ways home school can be affordable

United States
March 21, 2007 4:14pm CST
i always wanted to home school my kids but everything i looked at made it seem like it was very expensive. well my kids started hitting middle school and i knew i had to home school no matter what. i found out that it doesnt cose alot. you dont have to sign up with this group or that. you dont have to go through some place etc. i use the alpha omega books for my kids and i get them on ebay. sometimes they are used but wite out is wonderful. there are all kinds of free things online to send for. you dont have to teach your kids from 8-3 either it is any time. ther are lots of great tips on how to do it cheap. have you found some good ways to cut the cost? or are you looking for help in cutting the cost ?
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
26 Mar 07
I am thinking about homeschooling my son. He has CP and I don't think he is getting what he needs at school. I just have no idea where to even start.
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• United States
26 Mar 07
first thing is you want to make a plan of how and what you are going to do and how much time on each subject you are going to do. for your state you have to teach 182 days a year and 5 hours a day at least. you have to teach english, geography, us and ohio history, math , science, health,pe, fine arts, first aide , fire, and safety. you have to file annaul report by sept 20 of every year to be able to home school. it is a form you can get online and fill out. here is a website for you www.hslda.org here is another good site to look up stuff just for ohio. everystate is different on how it works. www.homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/laws/blOH.htm i use alpha omega books for my kids and if you have the choice of what type of books you can use i do suggest them. they are not that much compared to alot of them. they go step by step. easy to grade they have teach guides, easy to find, and they have all 12 years.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
28 Mar 07
Thanks so much, I will check them out.
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@MrBurt (49)
• Canada
30 Mar 07
my parents homeschooled me my sister and my brother in a non conventional way, they didnt. there was no structured learning we just explored teh world and learn through our expereinces. my brother who is 22 hasn't gone to a day of school in his life or had any learning activitys such as math books or science books or what you are talking aobut for your kids and he is more intelligent then most people his age. currently he is sailing from south amarica to africa on a tallship getting paid around 2000 a month for something he would gladly do for free. i was homeschooled up intill i went to grade 9 (which was my decision) i started into school thinking it might be hard because i hadn't done any of this kind of work before, but as it turns out you don't need grade 1 to 8 because i did better then most of the people in my classes. i am now in grade 12 and still excelling well past all of the people in my classes.
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