Deborah McIntire has over eighteen years of experience as a teacher and administrator. She has spent many years working with home-school parents as an administrator, consultant and supervising teacher.
Robert Windham has a B.A. in Psychology and M.S. in counseling. He has taught in the parochial and public school systems and has served as a private school director. He is also a supervising teacher and has worked closely with home-schooling parents over the years. Together, these two authors have worked with over 500 home-schooled children and their parents in the role of supervising teachers.
Over the years they have noticed a commonality of questions and concerns affecting home-schooling families. They wrote this book in hopes of addressing some of these concerns.
Have you ever asked yourself, or been asked by someone else, “How do I know if my child is learning? What factors should I consider if my child isn’t reading as well as other children? How well do children adjust to the transition from a home-school setting to a traditional school setting? What types of common learning difficulties might my child encounter? How do I match my instructional approach to the required curriculum? AND, how do I balance the demands of home schooling with the rest of my life?” Well these two authors have addressed these issues and offered suggestions and help for many others. Covered here are also the legal requirements, organizational tools, evaluation procedures, and ready-to-use reproducibles.
One appealing section in this book is the scope-and-sequence charts. Many parents often have doubts as to what exactly their children need to know at each grade level. In this book you will find a broad overview of the basic concepts generally suggested or required for grades K-8 in language arts, math, social studies, and science.
As their closing remarks they say, “Home educating your children is indeed a unique privilege – one that allows you to not only impart academic knowledge but wisdom and values. Day by day as you teach math, English, and geography, you also shape attitudes, reinforce beliefs, and provide a safe haven in which your children can grow, question, and explore. We strongly believe that your investment in this educational process will provide lifelong dividends for you and your children, which will strengthen the family as well as the community at large. Our best wishes to you and your family in all your educational endeavors.”