Kick-Off Day for Homeschool Super Heroes

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Today is Kick-Off day for our 4th Annual Homeschool Super Heroes. If you haven’t registered for these free interviews, you can do so here:  Homeschool Super Heroes

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sir cumference & dragon of pi - living math book |

To start our series off right, we’re giving away a copy of one of my favorite living math books. Yep, you read that right! It’s a living math book, centered around math called Sir Cumference & the Dragon of Pi.

All you have to do to enter to win is leave a blog comment. If you have a question for one of our Homeschool Super Heroes, leave it. If not, share something you’re doing this week in regards to homeschooling (planning, preparing, praying, reading, writing, etc)

homeschool super hero Kerry Beck | HowToHomeschoolMyChild.comTonight, my daughter Gentry is interviewing me for our Kick Off! We’ll be talking about home discipleship and how it relates to homeschooling. Don’t miss it.  The only way you get access to the FREE interviews is right here:  Homeschool Super Heroes

Let me know what you think!

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  1. I am excited to learn some practical tips from the Homeschool Super Heroes. This week, I am putting together our lesson plans for the upcoming school year.

  2. I absoluetly love Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi! I really hope we win!! My oldest son is starting Kinder this year, and we have already started homeschooling (Aug. 1st). So far, we do a morning board, a today chart (with weather), math, phonics (with lots of reading), bible study, and science. We also have many extra curricular activities starting up soon; library story time (1x/wk), playgroup (1x/wk), gym class (1x/wk), and a homeschool class at the zoo (1x/month). Plus we are planning feild trips in between. So excited!

  3. We start back up with our co-op today and then its a regular week for us. We’ve been back to school for a few weeks now.

  4. I am still trying to get our schedule organized. I have a few more items to purchase so I will be comparing prices and looking for the best deals. We are going to add more lapbooking into our day today. We will do reading, math, Bible, and writing for sure. Hoping to add more science and history soon. Thanks for the chance to win this neat book!

  5. We are doing nothing for school this week as we are taking all of August off for summer break. I am starting the planning for next year, though.

  6. We will doing Math and Grammar today, and I will be finalizing our plans for our new school year.

  7. How do you get organized for the new school year? Any tips? We are doing a bit of science straight out of the Basher books and from online search. Today we just studied acids and 3 facts about them.

  8. Thank you for your encouragement in following God’s plan for our families. I would love to have this book. Thank you again.

  9. I generally save homeschool for the afternoon because thats when my toddlers are down for a nap. I have a hard time focusing on teaching the grade school kids when the little ones are awake. But it seems that the afternoon time is not a great time of the day for the big kids to learn. Any suggestions?

    1. Great question…I used to homeschool in the morning & give the younger ones something to do or watch. I also let them go to a local mother’s day out once a week. Both of these allowed us quiet time to homeschool the older ones.

  10. We started back to school on the 5th. We always start back the first Monday in August and have since we started homeschooling in 1999. So this is our 3rd week of school and we are in full swing now.

  11. Greetings: Love reading the comments.
    Back to school is cool when our homes ‘rule’. (A bit cheezy, but true 😉
    The book Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi sounds like fun learning for all the mathematicians at home.
    Question 1. How do you handle state requirements like testing etc? (New York, Tennessee, Alabama) (Family moving)
    2. How does one best include children other than your own (friend’s or family) of different ages into your homeschool routines?
    Thank you for any and all suggestions.

  12. This is my first year homeschooling our 5 year old. I am reading curriculum and trying to create lesson plans….and panicking 🙂 Can’t wait to gain some wisdom this week from some experienced homeschoolers.

  13. To prepare for homeschooling, I am finishing all my curricula purchases, but next week will be my big week to purge the classroom of unneeded items. This week is actually a focus on parent training as I am part of a university model and I co-teach the Singapore Math Parent Training Seminar.

  14. doing last minute prep work. One thing is working on getting 2 laptops set up, installing free software called K9 that will help me customize our internet options (block certain websites) particularly temptations for my children…that are time-wasters. They have learned that Lego, Playmobil (etc.) have free games.

    1. Personally, I enjoyed co-ops. But the had their drawbacks. At one time, my hubby told me, “no more co-ops”. I would put lots of time/ energy into the class I taught, but the other moms didn’t prepare as much. Pray about what is best for your family and God will direct your paths.

  15. Ways to set up high school courses so they work well for a transcript, especially if I am not using a boxed curriculum or textbooks for that particular course.

  16. Since we homeschool year-round, the week and next we are trying to tie-up loose ends so we can start the next grade in September when our co-op starts again.

  17. Busy week! We took our oldest (a homeschool graduate!) to college yesterday. It was hard to leave her in her dorm room, but we hope it will be a great experience! Now we’re straightening and organizing today to hopefully start school tomorrow with the other kids – a 2nd grader, a 7th grader, and a high school junior. Never a dull moment!

  18. This week we have family visiting from out of town. We are listening to our classical conversations DVD, math, and reading lessons.

  19. I am trying to finish getting organized and getting lesson plans started so we can start at the beginning of September.

    1. It can be lonely. I would try to find some online connections first. Then, see if there are others within a close radius. See if there are some other homeschoolers within 40-60 miles. Maybe you can get together once month. We used to drive to homeschool skating (45 miles) once a month

  20. I’m working on setting up a schedule and planning our school year with the goal of starting Sept. 2. I would love some tips on how to actually set up a home school plan.

    1. Scheduling seems to be a concern of many moms. I’ll be sharing some ideas on this blog over the next week.

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