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    Hi! I'm Breezy. I homeschooled my older kids years ago, and my 11 year old just a few years ago. We did one year of homeschool, but I felt bad, like I wasn't keeping up on it, and unschooling just didn't seem to be working for us. Since then, I had a surprise baby who is almost 1. My partner and I have talked a lot about the lack of education my very bright 11 year old is receiving, and the future of public education and our one year old. We are determined to make homeschooling work for our family. We're going to start next year with our 11 year old, and she is incredibly excited. We live in west Michigan where it often feels like everyone but us is religous (it's not true, I know - ha).

    I know from the past of some curriculums I like, and we will be taking a more traditional, classical method, I think. We will need to use curriculums for at least a few subjects, as he works and I am a student. We are thinking for now with the 11 year old, that maybe he and I can split up some subjects to oversee and do with her. We're hoping by the time our one year old is old enough, I will be done with school and in a decent enough job that he can stay home and teach!

    I'm just so happy to have found this forum and website! Thanks so much for being here!

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    Welcome! I hope you find more products available today - that are secular! yay! than were around even a few years ago.
    And theres a lot of moderation between unschoolers (beautiful idea, I dont think it would work for my boy to learn enough, either) and "classical" which seems a codeword for Xtian, heavy emphasis on SchoolAtHome (I think the author of WTM actually described a room in her house with desks, a flag, and daily pledge).

    And congratulations on your surprise baby!
    Homeschooling DS11, DS5.

    Atheist.

    My spelling and typing are fine, its my keyboard that doesnt cooperate.

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    Hey Breezy!

    I am in SW MI (near Benton Harbor) so once you get enough posts in, PM me and I can let you know what's going on in this state of ours as far as homeschooling goes. Are you in/near GR or Holland?

    Welcome aboard
    Eclectically homeschooling 8th grade dd, who likes science as much as art...

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    Well, you may be so glad you're here, but we're THRILLED. Welcome back to homeschooling! For people I've talked to who have come in and out of homeschooling, I almost always hear from them that they learn something new each time that makes the experience even better. Here's hoping that's the case for you. Do you already know her best learning style? That can go a long way toward guiding you into the right curriculum/resources.


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    Welcome to the forum!
    I'm a homeschooling enthusiast excited to start an epic 1st grade-ish year with DD4 and DD2 tagging along. My homeschool superpower is ferreting out secular science resources.

    My site is somerandomlady.com and these are curriculum choices..

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    Welcome to the forum! Hope we can be helpful to you
    Homeschooling two sons (14 and 16) from day one. Atheist.
    Eclectic, Slackschooler covering 8th and 10th grades this year.

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    Thanks! We're in GR. I'd love any local info.

    Update: we decided to pull our 11 year out now and stop wasting her days away! Her teacher is not happy, of course.

    We are thrilled and starting homeschooling next week!
    Last edited by breezy; 02-24-2017 at 09:44 AM.

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