So it has been a while since my last blog post. I have had a lot going on between moving my blog to a brand new website, and I started homeschooling my three boys.
It was a little hectic adding homeschool
It has been quite hectic around here. On top of all of my usual duties to add those two huge load bearing items to my to do list was a little crazy! I probably could have tried to write a new post, but I do not think that it would have had much quality to it. I really was very focused on the tasks at hand. I wanted my new website to be very similar to how I had the first site set up, and doing that was very challenging. I hope you like it! 😉
Also, homeschooling is very important and I wanted to put forth my best effort to get it started off on a good foot. I plan to use mostly free material, I want to share some of my favorite things that I have found so far. I am sure most people who homeschool have done it way longer than I have but it seems to me you can never get enough free resources!
A lot of my favorite things will require your child to have access to the internet. There will be a few printables, but I don’t do many of these maybe a couple times a week. Ink prices are terrible! We sometimes just jot our answers down on a sheet of paper instead of printing out a worksheet if possible. The kids are very used to working on worksheets and they seems to really like them. It may just be what they are used to doing. Okay to get started, I want to share a really great homeschool curriculum that is totally free!
Free homeschool resources…
It says that you can use this without supplementing with anything else. From learning to read all the way through to high school. I do love it but I also use other things. Some of my kids need to revisit core reading comprehension skills and I have sought out free material for building those skills up. I also, do things like study up on why leaves change color in the fall. It is fitting because it is fall time right now.
This is a place I use to go over our reading comprehension skills.
Garden of Praise is really awesome
I like to use the bible pages. These are stories I like for the kids to read. At the bottom of each page there are games, word searches, scrambles, and a test that all tie into the story! I think this is really great for vocabulary, and reading comprehension! Extra plus, they learn about the bible! They have much more to offer than these stories though be sure to search the whole website!
Sight words Worksheets – these are really awesome complete with printable flash cards, handwriting practice, coloring pages, matching, and instructions!
Xtramath – is great for memorizing math facts! You can set up multiple students, for free. A lot of site have it set where the first child is free, but then you have to pay if you have more than one child. Do they not understand that the more children you have the less money you have?!?!
Donna Young’s site is awesome
It might seem funny but I found the cursive animations and Cursive worksheets amazing! The school system stopped teaching children cursive! What! I know, I know! When the boys were still in school, one of their teachers wrote directions on homework in cursive. Haha, yeah I did not think it was funny…
Donna Young’s site seems to have lots of cools stuff going on but I found it just recently, so I encourage to look at the rest of it also!
Check out this 50 free fall printables!
Also, learn about why the leaves change color!
Updates, more resources can be found at Homeschool 102
More updates on our homeschool journey. We are about halfway through our journey in homeschool 102, and I shared a list of how we are happier now that we are homeschooling! It is a great post and of course it includes more free resources. I am working on homeschool 103, so look for that soon! Update: There a many more homeschooling post with loads of free resources, just check the related posts at the bottom of this page.
I know there is something I am forgetting, but I can always add it in later on. I will try to do more posts as I gain more experience and time homeschooling!
Do you have a favorite free resource for homeschooling items that you would like to share? I would love to add to what I have already!
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