Receiving a box full of curriculum materials is exciting but can be a bit overwhelming if you are new to homeschooling. We suggest that you take some time to look over each book to familiarize yourself with what you have. Many parents find that as soon as their Oak Meadow box is opened, their children eagerly reach inside and start reading–they instinctively want to get to know their new books!
Give yourself a few days to get to know the books and get a sense of what it will be like to homeschool using Oak Meadow curriculum. Read the introduction to the syllabus, scan any supplemental books, and get oriented to the amount of work presented in a single lesson (which is designed to be completed in one week). If you are using K-3 material, plan to begin reading your teacher guides, The Heart of Learning and Oak Meadow Guide to Teaching in the Early Grades, before you begin your school year. By reading the introduction in the coursebook, reading your K-3 teacher guides, and familiarizing yourself with the layout and structure of the curriculum, you will feel more prepared to begin your homeschooling journey.
Most families find their stride after the first few weeks of adjusting to homeschooling. If you have questions, the experienced homeschooling community on our Facebook page is always willing and able to provide supportive advice, ideas, and answers. The Oak Meadow office staff is also happy to answer any questions.