Homeschooling in Wyoming
Hi my name is Dayna and I homeschool in Wyoming! I live in Kemmerer, Wyoming, with my husband and two of my six children, ages 8 and 14. My four stepsons have graduated and are out on their own making their mark on the world. I have been homeschooling for seven years now. I homeschooled five of our six children and have found homeschooling to be a right fit for us. I love to help others who are trying or just curious about homeschooling in Wyoming.
To find out more about the legal requirements for homeschooling in Wyoming, 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 Wyoming. 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.
Some Great Links for Homeschooling in Wyoming and Support Groups
Here are some other helpful links for new homeschoolers:
I Love Homeschooling in Wyoming
I love homeschooling in Wyoming; it is one of the few states with very little regulations.
The only issues are in the smaller communities where it is harder to find other homeschoolers and many people are not as open minded to the idea. However, it is growing here and becoming more accepted since I first started seven years ago. The larger cities, like Cheyenne and Casper, have homeschool groups and many resources for homeschoolers; the smaller towns may require a little work to find others, but the Internet is a great place to help find resources.
The basic legal requirements for homeschooling in Wyoming involve turning in a basic form that you can pick up from the administration building, or sending in a letter stating you will be homeschooling. You can find an example here: www.homeschoolersofwy.org
The letter basically states that you will be homeschooling. It should include your name, children's names, ages, address ect and a copy of your curriculum outline, covering the following seven subjects:
This can be a scope and sequence like you can find here on Time for Learning or World Book under typical course of study, or a list of textbooks and publishers that you will be using. The age requirement is 7 years of age (birthday before September 15th) through 16 years (or completion of 10th grade). A minimum of 175 days of attendance is required each year. There are no testing requirements, no teaching qualifications required it is very easy to homeschool here.
Time4Learning is vibrant, engaging, educational, and funny. It sure beats our previous homeschool curriculum which was textbook/workbook based.
Time4Learning is so effective that very little intervention is required. This works great if you're homeschooling multiple children.
A Day in Our Homeschool
You might be interested to know what a day in our homeschool looks like...
Our homeschool day starts at 10:00 a.m. with going over our lesson plans for the day and the children picking what they want to do first. My son starts with p.e. to work out some extra energy (ADHD) and then usually reading upside down on the couch, to help him to be able to settle down for his classes that require more concentration. Due to his ADHD, he is more of a visual learner, and Time4Learning has helped him to be able to enjoy math and language arts. He usually does math three days a week and covers two to three chapters of Time4Learning, and language arts three days a week also covering two to three sections of that each day.
My daughter starts with language arts or math, trying to get her harder classes over with in the morning and ending with her favorite class art. This is her first year with Time4Learning and she has enjoyed it more than any other math and language arts program we have ever tried. She says science is as fun as the days we do science projects and looks forward to schooling than ever before.
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.
Some of the features that make Time4Learning so successful include:
Time4Learning is proven effective with homeschoolers, has a low monthly price, is easy-to-use, and provides a money-back guarantee so you can make sure that it works for your children!
Sign up for Time4Learning as part of your overall homeschool program.
If you have any more questions or comments about homeschooling in Wyoming, head over to the Wyoming 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.