So you have decided to homeschool your child? Now what do you do? Relax Breath you can do this. First you will want to get familiar with the laws of your state. http://homeschooling.about.com/od/legal/Staying_Legal_Homeschool_Laws_and_Requrements.htm . Laws vary from state to state, in some states the requirements may vary from school district to school district. This may seem more stressful than it really is. Read through the information on your state. Follow it step by step. Some states require you to submit a letter to inform them, others require a plan of what will be taught. It is always best to communicate through certified mail. And require the recipient to sign for the letter. This will give you the documentation you need in case you ever have a problem.
If your child has been enrolled in a traditional school it is recommended to let them deschool for a period of time, a rule of thumb is a month for every year in traditional school. Let them adjust to not going to school and give them a chance to do their own thing for a while.
Meet your child where they are. Talk with your child. Find out what they are intested in. Encourage their love of learning. Check out http://www.worldbook.com/typical-course-of-study. Just to get an idea of what is age appropriate for your child to be learning.
There is no need to rush out and buy a curriculum, or our any other fancy school supplies to start. Do your research. Look at several styles of homeschooling. Look at several curriculums before you buy anything.
Find a support group. Check into Yahoo groups, or other meeting web sites.