The Journey Begins

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Taking that first step on the homeschooling journey can be exhilarating, terrifying, and everything in between.  The Homeschool Action Network of Delaware is a group of homeschooling parents who are further along on the journey and want to help along those just starting out and support those who are already here.

We hope that as you explore this site you will find answers to your questions, support when you need it, and great ideas to spark excitement and fun in your homeschool adventure.

Little by little, one travels far…   J. R. R. Tolkein

 

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  1. Hello ,
    I have been considering homeschooling. My severely visually impaired son for years now & believe I am ready to take this step as he will be entering 7th grade..
    Due to his visual impairement , school has been extremely difficult .We have been (but no longer ) Bi- coastal & when in our other state , chasen had visual teachers 100 hours per month & in delaware they offered 1 hour per month..A 99 hour per Month difference and he just cannot write fast enough & has even Failed ART..(ridiculous) although he is on an extensive IEP , the school called me over 30x to pick him up before xmas break ..long story short , I am unsure of where to even begin or what Delaware will require him to complete for his 7th grade year ..
    Thank you for any info you can provide !

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    1. I have seen your message and I am going to talk to the other homeschoolers who help with this site for more input before fully answering your questions.

      Your situation is particularly difficult and I am so sorry you have had such a hard time with your schools.

      Do be aware that in the State of DE they do not provide services to homeschoolers, even those with a standing IEP when they begin homeschooling.

      While I am sure you have already been in touch with the state, I want to be sure you are aware of the Division for the Visually Impaired. http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dvi/

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  2. The site has nothing to explore! No curriculum resources, No info just an email to contact you .Pretty frustrating! I was given this website by DOE since I will start homeschooling my child and there is nothing here to help me..

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    1. Sorry, we are just starting this up and we know it is spare in information. We are hoping to fill in the blanks and spaces in the coming months. For now we felt like it was important to have a live site with at least a contact and a link to the DOE site.

      Do you have specific question we might be able to help you with?

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      1. Sorry, The DOE said this website has been open for YEARS. So I was surprised and frustrated to not find anything. I’m looking for curriculum lesson examples because I will be teaching my four-year-old. She will be 5 in August. And I have no idea where to start and how lessons would work. It’s my 1st time homeschooling. Thanks!

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  3. I am starting homeschooling for both my sons. Since I have been looking at several sites for the curriculum that is best for him I was told that I do not have to go by the common core now that they are not in a public school. I was wondering if it is true cause my son has a reading issue, and it affects his classwork? I am working with him to help him understand what he is reading. I really would like to make a curriculum that helps him and not force him to stress out from not understanding. He has adhd, ocd, odd and bipolar. That is why I started homeschooling them both. Is there any programs that helps with issues like his around the area?

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    1. You are correct; you are not required to follow the Common Core or other standards, but to provide a substantially equivalent education. I’d encourage you to join the Facebook communities Homeschool Delaware or Delaware Secular Homeschoolers to tap into ideas from a large community of other homeschool parents. There are also community resources available such as Huntington Learning Center and Orton-Gillingham that you might wish to check out.

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  4. We had a small administrative hiccup which is now resolving, and new content is being added. In the meantime, if you are on Facebook, look under the resources tab for links to two very active Facebook groups that provide a lot of support for homeschoolers! We hope you check back with us soon as we continue to add content!

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