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I am working on a homeschool project this summer. It is just starting to come together and I wanted to share it with you and ask for some help with it.
I never thought I would homeschool, I just kind of fell into it because my daughter was ready to learn before they would take her in school (she was a few weeks past the deadline for Kindergarten). I never really knew many other families who homeschooled, I knew nothing about different curriculums, and I had a lot of stereotypes in my mind about homeschool kids. I have learned a lot in the past 3 years and am so glad we decided to try. I have wanted to put together something that would help other families wanting to learn more.
There are lots of homeschool helps available. There are websites, curriculums, theories, and more. But when I started what I wanted to know was ‘What is it like?’. Not specifically all the different things people thought it should be but ‘What was it really like?’
So I am working on putting together a book of stories of homeschool families. I am trying to find a mix of different families with different teaching styles, methods, and challenges. I want to interview them and share all their different stories in a book so others looking at homeschool could see several options and hopefully find options and ideas to fit their family. This book will also be a great help for current homeschool families wanting to learn more about options.
The benefit and often the challenge of homeschooling is the flexibility and options. We all know we can structure teaching around our family and our kids but we don’t always think of all the options.
The cover design is being worked on and I am starting to contact homeschoolers.
What I wanted to ask you was:
- Is there anything you have wanted to ask homeschool families I should include in my interview questions?
- Is there a homeschool family you would recommend I include?
I will keep you posted 🙂