Georgia Homeschooling Information & Updates

Curriculums for Independent Learning

A few weeks ago we discussed how to create independent learners, and why you would want your child to be able to learn independently. Once you have encouraged your child to be an independent learner, it is important to find a curriculum that will nurture his desire to learn independently.

Who Homeschools?

As homeschooling continues to grow, more and more families are joining the homeschool trend. Who homeschools? The answer may surprise you!

Homeschoolers are oftentimes stereotyped as super religious, hippies, health nuts or just plain weird. But the truth of the matter is that most homeschoolers are just normal parents who have made the decision to homeschool. Who homeschools? The answer may surprise you!

Phonics and Reading Programs for Early Learners

Have a child ready to learn to read? Don't miss this post where we discuss some of the top phonics and reading programs for early learners.

Last week we discussed some tips on how parents can teach their children to read. Today we are going to discuss some of the top phonics and reading programs for early learners.

Have a child ready to learn to read? Don't miss this post where we discuss some of the top phonics and reading programs for early learners.

Hooked on Phonics

I have used Hooked on Phonics to teach five children to read. I absolutely LOVE this program, and cannot say enough good things about it. Hooked on Phonics teaches children to read using the phonics program. Children start with short vowel words (-at, -an, -ap) and then move on to short i, short u, and then long vowel sounds. Every 3-4 lessons the child gets a review lesson where they also learn sight words like where, like, who, there, etc. At the end of this lesson they also get a REAL book to read. My kids were always so excited to get these books. They packed them around and read them to everyone that would listen. Hooked on Phonics is a fantastic program for teaching children to read!

3 Tips to Teaching a Child to Read

Years ago when I was longing to be a teacher, my desired grade was 1st. Why? Because at the time this is the grade when teachers taught their students to read. I LOVED reading and volunteered throughout Jr. High, High School and College in the reading lab.

5 Things to Consider Before Homeschooling

Homeschooling can be a great blessing, but not a decision to take lightly. Here are a few Things to Consider Before Homeschooling.
Homeschooling can be a great blessing, but not a decision to take lightly. Here are a few things to consider before homeschooling.

Now is the time of year when public schools have been in session for a while. Homework is starting to come home with the kids, and the excitement of the new year is wearing down. Where I live there have also been major events happening within the local public schools. Cases of transgender students, bullying, school violence, and other occurrences often make parents second guess their choice of public schools.

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