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Spelling Tricky Words: How to Remember Desert...
Tips for Remembering How to Spell Tricky Words - one 's' or two? Dessert or desert? Here are a couple of clues to help you get it straight.
How Some Parents Set Up a Daily Schedule for...
Need help setting up your daily schedule? Homeschoolers generally have a lot of freedom in setting up their schedule, but it sometimes takes a while to find out what works best for your family.
Handling Homeschooling Requirements
Find out how homeschooling regulations work in the United States.
5 Steps to Beginning Homeschooling in North...
Homeschooling in North Carolina is not overly regulated, but there are a few edicts that everyone must follow. This article by Kerry Jones gives you the ins and outs of homeschooling in North Carolina.
6 Ways to Keep Your Kids Learning All Summer
Homeschoolers don't always take the summer off, but they can still switch gears.
10 Things to Consider Before Deciding to...
Is homeschool for you? Making the decision to homeschool is usually very difficult and not one to be taken lightly. It is a personal decision that I can't make for you, but maybe I can help you think it through. Consider these things in making your decision to homeschool.
Free or Cheap Summer Movies for Kids
Free or Cheap Summer Movies for Kids. These theaters offer free or cheap movies for kids during the summer. With money being spread so thin these days, these movies are sure to be a hit. Check out your local theaters and see what's offered in your neighborhood.
Free Printable Worksheets, Projects, and Forms
Printable worksheets for your students. Add these free printable worksheets, activity pages and coloring pages to your homeschool day for variety and fun.
How To Figure a Percentage and Letter Grade of...
A simple how to on figuring a percentage and letter grade of an assignment or test.
Pioneer Life Printables
Pioneer Life Printables - Pioneer Life Coloring Page. Print the Covered Wagon coloring page and color the picture. Page 7.
2014 Calendar Year - Printable Coloring Calendar
Bring in the new year with this January 2014 Coloring Calendar to keep track of your commitments and social life.
Homeschool Record Keeping Forms
Printable homeschool record keeping forms available for you to use including attendance records, progress report forms, transfer of records forms and more.
Science Worksheets and Coloring Pages You Can...
Add these free printable science worksheets and coloring pages to your homeschool day to reinforce science knowledge and for variety and fun.
What You Need to Know Before You Start...
Homeschooling Basics (101) covers ten basic steps to have a successful beginning in homeschooling. Find information on homeschool curriculum, support groups and homeschool laws, record keeping and other beginning resources.
Top 10 Magazines for Preschoolers
Here are some magazines for your younger kids. Even the little ones love to get magazines every month. These magazines are designed for babies, toddlers and early learners.
Check Out These Geography Worksheets on All 50...
Free geography worksheets for your students. Add these free printable geography worksheets to your homeschool day to reinforce geography skills and for variety and fun.
Shopping for a Curriculum? Here's What To Look...
If you're thinking about an all-in-one curriculum, here are some points to keep in mind.
Spelling Tricky Words
We're all familiar with the "i before e, except after c" spelling rule; but what about the exceptions?
History Worksheets on Everything from Medieval...
Add these free printable history worksheets to your homeschool day to reinforce history knowledge and for variety and fun.
Homeschooling Kindergarten
Tips and suggestions for homeschooling your kindergartener. It should be a fun time.
5 Handwriting Worksheets for Every Letter of...
Handwriting worksheets for each letter. There are 5 different printable pages for 2 styles of writing. The first five are Zaner Bloser style, the next five are D'Nealian style. Print the handwriting worksheets, write the letters and color the pictures.
Summer Printables
Summer Printables - Summer Wordsearch. Print the Summer Word Search and find the Summer related words.
Why You Should Stop Playing With Your Children
Kids need unstructured time to learn and grow.
Our Homeschool Schedule
Our Homeschool Schedule - Kindergarten Schedule. We officially homeschool my 6 year old son. Our learning weeks run from Friday through Tuesday, as I work Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Typical Course of Study - Jr. High/High School
Annotated course of study for Jr. High/High School. Find links to sites to help you cover the material and/or check mastery of 12th Grade skills.
How to Dry Flowers
An easy step by step method for drying flowers. A great how-to project for all ages.
Print Out This Coloring Book About the Letter...
My A Book - Letter A Coloring Book. Print the pages, color and assemble into a book.
What made you decide to homeschool?
