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How To Start Homeschool With 10 Easy Resources

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Has the thought of homeschooling entered your mind? Maybe you’ve bounced the idea around but you just aren’t sure it is right for you and your family? I know I thought about it when my oldest kids were in school but at the time it just wouldn’t work for us. I thought it was going to be too difficult but I was wrong and I’ll share some of our favorite resources with you. You can read more about our homeschool journey here. Continue reading How To Start Homeschool With 10 Easy Resources

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Dollar Tree Finds: 10/20/2017

Its took me a few days to get this post written but I wanted to share a few neat things I found at my last trip to Dollar Tree.

My littlest ones are still really into dinosaurs and all of them are so artistic it’s complete craziness here sometimes. Right now we have crayons, markers, scissors, glue sticks, and paper all over the table and floor from their latest projects. I probably have enough artwork to fill a museum… some of these masterpieces will eventually make it to friends and family.

I try my best to restrain myself when I walk down the ‘teacher’ section but I was super excited when I spotted these iDRAW dinosaur books with step by step instructions on how to draw so many different dinosaurs. Then I was almost doing a little happy dance to see that they had a few other versions like sea life, jungle animals, horses, and such. The kids are going to love these and I am hoping to incorporate them into some of their art classes while we homeschool.

There was also a Learn to Recycle kit that I picked up. I think this will work well as we are learning about the earth right now. If I don’t incorporate it into the Science lessons I’m sure I will find a place to use it as a teaching tool and they will have tons of fun doing this activity.

I found a few stickers to use on their projects as well as some jewel toned stickers. These stickers will, hopefully, be used to mark the countries and places we are ‘visiting’ in Social Studies. You can see more about this here. The kids are having a blast with this study so far. We have visited Great Britain and Spain with plans to visit France next week. (Our trip to Greece has been delayed as I haven’t received the Highlights kit yet.)

I’ll keep checking back and bringing you new items that I find to use in our homeschool.

Happy Homeschooling!

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Start Date: Jul 5 , 2013
End Date: Ongoing
Type: Evergreen
Categories: Office Products

Homeschool: Freebie Finds 7/2/17

Here are a few of the Homeschool Freebies that I found this past week and printed off to use here at our house. Maybe you will find them helpful at your home too.

(I have a ton of things saved on my computer that I am currently sorting through so be prepared.)  🙂 🙂 🙂

Curriculum Map for Preschool by Pocket of Preschool

WRITING CENTER FREEBIE (FAMILY WORD CARDS, EVENT WORD CARDS, AND FANCY PAPER) by Pocket of Preschool

Homeschool Freebie Finds

FREE Download: 5 Paleo Snacks Your Kids Can Make

Groovy Lab in a Box and Ford STEAM Experience

Homeschool: Mystery Science Free Subscription

Pizza Hut Book It Program

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Homeschool: Freebie Finds 7/2/17

Homeschool: Freebie Finds 6/22/17

 

 

Homeschool: Freebie Finds 6/22/17

Here are a few of the Homeschool Freebies that I found this past week and printed off to use here at our house. Maybe you will find them helpful at your home too.

 

FREE e-book: 52 Weeks of Homeschool Group Activities

This is packed full of fun ideas, some of which I will be using to change things up around here a bit.

FREE Ten Commandments Copywork

These are available with the option of print or cursive. Such a great way to reinforce memorization and to improve handwriting skills.

Free Learning State Capitals Printables

These will come in so handy for reinforcing the work we have been doing. There are also other links for even more worksheets and activities that I will print out as well.

 

Also check out: (copy and paste the links)

https://www.exploringnature.org/db/view/1135

http://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/blog/2012/08/life-size-human-anatomy-activity-3.html

Character Training Starts at Home

One of the benefits of homeschooling my children has been that I can focus more on character training. I will use this page to link to various resources that I have found and/or used in our homeschool.

Please feel free to add links to your favorite resources in the comments.

Honesty

Other Links:

Large Families on Purpose: Character Training For Children

Doorposts – Biblical Character Training

Teaching Character to Your Kids | Focus on the Family

Kids of Integrity: Free parenting resources for teaching kids Godly …

What Is Character? – Thoughts On The Importance of Good Character

Character Traits Kids Can Develop | DiscipleBlog.com

Christian Character Traits for Kids | Parenting Like Hannah

Joyful Heart Character Overview — Hubbard’s Cupboard

Teaching Character Qualities | – Preparing the Soil

49 Godly Character Qualities | Grace Online Library

100 Kids Activities To Build Character – Moments A Day

Character Building Activities for Kids – Kids lovetoknow

Character Building Activities for Kids: Ready-to-Use Character …

Also check out:

Homeschool: Character Training on Pinterest

Making Our Homeschool Schedule

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I don’t know about everyone else but keeping up with 6 kids and their school work can be stressful at times. They are on different levels ranging from Pre-K to High School and sometimes I just get confused as to who is where and what needs to be finished. I wanted to keep up with our school work and grades for my own records and I needed a system. The scholarship that my 14 year old has also required a portfolio to be kept and I had no idea where to start. Continue reading Making Our Homeschool Schedule

Homeschool: PreK

These are some of the activities and products that I use with my littles and with my special needs son.

Pick-A-Trick Matching Letters And Sounds! (coming soon!)

Homeschool: K

These are some of the activities and products that I use with my littles and with my special needs son.

Pick-A-Trick Matching Letters And Sounds!  (coming soon!)

Homeschool: 1st Grade

Homeschool: 2nd Grade

Activities/Products by Grade/Age

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I will try to give some reviews of the products and activities that we use in our daily school routines on this page. Please click on the Grade/Age that you would like to see. These pages will be continually updated so I thank you for being patient with me!

Homeschool Resources:

ABC Home Preschool 

ABCmouse.com – First Month Free – Click here!

A Fun Zone Academics in a Box Inc

Awesome Pack 

Box Of Challenge

Buildr Toys 

Crazy 8

Curiosity Pack

Discovery Toys ** I love this site!

eBeanStalk.com

Educents ** I use this one a lot!

Fun.com

Fun and Function LLC

Genius Games, LLC

Gymboree

HOOT for Kids

InnovaToys & Gifts 

ISeeMe.com

Kids Cook Real Food

Kiwi Co

Little Passports

My Amazing Pen Pal

My Pretend Place, LLC

Perpetual Kid 

SmileBooks

SpaceMail Pal

Steve Spangler Science

TV’s Toy Box 

Grades/Levels:

PreK

K

1st Grade (I don’t currently have anyone in 1st but I will add activities as I can.)

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

Art Appreciation/Enrichment Studies:

Fine Art Pages (I bought these in 2015 as part of a bundle sale and absolutely love them!)

**They frequently have freebies on this site as well. I have also gotten these:

Women Artists of the Renaissance: Fine Art Pages

Peter Paul Rubens Fine Art Pages

Life Skills:

Kids Cook Real Food

FREE Download: 5 Paleo Snacks Your Kids Can Make

Kids Cook Real Food

Teach Your School Age Kids To Use An Instapot

Puberty/Sex Education:

The Talk: 7 Lessons to Introduce Your Child to Biblical Sexuality (ages 6-10)

Having the Talk: Changes — Sex-Ed Training for Parents All About Puberty (ages 8-12)

Relationships: 11 Lessons to Give Kids a Greater Understanding of Biblical Sexuality (ages 11-14)

Sex-Ed Series for Christian Parents (all three courses)

You can also check out our Kirby’s Kids Facebook page to see other things we are using.