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Einen's Avatar Einen 01:05 AM 02-02-2007
I wanted to add that I would REALLY appreciate any links to educational songs on the internet (free or not, and for any age level). Music makes things so much easier to memorize!

Lillian J's Avatar Lillian J 02:17 AM 02-02-2007
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I wanted to add that I would REALLY appreciate any links to educational songs on the internet (free or not, and for any age level). Music makes things so much easier to memorize!
Songs for Teaching: thousands of pages -- many with lyrics, sound clips, and teaching suggestions.

Lillian

Rikki Gard's Avatar Rikki Gard 07:12 AM 02-02-2007
I love the singing science records! Wow! Thanks!
EvansMomma's Avatar EvansMomma 02:52 PM 02-02-2007
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Subbing...: DS is only 18 mos but it's never too early to start researching!
Me too about the subbing.
My son only just turned one, but I am trying to get as much info as I can so that DH and I can make sure that we know which way we're going to go - I think there's never a thing as being too informed. At least not about something as important as our son's education right?

These links are awesome!

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elizawill's Avatar elizawill 12:05 PM 02-13-2007
wow - there's so many pages here! i'm sorry if these link have been posted already, but there's too many posts to check first. here's my favorites.

www.coreknowledge.org
(click on the "lessons" link and you can choose FREE unit lessons by grade. also scroll to the bottom of the lessons and there are links to the colorado curriculum which are AWESOME free unit lessons too!)

http://intranet.cps.k12.il.us/Lesson...ics/index.html
FREE structured math curriculum

http://www.learnnc.org/lessons/search?grade=K
these are FREE lesson plans from the state of NC, but anyone can appreciate them. this link is for kindergarten because that's my dd's age, but to change the grade just click the grade level on the right.

http://www.learnnc.org/students/K/
this is a media center for kindergarten with awesome FREE game sites!!


http://www.tanglewoodeducation.com/ReallyReading2.pdf
teach your child to read with this FREE curriculum


www.handsofachild.com
lapbooking for unit studies - they cost but are very reasonable. they always have a "freebie" you can download too!

www.homeschoolreviews.com
my favorite website to review curriculum and books by other homeschool moms before i spend money

www.homeschoolclassifieds.com
my favorite place to buy used curriculum


http://www.faithfirst.com/html/catec...downloads.html
if you teach the bible as a subject, this is a catholic website (which i'm not) but i love the FREE bible lessons and worksheets for grade k



anyway, i've got tons more...but i don't want it to be overkill. these are my top favs!!
kimmyjling's Avatar kimmyjling 05:26 PM 02-14-2007
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Well, if she can get online at the library, www.starfall.com
is helping my son learn to read, if she's got one that young.
Awesome Link! DS is having a blast playing with the letters of the Alphabet. We havent even been able to look at anymore yet!! He is so stuck on this one!
elizawill's Avatar elizawill 05:30 PM 02-15-2007
kimmy, if your ds likes games, definitely check out this site too. lots of online interactive fun stuff!! also since you live in NC, you'll enjoy this site just the same...lesson plans and great field trip ideas!! it's "learn north carolina"

http://www.learnnc.org/students/K/
paganmum's Avatar paganmum 03:43 PM 02-20-2007
Not sure if this has been posted. I just found it and thought it was awesome http://www.freekidscoloring.com/alph...ants_alphabet/
It is coloring pages for different letters of the alphabet with plants and animals (that start with that letter) beautifully drawn inside the letter itself. I just printed a couple of copies off for the kids and later I'll be printing off a set to color myself.
Dillpicklechip's Avatar Dillpicklechip 04:25 PM 02-20-2007
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Not sure if this has been posted. I just found it and thought it was awesome http://www.freekidscoloring.com/alph...ants_alphabet/
It is coloring pages for different letters of the alphabet with plants and animals (that start with that letter) beautifully drawn inside the letter itself. I just printed a couple of copies off for the kids and later I'll be printing off a set to color myself.
Those are so pretty, thanks!
leanne0425's Avatar leanne0425 02:48 AM 02-21-2007
There may already be some of these listed but here goes :-

Reference and children's books:
http://www.academickids.com/
http://www.icdlbooks.org/
http://dictionary.reference.com/
http://www.m-w.com/

Basic Spelling rules
http://www.mc3.edu/aa/lal/workshops/...lingrules.html
http://www.splashesfromtheriver.com/.../dictation.htm

Math practice and worksheets etc.
http://www.edhelper.com/
http://www.mathfactcafe.com/view/view.aspx?t=P&g=2
http://www.lessonplanz.com/( includes most subjects)
http://www.mindsprinting.com/Mindsprinting/index.aspx
http://www.homeschoolmath.net/curric..._materials.php
http://www.homeschoolmath.net/worksheets/
http://www.rithkid.com/
http://multiplication.com/
http://www.homeschoolmath.net/math_i...tive_links.php
www.LearningByYouself.com - not free but only $3.99 each , excellent math resource


Great multiplication game ( not free for full version)
www.bigfishgames.com - look for timez Attack free

History webs
http://www.learningthroughhistory.com/magazine.php
http://www.worldalmanacforkids.com/explore/ - this has everything you could need, wonderful encyclopaedia

Literature
http://www.aesopfables.com/

Misc - Can't remember exactly what these are lol
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Aegean/3446/#QUICK
http://www.funbrain.com/cashreg/index.html - this has many fun games
http://www.coloring.ws/
www.crayola.com
http://www.kidzone.ws/tracers/none/index.asp - as far as I remember you can make your own pages to trace here ( handwriting)
www.kidzone.com - explore this site, alot of good stuff here
http://www.loc.gov/families/

Geography
http://www.infoplease.com/statemaps.html
http://www.nationalatlas.gov/
http://www.infoplease.com/states.html
http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/...eographyUS.htm

Full Curriculum - free but you need to buy the books
http://www.amblesideonline.org/

Science
http://www.msnucleus.org/membership/k-6.html

Still looking so I may have more later
phathui5's Avatar phathui5 10:39 PM 02-21-2007
mirlow's Avatar mirlow 02:08 PM 02-23-2007
I was looking for some grammar games this morning and came across this site.

