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  1. Sarah

    Did you begin homeschooling because of the pandemic?

    According to this article, the number of families homeschooling at the start of the 2020-2021 school year had doubled to 11.1% of households. Those doing virtual public school at home were not counted as homeschoolers. So, if you're new to homeschooling this year because of the pandemic, you...
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    What are you favorite homeschool supplies?

    Yes, tape! We seem to go through so much of it!
  3. Sarah

    Great Electives for High School

    What about 4H? They have all sorts of different things- archery, forestry, sewing, etc. It's also very affordable.
  4. Sarah

    What's on your menu for Easter?

    We're having ham, hash brown casserole, broccoli salad, green beans, rolls, and carrot cake for dessert. I'd love to hear what everyone else is having! 😋
  5. Sarah

    What's New in March at Freedom Homeschooling

    Hey everyone! I hope you're having a great week. Here are all of our new or updated blog posts this month: Christ Centered Easter Traditions How the Kids Can Help With Planning Your Spring Garden Should Homeschoolers Use Standardized Tests? Container Gardening for Kids Free Grammar...
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    Where do I begin?

    You may also want to check out Easy Peasy All-in-One High School. It's a free complete online homeschool curriculum. Easy Peasy is listed on Freedom Homeschooling's all-in-one curriculum page. You can read Cathy Duffy's review of Easy Peasy here, although it focuses on their K through 8th...
  7. Sarah

    New to home schooling in Florida

    Welcome to Homeschool Speak! I answered your question about online programs in your other thread. :)
  8. Sarah

    What are you favorite homeschool supplies?

    Hmm.... I don't really have many school supplies that I'd consider an investment. I guess I'd have to go with our electric pencil sharpener too. We use it every day. We have a black and white laser printer. The toner cartridges are only $12 and print about 2,600 pages. While I'd occasionally...
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    Where do I begin?

    I don't personally have experience with online schools, but Acellus, Time4Learning, and Monarch are the online programs I hear people mention a lot. They are all pretty reasonably priced. BJU and Abeka also offer video-based courses. They both cost more but are known for being more academically...
  10. Sarah

    New Free Curriculum!

    Recently, I've been busy searching for new free curriculum and resources to add to Y'all are in luck because I've found a ton! Click/tap the links below to see all of the new free homeschooling resources. Here's what's new on our free curriculum pages: Reading and...
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    Science curriculum help,,,,

    Here are some free resources for math that may help.
  12. Sarah

    Paying for college!!!

    Can he go to a community college for his first two years and then transfer to a university for his final two years? That's what I did and it was a great way to save a bunch of money. Also, I actually enjoyed my time at the community college much more than the university I transferred to.
  13. Sarah

    What does your work day look like?

    We homeschool in the morning and I get my work done in the afternoon & evening.
  14. Sarah

    What is your go to meal?

    Fried rice. The kids love it and it's an easy way to use up leftover vegetables.
  15. Sarah

    Hello from Montana

    I'm not in Montanna but welcome to the Homeschool Speak. :)
  16. Sarah

    Hello from Louisiana!

  17. Sarah

    What's New at Freedom Homeschooling

    I haven't been posting here as often recently, so here's a recap of our blog posts over the last few months. How to Choose Age Appropriate Books for Your Children Crafts & Activities for Dr. Seuss Books Affordable High School Electives Saint Patrick’s Day Free Unit Study The Watsons Go to...
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    Gadge's Mom

    Welcome! We're glad to have you here! :)
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    Special Needs Homeschooling: Resources & Support

    If you’re homeschooling a child with special needs or considering doing so, finding support is vital. Sometimes it can feel like you’re alone in your journey, especially if you live in an area with few homeschoolers or resources for special needs families. Fortunately, with the many resources...
  20. Sarah

    Tips to Ease the Transition from Public School to Homeschool

    Interest in homeschooling has really increased recently. What tips would you give parents who are new to homeschooling or are considering it? How did your family's transition to homeschooling go? My family has been homeschooling for five years now. Our oldest went to public school for...