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Homeschooling For Dummies


Homeschooling For Dummies


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von: Jennifer Kaufeld

17,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 06.08.2020
ISBN/EAN: 9781119740834
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 432

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<ul> <li>Select the right curriculum</li> <li>Create the perfect homeschooling space</li> <li>Design a schedule that works for you</li> </ul> <p><b>What you should know to become a homeschooling pro!</b> <p>Interest in homeschooling was booming even before the coronavirus pandemic inspired many parents to consider the homeschooling choice as an alternative to in-person classroom learning. Fully updated with new resources and technologies, this guide is just what you need to help you decide whether homeschooling is right for your family. Learn about the rewards and challenges presented by homeschooling, how to ensure that your children receive a well-rounded education, where to find tools that help you develop appropriate curricula, and how to connect with the homeschooling community. <p><b>Inside...</b> <ul> <li>Creating a curriculum</li> <li>Meeting state and federal guidelines</li> <li>How to encourage socialization</li> <li>Using online courses</li> <li>Tips for keeping life in balance</li> <li>Creating or joining a homeschooling community</li> <li>Caring for special needs</li> </ul>
<p><b>Introduction</b><b> 1</b></p> <p>About This Book 1</p> <p>Foolish Assumptions 2</p> <p>Icons Used in This Book 2</p> <p>Beyond the Book 3</p> <p>Where to Go from Here 4</p> <p><b>Part 1: Heading to Homeschooling 5</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 1: Answering the Big Questions</b><b> 7</b></p> <p>Getting to This Point 7</p> <p>Knowing Not to Know It All 9</p> <p>Affording It 9</p> <p>Hanging in There 11</p> <p>Signing up for the long haul 11</p> <p>Staying at home forever 12</p> <p>Breaking the News to Mom 13</p> <p>Addressing Socialization, the Hot Homeschooling Buzzword 14</p> <p>Social outlets 14</p> <p>Socialization 15</p> <p>Presenting the Issue of the Year 16</p> <p><b>Chapter 2: Taking the Leap</b><b> 19</b></p> <p>Realizing That Anger is Not Enough 19</p> <p>Ensuring educational excellence 20</p> <p>Meeting your child’s special needs 20</p> <p>Retaining religious convictions 21</p> <p>Accommodating family lifestyle 22</p> <p>Determining What’s Best for Your Family 22</p> <p>Creating Solutions for Special Situations 23</p> <p>Working around your job 23</p> <p>Dealing with special learners 24</p> <p>Beginning the Journey 25</p> <p>Choosing the perfect time of year 25</p> <p>Deciding at what age to begin 26</p> <p>Assigning homework 27</p> <p>Making homeschooling more than school at home 28</p> <p>Using the extra time 28</p> <p><b>Chapter 3: Complying with Uncle Sam</b><b> 31</b></p> <p>Conducting Yourself (Yes, Ma’am) in Accordance with State Law 32</p> <p>Locating Your State’s Law 33</p> <p>Counting Out the School Days 35</p> <p>Calling a Truce: Interacting with Your Local School 37</p> <p>First: Know your law 37</p> <p>Second: Make sure your ducks are in a row 38</p> <p>Third: Know your law 39</p> <p><b>Chapter 4: Pulling Them Out and Starting from Scratch</b><b> 41</b></p> <p>Making Those First Days Count 41</p> <p>De-stressing the children 42</p> <p>Easing into coursework 43</p> <p>Rebuilding Your Family Unit 44</p> <p>Setting your schedule 44</p> <p>Working together 45</p> <p>Dad’s or Mom’s role in your homeschool 45</p> <p>Starting from the Very Beginning 47</p> <p>Teaching in small blocks 48</p> <p>Using the objects you own 48</p> <p>Drawing on Your Strengths and Filling in the Gaps 49</p> <p>Speaking to your strengths 