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 Hi there,

I'm planning to homeschool my 7 and 4 year olds starting in February. I am Irish but living in WA since 2012. I'm feeling pretty terrified about the organisational aspects of homeschooling and where to begin in terms of planning.Thanks



Welcome on board :)

The organisational part isn't as hard or intimidating as it looks.  The curriculum is available online and if you look through it you'll probably find that you'll easily cover most of it just by doing normal stuff.  For record keeping purposes take photos and keep notes and work samples.

I usually do an overview at the beginning of the year of where we're at and what I hope to achieve this year, and sometimes it's blown away within the first month! XD So don't stress too much about that, most of what the moderators want to know is that you have a plan, even if it's a rudimentary one.  You can have a poke around the relevant section of my blog if you like, not sure how helpful it will be as my kids are a bit older than yours.

Hi Aoife, We’ve just moved to Bunbury and are starting our home school journey with my 7 year old daughter. I’m looking to meet up with other home schoolers for ideas and interaction, but I am finding it difficult...have you found a group around the area? On the organisational front, I’m using an excellent planner that’s helped me structure our school days and keep record of what we’re achieving- it’s from Mulberry Magazine online and you just download the formatted pages to create your own personalised planner. Cheers! Alex.