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When You Have No Money for Homeschool Curriculum

when you have no money for homeschool curriculum

Have you been there?  Some families have been there many times.  When finances are tight, the library can be an excellent tool for creating curriculum without costing you anything.  One year when I had limited funds, I started using the library heavily.  It turned out that the curriculum I was …

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Win Free Homeschool Curriculum!

Win Free Homeschool Curriculum

Free homeschool curriculum is always a good thing, right?  From February 1-15, the Homeschool Curriculum Reviews website is having an amazing contest!  You can win gift certificates and curriculum from places like Math Mammoth, Art of Problem Solving (my personal favorite), CurrClick, IEW, All About Spelling, Veritas Press, and much …

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Watch Mandarin Shows for Kids Online

Watch Mandarin Shows for Kids Online

I like using videos to supplement foreign language learning.  While they aren’t comparable to interaction with a native speaker, they do provide a pseudo-immersion environment when an entire show is presented in the target language.  I found familiar children’s shows to be ideal for this – even for older kids. …

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Free Dick and Jane Reading Books

dickandjanereading

  In the process of teaching reading, I’ve stumbled around once my child completed a set of early phonics readers.  I’ve tried several things and wasn’t happy with many phonics-based readers and other readers tended to rely mostly on sight words.  So many phonics-based readers were incredibly boring and my …

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Free Interactive Science Simulations

Free Interactive Science Simulations

We stumbled upon a great find today when we were learning about electric circuits.  The University of Colorado in Boulder has a great website chock full of interactive science simulations.  They are simple to download and use.  Here is the one we discovered today: You will find different simulations for …

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