Homeschooling Basics: Getting Started

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Welcome to homeschooling! I have homeschooled my four and been working with homeschoolers for over 30 years. Here are the Basics to help you get started and have a happy homeschooling experience.

Homeschooling: You Need Some Books

If you are choosing to home school or teaching from home due to the quarantine make sure you are getting the material you need. Generally with home schooling, you purchase and teach the subjects your child needs. However you may be getting some material from your school district during this time. Whatever you are teaching, please join me on Homeschool with Confidence on Facebook for additional support. If you are having difficulty with finding curriculum or other resources, I can help you in that forum.

There are very good boxed all-in-one curriculums out there. I used and recommend BJU Press Homeschool curriculum for all my kids K thru 12. You can do parent led where you teach or purchase the DVD’s or get the same material through the computer. For any of those ways, there are recommendations for grading or they do it for you. I love the BJU curriculum because they have thought of everything. Subjects are well put together, they list tons of extra resources if you need it and all the prep work is done. On day one, you teach lesson one, etc. So the value of that kind of complete curriculum was worth every penny to me. Continue reading “Homeschooling Basics: Getting Started”

For My Birthday: #Quarantine 2020

Our quarantine this week includes my birthday celebration. It will be a little different this year- but fun for sure! I think there might even be a chocolate cake happening.

I have seen some nice fundraising ideas on birthdays. However, for my birthday this year, I want you to pray with me for a few things. That’s right- I want some prayer partners for my birthday!

Prayer Request #1: There’s a lot of people that aren’t right with God. I only can influence a few of them through my blog life and in real life, but I’d sure like to see the people I know  get right with the Lord and start living for Him. Will you pray that I can be a good Christian witness to these people? Thanks!

Prayer Request #2: I tend to worry about things and this year has sure started off with plenty of things to worry about. Please pray that I will trust in the Lord as this year goes by and submit to whatever He is doing in my life.

Prayer Request #3: I need a bit more self-discipline if I’m going to reach some goals that I have set for myself this year. You, too? Well, then, we’ll pray for each other for this!

Prayer Request #4: For the Blog: I’d sure like my blog articles and Youtube videos to get a little more traffic so they can help more people. If you haven’t yet, I’d appreciate a share every now and then. If you aren’t into that, maybe you can pray for some other people to share and get the word around. Thanks!

With the whole country teaching their children at home right now, I imagine there’s a lot of frustrated moms that need some help! I’ve put a bunch of videos in one place to get them the basic information they need to get started. If you know some moms that could use this help, please forward this email to them.

I’m sure there are some other things to pray about, but those are the prayer requests that have been on my heart today. I hope you have a good unbirthday week and thanks for coming alongside to join me in prayer as we stand together, 6 feet apart, #quarantined and praying for relief from this corona virus pandemic.

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