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Early Years of Homeschooling

Updated on May 14, 2015

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Hi! my name is Lorna, we are a homeschool family of three. We started to home educate our child when she was very little. There are a lot of families in our church that homeschooled their children; and that influenced and inspired us to do the same. I came from the Philippines, I thought it would be hard for me to homeschool. We discovered that there are a lot of curriculums out there that could help families with their homeschooling needs.

I would be sharing our personal experience on this wonderful world of homeschooling, may my work be of help to those people who are looking forward to homeschool their children.

In this page I will be focusing more on the things we did during our early years of homeschooling. Please take time to watch the videos of our early homeschooling years. It was not perfect, but to us it was exciting. I hope you will have time to spare viewing our early years of homeschool.

Video tidbits on our homeschooling journey - Memory verses

When our child was around 4 years old.

Bible Class - School starts with the Bible....

Bible Class in the living room....

Bible Class - Early years

From the Bible...

"The Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding." (Proverbs 9:10)


I am so pleased that Abeka have phonics on their curriculum. I came from the Philippines, and have an accent, that was a concern . Abeka Phonics lessons helps a lot!

This is what we are doing now...

We were using a variety of curriculums when we started homeschooling, we decided to use Abeka because It is a traditional way to homeschool your child; which my husband and I are very comfortable with. We decided to venture this year to Abeka Academy video program due to some personal reasons. We like the freedom of this curriculum. Our daughter favored this choice too. I made an article, "Homeschooling using a Video Program." I hope you can check this out too.

My favorite homeschooling quote:

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

~ Albert Einstein

I appreciate your time visiting, please tell me what's in your mind. - Thanks for listening...

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I admire you for attempting to home school. It must be difficult.

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      Pastor Cher 4 years ago from United States

      You are doing a wonderful job with your daughter, especially using the "beka" system. I have taught it and know it is difficult, but very well put together. My favorite subjects included using the maps. They are great.

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      This lens does not inspire me only but also others too. Blessed :)

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      I would have preferred homeschooling for my kids, when they were little. If parents are interested, this is a wonderful guide.

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      deforst 4 years ago

      Thank you for your informative lens, it has given me more ideas for how to homeschool my own children!

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      Magda2012 5 years ago

      Great information about home schooling. You inspire me too :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Nice lens, Mom! :-) :-) :-)

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      Deborah Carr 5 years ago from Orange County, California

      Homeschooling has become very popular in the United States. Many people prefer that to exposing their children to the public school system.

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      PaigSr 5 years ago from State of Confussion

      Two kids on the home school front on our side. We wish you well.

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      irminia 5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing the experience.

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      xriotdotbiz lm 5 years ago

      For some reason I never realized that homeschooling curriculum would have video with it. Makes a lot of sense. Guess my days in a desk and a book limit my view of educational possibilities. If I had kids I would homeschool too, worked out well for Tim Tebow.

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      NC Shepherd 5 years ago

      If I were doing it over, I'd want to homeschool.

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      I am in awe of anyone who homeschools... I wish I could have done that! Blessed!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I could feel your delight as I read through your homeschooling experience, perhaps because I held that same delight in my heart when I homeschooled my children. The resources available now are amazing and are such a wonderful advantage for homeschoolers.

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      iijuan12 6 years ago from Florida

      Thank you for sharing what you do! It's always great getting a glimpse of what other homeschoolers do.

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      buttonhead lm 6 years ago

      This is wonderful, and it's really nice that you've been able to document your journey. Best wishes to you and your family!

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      JoyfulPamela2 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Thank you so much for adding my lens to yours! It's simply my list of homeschool lesson plan resources that I have either used in the past or want to use in the future. I am looking forward to reading more about what you have done with your daughter. My youngest child is only a year younger than she is. Hope you are having a great school year! =D

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      Mozaika 6 years ago

      Lorna, I am so glad to have found you on Squidoo! Thanks for stopping by my lens on Kindle Bible materials - I appreciate your comment!.. I have always looked up to home-schooling parents but doubt that I have what it takes. But I loved your lens and the links for ABEKA books - our son goes to a Christian school and uses those, so I might just buy a few extra ones for our studies at home. Many blessings to you and your family!

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      LornsA178 6 years ago

      @GonnaFly: Thank you very much for your kindness.

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      Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

      Welcome to Squidoo from a fellow homeschooling Mum. Wishing you all the best with the years ahead.