Laurie Bluedorn tweeted a request for homeschool links, and I’d thought I’d share a few links we’ve used in our homeschool this year.
Worksheet Works creates a randomized worksheet in many categories. I use this to print off math drill sheets for the kids, and make copywork for handwriting. In fact, I use this site so much that I taught my husband how to make the kids’ math sheets and I have it bookmarked on my toolbar!
Happy Hearts At Home always has great links, and she finds the coolest vintage texts and prints available online, free!
Waltzing Matilda has nice coloring sheets of the saints to print out. She usually updates with a timely saint of the day or saint of the week.
Freely Educate has an RSS feed, and sends out links to free homeschooling resources. Everything from worksheet printables, to MIT programming languages for kids, to educational video games!
BrainPOP! has neat little animated science movies. You have to pay to join, but they have free movies, too. I just check out the free stuff.
I’ve mentioned it before, but I still really like Think! The site has a weekly challenge for kids to complete by thinking creatively – such as, using 50 pennies, build a bridge. Or using a defined set of supplies, make a kaleidoscope. The challenges are generally created with things found in most homes, no special equipment needed.
Texas Snakes with picture identification. Because I’m the mother of boys who have access to a bayou.
We use Wikipedia a fair bit. Very helpful for finding out what to feed an anole (they change color, BTW – so cool!) or why a gecko shoots his tail off. Keep in mind that Wikipedia is written in real time by people all over the country, and use discernment on sensitive topics!
Which website do YOU use the most often?