The decision to homeschool is a personal one and usually a difficult one. Families choose to homeschool for many different reasons. Read the responses from the forum and then share your story with us.
Can't Get Them Up Early? Let Them Sleep In.
Sleep helps kids learn -- and keep on an even keel.
Youth Basketball
Philosphy - to offer the participants a high quality program that will teach the basic fundamentals, offensive and defensive philosophy, sportsmanship of the game, and to have all participants learn to respect their coaches, officials, and rules. Recreation is an important element in life and can help an individual develop mentally as well as physically.
Homeschool Curriculum Guide - Phonics Programs
phonics curriculum kindergarten choosing homeschool
About Me and My Family
About Me and My Family - story by Timothy. Timothy is my 7 year old grandson. I had him test out the Kidspiration program for me. He loved the program.
One-Stop Guide For New Homeschoolers
Advice and information especially for new homeschoolers.
Typical Course of Study - 8th Grade
Annotated course of study for 8th Grade. Find links to sites to help you cover the material and/or check mastery of 8th Grade skills.
5 Quick-Start Homeschooling Tips
Steps to take when you're just starting to homeschool.
Check Out These Health, Safety, and Nutrition...
Free physical education, health, safety and nutrition worksheets for your students. Add these free printable health, safety and nutrition worksheets to your homeschool day for variety and fun.
7 Surprising Things About Homeschooling
Homeschooling is more mainstream than you think -- but it's still very different from traditional school.
Typical Course of Study
Annotated links for the typical course of study for 9th Grade Science to help you cover each topic and check mastery of that skill.
10 Activities That Will Teach Your Child to...
There are 5 different pages for 2 styles of writing. The first five are Zaner Bloser style, the next five are D'Nealian style.
Here's The Truth About Homeschooling
Forget the hype -- find out what homeschooling is really all about.
Homeschool Teacher Qualifications
Homeschool Teacher Qualifications Beyond the statistics, when someone talks about homeschooling, usually two points come up. The first is whether the parent is qualified to teach their child, and the second and possibly biggest question to homeschoolers everywhere is about socialization. Page 3.
9 Creative Ideas for Teaching a Child to Tell...
Here are creative ideas for teaching children how to tell time. Judy clocks are a good tool to use, but homeschoolers offer other ideas.
Cheap (and Free!) Homeschool Curriculum
Looking for some low-cost basic teaching materials? Here are some suggestions.
Elephant Babies
Unit study on Elephants. A baby elephant is called a calf. It weighs about 250 pounds at birth and stands about three feet tall.
Homeschooling Subject by Subject
Ideas to help you teach traditional academic subjects to all ages.
Let's Play Store Kit
Let's Play Store - Pretend Play Kit. Let's Play Store is a fun kit to encourage your kids to pretend play. Kids love to pretend and they love to play Store. These pages are designed to spark creativity and make playing Store fun. Children will practice writing skills, spelling, math, and have a lot of fun.
Typical Course of Study - 7th Grade
Annotated course of study for 7th Grade. Find links to sites to help you cover the material and/or check mastery of 7th Grade skills.
My Kindergarten Portfolio
My Kindergarten Portfolio - My Kindergarten Portfolio Cover Page. Print the Kindergarten Portfolio Cover Page, color and add to portfolio.
10 Worksheets That Will Teach Your Child Basic...
Geography Printables - Geography Wordsearch. Print the Geography Word Search and find the Geography related words.
Every Day Is a Holiday with This Special...
Celebrate a holiday or special day every day in January with recipes, crafts, games and lots more fun things to do.
Back to School Printables
Back to School Printables for you as you get started back to school.
Typical Course of Study - 9th Grade
Annotated course of study for 9th Grade. Find links to sites to help you cover the material and/or check mastery of 9th Grade skills.
Let's Play Restaurant Kit
Let's Play Restaurant - Pretend Play Kit. Let's Play Restaurant is a fun kit to encourage your kids to pretend play. Kids love to pretend and they love to play restaurant. These pages are designed to spark creativity and make playing restaurant fun. Children will practice writing skills, spelling, math, and have a lot of fun.
How to Describe What You Do in "Educationese"
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9 Worksheets to Teach Your Child About the...
Solar System Printables - Solar System Wordsearch. Print the Solar System Word Search and find the Solar System related words.
Typical Course of Study - Preschool
Annotated course of study for Preschool. Find links to sites to help you cover the material and/or check mastery of Preschool skills.
