Sunday, February 8, 2009

Class for New Homeschooling Moms

If you’re intimidated by the mere thought of homeschooling, wouldn’t it help to have an experienced friend guide you through the whole process? Whether you’ve got an eager four-year-old dying to learn how to read, or a stubborn sixth grader you’d like to bring home from the public school system, the Homeschooling ABCs class is for you. Brew a fresh pot of coffee and get comfy as experienced homeschooling mom Terri Johnson comes over once a week for twenty-six weeks and sits down with you to help get you started on your homeschooling journey. Okay, Terri can’t come over in person, but she’s done the next best thing and written a set of weekly lessons that will be delivered straight to your inbox.

The Homeschooling ABCs class covers a wide variety of topics about which new homeschoolers need to think: how to start, what to buy, how to teach, when to teach, where to find resources, who can help, why to write a philosophy of education, and so much more. Each topic is broken down into small, easy-to-read snippets so you won’t be overwhelmed. LOTS of FREE resources are included in the form of bonus freebies from other vendors (over $200 worth!), Web site links, and book lists. One of the best things is that you are given a short assignment at the end of each lesson to reinforce what you’ve learned and to give you guidance on the homeschooling journey. Terri doesn’t leave you guessing about anything—it’s all spelled out very clearly.

As a veteran homeschooler, I found some of the material to be oversimplified; however, a newbie homeschooler may be less intimidated that way. Much of the material is geared towards younger children, so if you’re homeschooling a high schooler, you may need some additional resources.

I know, I know, you want to know how many arms and legs such a great service costs. Here’s the good news: it only costs $10 a month, which is only $2.30 a class session. You will receive six months/twenty-six weeks of weekly lessons delivered directly to your e-mail inbox. If, for some strange reason, you don’t feel you’re learning enough, Terri offers a 100% money-back guarantee. The Homeschooling ABCs class takes a big, scary topic and breaks it down into manageable, non-threatening pieces.