Like many parents, you may be considering transitioning from public school to homeschool. The upheaval of the recent pandemic, along with the dangers of violence and bullying in schools, has prompted families to unenroll from school and seek alternatives to formal education. As parents are withdrawing their children from traditional school, they are looking into deschooling or immediately switching from public school to homeschool. Many of these parents are dissatisfied with the quality of education at public schools or want more time at home with their children. Whatever the reason, switching from public school to homeschool is a big decision. To ensure you’re ready for your decision, let’s look at why you might make the switch and how you would go about switching successfully.How and why to transition from public school to homeschool
Choosing a path for your children’s education is a big deal, especially when choosing between homeschool vs. public school vs. private school. You’re going to face questions like “should I homeschool,” “is homeschooling better than public school,” or “is private schooling better than public or homeschooling?” In addition to which option is most effective or best for each child, you’ll also be wondering about the cost of each education option. Which is the best choice? That may depend on your family, needs, and the decisions you come to personally after prayer and consideration. Here are the differences, pros, cons, and costs of each schooling option. We have also included tips on how to make your decision for your children’s education.Learn about homeschool vs. public school vs. private school
The college admissions office is asking for a high school transcript, but you’ve never made one before. How do you provide an official homeschool transcript? Creating a transcript does not have to be a burden, especially if you have a homeschool transcript template to work from. Take a look at what you’ll need to create your own homeschool high school transcript. We also include details about optional items to put on your homeschool high school transcript. Ideally, you would start preparing a transcript before your child starts high school. But even if you waited until college application deadlines, you can still provide a thorough homeschool high school transcript by following these tips.Learn how to create a homeschool transcript
Many kids struggle in history classes because they are unable to put a list of events and people into a historical context. According to The Nation’s Report Card, only 15% of students in Grade 8 were proficient in U.S. History in 2018. Making timeline projects with your kids will vastly improve their ability to see the big picture and evaluate cause and effect. These skills are critical to historical thinking. Use these creative kid’s timeline project ideas with your kids to help them understand how events fit into their historical contexts.Learn how to make a timeline project
For all you Homeschool Hub users, there are now even more fun Hub cutouts for you to create new crafts! Whether you want to celebrate accomplishments, inspire learning, or express creativity, you have a wide variety of options. You can apply these graphics to T-shirts or tote bags, wood plaques, tumblers, notebooks, and even car windows using a vinyl cutting machine or an iron for T-shirts and tote bags. If you already have a Cricut or other vinyl cutting machine, you can start downloading and cutting these great designs even today! If not, you can follow the steps to download and iron on your printed design.
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