Autism Awareness Printables
Autism Awareness Printables - Autism Awareness Bookmarks and Pencil Toppers. Print the Autism Awareness Autism Awareness Bookmarks and Pencil Toppers page, answer the questions and color the picture. Page 8.
Typical Course of Study - 10th Grade
Annotated course of study for 10th Grade. Find links to sites to help you cover the material and/or check mastery of 10th Grade skills.
Prepare a Narrative Homeschool Transcript
A narrative transcript is a great way to show how homeschooling prepared your student to succeed in college.
Typical Course of Study - Kindergarten
Annotated course of study for Kindergarten. Find links to sites to help you cover the material and/or check mastery of Kindergarten skills.
Camping Printables
Camping Printables - Camping Wordsearch. Print the Camping Word Search and find the Camping related words.
Fun Language Arts Worksheets on Vocabulary,...
Free language arts worksheets for your students. Add these free printable language arts worksheets to your homeschool day to reinforce language arts skills and for variety and fun.
What is Homeschooling?
Find out what homeschooling is, who does it, and how it works.
Typical Course of Study - 1st Grade
Annotated course of study for 1st Grade. Find links to sites to help you cover the material and/or check mastery of 1st Grade skills.
Special Needs Forms
Print the Weekly Food Diary and use to track your child's diet. This will help to notice any patterns in behavior and food allergies. Page 2.
Tips for Temporary Homeschoolers
Homeschooling, even for a short period, can be a positive experience that will help a child throughout their education.
10 Worksheets That Will Teach Your Child the...
Dental Health Printables - Dental Health Wordsearch. Print the Dental Health Word Search and find the Dental Health related words.
What Does It Mean to Teach to Mastery?
How to emphasize learning over grades and test scores.
Typical Course of Study - 5th Grade
Annotated course of study for 5th Grade. Find links to sites to help you cover the material and/or check mastery of 5th Grade skills.
Do I Need to Buy a Curriculum?
Find alternatives to traditional (and often expensive) homeschool curriculum and custom-design your child's learning experience.
Typical Course of Study - 11th Grade
Annotated course of study for 11th Grade. Find links to sites to help you cover the material and/or check mastery of 11th Grade skills.
No-Stress Homeschool Record Keeping
Many parents find the thought of record keeping intimidating. It doesn't have to be. Here are some shortcuts
10 Worksheets to Teach Your Child Basic Weather...
Weather Printables - Weather Wordsearch. Print the Weather Word Search and find the Weather related words.
Legal Information by State
Assistance in understanding the homeschooling laws and legalities for your state. Find legal information and homeschool support groups for each state.
9 Creative Ideas for Teaching Kids About Money
Teaching money is the perfect candidate for hands-on learning. Get out the real thing, use play money, or even make your own, but the more realistic the better.
Physical Education for Homeschool Kids
Parents have lots of options for teaching physical education and helping kids stay fit and healthy.
Typical Course of Study - 3rd Grade
Annotated course of study for 3rd Grade. Find links to sites to help you cover the material and/or check mastery of 3rd Grade skills.
Newton's Laws of Motion
Learn about Newton's Laws of Motion with these printable pages, games and projects.
Typical Course of Study - 2nd Grade
Annotated course of study for 2nd Grade. Find links to sites to help you cover the material and/or check mastery of 2nd Grade skills.
Calvary Chapel of Placentia
School:________________________ 20 ___ -___ Progress Report   Student ________________ ___________________
Learn Basic Musical Terms with These 10 Printouts
Music Basics Printables - Music Basics Wordsearch. Print the Music Basics Word Search and find the Music Basics related words.
9 Worksheets That Will Teach Your Child About...
World War II Printables - World War II Wordsearch. Print the World War II Word Search and find the World War II related words.
10 Positive Reasons To Homeschool
The reasons why people choose to homeschool go way beyond their opinion of traditional school options.
6 Learning Tools to Use Instead of Textbooks
Non-traditional learning tools build skills beyond passive reading -- and they're a lot more fun.
State Information - State Unit Studies
State Information Form for State Unit Studies.: state motto state flower information state flag state state bird
6 Tips for Homeschooling in Small Spaces
Make the most of a small home with these space-saving homeschool suggestions.
Tips for Learning a Foreign Language at Home
Homeschooling lets students start learning foreign language earlier and choose from more languages than public school students.
