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    Default Hello from California

    Hello everybody!

    After having read many posts here for several years, I have just decided to participate. I have gotten great resources (curricula!), and encouragement from you all and your opinions. Thank you! Now I would like to share with you what different programs we have used during our three years homeschooling, and what curricula we have decided to stay with.

    My son is 10 years old. Soon I will be looking for middle school resources!

    My husband and I decided to homeschool our son due to many reasons. We like to spend time together and visit libraries and museums when possible, read, and exercise. We are a multicultural and bilingual family, and I wanted to teach my son how to read and write in our two languages. I can do that now.

    He is very inquisitive and sociable, so, as a homeschooler, now he can ask construction workers, librarians, cooks, college students, parents, police officers, kids, etc. what they are doing and how, and then listen to a long and detailed explanation.

    I am looking forward to participating here!



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    Welcome, Nayelli. So glad you came out of lurking and joined us. We look forward to what you have to share.

    To help narrow down your search for middle school material, you may want to head over to the Middle School/High School threads.

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward

    Daughter -- a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son -- a Purdue University graduate: BS in Computer Science, minor in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    Thank you, Carol!

    The link is already very helpful!

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    Welcome. Everyone should homeschool the middle school years. It's the best time to do it by far. And I'm a former middle school classroom teacher.
    Want to read about my homeschool?
    Children's Books, Homeschooling and Random Musings...

    Want help homeschooling or sending kids to college?

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    Hello from another Californian! Welcome to the homeschool world! We started homeschooling our oldest son shortly after he started middle school, and it was a good decision for us. There's just something about that age that makes middle school in the public arena really tough on a lot of kids. I hope you enjoy your new endeavor!

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