Product Description: Have you thought about home schooling your child but are unsure of where to start? Are you unhappy with your child’s current education situation but aren’t sure you have the qualifications to teach your child at home? Do you wonder if your child might learn better at home, but don’t have a solid support system?
“Home School Your First Grader” is the newest book by author Beth Jones and shows you exactly how you can home school your first grade child. Whether or not you have years of experience or a college degree, it’s possible to offer your child a wonderful, successful, rich education at home!
Jones breaks down home schooling for first grade chapter by chapter and discusses hot topics like curriculum, social skills, and helping your child adjust to home education. Whether you’ve known for awhile you wanted to home school or you’re just now considering it, “Home School Your First Grader” gives moms and dads alike a glimpse into how to educate a child at home.
I just finished up reading through this book written by Beth Jones and I was very impressed! I have been home schooling my children for 8 years now and I think she really nailed it. Beth Jones holds a B.A. in English and was home schooled as a child. She now works full time as a freelance writer. When she’s not busy writing, Jones home educates her two sons whose favorite school activities are going on nature walks and learning about animals.
Beth really covered every aspect and concern I think most people have when they are thinking about home schooling or when they are first starting out. There are many different reasons people decide to home school but one thing we all have in common is that a lot of us start off doubting our abilities and if we are doing everything we need to do. My first question was, “Where do I even start?”. Then there is, of course, trying to figure out what curriculum to use, which topics to cover and what groups to join and questions galore. You have state requirements and how to home school when you have other young children and even what do I do if my child is concerned about home schooling. She addresses all of these questions and really thoroughly covers them and the benefits of choosing different options.
I love learning and I am constantly reading new books and hearing new ideas and ways of doing things. I am so thrilled that I read this book because Beth has so many AWESOME ideas that I can’t wait to implement with my family. This is another aspect about home schooling that I love and that is parents supporting each other and sharing ideas! Thank you so much Beth for a great book and for sharing all of your great ideas!!
Some of Beth’s ideas I plan to implement with my family are the daily journal, hanging a map of the united states and the world on our wall and labeling places where we have friends and relatives! We will also ask our friends to send us postcards and pin them on the map based on the location of the sender (maybe we’ll cut off the postmark and pin it up there too). We also plan on trying out some of your Art, Music, Science, PE and Health ideas. After I started typing this I realized there are just way too many awesome ideas to name them all in this review. You will just have to read her book to check them all out.
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