Lansing Moms Guide to School Resources in 2020: Homeschool, Virtual, Hybrid and Beyond


2020 has brought on a whole new set of challenges that we never could have dreamed of. At Lansing Mom we are here to support you, which is why we have created this guide to schooling during the 2020 school year. Whether you are homeschooling, virtual school, a hybrid, or back in person we’ve got you covered with extra resources, and support for the 2020 school year.

This school year may seem hectic which is why we are so thankful to our partner Failing Forward Books for making it just a little bit easier by partnering with us to bring you this Guide to School Resources.

Failing Forward Books is a local, Mom Owned, business that has released its first book, I’m Just Bad At Math. A book that inspires children to overcome math anxiety and fear, and helps parents to do the same. It’s the perfect book to kick off the school year with, since many of us will be facing new challenges. Find out more about Failing Forward Books on their website, Instagram or Facebook.

Head here for our full list of Field Trip Locations or read on below for more information.

Maybe you’ve chosen to homeschool this year or maybe your school has gone virtual for the foreseeable future. Either way, staying at home or staying at a screen all day can be less than ideal for your kids’ learning. If you’re a hands-on kind of parent looking to add a little bit extra to this school year, or supplement entirely, consider one of these amazing Michigan spots for a field trip. You’ll add a little bit of hands-on experience to your education and it might provide a well-deserved break for everyone!

For School Resources for Parents on Homeschooling Laws in Michigan head here or read on below for more information.

Wondering what you NEED to know about homeschool in Michigan? Lansing Mom has got you covered with some of the key items you need to get started. Whether you are wondering about some very frequently asked questions, details on the laws you must follow in Michigan, or how to be successful while following state guidelines, we’re here to help. Read on to find out what you need to know!

For Tutors in the Lansing Area head here for more information read on below.

This school year is holding a lot of uncertainty and big changes. However, that doesn’t mean you are alone. There are a multitude of resources out there to help. We know your teachers will provide support as much as possible, but if you are looking to supplement with more educational assistance, we have rounded up resources and tutors available to parents in the Lansing area.

Want to see a full list of Co-Ops and Sports Organizations head here or read on below for a little more information.

A big concern that parents may have when considering homeschooling is how to continue socialization sports and activities for their kids. Not to worry though because homeschool can offer your children plenty of activities, too, and the Lansing area is not short on them! Below you will find a list of organizations offering Extra-Curricular Groups and Athletics.

Looking for a Co-Op of homeschooling parents to support you, head here for a full list or read on below for a little more information.

As with everything else in motherhood, having a support group can be essential. Homeschooling is no different. Even the most seasoned mothers will encounter something new each year while looking for school resources. There is no reason to go it alone, though, because there a ton of groups available to support you! Lansing Mom has rounded up groups both local to Michigan and nationwide so that there is something for everyone. Keep reading to find the group that’s right for you.

Looking for activities for your kids this Fall? Head here for Community Groups and Organizations.

One of parents’ biggest benefits of sending kids to school is the socialization children are able to receive by attending school. We recognize this as a legitimate concern! We want you to know that many homeschool families are still involved in their communities in so many ways. If you are considering homeschooling for this school year, keep your kids involved with the community by considering these community groups and activities.

Looking for resources and curriculum for this school year? Head here for a full list or read on for more information.

So you’ve decided to homeschool, or are thinking about it, and you want to know where to go for supplies? We have got you covered with a comprehensive list of the best places to get started no matter what types of materials you are looking for. Whether it’s full curriculum or support materials, we’ve rounded up some amazing resources for you to begin your journey!

Wondering what you’ll need for this school year? Head here for a full list.

While times are still uncertain and schools are planning for the uncertainties this fall, when August rolls around it is always time for back to school shopping. This year back to school shopping may look a little different. There are some crucial items you’ll need to ensure your children are safe at school. Whether your school will be doing an adapted in-person learning, a hybrid model, or a full virtual learning experience, eventually the end goal is to get the kids back in the classroom. Here are some back to school essentials that will be necessary for the 2020-2021 school year.

Wondering how you can make this school year special for your kids? Head here for the full details!

No matter how your children are moving into the new school year, whether it’s in-person, remote, homeschool learning, or any hybrid of them, this year will not be normal for any of us. However, our kids deserve to celebrate and honor the start of a new school year. The way we, as families, set the tone and the attitude as we move into this school year make a huge impact on how our children move into their role as students.

Lansing Mom strives to provide up-to-date information for our community. If you have more resources please email [email protected]

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Check out Quick and Easy Tips for Back to School This Year.


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