Monday, July 1, 2013

It's the First of July!

 

July first is officially the first day of the new school year in Missouri. If you're a public school teacher or parent, that probably doesn't matter one iota to you. BUT, if you're a homeschooling parent, you can start recording all of the educational activities your child does on July 1st.*

If you're new to homeschooling, or just considering it, know that it is so worth it. You can find information about homeschooling and your state's requirements at the Homeschool Legal Defence Association website.

So, happy new year homeschool families!


Laura

Edited to add:

*My friend, Deb, reminded me that there was a change in the Missouri law awhile back.  The school year goes a calendar year from when you start, I believe.  If you live in Missouri, please double check; don't take my word on it.  ~smile~

I've been doing this so long, I still use July 1 - June 30.

**Thanks to An Ordinary Mom for the use of this graphic. 


13 comments:

  1. Well Happy Homeschooling Day to you! I hope it is going well and the kids are holding interest!!
    We start the new school year in August around my home, so we got awhile left of our summer. Yeah! This mom needs a much needed break. We do however do review on one subject once a week, just so we don't forget everything we learned!!
    Have a great week!
    Blessings,
    Amy

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  2. Happy New Year to you Laura. We don't have a lot of people homeschooling over here in the UK but the few I have met myself have been such dedicated and devoted people. I admire you all and wish you every success.
    Lots of love
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  3. Thank you Dorothy. I do appreciate your support.

    Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,
    Laura

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  4. Hi Amy,

    I think the one subject a week is a great way to review. Our family won't officially start for a few weeks yet. I do, however, write down and count every hour that is educational. It helps meet the 1000 minimum requirement here in Missouri. Now, I'm going to pop over to your blog before I start dinner.

    Blessings to you,


    Laura
    Lane

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  5. Haha! Laura, you scared me ;) I thought at first I missed something! This is good env=couragement for newbie homeschoolers! Yes, It is worth it! Pay now or pay later!!!!

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  6. Hi Jacqueline,

    I didn't mean to scare you. I'm just going to get started with counting hours as we do them.

    I love your blog. Thanks for stopping by to see me.

    Blessings to you,
    Laura

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  7. I think they might have changed that law a few years ago, might want to double check. I think it is now just ONE CALENDAR YEAR from the day your start.

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  8. Hi Deb,

    Yeah, I thought about that after I wrote it. I still go July 1 to June 30. I'll make a note on the post.

    I saw someone while I was driving the other day that reminded me of you. I really miss you!

    Blessings to you my friend,


    Laura
    Lane

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  9. Happy New Year, Laura! We may be neighbors. I live in the northwest corner of Arkansas. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  10. Hi Marci,

    I don't know about you, but I have readers as far away as the United Kingdom and Australia. We are neighbors! I'm in the Joplin, Missouri area. I think everyone knows where Joplin is.

    I'm so glad you dropped in for a visit. I'll be popping over to your blog to say hi later this morning.

    Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,

    Laura
    Lane

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  11. Hello Laura, Just wanted to stop in and say Happy 4th of July. I just added your Blog to my Blog Roll. I have been meaning to do that for only a few months.... So sorry but you're on my roll and hope you get some of those sweet gals out there, that pass through. You're a real sweetie! My kids are grown and we are now second generation homeschoolers.
    Blessings, Roxy

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  12. You are just a doll, Roxy. Thank you so much. I am honored to have a place on your blog. I'm coming to visit your blog right after lunch today.

    Have a terrific Independence week!

    God bless you and yours,
    Laura


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  13. Happy New School Year to you and your kids! Thanks for visiting today!

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