“I’m thinking seriously about homeschooling my kids, but I don’t know where to start! Can you help me?” We get this question A LOT from readers, and yes, it can be overwhelming! RCM works with all sorts of local educators and schools – public, private, and homeschoolers. We have a wealth of resources to share for families who want to start homeschooling in Huntsville.
There’s a huge variety of reasons why people homeschool. It’s a huge decision, and one that should never be taken lightly.
All the Reasons Why People Homeschool
Parents choose to homeschool for a variety of reasons: opposition to what the schools are teaching; opposition to what the schools are not teaching; learning style of the child(ren); political, religious, or cultural reasons. It’s as varied and personal as the number of people who do it.
So You’re Considering Homeschooling
This is an open letter to one homeschooling mom to another mom considering it… and to anyone else out there who’s finally made the decision or is leaning heavily in that direction.
OK, you’ve made the decision to homeschool! Now what? This is the biggest place families get bogged down, and these articles can help you work through the beginning process.
All about legalities in Alabama and considering a curriculum.
How on Earth Do you Do It?
Four ways one family makes homeschooling work for them.
Counting the School Days
What counts as educational in a school day? The answer might surprise you.
Lesson Plans & Your Schedule
Finding the right schedule that works for both student AND teacher is key to a successful homeschooling journey.
Choosing a Homeschool Curriculum
Figuring out which curriculum to use is a big part of the “getting started” process. One question we hear often is “What curriculum does my preschooler/kindergartener need?” The answer: NONE. Here’s why.
Tackling Homeschooling Challenges
Finally, we’ve put together the Ultimate Homeschooling Guide to Huntsville, a quick reference for classes, forums, cover schools, and other programs that you’ll need to keep handy!
Rocket City Mom is a website about raising children in and around Huntsville, Alabama. Started in late 2010 by a local mom and newcomer to Huntsville, Rocket City Mom has grown into a thriving community of local parents and now boasts a staff of four, thirteen regular contributors, and tens of thousands of Tennessee Valley readers making it the #1 Parenting Resource in North Alabama.