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September 1st, 2012, 02:10 PM
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Hi ladies, I'm highly considering homeschooling my 3 year DD, at least for a few years. I just have zero clue where to start. Do I need to register with my state? I'm totally lost. TIA
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September 1st, 2012, 06:11 PM
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WELCOME!! Ask all the questions you want! Laws vary from state to state. Your profile says you're in CA, so I'll assume that's accurate. Here's the law for CA:

http://www.hslda.org/laws/analysis/California.pdf
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September 2nd, 2012, 07:14 AM
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September 5th, 2012, 08:28 PM
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WELCOME!! Ask all the questions you want! Laws vary from state to state. Your profile says you're in CA, so I'll assume that's accurate. Here's the law for CA:

http://www.hslda.org/laws/analysis/California.pdf
Thx! Which sites would I find info on curriculums? Are there main homeschooling sites?
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September 6th, 2012, 06:21 AM
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Um... here.

No, seriously, you can read reviews and such on Cathy Duffy's site, but it might be easier to tell us what you're looking for (price, Christian/secular, learning style, etc.) so we can weed down the list for you a little bit. She also has a book, but most of the stuff in the book is free online, so I personally wouldn't buy it (or I'd buy it used).
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September 7th, 2012, 01:04 PM
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I just wanted to say hi and welcome! I started homeschooling my Dd last year when she was 3-we just did Pre-K. For that age I really recommend a lot of learning through play. We tended to pick one idea and then found ways to incorporate different subjects into it.

For example we went on a nature walk (outside play/exercise) and had Dd pick up different types of leaves that she found. When we got inside I had her classify the leaves in different way such as by type, color, shape, feel, etc. (both math & science) then we glued some leaves onto a piece of paper and used others as stamps to use with paint (art).

We also loosely used the Letter of the Week curriculum with her as well as throw in some worksheets (we used Horizon K and only because she asked to do worksheets), and then I read a lot to her. I made sure to read both picture books and chapter books and asked her open-ended questions based on the chapters to help with her reading comprehension and higher-order thinking skills.

Really and truly it was pretty simple, a lot of that stuff we would be doing anyway I just took it a step farther and made sure to ask questions or point out things to fit in with different subjects. The leaf project was one of my favorites, we might actually do that again this year since we are in a different area so we will find different leaves lol.
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