Sunday, November 3, 2013

New to homeschooling? No worries!

New homeschool, just starting, checking it out to see if you can do it?
No worries, we got your back!!!
Homeschooling sounds scary, I know because I used to be just like you.
Wanted to homeschool my boys from Kindergarten but I had a hubby who thought homeschooling was for cults and those highly religious groups. NOT SO!!
Homeschooling is for anyone who wants to! You can do it!
In just the 5 years since we started homeschooling, the homeschooling world has grown like crazy!
The internet is a WEALTH of information!
Homeschooling groups exist out there for every type of homeschooler!
Religious, secular, roadschooler, unschooler, preschool through high school age and beyond!!
You are not alone in this journey!
And the best news, as long as you have checked your States Rules and Regulations and know the basics that are required of you by law.... you are past the hard part!!
If you are a new homeschooler or wanting to homeschool and have them in the comments and I will be happy to help steer you in the right direction!!
Happy Homeschooling!

She blinded me with SCIENCE!!!

Science is a big part of our homeschool!
Think of it! You can use science for EVERYTHING! Spelling, learning to read, reading, math, history, art, social studies and most definitely for SCIENCE!LOL

Luckily my boys LOVE science just as much as I do and we are able to incorporate it into nearly everything we do! Finding a homeschool science curriculum that worked for us and was worth my moolah was important to us! Doesn't matter the cost, if it SUCKS! Have a huge boxed science kit that cost my mother a pretty penny. It is HORRIBLE! It still sits on the shelf and we scavenge it all the time for things we need to do FUN and more hands-on experiments!!

We are very outdoorsy people and into rocks, plants and animals. Earth and Space study is our FAV and what we are doing this year for our Science!!! The best part is, our large rock collection and numerous books we have on hand has helped us and we are only 2 months in!!!

I even push science in the childcare!! We have a whole shelf dedicated to science! Rats, anoles, worm farm, crickets, live plants, rocks to touch, prisms, etc. are there for kids to check out and explore! I even have a small tote that I change out weekly or so with stuff in it! Right now, it has leaves. All colors, shapes and sizes! Hold them, touch them, smell them, crunch them and tell about them!

So, next time you are concerned about science.... think of all the ways you can use it in your homeschool!!
Happy Homeschooling!