What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Teaching Resources

This is how I found Corynn yesterday during naptime. She was out like a light-and in the funniest position I just had to get a picture or two. Guess sleep just kind of popped up on her. She must have been tired!

Which I am feeling right now-but it is a GOOD tired, as opposed the the tired I was feeling a few days ago. By the way, thank you all for your warm and generous comments about our 'incident' the other day. I really appreciate the support and kind thoughts and prayers you all so willingly offer me. I felt much better the next day, after the initial shock had warn off. The children seem no worse for the wear, though we did make our way into said Walmart this morning (with Matt) and Corynn brought up that this was where the "naughty man" had been. Still, it seems as childhood innocence can be blissfully sweet, as I was the only one really shaken by the whole thing.

Now-WHY do I feel happily overwhelmed? I'll tell you.

This internet is just SUCH a vast, tremendous, overwhelming source of all and any information that you might devote a braincell to in your life.

I mean, golly.

I could be on here for HOURS and HOURS and still not find all the wonderful craft tutorials out there, offered for free and at my disposal.

Now that I am homeschooling, I am able to find websites and curriculum's at every button click, units studies by the dozens and information by truckload.

I mean, if I had all day to be on the computer, I don't know that I would need to spend a single NICKEL on homeschooling books! It's all accessible to me, if only I had the time!

Here are a few particular places I will most definitely be using...in a smaller capacity now and in their entirety at a later date. Perhaps you might enjoy them as well?!

Homeschool Share was just referred to me by Tamara of Training Hearts. It is also the one that got me started on this multi-hour information expedition. (Thanks alot TAMARA! hehehe) This is website where homeschoolers share unit studies, lapbooking ideas, websites, etc. that they have used and enjoyed. I love word of mouth...really do! If these women take the time to write all the information and provide all the links, they must have really thought it worthwhile!

Composers for Kids is a great tool for older children studying music. Teaches you to compose, has a detailed list of composers with information, photos, and samplings of each.

THIS one is my FAVORITE! State by State unit studies-all for free! These are based off of Gale books-but you needn't have the books to use the FANTASTIC resources! Complete lapbook and unit studies with FABULOUS information-all for free. I am in love with this site. I am already planning a Pennsylvania unit ( a bit more simplified) for Corynn. AWESOME.

Oklahoma Homeschool has a nice variety of DETAILED (and that is an UNDERSTATEMENT) unit studies and timelines for free. Just check out the one for Thanksgiving if you don't believe me! They also have things for purchase. Are you overwhelmed yet?!?

This one is for your littlest ones, Kiz CLub has lots of fun preschool thru third grade crafts, phonics help, etc.

And one more, just to put you over the top... Preschool Express. Obviously, also geared for the younger child. This too looks like a fun resource. Though I didn't get a chance to go through it all, I do look forward to doing so. SOMETIME!

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Kim said...

Thanks for sharing! Another one I love is enchanted learning. They have lots of free stuff but a membership is cheep and gets you lots more.
This isn't free but I really love it is the five in a row books. My girls just love the story's and activity's.

devildogwife said...

You don't want to miss out on www.learningpages.com Lots of great free stuff.

Plus, www.homeschoolestore.com has one freebie per week.

I second enchanted learning as it's been a great resource for us.

Here is also a HUGE list of resources at http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/by-grade.shtml

Michelle said...

Ok, you're killing me. I must have about 400 homeschool links bookmarked already before seeing your post! ;) Thanks for the sites. I hadn't heard of these before. I agree, you could spend hours on the computer looking for homeschool resources. Sometimes I do...(I will now put a bag over my head and hide)

Andie said...

I'm so glad you've recovered, and continue to heal from your experience the other day. Praise God that the children don't seem concerened. I tried to leave comments a few times and for some reason they never showed up...???
Anyway, 'm so excited about your home schooling. That is something I really wanted to do, but didn't feel I had the support from my hubby that I needed to make it successful. It's not that he didnt' think I could do it, but...oh, I dont' know, just not as supportive as I'd have wanted him to be about the whole thing. My children are blessed to have wonderful Christian women as their teachers in their public schools, someday if this is different, I just might pull them out!
Blessings to you my friend-

Christine said...

Thank you so much for sharing, Rebecca! I really like the homeschool share one that you mentioned. I love the unit studies. Yippee! I saw some books on there that we own and now I have free unit studies! Thank you so much. Blessings, dear friend.By the way, Corynn is just too cute resting!Love the socks...I want some.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the links. It'll be a couple of years before I'll start home schooling but I'm researching now.

Mrs. Bowen