49</p> <p>Teaching them what you don’t know 50</p> <p><b>Part 2: Tackling Kids of Any Age 53</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 5: Teaching Your Toddler While You Change Your Baby</b><b> 55</b></p> <p>Juggling Primers, Preschoolers, and Diapers 56</p> <p>Surviving Life with a Toddler 57</p> <p>Teaching with a toddler 58</p> <p>Teaching your toddler 59</p> <p>Covering the Preschool Basics 60</p> <p>Teaching with a preschooler 61</p> <p>Teaching your preschooler 61</p> <p><b>Chapter 6: Covering the Elementary Years</b><b> 65</b></p> <p>Setting Out with Elementary Students 65</p> <p>Learning through Language Arts: Reading and Grammar 66</p> <p>It’s as easy as A, B, C 67</p> <p>Beyond the basics 69</p> <p>Going on to the heavy hitters 70</p> <p>Eating Your Way through Math 70</p> <p>Going beyond “Our Community Helpers” 73</p> <p>Firing Up the Bunson Burner 75</p> <p>Timing is Everything 78</p> <p>When timing is off 78</p> <p>While you wait 78</p> <p><b>Chapter 7: Handling Junior High</b><b> 81</b></p> <p>Beginning in the Middle 81</p> <p>Keeping Track of It All 83</p> <p>Putting Grades to the Test 84</p> <p><b>Chapter 8: Help! I Have a High Schooler</b><b> 87</b></p> <p>Starting at the Eleventh Hour (or Eleventh Grade) 88</p> <p>Switching before the Last Bell 89</p> <p>Deciding your academic approach 89</p> <p>Changing courses midstream (or at winter break) 90</p> <p>Dancing the High School Subject Tango 91</p> <p>Language arts 93</p> <p>Math 94</p> <p>Science 95</p> <p>History and social studies 97</p> <p>Languages 98</p> <p>Driver education 98</p> <p>Electives 99</p> <p>Planning for the Tidy Transcript 102</p> <p>Check your state’s requirements 103</p> <p>Start at the end and work backwards 103</p> <p>Choosing courses that count 105</p> <p>Prepping for College 107</p> <p>ACTing on Your InSATiable Desire for Standardized Tests 109</p> <p>SAT 109</p> <p>ACT 109</p> <p><b>Chapter 9: Completing Twelfth Grade Doesn’t Mean It’s Over</b><b> 111</b></p> <p>Spreading Their Wings and Earning Their Keep 112</p> <p>Continuing to college 112</p> <p>Marching in the military 112</p> <p>Studying at a trade/vocational school 114</p> <p>Entering the workforce 114</p> <p>Strapping on the Tool Belt 115</p> <p>Continuing Homeschool through College 117</p> <p>Staying at home 117</p> <p>Finding a suitable program 118</p> <p><b>Part 3: Choosing Your Cornerstone: Basic Curriculum Options 121</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 10: Orbiting as a Satellite School under the Umbrella</b><b> 123</b></p> <p>Riding the Satellite 124</p> <p>Opting for a Complete Curriculum across the Distance 124</p> <p>Pinpointing a Program 125</p> <p>Elementary through junior high and beyond 126</p> <p>High schools 127</p> <p>Matching Your Needs with Their Offerings 129</p> <p><b>Chapter 11: Does Classical Education Mean Teaching Vivaldi?</b><b> 131</b></p> <p>Classifying It Classical 132</p> <p>Trying the trivium 132</p> <p>Forming the foundation with literature 134</p> <p>Assembling Your Classical Curriculum Components 135</p> <p>Language arts 135</p> <p>Math 137</p> <p>Science 137</p> <p>History 138</p> <p>Geography 139</p> <p>Art 139</p> <p>Music 140</p> <p>Latin 141</p> <p>Foreign language 142</p> <p>Gathering More Information 143</p> <p><b>Chapter 12: Reading Real Living Books with Charlotte</b><b> 145</b></p> <p>Calling Charlotte Mason 145</p> <p>Leaping through living books 146</p> <p>Nuzzling up to nature studies 146</p> <p>Putting Together Your Package 146</p> <p>Language arts 147</p> <p>Math 149</p> <p>Nature science 149</p> <p>History 150</p> <p>Geography 150</p> <p>Art 150</p> <p>Music 151</p> <p>Foreign language 151</p> <p><b>Chapter 13: Mining the Montessori Method</b><b> 153</b></p> <p>Exploring at Their Own Pace 154</p> <p>Guiding