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Homeschool Thread (Educator)

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Parson's Wife, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

    Jan 22, 2008
    Arkansas
    Welcome to the Homeschool Thread for educators and students. [​IMG]

    I wanted to have a place where we can post links, ideas, questions, or anything else concerning homeschooling.
    I have found lots of cool places, and have many many ideas, I'm certain lots of you do as well.

    RULES:

    1. Anyone can post
    2. ALL post must be kept with a "G" rating. (If in doubt consider G rated movies)..this goes TRIPLE for links!
    3. We try not to discourage anyone from homeschooling, regardless of the situation. Please be kind and encouraging.
    4. Pictures, links to websites, etc...are welcome!
    5. Introductions are cool too! (Name, where your from, how many children you have/had homeschooling, etc...)
    6. Enjoy. I hope this benefits others besides me!

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  2. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

    Jan 22, 2008
    Arkansas
    A website for spelling.
    I love the fact that it prints off the words of the week, with or without arrows, for younger children.
    The games are great as well because you can add your own spelling words to have a topnotch computer game for your childrens specific words!

    http://www.spellingcity.com/

    Another site we love is Scholastic. It works well with our curriculum. This year we are doing, Magic School Bus Science.
    It's going great, I've found so many wonderful links, helps, worksheet, printouts, etc...

    http://www.scholastic.com/parents/play/


    We also are working on the Berenstain Bears Reading Curriculum....this too has been exciting.
    Here are a coupla great links for these ideas, or just to play.

    http://www.berenstainbears.com/

    and

    http://pbskids.org/berenstainbears/caregiver/booklist.html


    Now, these are just a very few of the links I have, I've got to get back to school, will add more later.
    In the mean time...I am a mother of two homeschooling children. Grades 2 and 6.
    I've taught children for years through Sunday School, youth leaders, VBS, etc...
    All of my prior learning experiences have helped with homeschooling. It is a challenge to keep them interested AND learning. I'm sure others have felt this way as well.
    With such ready access to the web nowadays, there are so many wonderful ideas out there. Who better than BYC'ers to benefit?!
     
  3. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
    Tonasket Wa
    I am homeschooling my two children. I have a first grader and one in kindergarten.
    This week in science we are working on vertebrates and invertebrates.
     
  4. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 4th grader and a 5th grader. I will be starting my son on preschool soon. Between illness and introducing a curriculum that is very different than they were used to, preschool went to the wayside for a bit.
     
  5. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I have two boys, ages 9 and 11. We have been homeschooling for about six years. We pulled our oldest out of a private school a short way into first grade and our youngest went to preschool but no other traditional school. We are unschoolers so we don't do formal curriculum. There are some websites that are great resources though. Khan Academy is one of them. Fantastic source for all sorts of stuff though it is mostly math and science. It has everything from basic addition and subtraction up through trigonometry and beyond. This is a neat site for learning about genetics and DNA. My kids love a series of books called "You Wouldn't Want To Be..." They are history books that are cartoony and fun, a great intro to many different aspects of history across the globe.
     
  6. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

    Jan 22, 2008
    Arkansas
    [​IMG] Hello!
    Lovely to meet you!

    Thank you for sharing!

    Here's a few more links someone might find helpful.

    Math

    http://www.coolmath.com/

    http://www.mathfactcafe.com/ they have great worksheet printouts

    a site my children like to play at....

    http://www.jumpstart.com/ this is a great environment. It has a lot to download, so you need a high speed on your internet connection.

    http://www.clubpenguin.com/

    Reading

    http://www.funbrain.com/kidscenter.html


    I use LOTS of wall art!
    Who else uses these types of art for memorization?
    One of the best (& cheapest) places to pick up 'helps' is the Dollar Tree. This year we were able to get job charts (we use for lessons) digraph charts, addition tables, and we also got the dry erase clocks, and math boards. $1 each.

    My daughter has maps (large ones) that came with her school, so they are also on display in the school room.
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2011
  7. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    Hello.[​IMG] I currently am homeschooling our daughter who is 4, we are doing pre-k. I have another thread re: my son's public school rant, am thinking on homeschooling him real soon too. He is in first grade. Actually I need to get off for awhile and tend to my daughter who just woke up.
     
  8. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

    Jan 22, 2008
    Arkansas
    Here is a picture of the addition chart I picked up for $1 @ Dollar Tree

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    *Sorry it's sideways...didn't realize I had my camera ph turned wrong.
     
  9. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

    Jan 22, 2008
    Arkansas
    Here are a few more of the wall charts (art) that we have up... [​IMG]

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    Our lessons chart: This has also been expanded to add a few chores on as well...seems they 'remember' better when it's visual.

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  10. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

    Jan 22, 2008
    Arkansas

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