Monday, October 1, 2012

31 Days of Tips for New Homeschoolers

Every day this month I'll be posting a helpful tip for new homeschoolers. The posts will all be collected right here as I work my way through the month, so it will be easy to find a post if you want to read it again later. I hope new (and prospective!) homeschoolers find this information helpful.

  • Day One: Research Homeschool Laws
  • Day Two: Research Curriculum
  • Day Three: Planning the School Year
  • Day Four: How Much Time Per Subject?
  • Day Five: Planning Your School Day
  • Day Six: How to Save Money on Books and Supplies
  • Day Seven: Make Use of Your Local Library
  • Day Eight: Organizing the Homeschool Day
  • Day Nine: Weekly Planning for Homeschoolers
  • Day Ten: Spelling Resources for Homeschoolers
  • Day Eleven: Grammar Resources for Homeschoolers
  • Day Twelve: Math Resources for Homeschoolers
  • Day Thirteen: History Resources for Homeschoolers
  • Day Fourteen: Science Resources for Homeschoolers
  • Day Fifteen: Artist Study Resources for Homeschoolers
  • Day Sixteen: Alphabet & Phonics Resources for Homeschoolers
  • Day Seventeen: Music Study for Homeschoolers
  • Day Eighteen: Foreign Language Resources for Homeschoolers
  • Day Nineteen: Recommended Reading Lists
  • Day Twenty: Organizing Paperwork
  • Day Twenty-One: Keeping Grades and Records
  • Day Twenty-Two: Work with Your Child's Learning Style
  • Day Twenty-Three: Benefits of Copywork
  • Day Twenty-Four: Take a Break When You Need One
  • Day Twenty-Five: Field Trip Ideas for Homeschoolers
  • Day Twenty-Six: Homeschool Co-Ops
  • Day Twenty-Seven: Explaining Homeschooling to Family and Friends
  • Day Twenty-Eight: The Socialization Question
  • Day Twenty-Nine: The World is Your Classroom
  • Day Thirty: Favorite Homeschooling Blogs
  • Day Thirty-One: You Can Do It!
Find more 31 dayers over at Nesting Place!


  1. We have dived right in to our first year of homeschooling. So excited to find this topic!!!

    1. Awesome! Nice to "meet" you -- I hope you find it useful!

  2. I'm excited about this! We just started 1st grade, so even though I did Kindergarten with my son, I still consider myself "new" to homeschooling.

    1. Hi Jenna! Thank you! I felt "new" for at least the first two years or so. Sometimes, I still feel like everything is new. :-) Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I'm looking forward to this topic. My oldest is in kindergarten, and even though I was home-schooled for most of my education I still find myself nervous.

    1. Hi RebekahDawn -- thank you so much for stopping by! I hope the posts are useful. I think it's completely normal to be nervous about homeschooling. It is a big deal! I always love hearing from adults who were homeschooled themselves (I was a public school kid, so homeschooling my own kids is my first experience with homeschooling.)