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Homeschool

These are some of the home school resources that I’ve found/use. I’ve listed them here so that I may easily reference/research them as well as share with others who are interested. I definitely look for free resources before I make any purchases. Did I mention I love google books?

Charlotte Mason
Amblesideonline.org Free curriculum: reading list and weekly planning
Simply Charlotte Mason Great CM schedule and planning
Heart of Dakota

Classical Education
Tapestry of Grace Boxed curriculum
My Father’s world Combines CM and classical – Boxed curriculum
Tanglewood Education For elementary children combines CM and classical

Literature based learning
Five in a row
Learning language arts through literature
Winter promise

Other curriculum
Old fashioned education Great links to free resources and schedule
Old material that is no longer copyrighted such as Aesop’s fables and Children’s Garden of Verses, Greek mythology and Fairy Tales, McGuffey Readers

Planning
Donna Young Great sheets for planning and organizing your homeschool
Eclectic Homeschool

Resources
Enchanted Learning Great printouts on spelling, various themes (dinosaurs, climate, animals to name a few) The subscription for $20/year is manageable and well worth it
School Express Various worksheets: Language arts, spelling, math
Teach-nology Mazes, Crosswords, Science, Social Science, History Worksheets
Montessori Materials Science and Language art printouts
Home school Share Unit study including FIAR and Lapbooks resources

Other Stuff
Cathy Duffy reviews has additional reviews not included in her book
Kitchener-Waterloo Christian Home Education Association (KWCHEA) My local support group – great wealth of knowledge
Scholastic Canada Book Clubs can only be run by a teacher if you have something to prove that you are homeschooling you can join ie. letter from homeschool group
The Homeschool Lounge Social network for homeschooling moms
Homeschool Review Members review curriculum they’ve used, if you’re a member there’s also a forum
The Well-trained mind forums Great, active forum for help and curriculum discussion of any kind or general help

Suggested/Online Books
Homeschooling
Charlotte Mason – The original series Read online
Karen Andreola – A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning
Susan Schaeffer Macaulay – For the Children’s sake Charlotte Mason philosophy
Susan Wise Bauer Wise & Jessie Wise – The Well-trained mind – Classical Education
Cathy Duffy – Top 100 Picks for Homeschool Curriculum
Gladys Hunt – Honey for a child’s heart
Rebecca Rupp – Home learning year by year: How to design a homeschool curriculum from preschool to through high school
The Complete idiot’s guide to homeschooling
L. Gold – Homeschool Your Child for Free
Rebecca Kochenderfer… – Homeschooling for Success: How Parents Can Create a Superior Education for …
Kathy Perry – The Complete Guide to Home Schooling

Free books
Project Gutenberg online books, fairy tales, Aesop’s fables…
Baldwin Project Online books

Curriculum
Reading:
Jessie Wise – The Ordinary parent’s guide to teaching reading
Spelling:
Kathryn Stout – Natural Speller
Grammar:
Jessie Wise – First language lessons for the Well-Trained mind For elementary children
History:
Susan Wise Bauer – Story of the World: Early modern times vol. III
Susan Wise Bauer – Story of the World: Early modern times – Activity book
Science:
Kathryn Stout – Science scope Outlines what should be covered in science (primary to high school levels)

Homeschool Retailers
Currclick Ebooks and downloads as well as some free ones
The Learning House
Canadian Home Education Resources
Scholar’s choice

Educational Games
BBC games Free online games for all ages
Funbrain Math, Reading, Spelling games
Sheppard Software Science & geography games
TVO kids
National Geographic for Kids

Educational Videos
National Geographic videos Dinosaurs and animals
Discovery Dinosaurs

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