How to Learn Your ABCs with Crayons
Make the alphabet coloring pages to make a coloring book for each letter of the alphabet. Each letter has a cover page and 9 alphabet coloring pages. Print the alphabet coloring pages and bind together to make each book.
Musical Instruments Printables
Musical Instruments Printables - Musical Instruments Wordsearch. Print the Musical Instruments Word Search and find the Musical Instruments related words.
Typical Course of Study - 6th Grade
Annotated course of study for 6th Grade. Find links to sites to help you cover the material and/or check mastery of 6th Grade skills.
Newton's Laws of Motion Printables
Print the Newton's Laws of Motion Word Search and find the Newton's Laws of Motion related words.
Find Worksheets for Math, Language Arts, and More
Free math worksheets for your students. Add these free printable math worksheets to your homeschool day to reinforce math skills and for variety and fun.
Bees Printables
Bees Printables - Bees Wordsearch. Bees are a very useful insect. They spread pollen from flower to flower. Many crops depend on bees for fertilization. Learn more about bees with these new printable pages.
Magnets Printables
Print the Magnets Word Search and find the magnet related words.
State Unit Studies
State Unit Studies to learn the geography and facts about each state.
8 Worksheets That Will Teach Your Child Basic...
Rocks Printables - Rocks Wordsearch. Print the Rocks Word Search and find the Rocks related words.
Homeschool Preschool Activities
These homeschool preschool ideas were shared in the About Homeschooling Forum by Dad's Kid. She does not homeschool her own children, but teaches in a private preschool/extended day care program. She provides these fun activities for our little ones to enjoy at home.
Homeschooling in Canada
Homeschooling information by province. Find legal information and support groups for each province.
Earthquake Printables
Earthquake Printables - Earthquake Wordsearch. Print the Earthquake Word Search and find the Earthquake related words.
Fairy Tales Printables
Fairy Tales Printables - Fairy Tales Wordsearch. Print the Fairy Tales Word Search and find the Fairy Tales related words.
6 Tips for College Success
Tips to help homeschoolers get the most out of their college experience.
Starting the Year off Right Series
Back to School help - starting the year off right series and getting started in homeschooling.
May Day - November Fundays
Special Days and Holidays Trombones 1st in U.S. - November 15 History of the Trombone The Brass (Click
Relaxed Homeschooling
Homeschooling doesn't have to be hard to be effective.
Drivers Ed - What's a Homeschooler to Do?
Drivers Education - What's a homeschooler to do? Tips and resources for teaching our homeschooled teens to drive.
Enjoying Mathematics
Suggestions for helping your children enjoy mathematics and be better thinkers.
Presidents of the United States Worksheets and...
Free printable worksheets for your students. Learn about the Presidents of the United States with these free printable Presidents worksheets and coloring pages.
How to Homeschool Gifted Kids
Gifted kids often thrive as homeschoolers, learning what they want at a pace that's appropriate for them.
How Is Life Different After Homeschooling?
Reflections on what the end of homeschooling means for parents and for students.
Kids Surveys
Would you like to take a survey? Well, actually, would your kids like to take a survey? Or make their own survey? What's their favorite Disney Princess, Star Wars character, Wiggles character, or...they can come up with their own survey.
Dinosaur Printables
Dinosaur Printables - Dinosaur Wordsearch. Print the Dinosaur Word Search and find the Dinosaur related words.
Let's Play Library Kit
Let's Play Library - Pretend Play Kit. Let's Play Library is a fun kit to encourage your kids to pretend play. Kids love to pretend and they love to play restaurant. These pages are designed to spark creativity and make playing restaurant fun. Children will practice writing skills, spelling, math, and have a lot of fun.
Homeschooling in New York State
Homeschooling in New York? Here's what it's really like.
Science Report Forms
Print the Science Experiment Form and record the materials, question, hypothesis and method of your experiment. Page 5.
Medieval Times Printables
Medieval Times Printables - Medieval Times Vocabulary. Print the Medieval Times Vocabulary Sheet and fill in the Medieval Times related words. Page 2.
Trains Coloring Book
Trains Coloring Book - print the pdf pictures and bind together to make a Trains Coloring Book. Engine coloring page and color the picture.
The Problem With "Rigor" in Education
When it comes to learning, harder doesn't always mean better
Give Your Kids Tools for Critical Thinking
Critical thinking is a skill that can be used to explore any subject.
