I hope the week has been treating you and your family well. Mothers often tell me, “I would homeschool, but I wouldn’t know what to teach”.
There are several ways to solve this problem including using existing systems printed or online, researching to develop a curriculum, joining a Collective, or having your child to attend an online public, private, or charter school from home such as K12, Connections Academy, or Aya Educational Institute.
One system that includes everything that you “need to teach”, the idea being that national standards are met in core areas, is Time4Learning. I personally use Time4Learning to supplement what I teach and know several parents that use it for their full home school curriculum. It is a paid site, $19.95 per child and $14.95 for each additional child. The main subjects included are Math, Science, English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Art.
I like Time4Learning because the lessons are entertaining and effective. The site tracks attendance and grades which is a great help for my home school portfolio. I can see where my son might have struggled in an area and later made major improvements. For parents who use Time4Learning for their full curriculum, the grading tool is invaluable. I highly recommend the site for new home schoolers. You can boldly teach culturally attuned lessons and take your children on relevant field trips while knowing that all the “basics” are covered. I hope this helps!
P.S.: I am not being paid by Time4Learning for this post, but if they want to send me a check, I will cash it! Have a great week.