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January 16th, 2011

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OK..... 11:49 am
I'm still processing the doctor's visit on Friday. He spoke with Himself for a *long* time....and, the upshot is that he feels that Homeschooling IS the best option. (And he said "I *never* recommend homeschooling, but in this case, I do.") So......SG is freaking out about finances. The kids are so-so....Himself immediately started in with "It's my fault that we can't do X, or Y, or Z or...." and I had to step in - I mean, my job isn't going to be around much longer *anyway*. (And SG is fine with that thought, for some reason. It's just the sudden-ness, I think.....although being fired/laid off would be even MORE sudden.....)

I am scrambling around trying to figure out where to start. Himself wants to stay in school at least until Feb. 4 - his science class is doing a NASA project that he's just totally into. (This is good - it gives me at least 1 more pay-cycle to work with. 2, if I stay after the 1st, because I'd turn in my 2-weeks Feb. 1 and get paid the 15th.)

Texas is very liberal with Homeschooling. As long as I teach Reading (he's at a 12.3 reading level, so that's covered), Math, Grammar, and Good Citizenship (whatever THAT is), we're considered a private school and good to go. NO standardized tests, NO gov't oversight.....so, that's good. I just have to figure out What and How and how to do it on the cheap.

It's raining here, again. Gotta go stoke the fire and get back to google.
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Links 03:40 pm
OK.....I figured I'd post this here instead of emailing those of my friends who homeschool. I found these - anyone have any feelings about them as use in homeschooling?

www.coolmath.com

www.sciencemonster.com

www.budgethomeschool.com

I also found this: www.ocw.mit.edu/index.htm - a list of FREE MIT courses. They are, of course, college-level, but perhaps some use can be made of them.

Still searching - budget homeschool has a ton of links I need to check out.

If anyone has other links/ideas they'd like to share, please do - I'm trying to get everything in a row so we can proceed.
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