Homeschool MaterialsWritten by Mary Joyce
One of often overlooked area of planning and discussion when preparing to begin your homeschooling venture is how are you going to supply and fund your homeschool materials, and where are you going to locate your homeschool supplies, and how will you keep it organized?
Since many homeschooling parents live on one primary source of income due to immutable fact that other parent is a full time teacher, being penny wise and cost efficient is a must. However, with a little creativity and some practice you can put together a very effective homeschool resource and materials depot in your home.
The first decision is where to locate your homeschool materials area. If you have an extra bedroom or den in your house that you can do this, you are one of fortunate ones. However you decide to get this done idea is to have all of your homeschool materials and resources organized into one central spot. Not only does this make your homeschooling day more efficient and less stressful, but you will also find that this central
organizational approach will be much more cost efficient as you will be to easily determine what homeschool materials you have on hand and what you need to purchase as they get low. Without good organization of your homeschool resources you will find yourself purchasing duplicates and unneeded materials that will only drive up your costs. And remember goal here is to keep your purchasing costs to a minimum!
Homeschool Basic BenefitsWritten by Mary Joyce
Why should or would I homeschool?
A big decision for you and should not be taken lightly. However, with some basic preparation, it isnít as mind boggling as you might think. The reasons to homeschool are as varied as there are families that participate in homeschooling. Many parents arenít impressed with education that their child is receiving at public school, and expensive private schooling isnít an option. Safety can also be an issue or maybe your child is struggling and you feel that they could benefit greatly with more one on one instruction. Whatever reason, homeschooling today is growing by leaps and bounds and resources available to those making school at home decision are abundant.
Be clear in your mind at to why you have decided to embark on homeschooling. Write your motivation, your purpose, and your goals for your homeschool down. This will keep you focused and motivated throughout your school year. Also, with a clear concise purpose and reasons for homeschooling will arm you with conviction when you run up against those friends and family members who are less enthusiastic about your decision to homeschool. Put together your homeschool mission statement and write it down and live by it as you homeschool your kids.