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/k12links.htm


http://www.commonsensemedia.org/

http://www.ciconline.org/teachers
PeacefulSeams's Avatar PeacefulSeams 11:20 PM 03-10-2007
http://www.samhsa.gov/

site for free materials to teach about substance abuse, alcohol and mental health
beansricerevolt's Avatar beansricerevolt 07:00 PM 04-24-2007
There are some great links here!
I can't believe I haven't subbed yet!
SweetAngels's Avatar SweetAngels 12:35 AM 04-27-2007
WOW!!!

What great sites!!


THANK YOU for sharing!!

Now, when do I get the time to check them all out

Sandy
beatrixmum's Avatar beatrixmum 02:30 AM 05-24-2007
Mamato2boy's Avatar Mamato2boy 03:17 AM 05-26-2007
Reading Mom's Avatar Reading Mom 03:25 PM 06-11-2007
Studydog (phonics games) is free again - not at the official site but at the National Center for Family Literacy:

http://www.famlit.org/site/c.gtJWJdM...1/StudyDog.htm

They have all three levels, for Mac and PC. We got the first two levels over a year ago when they were still free, and I downloaded the third level today. If your kids like computer games, this might be a hit.
MaraB's Avatar MaraB 12:35 AM 06-12-2007
You guys sure have come up with a lot more free homeschooling sites than what I've come up with! Now I'm going to have to do some surfing!
melissel's Avatar melissel 07:35 PM 07-02-2007
Sites for downloading free audiobooks:

http://www.librivox.org/

Tons of classics in the public domain, for kids and adults. Read by volunteers, but still nicely done, from what I've heard so far.


http://storynory.com/

Classic children's literature (and more, I think), read by the same person.
eilonwy's Avatar eilonwy 08:50 PM 08-02-2007
National Geographic Xpeditions-- free lesson plans for grades K-12, activities for different grade levels & outline maps to print (a whole atlas full!). Loads of fun stuff!
melissel's Avatar melissel 02:57 PM 08-03-2007
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National Geographic Xpeditions-- free lesson plans for grades K-12, activities for different grade levels & outline maps to print (a whole atlas full!). Loads of fun stuff!
Oh, I just found this a few weeks ago too. What an amazing resource!!! I should have thought to share here too--thanks for putting it out there
beansricerevolt's Avatar beansricerevolt 08:00 PM 08-03-2007
Heres for all the recorder fans
Free lessons and free sheet music
http://www.8notes.com/recorder/
wonderwahine's Avatar wonderwahine 01:43 AM 08-06-2007
not sure if someone has posted this already, but its a free poster and teaching resources for the US constitution.

http://www.constitutioncenter.org/co...s+Constitution
AngelBee's Avatar AngelBee 01:56 PM 08-08-2007
Great lists! :
heket's Avatar heket 08:43 PM 08-09-2007
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Studydog (phonics games) is free again - not at the official site but at the National Center for Family Literacy:

http://www.famlit.org/site/c.gtJWJdM...1/StudyDog.htm

They have all three levels, for Mac and PC. We got the first two levels over a year ago when they were still free, and I downloaded the third level today. If your kids like computer games, this might be a hit.
I was just checking this and their site says they have had to pull the free software. Not sure if it'll come back.
7kiddosmom's Avatar 7kiddosmom 09:24 PM 08-20-2007
For those that like "A History of Us" by Joy Hakim PBS has webisodes with activities and teacher guides for free. Lots of pictures to go with the lessons as well.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/historyofus/menu.html
*Jessica*'s Avatar *Jessica* 09:33 PM 09-05-2007
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For those that like "A History of Us" by Joy Hakim PBS has webisodes with activities and teacher guides for free. Lots of pictures to go with the lessons as well.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/historyofus/menu.html
Wow! Those are fabulous, thank you! I'm learning so much from them! I hope my guys are as interested in history as Momma and Daddy are.
*Jessica*'s Avatar *Jessica* 08:02 PM 09-09-2007
This site has some free lesson plans for K-3 in both English and Spanish.

And Wondernet has free science activities for the elementary years.

Chemistry.org/kids also has free science activities.

Plimoth Plantation's Website has what looks like a great lesson on You are the Historian: Investigating the First Thanksgiving. I haven't fully explored it yet so I'm not sure how it really is, but I've been to Plimoth Plantation (go if you ever get the chance!) and I would guess it is much more historically accurate than the garbage they teach the kids in school.

I hope you enjoy!
7kiddosmom's Avatar 7kiddosmom 08:05 PM 09-12-2007
A neat site about Paul Revere

http://www.kidsandhistory.com/paulvm/foyer.html

And another about women of the America Revolution

http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/score_le...an_revolution/
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