First things first - If you can't home school, for whatever reason, don't feel guilty. We all have to live in reality and we all have limitations. It's about doing the best you can.
We started out using the public school system for our son while we worked. It became apparent to us by the time our child was 5 (he had been in pre-school for 2 years and we loved it) that he was very difficult for them to manage. He was not integrating well, had behavioral problems at school that did not exist at home, and most importantly he wasn't learning well.
After some soul searching, some research, and some guidance from other educators in our sphere of relationships, we decided to take on the challenge. And by "we", I mean his all world mother. Mama bear put her career on hold to try and make a difference in our son's education. There is just no substitute for one on one learning (when done properly) and the tenacity of mother that won't accept anything less than getting the best from her student.
We are fortunate at this stage to be able to financial handle this but it is not comfortable nor for the feint of heart. We are talking about a lot of patience, time, and learning of your own.
There are two sets of links/info below. One is for learning about what you need to know about becoming a home schooling parent. The other is for actual resources you can use in your homeschooling journey.
So you want to Home School...
This link will take you to washhomeschool.org website which gives instructions on Washington state laws for Homeschooling.
So you really really want to Home School...
Besides amazon and pinterest ideas there are some great online tools to help teach your child. All of these links have a free trial time to see if they could work for your child.
Teachers pay teachers is a website that provides k-12 curriculum of math, language art,science and social studies for printout worksheets, videos, books, songs, and such but also has room decorations for your bulletin boards too.This is another site that lets you pick and choose your studies as you see best for your child's ability.
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