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Old 09-23-2006, 12:14 PM   #1
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virtual schooling material from public schools?

somebody in another forum mentioned they use the same materials as the public schools do. she said that she paid the public taxes on them, why not use them? it's some free virtual thing? Do you know anything about that?

I am so confused about what books and information to use. Plus, our main concern is that we can't afford to buy the materials needed so our kids are stuck in public schools

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Old 09-23-2006, 09:00 PM   #2
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Re: virtual schooling material from public schools?

It doesn't have to cost much at all to homeschool. I know there are places that offer charter schools and online schools but they aren't available everywhere. Here is a link to one I know of. It isn't available where I live but I have friends who use it in CA.

http://www.k12.com/

I have bought everything I use to homeschool either on e-bay or from other homeschool families and I use the local library alot. I believe I will have spent about $150 and that is for 3 children: a 4th grader, 2nd grader, and preschooler. I actually spent more than I needed to because I changed math curriculum and I am buying 4 levels of the new curriculum. You can actually even homeschool for free if you want to. Here is a link to a free curriculum.

http://www.amblesideonline.org/New.shtml

There are many more sites that can help you if want to look for them. Here are a few.
http://www.handwritingworksheets.com/
http://www.amblesideonline.org/New.shtml
http://www.knowledgeboxcentral.com/i...TS&Category=36
http://www.allhandsondeck.org/main_toc.php
http://www.everydayspelling.com/
http://www.homeschoolshare.com/Unit Studies.htm
http://www.edhelper.com/multiplication.htm

I got carried away! I still have more too. Joining a homeschool group is a great way to get ideas. I have learned alot!! You can PM if you want more info. HTH
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Old 09-26-2006, 08:13 AM   #3
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Re: virtual schooling material from public schools?

K12 puts you accountable to teachers and the school system. They are still getting funding for your children as they are still counted as public school attendees. But, you get to do the work. If you don't like the curriculum, tough. Your children may be schooling at home, but I don't call K12 a 'homeschooing' curriculum.
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