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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





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



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.
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

Second Grade


Second Grade



Curriculum Guide:


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




The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading

Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young

The Door in the Wall

Thee, Hannah!

The Hundred Dresses

 Wee Gillis

Caroline And Her Kettle Named Maud

 The Apprentice

Eric the Red and Leif the Lucky

The Battle for the Castle

The Castle in the Attic

 A New Coat for Anna

 Along Came Galileo

 Fine Print: A Story About Johann Gutenberg

 The Apple and the Arrow

 Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare

 Joan of Arc

 Leonardo da Vinci

 Castle Diary: The Journal of Tobias Burgess

Good Queen Bess : The Story of Elizabeth I of England


Adventures of Marco Polo


Rod & Staff Level 2



Rod & Staff Spelling Level 2

Custom Word Searches I put in the spelling words each week.



Spencerian Theory Book- Set



The Math Worksheet Site

Houghton Mifflin Math Grade 3



The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 2: The Middle Ages



Scholastic Success With Maps Workbook Grade 2 and Grade 3



Usborne Complete First Book of Nature

Finding Out about Everyday Things

The Usborne Book of Science Activities, Vol. 2



What Can You Do with a Paper Bag?

Things to Make and Do

How to Draw Faces

You Can Draw Animals


 Child's Book of Art

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



700 Years of Classical Treasures: The Complete History of Classical Music...The Composers, Their Instruments, and Works