Home School Your First Grader
by Beth Jones
The book titled Home School Your First Grader, written by Beth Jones. She holds a B.A. in English and was home schooled as a child. This is a great book to read and learn from if you're interested in home schooling your child.
Topics are tackled head on. The material covered span from why should you home school, are you qualified to home school, how to get started, what curriculum should you use, subjects to teach, what if your child doesn't like to be home schooled, what if you have other younger children, ad last of all, what if home schooling doesn't work out for you?
In reality, the best educator of any child is a parent. We "get" our children. As Beth Jones states, " Yes, a public school teacher may have a degree, but only you know your child inside and out. You know what makes them tick."
There are many reason to home school a child. A few reasons mentioned are if schools in your area aren't very good, violence, or if you are not satisfied with your school district, health concerns, religious preferences, or just more time with your child.
Alot of parents don't know that they too can home school their children. It's easier than ever with prepackaged curriculum options and supportive home school groups. To get started first you need to research the school laws in your state. Each state's laws vary. It's important to talk to your child and explain why homeschooling is the better option. Involve your child with his or her education. Your child will love being able to have a say or feel like being in control of the education. Always involve your child and create a lesson plan together.
If money is an obstacle, Beth Jones explains ways to help acquire the curriculum needed to home school.
A sample of what you might do on your first day of home schooling is provided to get you started in the right direction. Attending a curriculm fair is a time when home school families and companies get together to sell and buy new and used curriculum. There are also many sample lessons that you can ask for from curriculum companies.
If you have thought or are thinking to home school your child, then this is a must read.
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