Free Homeschool Resources
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If you’re like me, you like the idea of bringing your kids out into nature, enjoying the current season and appreciating the little things in your surroundings. However, you might be concerned about covering the different areas of sciences. Not to worry! This book covers biology, physical science, and chemistry in a way that makes them understandable, fun, and “real life” for your children!
Just like our Nature Study, Nature Journals, and Poetry Through the Year book, this nature study uses nature to introduce more formal scientific study topics and areas for different months of the year for a particular season.
Don’t go on your next nature walk or (hike as my boys used to like to call it) until you’ve downloaded, printed, and checked off this list!
Every proper nature walk or hike needs the proper supplies. And according to my guys these supplies are absolutely necessary!
Keep track of lesson plans for each day and for a list of assignments to hand each of your children, use this Homeschool Student Daily Plan Checklist.
You can write out a day’s or week’s worth of assignments on these sheets depending on how your time allows or how your week is going. Hand this sheet to each of your children with their assignments for the day written out for them to follow.
Some of the work you can do together and some your children can work on independently. When your children complete each assignment, they can check it off on the Student Daily Plan Checklist.
Retrieve the sheets back from them at the end of the day, 3 – hole punch them and put them in a 3- ring binder to keep for your homeschool records, if required by your state’s law.
Any assignments that were not completed for some reason can be added to the sheet for the next day.
Not only does this solve the problem of orgazining and documenting your lesson plans, but it gives your children an idea of what work is expected of them for the day and a way to feel like they are accomplishing something and how much more work needs to be done for the day.
Download this Homeschool High School Weekly Assignment Plan for your high schoolers. Fill out a week’s worth of assignments for each subject your high schoolers are studying, hand this sheet to them on Monday morning (or at the start of your week), and have them follow it and mark off the assignments as they complete each one throughout the week.
Read How to Schedule Your Homeschool High School Years for an explanation of how scheduled our high school years and used this sheet. My high schoolers became independent learners and it really paid off when they started college.
Practical Tips and Suggestions in Developing Language and Literacy in Young Children up through 5 Years Old
This short ebook is filled with practical tips to assist you in developing language and literacy skills in your child as you spend time together. From helping your child build connections between spoken and written words to which books to read aloud to develop speech and sentence patterns, this book will offer suggestions you can use on a daily basis as part of your day.
Your child will also develop a love for reading and begin to emulate you as you model how to read and write with fun activities that are easy to start using immediately.
Download this suggested Homeschool High School Scope and Sequence to assist you in developing a plan for your student’s high school years. This scope and sequence suggests courses for your student to study that most colleges expect to see on a high school transcript.
For more information about the suggested scope and sequence and calculating credits and credit hours, you might want to read What Should we Study while Homeschooling High School.
You will want to make sure to download our Suggestions List and Activity Record Worksheets so you and your high schooler can keep track of extra curricular activities, groups, awards and achievements, leadership positions, and mentor/leader contact information to request those letters of recommendation or job references and transcript records that colleges want to see.
They are also useful in organizing and keeping track of your high schooler’s experience for a resume when they want to apply for a job or an internship or any special programs. A resume with an application really helps your high schooler stand out.
We used notebooking pages for years in our homeschool! I feel it was one of the most effective ways to learn during our day – from formulating and organizing thoughts and sentences into longer written papers over time, remembering what we learned during a specific study, and being able to use those notebooking pages as a portfolio of what we accomplished over the school year – a great reward and treat to look at later!
Look at the sample pages and see what you think!
We have used notebooking pages throughout our homeschool years and it has been one of the most effective techniques used in our time together! Get your free over 600 page sampler to try out in your homeschool now!