Monday, July 21, 2014

~Share Your Stuff #57~

~ Share Your Stuff Tuesday Is On For The Week ~

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Soooo ... how is everybody enjoying their summer?

Hope you are all enjoying the nicer weather, maybe going to the beach or vacation? We are away this week enjoying a lovely up north vacay. 
Love summer :)


Now, onto the party!!!!

~ Please check out my top picks below, and then post your totally fun & fab posts ~


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This week I am RE-sharing with you some of my homeschooling & BEST education posts! 

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~Homeschooling Organizing Round-Up (Series Part 3) AND A Head Start On Homeschool Curriculum~






If you missed the first 2 post from the series, here they are below:


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Now, on to the post: the third in our 'Considering Homeschooling' series:


Homeschool Organizing Round-Up


But first, a re-cap of our own journey....

I started this 'home school' adventure more out of circumstances than any major forethought or rebellion against the 'school establishment'.
We had all four of our children in a wonderful private school that is attached to our church. 

Great teachers.
Great curriculum.
So many friends & familiarity.
Then we decided we were going to move out to the outskirts of the city.
Then we realized we wanted to have more children.
Then we understood that there was no easy way to get the kids to this school while I was pregnant...

So I began to research.
On & on I pursued all I could 'dig up' about homeschooling in our area.
I called people, emailed, questioned families already doing it (did I say interrogated??!)
I realized very quickly that this was NOT going to be an easy decision.
We counted the cost.

The first year was like no other.
It was challenging for me personally than any other season of my entire life.
When I became pregnant there were times I thought I would 'die', I was so tired!

But we pushed through.
We persevered...

Now we're on the other side & I've realized there are so many benefits to homeschooling!
(most days anyway, smile)

Since I began this adventure many people have questioned me on my journey:

"How do I begin?"
"Where do I find support?"
"Do I have to let the school board know?"
"Is this legal?"
"How do I set it all up?"
"What sort of curriculum should I use?"

That's where this homeschooling series came in...I wanted to share some of my previous posts, along with many of my friends' perspectives as well, and hopefully give you something to start with. 
To give you some confidence.

I am hoping, that through these posts, you will find some of the tools you need to 'weed' your way into the journey that we call homeschooling :)

***An update for our family: we realized our eldest two children are wanting to go back to school. We realized for them individually, they missed a lot of the aspects of their school AND they had had a bit of trouble adjusting to the changes.
 I did beat myself up a lot (A LOT!), however came to the realization that we have to custom our journey for our family. 

No Comparisons Allowed!!!

An aside: many of the answers to your homeschooling journey will also be specific to your location.
Where we live, Ontario/Canada, we have some of the most open laws on home schooling in the entire country.
Each province/territory or state will have different guiding principles.

The rest of the journey?
Well, that's where this 'round up' comes in handy.


Scroll down through the topics & read the shared life stories to get inspired!

Today, I'm touching on getting organized! 


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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

~Starting Out (Homeschooling Series Part 2) AND A Giveaway Chance To Win!!!~




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If you didn't catch my last post in the series, here it is-->part 1:

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And I'll re-cap my latest announcement:

I am participating in this year's "Build Your Bundle Homeschool Edition" Sale!!!

This is an AMAZING opportunity for those who are looking to purchase valuable educational material at GREAT prices! The Bonus: it is NOT pre-selected for you! You choose YOUR OWN BUNDLES!

Bundle prices vary, but they range from $10 - $69, which is up to 92% off retail!

The big sale will go live July 21st....so please do watch the blog for more announcements :)

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Okay, on to the post: The SECOND in a series on Homeschooling!



Starting Out: The Early Journey


If you're considering homeschooling, then there's a good chance you're wanting to plan ahead. 
And for good reason.

It's wise to count the cost and see if this would be a good fit for your child(ren), yourself and your lifestyle. Because in the end, YOU (and your spouse & your children) are the only ones that can determine what will work.

For us, we began the journey just over 2 years ago.
We said we'd take it year to year.

It was a learning curve, pulling all of our children out of school full-time, but I did see a lot of good fruit from the decision. 
We also realized that not every child fits the homeschool 'mold' either...

And for next school year, we are putting our eldest two children (ages 12 & 14) back into a private Christian school, while homeschooling with the younger two, baby in tow :)

What about you? Have you thought about:

-WHY you want to homeschool?
-WHO will primarily do most of the schooling?
-the TYPES of learning styles that will work for your child(ren)?

There's so much to look at, & it's really a learning curve, no matter which way you slice it :)

Here's a number of blog posts, from a diverse number of bloggers, about starting out & the early journey of exploring homeschooling!

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Preparing Yourself for the Journey of Homeschooling

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