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    Hello from Bexar County, right outside the San Antonio City limits

    I have an almost 5 year old boy. My husband raises cattle. I have a typical office job. We are still trying to figure out our homeschool philosophy, but it will likely be something that involves lots of animal and nature related activities.

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    Welcome! My baby turns 5 in a couple months, Im fervently hoping I have learned from homeschooling my older boy some of what not to try.

    "Schooling" probably wont take up much time.... attention span per activity is about 15-20 minutes tops. All "school" can get covered in less than 2 hours, and that includes fluffing it out with crafty activities. A reading program, a math program, and pick something for science and/or social studies (if you feel like youre not covering enough with real life on the ranch).

    You also might like to look at TFZs blog... she is a former public school little kids teacher, and just started her oldest homeschooling Kindergarten this last year.... and I think shes using BuildYourLibrary as her base. (BYL and TFZ are secular, and BYL is inexpensive and doesnt waste your money with books you only read once, or create a schedule that you have to adapt to. TFZ doesnt schedule you either, but she will planner at you! )

    Or ask here if you have questions!
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.


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    WELCOME, Etznab! I can't think of anything more wonderful than getting to explore learning via nature. Truly. The creme de la creme of homeschool experiences. Keep us posted and hit up our members for advice along the way!

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