your children 154</p> <p>Combining academics and life 155</p> <p>Setting Up Your Space 155</p> <p>Walking through the Day 155</p> <p>Mathematics 156</p> <p>Language arts 156</p> <p>Practical Life 157</p> <p>Sensorial 157</p> <p>Culture 157</p> <p><b>Chapter 14: Wandering through Nature with Waldorf</b><b> 159</b></p> <p>Working Together with Head, Hands, and Heart 160</p> <p>Enjoying the outdoors 160</p> <p>Making things by hand 161</p> <p>Flowing with the day 161</p> <p>Locating a Waldorf-Style Curriculum 162</p> <p>Picking favorites 162</p> <p>Opting for similar goals 163</p> <p><b>Chapter 15: Teaching Them What They Want to Learn</b><b> 165</b></p> <p>Unveiling the Integrated Unit Study 166</p> <p>All unit studies, all the time 166</p> <p>Locating unit studies 167</p> <p>Making them last 169</p> <p>Changing Pace with Unit Studies 171</p> <p>Focusing on Project-Based Learning 172</p> <p>Short- and long-term projects 172</p> <p>Designing a project to suit the learner 173</p> <p>Designing Unit Studies 174</p> <p>Subject-ing yourself to this? 174</p> <p>Digging for topics 176</p> <p>Calling all units 176</p> <p><b>Chapter 16: Unschooling: A Walk on the Relaxed Side</b><b> 181</b></p> <p>Raising Eyebrows and Suspicions 182</p> <p>Fitting the Bill 183</p> <p>Learning through the Course of a Day 184</p> <p>Filling Your Home with Unschooling Tools 185</p> <p>Books 185</p> <p>Games 186</p> <p>Software 188</p> <p>Technological and building toys 189</p> <p>Videos 189</p> <p>Recording Their Progress 190</p> <p><b>Chapter 17: Hitting the Road with Worldschooling</b><b> 193</b></p> <p>Roadschooling versus Worldschooling 194</p> <p>Engaging the environmentally curious 194</p> <p>Following your dreams full or part time 194</p> <p>Planning is everything 195</p> <p>Choosing Your Academic Approach 197</p> <p>Ditching the books or not? 197</p> <p>Living on and off the ’net 198</p> <p><b>Chapter 18: Charting Your Own Academic Course Eclectically</b><b> 201</b></p> <p>Knowing Whether Your Kid’s Kinesthetic 202</p> <p>Pulling from Different Publishers 203</p> <p>Starting with what you know 203</p> <p>Pulling from the stacks 204</p> <p>Writing a Curriculum from Scratch: The Diehard Approach 212</p> <p><b>Chapter 19: Special Concerns for Special Students</b><b> 215</b></p> <p>Considering Yourself Capable 216</p> <p>Guiding the Gifted 217</p> <p>Taking different paths 218</p> <p>Rounding up gifted education resources 219</p> <p>Teaching the Medically Fragile 220</p> <p>Getting the Goods You Need 220</p> <p>Special equipment and services 221</p> <p>Individualized Education Program 221</p> <p>Information 222</p> <p><b>Part 4: Nailing Down the Details 225</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 20: Defining Your School Space</b><b> 227</b></p> <p>Making Room for Chalk 227</p> <p>Setting aside the optimal amount of space 228</p> <p>Buying too far in advance increases storage needs 229</p> <p>Deciding between the Den, the Dining Room, or the Whole Darn Place 230</p> <p>Gathering around the kitchen table 231</p> <p>Setting aside a special room 231</p> <p>LEGO bricks in the living room and homework in the hall 233</p> <p><b>Chapter 21: Cutting the Costs and Searching for Stuff</b><b> 235</b></p> <p>Slashing Curriculum Prices 236</p> <p>Choosing an inexpensive curriculum 236</p> <p>Finding free, the least expensive of all 237</p> <p>Locating used curriculum 238</p> <p>Writing your own curriculum 239</p> <p>Sourcing Your Curriculum 240</p> <p>Looking at your local store 240</p> <p>Avoiding the malls: Ordering via Internet or mailbox 241</p> <p>Attending a Homeschool Conference 242</p> <p>Hearing It from the Horse’s Mouth 243</p> <p>Tapping the Fountain of Fellow Homeschoolers 243</p> <p>Borrowing books long term 243</p> <p>Buying as