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4/16/2009 1:13:56 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA: Announcing Help Homeschooling Thru the Early Years

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HSLDA: Announcing Help Homeschooling Thru the Early Years

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

As a veteran homeschool mom, I remember that it can be overwhelming
when you aren't sure how to begin or which curriculum to choose ... or
maybe you just don't feel that you can handle homeschooling AND the
house... or perhaps you just need a little encouragement to keep
going! You know that homeschooling is a journey, but what started out
as a sprint has become a cross-country trip (and some days feels like
a marathon!). It's easy to feel "geographically challenged"-- unsure
of where you are, where you're going, or how you're going to get
there.

When Jim and I started homeschooling in the 80's, we didn't know
anyone else in our state who homeschooled. Boy, it sure would have
been great to be able to pick up the phone and talk to another parent
who had been-there-done-that, or to get a newsletter in my box--filled
with tips and suggested resources for the topics of interest to my
family--sort of like roadside assistance along the journey.

Home School Legal Defense Association is here for you as you embark
upon this incredible adventure! Many of you are familiar with our high
school program and the struggling learner program. But maybe you have
a preschooler or primary student--or perhaps a middle schooler? So
HSLDA added a coordinator dedicated specifically to serving parents in
this season of homeschooling, from toddlers all the way through
'tweens.

I'm here to answer members' specific questions, provide general
information, and offer encouragement, covering topics from curriculum
choices to scheduling and lesson planning to testing, to resources and
teaching tips for preschool all the way through middle school.

As our new Web section goes "live" this week, you'll find helpful
articles and resources to equip and encourage you, to help you as you
determine your destination, plan your adventure, and choose the best
route to get there. I'll be adding more on a regular basis, so please
check back often at www.hslda.org/earlyyears
(http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6414).

And be sure to subscribe now to our FREE Early Years e-newsletter at
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6415 so you won't miss even one!
Upcoming topics include how to get the most out of your state
convention, curriculum options, and getting the house organized for
homeschooling. I hope that the first e-newsletter--on testing--will
take the anxiety out of end-of-year evaluations. Don't miss it--sign
up today!

Please drop me a note or give me a call to let me know how I can best
serve you.

And remember--You CAN homeschool!


Enthusiastically,

Vicki Bentley
Early Years coordinator

www.hslda.org/earlyyears
earlyyears@hslda.org
540.338.5600

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providing you with immediate step-by-step guidance?

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1099

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