K is for kindergarten. You know, that arbitrary deadline that everyone asks you about as soon as you mention that you’re thinking of homeschooling your little one.
Many people consider that first day of kindergarten, when the big yellow bus comes for your 5-year-old, to be an important milestone in your child’s development. They can’t imagine your child not getting on that bus.
Their concern is something that you should expect and have a polite answer for, once you’ve made the decision to homeschool. And don’t expect them (including those closely related to you) to always understand why you would make this choice for your child. It may take years before they can see why you would do this. So be prepared for their possible disapproval; it comes with the territory.
Looking for a free guide to teaching your children to write? You’ll find it here.
Visit The Homeschool Lounge
Today is the 4th anniversary of The Homeschool Lounge, an online community that offers friendship and support to homeschooling moms.
If you haven’t visited this community yet, you’re in for a treat. Homeschooling is a challenging lifestyle that’s much easier to manage if you don’t go it alone. And you don’t have to when you hang out at The Homeschool Lounge.
In honor of this milestone, I’m offering my new book, Stages of Homeschooling: Beginnings, free today.
Congratulations and many more anniversaries to The Homeschool Lounge!
Free Kindle apps if you need one
This morning, my husband told me that an English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible is now available on Amazon for free!
I’ve already downloaded it and it’s really nice. It’s the Kindle edition, but even if you don’t have a Kindle, you can download “Kindle for PC” to your pc and then get your free Bible.
Here are instructions for how to download “Kindle for PC” to your pc.
Here’s the link for the free ESV Bible on Kindle.