10 Days of Homeschooling For First Year Families Day 2 Methods

Welcome back to day 2 of the 10 Days of Homeschooling For First Year Families. This morning we are going to be discussing different types of Homeschooling. By checking into different programs this will help you can make the right choice for your family. Before you begin if you chose books for your  Homeschool and which you think are perfect for you and your children and you  start to use these books  and find out they aren’t working for your family. I would like to let you know it is okay  to change to scarp those books and go pick something else out. Because this did happen with Charlie when we  first started out because all I knew was to go to the local Book Stores and pick up workbooks for the different subjects I wanted to teach.

 10 Days of Homeschooling For First Year Families Day 1 Laws
Since that day I have found out there are free websites I can use and also other Homeschooling Parents run blogs and have information and free Homeschooling  printable’s on there websites which we can use in our classrooms. Today, I would like to share some resources for you to check into. If  you have any questions I am here to help you and before you ask what happens if I don’t know the answer will  i I will find someone that does know the answer to your question and ask them to help you out. As well wan’t you to succeed in your Homeschooling journey just as we want to succeed in our own journey.


  1. Charlotte Mason method of learning is built around the belief that children deserve to be respected and learn best from first-hand, real-life situations as well as narration.
  2. Classical Homeschoolers uses three phases of learning/thinking: Concrete, Analytical and Abstract and they are broken down into years.
  3. Eclectic is basically a hodge-podge of several different styles of learning. For our family I think this is where Charlie and I fit in. As we use Five In A Row, workbooks and Free Printable’s. Along with Unit Studies we find online.
  4. Unit Studies take a specific area of interest and develop a study plan that covers all the major subject areas – Math, Language Arts (reading, writing, spelling, grammar), History, Science, Art, etc. Which is what  I would like to do with Charlie. Before I begin to use Five In A Row.
  5. Unschooling does not use curriculum or any scheduled or formal lesson plans. My mentor Thaleia uses this form in teaching her students. Check out Thaleia Maher blog Something 2 Offer. 

If you would like to know more about the different styles of Homeschooling your children you can check out Homeschool.com On Homeschool.com  you will see there are more than 5 different ways that the 5 I shared with you above. The reason I only shared 5 with you is these are the 5 I knew of as for the others like you I would need to spend some time researching them and at this time since I don’t plan on using them I didn’t look them up.

Another website I would like to invite you to check out is Parents.com.  On Parents.com is a article on  called Homeschooling Methods that which might be able to answer  more of your questions and if Parents.com doesn’t  help leave me a comment and I will see if I can find the answers to the questions you have.

Thank you,

Glenda, Charlie and David Cates

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