Home School The Process

The process is relatively simple at one end

and at the other it is extremely hard.

What does that mean?

Looking at the State regulations for Wisconsin you just need to send in your intention to home school. That is the simple part. The hard part is doing it, while feeling comfortable and confident. It took me a couple of years before I felt comfortable and confident in my choice.

First, you need to decide on your school philosophy, whether you are going to do more of an unschooling approach or more tradition, or a bit of a mix.

Secondly, you need to find the right curriculum or materials for not only your child and family, but your philosophy choice. Many families pick and choose from a variety of different sources. Some families pick one that is all encompassing and you send in the items to get graded, a more traditional philosophy. This is up to you and how comfortable you feel on grading and keeping the documentation that you need.

Third, after figuring out the curriculum there is the documentation of your hours as a whole (875 hours )as well as for each area needed according to the state. I think this would be harder for unschooling choice, but I would think unschooling curriculum would be more fun and less expensive. I do not unschool my child. I think I would have if I started home schooling from the beginning. Whatever you decide it is what is best for you and your family.

Back to documentation, the state requires Wisconsin to teach reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and health.

Lastly, the fun part is the teaching and exploring things with your children and learning as you go.

The un-fun part is that you have to constantly be documenting, revising, and updating your curriculum.

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