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Everything You Need to Know About Homeschooling in Nevada: Requirements, Notice of Intent, Educational Plan, and More!

This post shares information about homeschool laws, this is coming from personal experience and recommendations but does not replace legal advise. You should always check with your local state to see the most up to state homeschool laws.

As a parent in Nevada, you may be considering homeschooling your children as an alternative to traditional schooling. Homeschooling in Nevada offers a number of advantages, including being able to customize your children’s education to their individual needs and interests, as well as having more control over the educational environment.

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Before you can begin homeschooling, there are certain requirements and regulations that must be met. In Nevada, homeschooling is regulated by the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) and the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC).

Nevada Notice of Intent to Homeschool

Under the NRS, homeschoolers must register with the state and submit a notice of intent to homeschool. The notice must include your name, address, and the name, address, and age of each child that is being homeschooled. It must also include a statement regarding the curriculum you plan to use. Please check the most recent up to date requirements here:

Nevada Notice of Intent Form – Download

The Nevada Notice of Intent Form needs to be mailed to our nearest school district. For a list of all Nevada school districts – check out this website:

You only have to submit the notice of intent form once per school age child. Nevada currently does not require any updates after the initial form has been submitted.

Curriculum Plan for Nevada Homeschool

Attach a statement of the educational plan for the child, appropriate for the age and level of skill of the child as determined by the parent, in the subject areas of:

  • English:
    • including reading, composition and writing
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social studies
    • including history, geography, economics, and government

An educational plan that contains these requirements must not be used in any manner as a
basis for denial of a notice of intent to homeschool that is otherwise complete. The
parent is not required to ensure that each subject is taught each year that the child is

If you are looking for example educational plans to submit with your Nevada intent to homeschool form, you can find all grade level examples here:

In terms of curriculum, Nevada homeschoolers may choose to use a variety of educational materials and resources, including traditional textbooks, online courses, and other educational materials.

Are you Ready to Homeschool in Nevada?

Homeschoolers tend to come from a wide range of backgrounds, including those whose parents have chosen to homeschool for religious or other reasons, and those who have chosen to homeschool for academic or financial reasons. Homeschooling can be a great alternative to traditional schooling for parents in Nevada.

By meeting the necessary requirements and regulations, and taking the time to research and select the right curriculum, Nevadan parents can provide their children with a unique, customized educational experience.

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Homeschool February Fun: Planning for February Holidays

February is a busy month for homeschoolers! February holidays this month: Black History Month, Groundhog Day, Presidents Day, and Valentines day. There are so many opportunities for field trips and learning activities. I will be sharing all the resources here on this page including activities, decorations, and books. This page will be updated frequently with new things, make sure to save it for all your Homeschool February planning!

February Homeschool Planning Ideas:

Black History Month Homeschool Ideas:

This is a time to learn about the important contributions of black Americans to our country and world. There are lots of great books and resources to help teach about this topic.

Ideas for activities include:

FREEBIE- Black History Month Passage

  • Research and create a presentation on a prominent figure in black history, such as Martin Luther King Jr. or Harriet Tubman.
  • Read and discuss books about the Civil Rights Movement, such as “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee or “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett.
  • Watch and discuss documentaries or films that depict important moments or figures in black history, such as “Selma” or “Malcolm X.”

Black History Month Decorations:

Our Bulliten Board Decor (FREE)

Black History Month Book Recommendations:

Groundhog Day Homeschool Ideas (February 2nd) :

This holiday is all about predicting the weather. Have your students research different groundhogs and make predictions about how much winter is left.

Groundhog Day Mini Unit – FREE

Groundhog Day Pintables ($3.00)

Other ideas include:

  • Create a groundhog puppet and use it to act out the story of Groundhog Day.
  • Research the history of Groundhog Day and create a timeline or presentation to share with your family.
  • Make a groundhog day craft, such as a groundhog paper bag puppet or a groundhog themed decoration for your home.

Groundhog Day Decorations

Groundhog Day Book Recommendations

Valentines Day Homeschool Ideas (February 14th)

Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity for students to learn about love and relationships. Here are three activities that students can do on Valentine’s Day:

Valentine’s Day Activity Book (FREE with Teacher Club Card)

  • Create homemade valentines cards using various art materials like construction paper, markers, and glitter.
  • Have a valentine’s day themed cooking class and make delicious treats like heart-shaped cookies or chocolate covered strawberries.
  • Research the history of Valentine’s Day and create a presentation to share with your family. You can also include different customs and traditions from different cultures.

Valentines Day Decorations

Valentines Day Book Recommendations

Presidents Day Homeschool Ideas (February 20th)

This holiday celebrates the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Have your students learn more about these two presidents and do activities related to them. Ideas include: -making a flag of the United States -writing a speech as George Washington -creating a presidential seal -designing a campaign poster for Abraham Lincoln

If I was a President for the Day Writing Sheet (FREE with Teacher Club Card)

  • Research a specific president and create a presentation or report on their life, accomplishments, and impact on the country.
  • Create a timeline of the history of the American presidency and include important events and key figures.
  • Have a mock presidential election in your home. Family members can learn about the voting process and make speeches as their favorite presidents or candidates.