a group 244</p> <p>Asking for the Discount 245</p> <p>Breaking Out the Library Card 245</p> <p>Understanding Copyright: What is Fair Educational Use? 247</p> <p><b>Chapter 22: Teaching Your Traditions</b><b> 251</b></p> <p>Christian Curriculum 251</p> <p>Publishing all-in-one, Protestant style 252</p> <p>Science and other individual courses 253</p> <p>Adding Bible to the day 255</p> <p>LDS curriculum choices 255</p> <p>Roman Catholic curriculum options 256</p> <p>Jewish Resources 258</p> <p>Islamic Resources 259</p> <p>Pagan Resources 259</p> <p>African American Resources 261</p> <p>Native American Resources 262</p> <p><b>Chapter 23: Turning Chaos into Organization</b><b> 265</b></p> <p>Tracking Your Week with a Planner 266</p> <p>Seeking the Paperless Society 268</p> <p>Thirty Days Hath September 270</p> <p>Scheduling for Sanity 270</p> <p>Keeping Your School Spotless 272</p> <p>Feeling the Burnout 272</p> <p><b>Chapter 24: Making the Grade </b><b>275</b></p> <p>Deciding Whether to Keep Grades 275</p> <p>Writing the tests to make the grades that you record in the house that Jack built 276</p> <p>Figuring the grade 278</p> <p>Tracking Those Unit Studies 279</p> <p>Keeping a State-Required Portfolio 280</p> <p>Testing Standardized’s Validity 282</p> <p><b>Chapter 25: Plugging in Your Schoolroom</b><b> 287</b></p> <p>Schooling at Home But Online 288</p> <p>Coursing through the Internet 289</p> <p>’Net-ting Resources 291</p> <p>Touring the World without Leaving Your Desk 293</p> <p>Enhancing Your Subjects with Electronic Errata 294</p> <p><b>Chapter 26: Connecting with Like-Minded Souls</b><b> 299</b></p> <p>Finding Homeschoolers Online Who Share Your Passions 300</p> <p>Facebooking your way to friends 300</p> <p>Finding the best blogs 302</p> <p>Pointing toward podcasts 303</p> <p>Networking Isn’t Just for Computer Geeks 304</p> <p>Associating and Consorting 305</p> <p>Praying for Guidance 306</p> <p>Getting Together for Socialization 307</p> <p>TEAM: Together, Everyone Achieves More 308</p> <p>Gathering informally 309</p> <p>Formalizing your group 310</p> <p><b>Part 5: Making Your Year Sing with Extras 313</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 27: Adding Spice with Special Classes</b><b> 315</b></p> <p>Making Time for the Extras 316</p> <p>Bringing Out Their Inner Artists 317</p> <p>Music 318</p> <p>Art 320</p> <p>Go Ahead — Be Dramatic 322</p> <p>Speech and debate 323</p> <p>Drama 325</p> <p>Homeschool groups 327</p> <p>Taking Some Laps 327</p> <p>Cooking Up a Storm 329</p> <p>Bantering about Birds and Bees 330</p> <p>Parlez-vous Greek? 331</p> <p>Cleaning the House and Calling It Schoolwork 334</p> <p><b>Chapter 28: Making It Adventurous with Activities and Groups </b><b>337</b></p> <p>Dirtying Your Hands with a Project 338</p> <p>Dissecting an owl pellet 338</p> <p>Playing amateur archaeologist 339</p> <p>Creating a garden 339</p> <p>Building a train layout 340</p> <p>Burying yourself in papier-mâché 340</p> <p>Assembling a model 341</p> <p>Pretending It’s Le Louvre 341</p> <p>Getting Past Bugs Bunny 342</p> <p>Volunteering Builds Compassion 343</p> <p>Packing Up the Minivan 345</p> <p>Seeing the Sights or Staying at Home 347</p> <p>Finding an Organization That Helps You Grow 348</p> <p>Thinking about Playing or Playing to Think? 350</p> <p>Ante Up 352</p> <p>Thrilling the Engineer’s Heart 352</p> <p><b>Part 6: The Part of Tens 355</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 29: Ten Educational Games That Enhance Your School Day</b><b> 357</b></p> <p>Anti-Monopoly 358</p> <p>Evolution 358</p> <p>Forbidden Island/Desert 358</p> <p>The Garden Game 359</p> <p>How Do You See the World? 