The only money I have ever spent on my kid’s homeschool was at a second hand shop for books and other helpful items. The other expenses come from paying for internet and netflix. We love using the internet for education. There are so many free games, and learning opportunities.
Have you seen the first part of this series? Check it out here: Adding Homeschool to the Homestead
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…
Free homeschooling resources
Okay, so in the first post about homeschool (Adding Homeschool to The Homestead) I listed a few of my favorite resources. I want to list some more that I have found since then.
- Liberty’s kids – They have some cool educational videos and games +more…
- Science> Sheppard Software (cell anatomy) – I am linking to the page where you can learn about cell structures. It is a cute interactive learning guide.
- Sheppard Software – also has an amazing amount of games and others fun stuff. I just discovered the rest of the site, because someone linked to the cell page to me, but upon further discovery I found a whole slew of games and activities! It really looks awesome!
- Music> Lets play Kids Music – has Free printable sheet music, and lots of other freebie for music!
- Book Adventure – is something I plan on starting hopefully soon. Kids can read a book offline, like a library book, or one on your bookshelf, and come back to quiz on what they have read. It says they can earn prizes. Not sure what it is. I will try to update this after we have more use with it.
- Boundless (click on discover to get started) – has amazing resources it seems! Just so many things to learn there! Every subject, oh it is awesome! We are having fun with our cheap microscope I bought just for homeschool. They have so much to read on microscopy!
- Soft Schools – There are math games, quizzes, and worksheets galore. You can even make your own work sheets! There is basically everything here. Money, science, grammar, word search, geography, holidays, phonics. You name it, they have it. There is so much on this site it is awesome!
- Big IQ Kids – Needs spelling lists? They have them! Grade level choices too!
- Fun World Geography Games – You can even learn about volcanoes!
- Map Puzzles are colorful and fun!
- Try the map maker from National Geographic! You could check out the map maker kits too to learn some new things or get some inspiration on how you could use the map maker.
- National Geographic also has map skills for elementary children. You can teach your children how to make a map. You can practice by making a map of your favorite park or your house!
- Here are several more free geographical printables!
- Timed map quiz and more.
- Traveler IQ Challenge has more challenging games. They are super fun though!
- Education World has many lessons on geography.
- Check out map reading activities by Enchanted Learning. I like this because it is different from all of the games and things.
- Toporopa – Countries, states, mountain ranges, seas, capitals, regions and lakes!
It is only a few but I will keeping adding as I get more and more awesome things to share. I love that there are so many free resources. Had I known that there were so many free resources maybe I would have started homeschooling sooner!
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