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Working while homeschooling

home2016
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:35:23 GMT

Have you found it necessary to work and homeschool? If so, how do you make it work? Share your ideas here to help and encourage others who are having to walk the same path.

dechad67
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:35:04 GMT

The key is to be organized. I have worked 3 days a week, sometimes more, and still homeschooled my son, who is now 11. We make a schedule of what needs to be done and when: and every day I work, we go over that to be sure he understands everything expected of him. The days I work, I set aside time when I get home to first rest then go over his work. If I don't I get frustrated from being tired and working all day and I'm not giving him my best. Also have sitters or family understand his/her work helps too. Have options if they need help on something - resources they can use, number to call if need be. Its not always easy but being organized and on top of things is a plus! Let them know they are important and you care about their schooling. Hope this helps someone!!

chrisjjames
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:07:42 GMT

Well it is very tough for me to manage both the things simultaneously. We lack in giving quality education to our child. As above said scheduling things will give you good results. But if both the parents are working as happens with me scheduling also don't work, So I tried for online homeschooling option by Ogburn online school. It really helped a lot. Teachers are very co-operative and encouraging our child. My son is also enjoying online education.

katieg
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 18:03:39 GMT

I work from home full time and homeschool. This is our first homeschool year and I have been "winging it". I wish now that I had purchased a curriculum that had each day laid out. Luckily, my work schedule allows me to be a bit flexible but it is still a challenge to do both. I encourage independence and give independent activities to be completed while I am working. We do the work where help is needed during my break periods or after work is completed. There are days when it just isn't possible to get things done so sometimes we will do school on the weekend or I just add another day to the end of the year. We also don't take the public school vacation breaks to allow for flexibility at the end and hoping for a longer summer break.

btowne
Wed, 10 May 2017 03:17:37 GMT

Where do I buy the curriculum books for my son he will be in 6th grade

home2016
Wed, 10 May 2017 12:02:04 GMT

A good place to start is by coming to our Used Curriculum Sale and Expo on Saturday, May 20, at the Augusta Armory. We will have new and used curriculum for sale. Have a list of what you are looking for specifically. If you are just beginning to homeschool, you should also plan to attend our "Getting Started' workshop that same day. You can find all the information about the sale by following this link:https://www.homeschoolersofmaine.org/events/used-curriculum-sale-expo/