Email of the Day:
I am planning to do the homeschooling for my children, so it would be great if you can send the curriculum for 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades.
To homeschool in WA, you need to qualify to homeschool, declare your
intent to the local superintendent (and officially withdraw any
children currently attending school), cover the 11 specified
subjects, test/assess annually, and keep certain records. More on
each of these here:
Because homeschooling is completely separate from the public and private schools, state law specifies that “all decisions relating to philosophy or doctrine, selection of books, teaching materials and curriculum, and methods, timing and place in the provision or evaluation of home-based instruction shall be the responsibility of the parent.” This means that you enjoy all the freedoms to educate
you child, but you bear all the responsibility, including choosing
and purchasing curricula.
There are boatloads of vendors (we have a list of the folks who will
come to our annual convention here:http://washhomeschool.org/convention/elist.html
), and I highly recommend that you attend the convention if you can, because it’s a great place to get your hands (and eyes) on all sort of things.
You aren’t required to purchase curriculum, though — don’t over
look the use of the library (including college libraries — if they
have an education major, they have a TON of resources). You can
provide your children with a fine education without ever purchasing
Information on attending Convention can be found here:
-Jen Garrison Stuber, WHO Board Advocacy Chair