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Parents naturally have questions as they explore educational options. With so many choices available and so many different reasons to homeschool, it can be challenging to determine what will be the right fit for your child and where, exactly, to start. Families have been turning to Oak Meadow for information, guidance, and resources for decades, so we’ve gathered the most frequently asked questions and put the answers at your fingertips. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact us here.
Curriculum and Grade Placement
Enrollment and Distance Learning
If you are not sure which form you need, please contact us.
For enrolled students
- FERPA Consent
- Release of Records
- Request a transcript
- Physical Education Credit
- Life Experience Elective Credit (LEEC)
- Advanced Study Project (ASP) Application
- Academic planning worksheet & suggested course schedule
Online resources cited in our coursebooks (aka curriculum links)
Common Core Supplements
Effective Assessments (PDF)
Evaluating Internet Sources (PDF)
Academic Planning Worksheet for high school (PDF)
How to use Main Lesson Books
Oak Meadow support programs for home teachers
Homeschool Support: A fee-based consultation service for both new and veteran homeschoolers who use our curriculum independently.
Portfolio Evaluation Program for K-4: New! For families who would like support from an Oak Meadow teacher without enrollment.
Tutoring and Coaching Services: Several Oak Meadow teachers offer private tutoring to assist students with specific subject areas, executive function skills, or learning challenges.
Learning Assessments Packets (K-8): Grade-specific learning assessments are designed to help parents and teachers track student learning for support and reporting purposes.
Foundations in Independent Learning: An online parent-teacher certification course for those new to teaching at home or new to Oak Meadow.
Foundations in Social Justice: This online course helps parents and teachers bring social justice principles and action into their communities and classrooms.
Oak Meadow newsletters and journals
Oak Meadow catalog
Living Education: Oak Meadow’s free educational journal
Feb 2019: high school newsletter
Jan 2019: grades 5-8 newsletter
Dec 2018: grades K-4 newsletter
Nov 2018: high school newsletter
Oct 2018: grades 5-8 newsletter
Sept 2018: grades K-4 newsletter
Organization and preparation
Study Skills Toolkit (PDF)
Time Management Tips for Students (PDF)
Creating an Effective Learning Environment (PDF)
Guidelines for Home Teachers
Rhythms, Routines, and Rituals and Homeschool Rhythms
Organizational Tips from a Homeschool Parent (PDF)
Using a Weekly Planner to Find the Rhythm in Your Homeschooling Life
Getting Comfy in the Role of Home Teacher
Common homeschooling topics
What About Socialization? and The Socialization Myth (PDF)
Motivating Middle Schoolers
Challenging the Advanced Student (PDF)
Homeschooling with Large Families (PDF) and Homeschooling Multiple Children
12 Reasons Why Handwriting is Important
Addressing Concerns about Homeschooling
Take a deep breath: You can do it!
Yes, You Can!
“Three Things I Do to Make Me a Calm Mom”
10 Ways to Create and Maintain Balance as a Homeschooling Parent
“What I Wished I’d Known Before Two Decades of Homeschooling”
10 Reasons Why Oak Meadow May Be the Perfect Fit for You
The heart of Oak Meadow
What makes Oak Meadow different? 12 characteristics that define the heart, soul, and pedagogy of the Oak Meadow curriculum.
Oak Meadow and Waldorf
The Heart of Learning, by Lawrence Williams: “A beautiful book to read. The most valuable resource I have for understanding and enjoying my time with my children.” ~ OM parent
Learning Processes: This guide covers topics such as creating a daily schedule, morning circle activities, crayon drawing, watercolor painting, working with clay, storytelling, and more.
Curriculum reviews and articles
Please note: Some materials may have been updated since a review was posted, but our curriculum scope and sequence remain the same. Visit our grade web pages or our bookstore for current information.
Only Passionate Curiosity (a selection)
Healthy Living from the Start (K-3)
Oak Meadow Grade 5 Review
Oak Meadow Grade 6 Review
Oak Meadow Grade 7 Review
Oak Meadow Grade 8 Box Day
Oak Meadow Grade 8 Overview
Oak Meadow Grade 8 A Week in the Life
Oak Meadow Middle School English
Distance Learning with Oak Meadow
Middle Schoolers and Independence in Learning with Oak Meadow
How Wee Learn
How to Teach Your Child to Play the Recorder
Teaching Kids to Knit
Learning to Read with Word Families
The Heart of Learning
Our Grade 1 Homeschool Year at-a-Glance
Oak Meadow Kindergarten Review
How to Homeschool
Oak Meadow Grade 8 Civics
Pepper and Pine
Oak Meadow Curriculum Review: 1st Grade (video)
Cathy Duffy Reviews
Oak Meadow: Overall Review