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The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home

 

The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading

 

 

Spencerian Copybooks 1-5

 

 

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Links To Free Materials

Dover Books has wonderful free samples! They have three different types of free samples, and they change once a week. They do overlap a little but not completely.
You can download any images from the samples and keep them to use for school; there are coloring pages, word searches, etc.
 
 
Free math worksheets, plus many more with a subscription. They have a free one-week trial of the subscription section if you sign up for it.
 
 
Printout world and US maps, play map games and more

 

Duolingo

Free Foreign Language Lessons

 
Free Lessons from the BBC
 
 
Learn Spanish Online for Free
 
 
Instructional videos and examples
 
Free online typing course
 
 
Word meanings have changed a lot over the years. Read a more thorough and true defintion in the 1828 dicitonary.
 
 
 
 
A Planterium from Home
Use Terra Serva to determine your latitude and longtiude to use Stellarium
 
 
Links to lots (and lots!) of free materials
 

Spelling, Penmanship, Grammar and Vocabulary Worksheets

 
Printables, including mad libs, math worksheets, seasonal and holiday crafts and more
 
 
Grades K-6 math worksheets. Click on the grade, then click "Leveled Practice". This is like having a free math book.
 
 
 
more experiments
 
Experiments and more
 
Downloads available for one day only, but different each day
 
 
Brigham Young University offers several free non-credit web courses for youth and adults
 
 
Links to lots of free materials, divided by subject (and links for virtual field trips). Click on "Choosing curriculum" for subject links and field trips.
 
 
 
 
Sources
 
For Materials and Information
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A place to swap homeschool books
 
Find out the rules for homeschooling where you live
 
 
Experiments and Products
 
Ornamental and Spencarian Penmanship books
 
Lists of 1000 good books, grades 1-12
 
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Kindergarten

Kindergarten

 

This is what I use for both 4 and 5-year olds.

 

Curriculum Guide:

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home

 

Reading:

Museum ABC

 The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading

Leap Frog - Letter Factory

Leap Frog - Talking Words Factory

Leap Frog - Talking Words Factory 2 - Code Word Caper

Color by Letter Worksheets

 

Story Time:

Blueberries for Sal

Make Way for Ducklings

  Harold and the Purple Crayon

Corduroy

The Little Engine That Could

  The Giving Tree

  Amelia Bedelia

Miss Rumphius

One Morning in Maine

The Complete Little House Nine-Book Set

and lots more!

 

Arithmetic:

Color by Number Worksheets

The Math Worksheet Site

Houghton Mifflin Math Grade 1

Dot to Dot

 

Penmanship:

I use dotted lined paper and draw letters and numbers for the children to trace.

I also use the free worksheets from the following sources:

K-12 Reader

Trace the Alphabet

Individual Letter Practice

 

Mazes

 

Science:

The Magic School Bus: The Complete Series

Stanley - Spring Fever

Stanley - Hop to It

 

Art:

I Can Draw Animals

  I Can Draw People

What Shall I Draw?

We use modeling clay,  washable watercolors, watercolor pencils, paper, pencils, crayons, glue, construction paper, etc.

Dover Sampler Pages

Coloring Pages for just about every character that your child knows and likes (this site is awesome, but be aware that it does have a lot of popups)

 

  

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