When I first began homeschooling in Virginia the state standards for education were my life line.
I went to the Virginia Department of Education and located their state education standards FOR EACH GRADE LEVEL.
Unsure of what my children needed to learn and unsure of the curriculum I should use I began using their guidelines and the knowledge I knew along with paper and pencil.
And our homeschooling journey was on the way.
Later that year I learned of Abeka and included that into our studies.
My oldest then turned four years old and would use Abeka for all subjects along with her siblings until I was able to cut the ‘apron strings’ of the state standards.
More experienced, I only choose a few subjects from Abeka that I felt were worthwhile and mixed up my curriculum. Oh my!!!
What I was finding is that my children were passing the state standards for education at an alarmingly fast rate while using Abeka. (www.Abeka.com)
In many subjects they were on 3rd grade level at 4 and 5 years old.
Sooooooo…..I just stuck with Abeka until I expanded my wings to learn about other curriculum and homeschooling resources.
Check out this video release regarding following state standards of education or not to follow them.
(Be sure to share with a friend or family member or on your social medial or all resources. You just never know who needs to know this information and be released from the heavy weight of ‘MUST MEET THE STATE STANDARDS.’)
Angela Jordan Perry, is a life partner 27 years, homeschooling Mom of eight children, mentor, entrepreneur, host of Girlfriends’ Guide to Homeschooling with Angela Jordan Perry show, podcast host of Girlfriends Chat with Angela Jordan Perry, founder/Executive Director of Educating Our Own, founder/director of STEAM Co-Op of the Upstate, Mocha Homeschooling Moms-SC founder, owner/director/administrator of United Community of Homeschoolers Unlimited Option 3 Accountability Association, founder of The Homeschool Upstart; direct marketer, mad’am farmer, Toastmasters Competent Communicator recipient, racial injustice activist. Angela and her family make their homestead in Campobello, SC.