Celebrate Mother's Day
The history and origin of Mother's Day for homeschooling families. Learn about Mother's Day and take a quiz.
Typical Course of Study - 4th Grade
Annotated course of study for 4th Grade. Find links to sites to help you cover the material and/or check mastery of 4th Grade skills.
Crab Printables
Crab Printables - Crab Coloring Page - Hermit Crab. Print the Crab coloring page and color the picture. Page 9.
Homeschooling Methods, Explained
How to find a method that works for you.
Simple Machines Printables
Simple Machines Printables - Simple Machines Wordsearch. Print the Simple Machines Word Search and find the Simple Machines related words.
Astronomy and Space Exploration Printables
Astronomy and Space Exploration is an exciting topic to explore in your homeschooling science studies. Kids love to learn about the planets in our solar system, space exploration and scientific discovery. Use these free printable worksheets, activity pages and coloring pages to enrich your homeschool Astronomy and Space Exploration studies.
Medieval Times
Annotated links for the typical course of study to help you cover each topic and check mastery of that skill. History - Medieval Times.
My Travel Activity Book
My Travel Activity Book - Cover Page. Print the My Travel Activity Book - Cover Page, color the picture and assemble the activity book.
Homeschool Physical Education Ideas
Physical Education can be more than the typical sports and exercise routines. Try some of these ideas to get your kids up and moving and enjoying it!
Baseball Printables
Baseball Printables - Baseball Crossword Puzzle. Print the Baseball Word Search and find the Baseball related words. Page 3.
What Homeschooling Really Looks Like
See that parent and child bent over a workbook at kitchen table? If that's your idea of homeschooling, think again.
Books To Inspire Homeschoolers
These titles may help you answer questions from yourself and others about why homeschooling is a good choice for many families.
How To Schedule a Homeschool Day
A simple how to on scheduling your homeschooling day. Each homeschooling family is unique and will have to find the schedule that best suits their family.
Typical Course of Study with Annotated Links
Typical course of study with annotated links for Preschool to 12th grade. Find help for covering each topic and check mastery of that skill.
Australia Printables
Australia Printables - Australia Crossword Puzzle. Print the Australia Crossword Puzzle and solve the puzzle. Page 3.
Homeschool in the USA - State Information
Homeschooling information by state. Find legal information and support groups for each state.
Homeschool Classifieds
As you consider your purchases for your homeschool books and supplies, visit these sites for homeschool classified ads to find used items at a savings. Post your own ads to sell your items you are no longer using, or post a wanted ad listing the items you are looking for. These sites are all free to post your ads.
Mystery Meat, the Prom, and Other American...
How much do public school traditions matter in real life?
Improve Learning With Hands-On Activities
Homeschooling lends itself to brain-based education.
How to Combine Work and Homeschool
It's possible to work and homeschool, but it takes flexibility and resourcefulness.
Online Physical Education
Online physical education programs are an option available to homeschoolers as well as public school students.
What Do Homeschooling Parents Want to Know Most?
What do homeschooling parents wish they had known when they started?
6 Reasons to Try Homeschooling Instead of...
Making the decision to homeschool isn't as scary as it seems -- especially when kids are young.
Your One-Stop Homeschool Glossary
Definitions of terms you may hear when you start homeschooling.
State Unit Study - North Carolina
State Unit Study to learn the geography, state symbols and facts about North Carolina.
Homeschool Support Groups by State
Homeschool support groups come in all shapes and sizes, and finding the right one can be a daunting task. Add your support group information and help others find the right fit. You can add a couple pictures to your page - your group logo, a picture of an event, or whatever you'd like. To add your group, choose your state's form. To find a support group, choose your states support group list.
Simple Machines Coloring Book
Simple Machines Coloring Book - print the pictures and bind together to make a Simple Machines Coloring Book.
Don't Believe the Homeschool Critics
What do critics say about homeschooling, and what are the facts?
How To Keep Records For Your Homeschooled Child
A simple how to on keeping records for homeschooling. It is important to keep good records of your child's homeschooled years.
Hawaii Printables
Hawaii Printables - Hawaii Coloring Page - Haleakala National Park. Print the Hawaii coloring page and color the picture. Page 8.
Can You Begin Homeschooling Your Child Mid-Year?
Can I Begin Homeschooling Mid-year? Tips for taking your child out of school.
You Can Do It! Teach Your Kids to Read
Help your child break the code and explore the mysteries of the written word.
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