CRRL Picks: Homeschool Helper - Getting Started
Annotation:A mother and a college education professor combine their experience and expertise to show how parents can continue to homeschool their children through high school in subjects for which they are not experts.
Annotation:This book gives you all you need to start up and run your own successful homeschool. The method is not only stress-free but also low-cost. As a literature based approach, it is also high quality.
Annotation:Customizing lessons for each child, measuring what your children have learned, and “115 Organizing Tips.”
Annotation:Encouraging and inspiring work from one of the pioneers of the modern homeschooling movement. In addition to providing practical information on how and why to homeschool, the text addresses the political, legal, and legislative issues homeschoolers face.
Annotation:Explains laws on homeschooling in Virginia (this resource should not replace legal counsel). Chapters include how to begin, choosing curricula, learning styles, gifted education, apprenticeships, and college. Please check the Code of Virginia for update.
Annotation:Declaration of policy; requirements for home instruction of children in Virginia.
Annotation:Step-by-step instructions on providing an academically rigorous, comprehensive homeschool education from preschool through high school. Detailed book lists.
Annotation:This site has online guides for beginners, information on trading curriculum, unit study directories, record keeping and answers to frequently asked questions.
Annotation:Free resources for homeschoolers: lesson plans, activity pages, unit studies, software downloads, discussion boards, articles, and information for new homeschoolers.
Annotation:From the web site: "Homeschool.com was created to empower parents to create the ideal school for their child at home! Homeschool.com's founding principle is to consistently provide resources, information, and support to all homeschooling families."
Annotation:From the web site: "With this list, we want to highlight even more of the most amazing websites for homeschoolers. . . . These sites feature diverse opinions and materials, and are not ranked or rated here, merely presented as excellent sources of information for anyone interested in homeschooling."
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Whether you're tentatively considering homeschooling your kids, currently homeschooling, or nearly finished and wondering about college, we have resources to help you with each step of your homeschool journey.