Homeschooling in Mississippi
Hi, my name is Rhonda and I'm a homeschooling mom of three children. Some of my favorite hobbies and interests include water and vegetable gardening, sewing, painting, and finding new and exciting ways to educate myself and my children.
If you have questions or comments about homeschooling in Mississippi, visit our online Mississippi support group.
To find out more about the legal requirements for homeschooling in Mississippi, articles, and state-specific resources, you can also visit one of these sites:
Legal disclaimer: This section is one family's story and how they meet the mandatory school attendance laws in Mississippi. It is not intended and should not be used as definitive legal advice. In most states, parents find a variety of legal methods to pursue the educational approach that they prefer for their child.
Finding Support and Resources in Mississippi
There are many co-ops and support groups in the state of Mississippi. In some cases, these groups have been around for many years and persevere. Occasionally, you'll hear of a group only to find that it has dissolved for one reason or another. However, below are some regional resources that you may find helpful.
There is also a state-wide group: The Mississippi Home Educators Association (MHEA) which describes itself as a "Christian ministry". Their website can be found at http://www.mhea.net/.
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You Never Know What a Day In Our Homeschool Might Look Like
We try to be extremely flexible, meaning that we take every chance to learn about the world around us. This learning "field" can be the farm around our home or field trips across the country. However, we are careful to consider what we need to cover for the year.
There may be some of you new to homeschooling, or considering it, that may wonder what a homeschool day consists of. Of course, this varies widely among different families, but here is how our day typically unfolds. My three children are usually up by 8:00 a.m., have breakfast and do a few chores while breakfast is prepared. We typically begin our homeschool curriculum by 9:00. I have two second graders and one fifth grader. It's easy to incorporate a few of the subjects with both grades and we can work together as a group. When it's necessary to split up, I work with one grade while the other works on their Time4Learning curriculum online and then we later switch.
The children love their Time4Learning experiences and quite often, I find that they learn a new concept only after covering it on Time4Learning! The second graders are usually finished with all curriculum by noon and my fifth grader usually finishes by 1:00 or 2:00 p.m. depending on the day, as we cover more subjects on some days. We typically review spelling in the evening and make time for more reading before bedtime. So, there you have a typical homeschool day in our household!
If you have any more questions or comments about homeschooling in Mississippi, why not contact me on the MS state page at: five_blessed.
Choosing Homeschool Curriculum
Time4Learning's experience shows that there is no single, best homeschool material. Rather than feeling torn between homeschool resources, parents should select a diverse blend of materials and activities.
For families with more than one child, choosing a homeschool program can be more problematic. What works for one child may not work for another. What works for one subject may not work on the next. What works one year, may fall flat the very next year.
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If you have any more questions or comments about homeschooling in Mississippi, head over to the Mississippi Parents Forum.
Some Helpful Tools and Resources
Welcome to Homeschooling Guide - Are you new to homeschooling? This guide was written by seasoned homeschoolers to answer some of the difficult questions new families often struggle with.
Curriculum Lesson Plans - An overview of the number of lessons that are included for each grade and subject. All students have access to at least 2 (and in most cases 3) grade levels of curriculum for each subject, so they can move ahead or review at their own pace.
Homeschool Portfolio Information - Answers common questions about homeschool portfolios and evaluations. It includes tips on organization methods, what to include and how Time4Learning can be used as part of your homeschool portfolio.
The Lesson Activity Finder - One of the many helpful tools that Time4Learning offers its members. The activity finder is a shortcut that makes it easy for parents to preview lessons or find extra practice for their child. You can visit our hints and help section for more information about the activity finder.
Lesson Planning Worksheet - Wondering how many lessons to have your child do each day? Estimate the number of activities per day using this easy to use, printable worksheet.
Online Parent's Forum - Reach out to homeschoolers in your area, join discussions, ask questions and trade ideas on our online community of homeschooling parents. Having the support of seasoned homeschoolers can really help make your homeschooling journey a success.
Sign up for Time4Learning and gain access to a variety of educational materials, which will engage and challenge your child to succeed. Make Time4Learning a part of your children's homeschool resources.