Category Archives: Homeschool Resources

New Resources Now on the Website

Lots of new links have been added to the website as free resources.

Check out:

Math resources for K-7th grade

New Foreign Language resources

Virtual Tours……to Africa

and a few more.

Just peruse through the website and you may just find what you are looking for! :)

Enjoy!

Angela

Free Online Math Enrichment for all Grade Levels

Math enrichment is always plus to help solidify concepts learned.

The link below is a great online FREE resource to utilize with your children for immediate feed back. :)

 

Sadlier Oxford Education Publishing from K-12  <<<<Click on the link to the left

 

Enjoy!

Angela P.

Struggling Spelling Student?

Personally, I have always been a photographic learning. My brain somehow would take a *picture* of whatever I saw and I’d remember it. Thus, I really DIDN’T need to study a lot for my classes.

As of recent I learned that I am a right brain learner.

Additionally, I’ve been introduced to the fact that knowing what type of learning your are rather right or left, makes a difference in how quickly a student can grasp information.

Needless to say that I was clueless in how to help my student who is a struggling spelling how to learn how to learn how to spell.

For me all I had to do is see it, write a couple of times and I got it!

For my speller in question, nothing I was doing was working.

I sought out help and some ideas on what to do. A dear friend sent me this article a few days ago. Right away I read it and put it to practice.

The results were positive. We only went over four spelling words in four minutes and she got it!!!

You too may find value and worth in this article.

Please post a comment if you do. :)

http://www.study-skills-for-all-ages.com/spelling-help.html 

Ways to Stimulate Your Child’s Imagination :)

Using your imagination and being creative is a major part of life.  People who are creative are not only those in the arts, but those who can problem solve and create solutions to major problems.

color painted child hand

What types of things do YOU do to stimulate your child’s creativity?

I’m sure we each can testify to the fact of our children having VERY LARGE imaginations.

Just in case you are looking for some other creative ways this link will be a great resource to help develop it all the more.

Click on the word >>>HERE<<<  to learn at least 25 more ways to stimulate their creative minds. :)

Enjoy!

Angela P.

Super Saturday: Neo K12

Folks today is Super Saturday!!

On Super Saturday posts  you will find a  smorgasbord of various information and posts of great variety.

Today’s Super Saturday is about an impressive website named http://www.Neo12.com

This is a SUPER AMAZING website in which you can find all sorts of fun videos on a variety of topics. For preschools up to high school.

If you would like to plan an *unschooling* day (learning based on the desire and interest of the child for the day or week)  then this will be a great resource to have.

 

Here is the list of subject matter which equates to hundreds of video links:

Physical Science

Life Science

Earth and Space

Social Studies

Math

Human Body

Geography

History

English

Fun videos

Science Projects

Science Experiments

How it works?

How it’s made?

Child safety

Teacher inspiration

Cool Science

Scientific Method

Thought Provoking Thursdays: Homeschooling from Psalms 148 (video)

Our God is a Great God!!! How Great IS OUR GOD!!!

Today on Thought Provoking Thursday this video is a great teaching tool to help in Science, Bible, Music and Apologetics.

As you and your children take the time to look at this video think upon the following Scripture verse.

Psalm 148

Praise the Lord.

Praise the Lord from the heavens;
    praise him in the heights above.
Praise him, all his angels;
    praise him, all his heavenly hosts.
Praise him, sun and moon;
    praise him, all you shining stars.
Praise him, you highest heavens
    and you waters above the skies.

Let them praise the name of the Lord,
    for at his command they were created,
and he established them for ever and ever—
    he issued a decree that will never pass away.

Praise the Lord from the earth,
    you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,
lightning and hail, snow and clouds,
    stormy winds that do his bidding,
you mountains and all hills,
    fruit trees and all cedars,
10 wild animals and all cattle,
    small creatures and flying birds,
11 kings of the earth and all nations,
    you princes and all rulers on earth,
12 young men and women,
    old men and children.

13 Let them praise the name of the Lord,
    for his name alone is exalted;
    his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.
14 And he has raised up for his people a horn,[b]
    the praise of all his faithful servants,
    of Israel, the people close to his heart.

Praise the Lord.

Can you remember the value of PI? :p

Remember PI

Clothespin Easy Math Activity with Free Printable

Homeschooling Moms of great creativity never cease to amaze me. I can appreciate them so much because I *lack* creativity (in the area of crafts and incorporating that into homeschooling) great. :)

I thought I’d share this creative idea as it relates to teaching children address facts.

It’s so neat! Hope many of you consider using it.

I do believe that I will. :)

Clothespin Easy Math (click the light brown title/lettering <<<<< )

Don’t forget to print off the printable information. :)

Enjoy!

Angela P.

Forms, Forms, Forms and more Forms for homeschooling

If you have been homeschooling for any period of time you may have come to realize that FORMS make homeschooling and keeping records that much easier!

In our state, homeschooling under Option 3 comes with quite a few regulations we must follow.

Such as attendance.

Keeping attendance of at a minimum of 180 days  is important. So, attendance forms are a great asset.

(click on the underlined links below to see the forms)

Attendance form for two children

Attendance form for up to seven children

How about looking towards the high school years.

Those *special four years* will be here before you know it.

Do you have them planned out? Do you know what courses will be great to take in order to satisfy the minimum college prep courses?

If not, here’s a form to help you do just that.

High School Four Year Plan

Even the following form is  more detailed which will inform you of the number of credits needed per subject matter while in the high school years.

High School Graduation Requirement and Schedule

I bet you are thinking……”Yes, it’s great to have this four year plan form to complete. But what should I put on it?”

Well, I’m glad you asked.

Here are *some* suggestions. This list is not exhaustive by any means. But it will give you some ideas to plan along with your student for their race towards the goal of *graduation.*

Course List Suggestions

Now if you are thinking about the day to day planning of your homeschooling, these forms may help:

Lesson Planner for Two children

Or if you’d like to have a little more space to write out the plans, then here is a:

Row Lesson Planner

Well, I think this will help you get off to a good start or better start in your *form* library for homeschooling. :)

Stay tuned for:

progress reports

report cards

transcript ideas

students daily schedule form

and more.

Enjoy

~Angela P.

10-Free Handwriting Worksheets

Who says that homeschooling has to be expensive :p

Stay tuned for a lots of freebies coming your way. :)

 

(Click on the blue link below to go to the website)

10-Free Handwriting Worksheets    <<<<<<<<<<< click on the link

Enjoy!

~Angela P.

 

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