Homeschooling & Distance Learning

We hope you find these resources compiled by a local homeschool mama, Angie Dunlap, helpful as you navigate the world of virtual schooling this year.These resources do not necessarily reflect the viewpoints of reBlossom Mama & Baby Shop, their intention is just to use them if they help you on your parenting journey.

GA Department of Education Declaration of Intent Form
Need to complete by September 1st. They're offering to email you this year but smart to save into your documents before closing out the completed form. One for each family.

HSLDA 
Homeschooling under the homeschool statute

  1. Ensure that the person or people homeschooling your child have the required qualifications.
  2. Submit an annual declaration of intent.
  3. Provide the required number of days of instruction.
  4. Teach the required subjects: reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science.
  5. Write annual progress reports.
  6. Test your child at least every three years after he or she completes 3rd grade.

According to the laws in Georgia, parents are responsible for homeschooling their children but can pay for a tutor. HSLDA is an organization that is heavily intertwined with the religious right. Recommend that before joining from them that you look into their leaders, lobbying efforts, and associations. But has good law info for quick look.

HOMESCHOOL RESOURCES
Community CoOp
All About Reading / All About Spelling
The Good and the Beautiful Curriculum
Beautiful Feet Books
Homer Learn to Read
Reflex Math Online Math Games
Prodigy Math Game
Outschool Supplement Online Classes - all subjects/all ages 
No Sweat Nature Study Live Online Classes 
Easy Peasy Homeschool: free online school for all grade levels
Raising Little Hoots: year-long nature curriculum
Brave Writer: writing curriculum
Sagging Shelves: a used book and homeschool curriculum sale
Simply Charlotte Mason: art resource

BOOKS
Teaching From Rest, Sarah MacKenzie 
Better Together, Pam Barnhill
The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life, Julie Bogart
Call of the Wild + Free: Reclaiming Wonder in Your Child's Education, Ainsley Arment
Terry and the Caterpillars (A Science I Can Read Book), Millicent E. Selsam
Benny's Animals and How He Put Them in Order, Millicent E. Selsam

MAGAZINES / MAILED RESOURCES
Great History Magazine
Crickets Media: history and science magazines for older kiddos
Highlights: for younger kiddos - also have search books
Brain Quest Resources
Kiwi Crate: subscription boxes for all ages hands-on building

FACEBOOK GROUPS
meet people, field trips, curriculum, buy & sell, free resources
Athens Homeschool Edventurers
Homeschooling Near Athens
Georgia Homeschool Discussion Group
Real Life Homeschool Spaces
Athens Area Pods/Micro Schools
Secular Homeschoolers In Athens
wild + free | athens


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