When homeschooling, as a novice, finding some general guidelines is a good place to start. As a mom of a boy with autism, I found this link to be helpful, and reassuring. The number one tip mentioned was not to do school at home. The author writes, "One of the main reasons families new to homeschooling struggle is that they try to duplicate the same structure, hours, course of study, curriculum and environment found in public schools. This is especially true if the youngster previously attended public schools and has been in special education."
I found the aforementioned post on a list at Ann Ziese's, site, A to Z Home's Cool Homeschooling. Ziese's site has tons of helpful links for parents with children of all abilities, including a few links with free lesson plans. Here is an article she wrote titled "Just for the summer."
Last but not least, here is a link to a free guidebook, Welcome to Homeschool, a Guide for Families. I found the book to be filled with much of the same good advice (such as get to know your child, and know your regional laws) that I obtained while taking a course on homeschooling at a local community college.
Author's Note: This is the last of my posts on this topic (well at least for awhile anyway). I wish all those families out there who are homeschooling the best! Have fun! :)