359</p> <p>Into the Forest 359</p> <p>Krypto 360</p> <p>Periodic 360</p> <p>Spell Smashers 361</p> <p>Wingspan 361</p> <p><b>Chapter 30: Ten Common Homeschool Fears</b><b> 363</b></p> <p>My child will never make friends if I homeschool. 363</p> <p>I don’t know enough to teach my child. 364</p> <p>My child will miss out on socialization. 365</p> <p>I will buy the wrong curriculum. 365</p> <p>My child will learn less at home than he does at school. 366</p> <p>I’ll never have free time again. 367</p> <p>My child may not be learning at the right pace. 368</p> <p>I won’t be able to do it all. 368</p> <p>After I start, I have to do this forever. 369</p> <p>I’m not keeping the right (or enough) records on my child’s progress. 369</p> <p><b>Part 7: Appendixes 371</b></p> <p><b>Appendix A: Homeschooling Curriculum and Resources</b><b> 373</b></p> <p>Abeka 373</p> <p>Artes Latinae 374</p> <p>Behrman House 374</p> <p>Brave Writer 374</p> <p>California Homeschool Network Records and Resource Guide 374</p> <p>Christian Book Distributors 375</p> <p>Cricket Media Magazines 375</p> <p>The Critical Thinking Co. 375</p> <p>Great Books Academy 375</p> <p>Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) 376</p> <p>Mary Frances Books 376</p> <p>MindWare 376</p> <p>MisterArt 376</p> <p>National Black Home Educators 377</p> <p>Pandia Press 377</p> <p>S&S Worldwide 377</p> <p>Studies Weekly 377</p> <p>Scotch Thermal Laminator 377</p> <p>SEA Books and More 378</p> <p>Teachers Pay Teachers 378</p> <p><b>Appendix B: State-by-State Homeschool Associations</b><b> 379</b></p> <p><b>Appendix C: Speaking the Language: Educational and Homeschooling Terms</b><b> 385</b></p> <p>2E 385</p> <p>accelerated learning 386</p> <p>advanced placement (AP) course 386</p> <p>auditory learner 386</p> <p>CLEP exam 386</p> <p>consumable 386</p> <p>correlated to state standards 387</p> <p>distance learning 387</p> <p>dual credit 387</p> <p>educational game 387</p> <p>elective 388</p> <p>fine arts 388</p> <p>grade level 388</p> <p>inclusive 388</p> <p>intent to homeschool 389</p> <p>kinesthetic learner 389</p> <p>lesson plan 389</p> <p>living books 390</p> <p>low for grade level 390</p> <p>neutral science 390</p> <p>online education 390</p> <p>PSP (Private School Satellite Program) 391</p> <p>real books 391</p> <p>reproducible black line masters 391</p> <p>standardized test 391</p> <p>teacher’s guide/teacher edition 392</p> <p>transcript 392</p> <p>visual learner 392</p> <p>Index 393</p>
<p><b>Jennifer Kaufeld</b> has nearly three decades of homeschooling experience. She is a regular speaker at state and regional homeschooling and education conferences, and frequently contributes expert advice to several communities on Facebook and elsewhere online.
<ul> <li>Select the right curriculum</li> <li>Create the perfect homeschooling space</li> <li>Design a schedule that works for you</li> </ul> <p><b>What you should know to become a homeschooling pro!</b> <p>Interest in homeschooling was booming even before the coronavirus pandemic inspired many parents to consider the homeschooling choice as an alternative to in-person classroom learning. Fully updated with new resources and technologies, this guide is just what you need to help you decide whether homeschooling is right for your family. Learn about the rewards and challenges presented by homeschooling, how to ensure that your children receive a well-rounded education, where to find tools that help you develop appropriate curricula, and how to connect with the homeschooling community. <p><b>Inside...</b> <ul> <li>Creating a curriculum</li> <li>Meeting state and federal guidelines</li> <li>How to encourage socialization</li> <li>Using online courses</li> <li>Tips for keeping life in balance</li> <li>Creating or joining a homeschooling community</li> <li>Caring for special needs</li> </ul>

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