Presidents Day Decorations

Do you have any homeschool resources to share for February? Leave them in the comments:

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5 Affordable Ways to Build Your Homeschool Library

A few weeks into homeschooling I realized I needed to step up our book game. We had a fair amount of books but I had plans…..books were going to be a huge part of our everyday homeschool plan. I had to build up our library, fast and affordably!

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Here are 5 affordable ways to build your homeschool library, and keep building it!

#1 The Book Outlet

This is my #1 and FAVORITE way to affordably build my homeschool library! You get great prices on books that are practically new!

Check out Book Outlet here– if this is your first order, you will get $5 off your order of $25 or more, and support my book habit, I will also earn $5 in book credits!

Just an example, my last order I got 22 books for $64.07- Shipped! All books were like new!

From Book Outlet: Bargain books are excess inventory and store returns that we purchased directly from various publishers. We purchased these books for amazing prices and we pass along these savings to our customers by selling them for up to 90% off publisher’s list price. These books are new and in good reading condition and will, in most cases, have a small dot or line on the edge of the book to signify it is a discounted title. In addition, since our books are excess inventory from publishers, there may be very minor wear, tear or bends to the book and this can be expected since some items may have been handled a few times before arriving to us. However, the majority of our books are in good reading condition.

#2 Amazon

How could Amazon not make the list, they have great options for getting books at affordable prices. Books always seem to be on sale, and if they aren’t on sale, then you can normally find a cheaper option from “another seller” but still get it with amazon prime. When I am looking for specific books I always head to amazon and get them for at least 50% less than retail.

For example, the book below retails for $12.99, Amazon already offers it discounted but you can find it even cheaper from other sellers. Click here to see

#3 Costco or Sam’s Club

I really never thought about buying books when I was stocking up on groceries. But, I found great book packs at Costco and Sam’s Club! Most recently I purchased the Roald Dahl 15 book collection for $32, which is $2.13 per book, and Five Nights at Freddy’s 5 book collection (I have a horror fan) for $24, which is $4.80 per book. The 2nd book pack was more of a splurge but still cheaper than buying the books at a book fair. These stores always seem to have rotating series for good prices, an easy way to stock up on a good series!

#4 Facebook Groups

This is a fabulous way to find tons of books for a great price! Shipping is also reasonable because most sellers use media mail shipping. There are tons of groups, even some that are teacher specific which they have huge lots of books to sell. Here is a group that I follow:

Join this group by clicking here!

Lots of posts every day and great prices! You could even sell your old books to break even or make a profit! So….this could technically be FREE!

#5 The Book Bundler

This was our largest and most affordable book haul. We got 35 books for $60 ($20 of that was just shipping). For those math wizs, that’s $1.71 per book! They are used books, but in good condition and totally acceptable for homeschooling. Here is what we got in our first order:

  • 10 Magic Treehouse Chapter Books (8 Paperback & 2 Hardcover)
  • 5 Diary of a Wimpy Kid (All Hardcover)
  • 5 Ask Me Why Science Books (All Hardcover)
  • 5 Who/What Was Educational Series (All Paperback)
  • 5 Captain Underpants Books (All Paperback)
  • 5 I Spy Books (All Hardcover)

This website has great customer service, I happened to get a few duplicate books in my order and all I had to do was send them a message and I got replacements within a week- NO HASSLE. Seriously check them out, they even have huge boxes with over 100 books for a great price. Also, if they aren’t running a sale, use my code to get an extra 15% off your order: ASHLEE02413

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Can you work full-time and homeschool your children?

Short answer, YES!

In our household, both parents work full-time out of the home and we homeschool multiple children. Is it easy? Not always, but it’s possible and we are really enjoying it.

The first thing you have to do when thinking about making the switch to homeschool is forget everything you know about a traditional school. There is no possible way if you work 8-5, you can homeschool from 8-5. You have to figure out how to work a homeschool schedule around your work schedule. Guess what? It’s ok to teach at 6 o’clock at night, it’s also ok to do lessons on Saturdays! You make the rules and figure out what works best for you and your kids.

What about childcare?

This topic I am going to touch on very briefly, you need to figure out what works for your family, school shouldn’t be looked at as childcare anyway. Thankfully we have a great family support system that assists us in that area, but all they do is provide care, they do not assist with any homeschooling- that is all on us as parents.

What does our schedule look like?

I only plan out 1 week at a time, I spend 1 hour on a Sunday planning our week. I plan daily, individual tasks Monday – Thursday that should only take a couple hours to complete. My kids enjoy using technology, and this helps TONS while working full-time and homeschooling. This is huge when trying to homeschool and work, you must have INDEPENDENT children. Besides their online lessons, which take only 20-40 minutes per day, I plan out supplemental worksheets and projects. My goal is 2-3 hours MAX per day on schoolwork.

So can you do it? Can you work full-time and homeschool?

Of course, but it’s going to take work. My biggest recommendation is to plan 1 week at a time, plan around your work schedule, and share this with your kids. This might even take a bit of “unschooling” to get yourself and them use to a non-traditional school schedule. One of the great benefits of homeschooling is you do it your way and what works best for your family, once you have that understanding you can do anything!

I would love to hear how you balance working and homeschooling! Please leave a comment below!