Public schools follow state Content Standards.  Content Standards are an official guide as to what children of a certain age should be taught.  For instance, the Texas standards require that a first grader be able to identify upper and lower case letters.

Many homeschoolers follow state standards as they want to make sure their children are learning everything their public school counterparts are learning.

You can obtain a copy of your state’s Content Standards from the internet or from local or state support groups.

But here’s a thought.  Aren’t you homeschooling to give your children a BETTER education?  Why not far surpass your state’s standards?  See what private schools are teaching–in the United States and abroad.  Talk with your spouse and determine what your family wants to teach.  Talk to your children and discover their interests.

Standards are just the beginning.

And remember, fun learning is forever learning!

Ann Simpson

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