Just withdrew your kids and not sure where to start? Need helping picking a curriculum that will work for your circumstances?
This 4 - session coaching package will save you hours of research, stress and uncertainty and will arm you with the confidence, knowledge and tools to start educating your children in the way that suits YOUR family!
4 SESSION PRIVATE START-UP PACKAGE
Payment will be requested after the initial consultation should you decide to register.
Payments can be made online or via Zelle, Venmo or PayPal.
Please note any coupons in PROMO when you register!
...being able to start your homeschool with confidence, purpose, and passion in just a few short days! It is possible if you break down your planning into a few simple steps.
Starting a homeschool can seem so overwhelming! There are so many questions and it seems there are always 5 different answers to each one of them! Is homeschooling legal? Do I need accreditation? Will I break my kids? Will they be ready for their future? Can they return to public school if we don't like homeschooling? What curriculum should I use? Do I need to spend a fortune on supplies? How do they graduate? Who makes their diploma? Will they get into college?
So where do you start? Start here!
In this 4 day personally coached series, you will learn all the basics of getting started. AND, with the templates and resources offered each day, you could be up and running by the end of the week!
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN 4 SESSIONS:
CONSULTATION: YOUR PURPOSE, PASSION, & PLAN!
+ Includes optional "Session 0": Writing & Filing Your State's Notice of Intent
In our initial consultation, we will discuss your reasons for withdrawing (your purpose), your desires for your child's educational experience (your passion), and your timeframe for getting started (your plan!). We discuss the coaching program and will create a personalized experience just for you! We will then schedule your 4 coaching sessions and establish how to contact me for between-session DM support!
Optional "Session 0": If you haven't already done so, we will review your state's laws and I will help you find the legal requirements for homeschooling your child and filing your Notice of Intent (if applicable).
Session 1: 180 Days and HOW MANY Hours?!?!?
While each state has their own requirements regarding the number of days and hours your students are supposed to be "in school," many states have little to no requirements, but the standard runs about 180 days at 4.5 hours per day. But do you need to be buried in books that whole time? NO!
In this session, you will learn what counts as "instructional" time and you will learn how to plan a daily schedule that includes time for structured curriculum while also including time for personal interest, enrichment activities, engaging explorations, and building a passion for learning beyond worksheets.
By the end of the session, you will have planned out your yearly calendar, penciled in holidays and vacations, scheduled days for enrichment activities such as field trips or community classes, and set up a daily schedule that complies with state regulations while integrating the unique needs and desires of your family.
Tools You'll Receive: Yearly Calendar, Monthly Planner, Daily Schedule
Session 2: Subjects and Standards
What subjects are you required to teach (each state has their own policies) and how do you know “what” to teach in each subject ? In this session we will investigate the core subjects you may want (or need) to teach your students and where to find corresponding state/national standards. If applicable, we will also cover the unique credit and graduation requirements for high schoolers.
We will review a variety of methods for teaching each subject (hint: not everything needs to be taught from a text book!), creating your own interest-driven electives, and options for outsourcing instruction in subjects you may not want to teach yourself.
Tools You'll Receive: Course Outline (for portfolio); Elementary/Middle School Subject Planner; High School Credit Tracker; High School Graduation Planner
Session 3: Grading & Reporting
Grading, summaries, report cards, portfolios, & transcripts...oh my! In today's session, we will cover best practices when it comes to assessing, recording, reporting, and demonstrating student progress. We will cover the concept of content "mastery" (do you really need a red pen?), how to "grade" assignments, what to put in the grade book, writing report cards, writing a transcript, and maintaining a portfolio.
You will receive a template for a fully-integrated grade book that not only tracks your child's grades per subject, but also generates a customized report card! You will also get access to templates for writing a year -end summary as well as creative ideas for presenting your child's progress through a portfolio.
Tools You'll Receive: Excel Grade Book with Integrated Report Card; Course Summary Report
Session 4: Your Approach & Curriculum
Finally! It's time to hone in on your educational approach and choose the curriculum that best suits the needs and style of your family. In this session, you will learn to evaluate and assess curriculum options to ensure they align to your purpose, support your child's learning style, and provide a solid and enriching educational experience for your child.
Through a series a very targeted questions, I will help you select a curriculum or approach that fits the specific needs of YOUR family, saving you HOURS of stress and time!
Tools You'll Receive: Curriculum Selection Worksheet, QuickPick Curriculum List
POST-BONUS: Teaching the Standards Without Breaking the Bank!
You don't need an expensive open-and-go curriculum to make sure your child learns age-appropriate standards. Creating your own curriculum using the state standards as a guideline is a great way to customize your child's education to meet his/her specific needs and allows you the flexibility to be as creative, engaging, and hands-on as you'd like! You will receive a lesson planning template to organize you ideas and plan your lessons based on the standards for each subject. The date of this class is TBD.
Presented by Kristin Perez
Kristin Perez is a lifelong educator who has spent 20+ years serving families in public, private, and home education. After 10 years in educational leadership, she is now coaching new parents on their homeschool journey and consulting with educators who want to start a home day care or co-op!
Join The Community!
YOU AREN'T ALONE! JOIN US IN THE
START YOUR HOMESCHOOL FACEBOOK GROUP
for engaging conversations, community building, networking, support, encouragement, and answers to your homeschooling questions.
ENJOY FREE WEBINARS
to support you as you embark on your