How Home Schooling has Blessed our Family
Why should you consider Home School?
According to Education News:
Recent studies laud homeschoolers’ academic success, noting their significantly higher ACT-Composite scores as high schoolers and higher grade point averages as college students. Yet surprisingly, the average expenditure for the education of a homeschooled child, per year, is $500 to $600, compared to an average expenditure of $10,000 per child, per year, for public school students.
Curriculum that we use:
My Father's World
Primary and Intermediate Language Lessons
Institute for Excellence in Writing
All About Spelling
Uncle Eric Series for economics and govt.
First Aid and Emergency Preparedness books from US Army Ranger School and Boy Scouts of America
Rosetta Stone for Spanish, Arabic, and Hebrew
Pimsleur for Spanish and Arabic
Home School Resources:
HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Assoc.
THSC (Texas Home School Coalition
Education is not only one of our top priorities as parents but one of our top responsibilities. We felt God leading us to remove our children from public school and take control of what and how our children learn. Since this decision was made, our home has become so much more peaceful and free. With the lack of restricted hours together placed upon us by public school, we enjoy a greater amount of quality time together as a family. Additionally, our children spend a greater amount of their educational time learning God's word and His truths, especially as they pertain to the history of our nation. We have four children, one attending university and three at home. Our son is 10 yrs old, our youngest two daughters are 9 and 7.
At Liberty Cross Academy our focus is God-led and geared toward training our children how to embrace critical thought and develop their own ideas and theories. Much of our learning time is directed by their interests and talents, such as horseback riding, raising animals, farming, gymnastics, cooking, building things, and art projects. We also spend a great deal of time learning about mission work and sharing the gospel. For us, everyday life is a learning opportunity which means a routine visit to the dentist, a trip to the post office, or a grocery store run offers up many chances to learn everyday skills such as accounting, addressing packages and letters, healthy food choices, budgeting, communication skills, public service, manners, rules of driving, how to write a check and so much more.
Our family uses My Father's World for our base curriculum. Additionally, we utilize Singapore Math, Institute for Excellence in Writing, Harcort Publishing (Reading, Writing and Language Arts), Explode the Code, Primary and Intermediate Language Lessons, Rosetta Stone and Pimsleur for Spanish and Arabic, and The Light and the Glory, with Study Guide, for American history, along with several other eclectic resources both off and online.
If you are considering home school for the first time, or know someone who is, and would like some guidance I would be honored to assist you. Have you wondered what the laws are for the state of Texas, or maybe where to begin? Do you have to officially withdraw your child from school? Perhaps you have wondered where in your home is the best place to "set-up" school. What should your home school day look like? What is the best approach to teaching your children? These are legitimate questions and concerns that I can help you with. I charge $30 for the first hour and $15 per hour after that. If you wish for me to come to you there is an additional $10 fee to cover the cost of fuel.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org