Homeschool Resource Page
Our Favorite Resources For Homeschooling
This is a list that changes as we make our way through grade after grade.
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Homeschool Lesson Planning Resources
The Teachers Corner: Every single week I create a Match Up Worksheet for T’s vocabulary at this site.
Super Teacher Worksheets: I have used these ideas for T’s daily journal writing and there are some really fun suggestions here.
Daily Teaching Tools: Here are another 180 writing prompts we love and use.
Print Games Now: These Trivia Games and Holiday printables you can get at Print Games Now are so much Fun! We have used several over the years. We have the enjoyed the Valentine’s Day Trivia, St. Patrick Days Games and a bunch more.
Math Aids: I use these worksheets for all things Math.
Energy Star Kids: This is especially awesome for use during Earth Week but a great resource all year long.
Scholastic (for Teachers): Fantastic content and lots of freebies.
Education.com: I am probably at this site more than any other one. They offer worksheets and lessons which can be filtered by grade and subject. Excellent content.
Discovery Kids (for Parents): I love, LOVE LOVE!!! this site. Tons of ever-changing content to inspire and guide.
National Geographic Kids: Prepare to see your kid ready to get outdoors and to learn all about the world and its creatures. This site offers opportunities to earn badges, take quizzes, play games, learn fun facts and share findings and much, much more. Play, learn, create and on and on.
NASA for Kids: This site is SO much fun. This year we had our names sent to Mars on the Rover and our names hitched a ride to the surface of an asteroid thanks to this site. We also sent in a rock to be studied by real scientists and tons more. This is a fantastic place to spend some time each week as you plan your lessons. Outstanding!
National Parks: We love fields trips and getting involved with all sorts of education away from the kitchen table. We get event emails all the time alerting us to upcoming events and use this site for fantastic resources for kids and parents.
Day of the Year: We have way too much fun with this one. Celebrate crazy things like National Pie Day or National Pig In A Blanket Day. Keep things fun by including three or four a month.
History Channel Classroom: If you want to be a really cool homeschool Mom then this site is your friend. They offer lesson plans galore, prep you for upcoming shows (so you can get the DVR set) and make learning History so much fun!
Daily Teach: I get a daily email from this site that I love. It includes all kinds of wonderful tidbits such as:
- This Day in History
- Today’s Birthdays
- Daily Warm-Ups
- And More
Instructables: Need to know how to make a kite, backyard pond or a galaxy? This site is an awesome tool for creating just about anything.
Amazon Inspire: An open collaboration service that allows teachers to share digital resources. It’s similar to TeachersPayTeachers, but bonus! All the lessons are free.
This Day In History: The History Channel offers this gem. We start here at least three days a week. T loves his History and these little bite-size nuggets often offer just the prompt for his daily journal writing. Excellent!
TED Talks: How did I ever teach, learn and/or stay inspired before I discovered TED Talks? I am at a loss. This collection of talks by experts range across a vast selection of topics. Spend some time here. You and your students will be so glad you did!
PBS Learning Media: I attended an online webinar which introduced to me the vast and oh so enticing lesson plans and materials available for free! This is my most recent jackpot find! T loves it!
Homeschool Resources From Geez, Gwen!
- Hatchet Writing Prompt Worksheet which asks the student to choose from three locations and then write a piece about how they would survive in that environment.
- Hatchet Letter Writing Assignment which asks the student to write a letter to Brian after he misses his chance at setting his signal fire the first time a plane comes around. It is a letter of encouragement.
- Hatchet Book Review. I have him do a book review on everything he reads.
- Hatchet Printable Quote to display in our homeschool room. It features the lesson he learned from Mr. Perpich, his English Teacher. It is the message that kept him going. “Stay positive and stay on top of things.”
- These worksheets give students a great opportunity to learn about endangered species and how to save them. Including Worksheet One which tells about who Steve Irwin was and directs students to select a plant and an animal to learn more about.
- Worksheet Two covers endangered species and how we can help to protect them. Also included is a list of critically endangered species and a list of once-endangered species that have now been saved as a result of conservation efforts. This worksheet also prompts the student to choose a critically endangered animal to research further.
This is a start. I use several more but these are my most reliable go-to sites for resources, inspiration, and materials. I will add as our journey continues.
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