Resources and Tips for Homeschooling

Homeschooling can be stressful for parents. Preparing lesson plans, activities and assessments can take time and effort. To help make homeschooling less stressful, we’ve compiled our top resources and tips to make homeschooling easier for parents.

Make Planning Easier

Creating a plan for educating at home can be daunting for parents. The thought of planning engaging ways to learn every day would make anyone feel stressed. First, define your goals for your child's education. Then decide what lesson plans and materials you will need to help you accomplish your goals. Our lesson plan templates will help you determine a clear process for your teaching. 

Ready to get started on planning? Check out our downloadable lesson plan templates

Find Curriculum Resources

There are many resources available online for parents to use to help them with their curriculum. You can find free virtual learning resources and curriculum kits tp help you create an engaging learning experience for your kids. We have a Paper is Power® curriculum kit for elementary, middle, and high school education levels. Each kit includes step-by-step lesson plans, objectives, and a student and teacher guide. 

Our elementary school Paper is Power® kit teaches kids where paper comes from and how it’s made. Through fun activities, students learn about math, scientific processes, and language skills. The middle school curriculum kit focuses on teaching essential writing skills. The kit will help students learn to organize their thoughts, write them down, and then edit them. Our high school curriculum kit was developed to help educate kids on the science behind how paper is made, and teaches the importance of sustainable forestry practices related to its production.

Create a Dedicated Classroom Space

You can help kids stay focused and engaged by designating a particular space just for learning. Find a space in your house that you can dedicate everyday to homeschooling. If an entire space isn't available, then a table, chairs and shelf with learning resources will work as well. Put up classroom decorations in the space to help create a fun and inspiring atmosphere. Make sure you keep toys, unless needed for learning purposes, away from the space when it's time to learn. 

We hope these resources and tips will help you with your homeschooling needs. Need more help? Check out more of our resources for school here.

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