Children

As parents we are homeschooling our children from the day they are born. We start out teaching our infants by talking to them, touching them, and playing with them. We continue to teach our children with these methods and also by setting an example and giving them the freedom to explore the world around them.

Adults tend to think of education in terms of lesson plans and sitting in a classroom, but our homes have been our children’s classroom from day one. The ways in which we live our lives are our children’s first lessons. If parents set the proper examples, by the time children get to be “school-aged” they know the basics of running a household, socialization, and financial management. This is when most people take their children away from their natural learning environment and put them in a classroom.

Let your lifestyle of teaching and learning (this actually goes both ways between parent and child) continue. Of course your children need to learn math, English, science, and the rest of the regular school curriculum, but the natural home and family environment is possibly the best place to do so. You were your child’s first teacher and you will remain the teacher and the greatest influence on that young mind.

The key is to integrate the lessons of an institutionalized classroom into your daily routine as you have always done for your child. Teach counting and addition/subtraction with day-to-day objects. Teach about fractions while baking some cookies. Teach math skills with price-comparison shopping. Continue to read to your child and have him create his own stories and poetry. Use family vacations as a way to teach geography and history. There are any number of ways to keep the education of your child integrated with your family’s lifestyle. Trust the instinct you have to teach your children. It is there for a reason and it will steer you in the right direction.

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Source: Alpha Omega Publications

Choosing the Right Homeschool Curriculum For Your Child

Top Ten Things to Do When Choosing Your Homeschool Curriculum

1. PRAY and ask for God’s leading. He knows the perfect curriculum for each member of your family and will guide you in your search.

2. EXAMINE the different homeschooling teaching styles. As a teacher, consider which of the following methods you would enjoy best:

• Print based – Many first-time homeschoolers enjoy the confidence of teaching with a proven, print-based curriculum. LIFEPAC® for grades K-12 is a grade-level, worktext curriculum designed by seasoned educators. It covers the general subject areas of math, science, history & geography, language, and Bible, plus a variety of electives. LIFEPAC is based on the principal of mastery learning, and teachers use consumable worktexts, drill and memorization, practice problems, review, testing, and grading to instill academic concepts in their student. For more information about LIFEPAC, visit http://www.nestlearning.com/lifepac_s46.aspx.

Another print-based option for homeschoolers is Horizons. The Horizons curriculum is language arts and math courses for students in grades K-6. Using a method called spiral learning, students using Horizons will move through each concept in a process of introduction, review and reinforcement. Students enjoy each colorfully illustrated lesson and parents benefit from detailed Teacher’s Guides and a precise structure that diminishes prep time. It’s a smooth, fast, and very effective curriculum. For more information about Horizons, visit http://www.nestlearning.com/horizons_s48.aspx.

• Computer based – Teachers use technology and time-saving features found in the CD-ROM based Switched-On Schoolhouse® (SOS) curriculum to instruct students in grades 3-12. Homeschoolers can add their own touch and easily customize lesson plans with this interactive, multimedia curriculum that covers five core subjects and a variety of electives. Grading, record keeping, and daily lesson planning are also automated with the administrative tools for teachers found in the curriculum. For more information about SOS, visit http://www.nestlearning.com/switched-on-schoolhouse_s47.aspx.

• Unit studies – Teachers focus on a particular topic or time period with age-appropriate activities for students in the main subject areas. This method requires intensive teacher preparation, but teachers and students alike enjoy the active hands-on learning. The Weaver Curriculum® from AOP is an excellent curriculum that is based on the unit study approach. For more information about Weaver, visit http://www.nestlearning.com/weaver_s196.aspx.

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