Finding the right curriculum can feel overwhelming. Parents have so many questions and worries. What happens if I choose the wrong one? What happens if I leave something out? Donna Smith helps homeschooling moms think through the process of finding what’s right for their family. Who is Donna Smith? Steve and Donna Smith are Oklahoma … Continue reading Choosing Curriculum with Donna Smith
Encouragement for New Homeschoolers with Betsa Delgado
What is it like to be a new homeschool mom? Here, we sit down with homeschooling advocate and encourager Betsa Delgado to talk about how it feels for someone to start homeschooling, and why they should continue on. Who is Betsa Delgado? Jason and Betsa Delgado were high schools sweetheart and have been married since … Continue reading Encouragement for New Homeschoolers with Betsa Delgado
The American Dream
In America, if you work hard, you can achieve a better life for yourself and your kids. Your children and grandchildren will work hard, go to school, and do even better than you. Eventually, you will reach the goal of having 2.5 children, a dog, a house, and a boat. Then you will have made … Continue reading The American Dream
Why Homeschool with Paul Rose
Welcome to the new Homeschool Oklahoma podcast! In this first episode, host Jonathan Bartlett interviews HSOK president Paul Rose on the purposes of homeschooling. We discuss the reasons why we homeschool, what makes homeschooling unique, and the differences between family-led constitutional homeschooling and virtual public schooling. Paul also shares some family adventures he has had … Continue reading Why Homeschool with Paul Rose
Education Changes the World
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. ~ Nelson Mandela Read that statement again and let it marinate. We tend to think of education as reading, writing, and arithmetic, but education is much more than that. Education influences a child’s worldview, and the subjects taught solidify that worldview as … Continue reading Education Changes the World
God Has Not Called You To Be a ‘Great Homeschooler’
At least, if He HAS called you to that, it is not the first thing He has called you to do. More importantly, He has called you to be His disciple-er to your child. I remember a conversation I was a part of many years ago in my parents’ home. A visitor was in the … Continue reading God Has Not Called You To Be a ‘Great Homeschooler’
So, You Are Moving to Oklahoma!
Here’s what you need to get started homeschooling here! First of all, WELCOME! We are glad you’re here! We are Homeschool Oklahoma, and we are here to equip, encourage and inform you on your homeschool journey. We have worked to make our website as helpful and comprehensive as possible, and we invite you to browse … Continue reading So, You Are Moving to Oklahoma!
Dealing with Disruptions
Since homeschooling happens in the real world while our real lives are going on around us, we often face disruptive events which throw us off stride and threaten to derail our entire educational process for a time. Younger siblings, home-based businesses, and household emergencies all can disrupt our planned school day. However, we know that … Continue reading Dealing with Disruptions
My Kid is Behind
Many of us, at one point or another, have thought that our child is behind. Maybe they have not completed the curriculum by the end of the year. Possibly they missed an idea somewhere along the road and now there seems to be a gap in learning. Or they are just plain behind. All of … Continue reading My Kid is Behind
What I Wish I Had Known When I Started Homeschooling?
As I come to the end of another year of homeschooling, the magnitude of this year hits me. We are graduating our oldest child. I can not rewind time. I can not go back and change what I did, but I can share what I have learned. First, let me tell you, I would do … Continue reading What I Wish I Had Known When I Started Homeschooling?