What to Teach in Middle School

Homeschooling middle school is a time of transition for the homeschool mom and the student. It is a time of more responsibility, fewer hands on cutesy stuff, and more independent learning. Last week we talked about homeschooling middle school and what we can do to prepare. This week we are going to discuss what to teach in middle school.

Here is a list of what your child needs to learn by the end of Middle School. This week we are focusing on Language Arts and Mathematics.

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Why You’re Behind in Homeschooling

Do you ever feel like your behind in homeschooling?

Like everyone else is farther along than you?
Like your child is NEVER going to learn                                    ?

Me too! I think every homeschool mom feels behind in homeschooling sometimes. We stress ourselves out, wonder what the problem is, and struggle to keep up.

I believe there are 2 leading factors in the behind mentality, and both can be fixed today!

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How Much Does Homeschooling Cost?

One of the most common questions I hear from those interested in homeschooling is “How much does homeschooling cost?” The answer is always the same, “How much do you want it to cost?”

Homeschooling is a choice. You are choosing to educate your children at home. The reasons why you made that choice will vary, but the bottom line is when you homeschool, the ball is in YOUR court. You get to decide how much homeschooling is going to cost you.

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Homeschooling is a Lifestyle Choice

When I first began homeschooling I had no idea how quickly I would become passionate about it. Homeschooling has turned into a way of life. I am sure the same can be said for many of you. Homeschooling is a lifestyle choice. NOT just an education choice.

 

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Socialization Opportunities for Homeschoolers

Homeschool parents hear the socialization question…. A LOT! And, if you are like me, it DRIVES YOU NUTS!

However, if you are really, truly concerned about socialization, and if that is really, truly why you are hesitant to homeschool, then I am here to reassure you. Homeschool kids ARE socialized. If anything, we are too social because we try to make up for the perceived “lack” of socialization.

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Getting Dad Involved in Homeschooling

When we first began homeschooling, my husband felt “out of the loop”. He came home at the end of the day knowing that we “did school” but not really knowing what we did, or how the girls did that day. This is different from public school because typically kids come home with homework, notes from the teacher, or graded papers. I realized that if my husband was going to understand our girl’s education at all, I would have to find ways to get him involved.

In most homeschool families, mom does the bulk of the educating. However, dads can get involved too. It is important for them to know what is going on in regards to the education of their children.

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Should You Homeschool Preschool?

As you look at your active three or four year old, you may be contemplating what step to take next. Should you put them in preschool? Try it out at home? The questions may be swirling through your mind making you wonder if you should homeschool preschool?

Homeschooling preschool is a great option for a lot of parents. And it just may be what you are looking for!

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