Sunday, July 25, 2010

Starting out and Learning about the States

When I began my homeschooling journey several years ago, I was at a lost for what I supposed to do to get started. I was very lucky in the sense that I had been thinking about doing this for some time and had been slowly getting schooled myself on the subject of homeschooling. I found several helpful sites in my search to find state homeschool info on homeschooling laws and advice on what to do first. Several sites gave me great information and were just full of helpful members. I had one parent forum on homeschooling that I just clicked with immediately. Everyone from the staff to other newbie homeschoolers were on there asking questions and giving their take on things. They gave me helpful advice on ways to save money on books, by going to the local library and used book stores. I also had a lot of great tips on what books I should start reading before I started the first day. Saving money was another thing that I got from this forum, they were all too happy to tell me what worked for them and what didn’t. Fast forward to this year....

Now with a 3rd grader this year, it is time to learn all 50 states/ capitals and other important info.
I again turned to my faithful friends that I have made on the site, looking for anything to help me with this task. I needed everything from what they used online and offline! I was relieved to find a US 50 state games site as well, because as you know we are a game family! I will keep you posted on my progress and would love to hear your take on how you taught the states and capitals!

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