Friday, June 18, 2010

Homeschool Freebies



I love freebies! And since we are on a super, extremely tight budget, I have to find as many ways as I can to provide my kids with a good education with out spending much money or any money at all.  So, here is my ever-growing list of links to help you homeschool your kids with out spending money...except for ink  & paper.

I'm also on Pinterest & am always adding to my homeschool boards.  Check out my Pinterest boards for more links!

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If you find any links that are broken please let me know!



Administration Stuff 

Donna Young ,  Too many things to list.  forms galore & still adding more!
Homeschool Tracker; a great help with record keeping & grades.
Shepperd Software;  Free software for teachers
Worksheet Maker; free download to create worksheets off line to print out.
Free Homeschool Planner to download & print out.

One Stop Resource  


GA Peach Homeschool; tons of links.  You could be here all day!
Sprittibee's big fat list of homeschool links.
Homeschooling on a Shoe String
Educational Free-ware
Gameaquarium - This site has tons of stuff.  video's, games, printables & more.  I found the Magic School Bus shows!
Budget Homeschool - lot's of resources.
Homeschool Share; Lapbook & Literature studies
Wanna Learn; subjects of all kinds.
Adrian Bruce
Free Christian Material
The Puritans Homeschool Curriulum.  Large collection of PDF E-books for all grades.  Mostly Bible & Literature.
Super Teacher Worksheets;  Just found this one.  TONS of worksheets of all subjects & grades.  Get your printers ready!
Lesson Pathways; Free Curriculum & teaching Resources for grades K-5
Easy Peasy: Complete-All free Curriculum. K-Highschool.  Amazingly organized!!!
Freely Educate: 100% free.  tons of links.


PreK
Free Lapbook Lessons
El BuHo Boo;  great site of online games to teach preschoolers how to use the mouse & keyboard. My 3 yr old loves this site!
Coloring Through the Bible
File Folder Heaven; was created by a Special Education teacher, for teachers and parents working with, preschoolers, young elementary students and students with Autism and other disabilities. File Folder Heaven offers a wide variety of printable file folder games, and adapted books that provide children with hands-on opportunities to practice basic reading, math, science and social studies skills.
Alphabet Notebook by Homeschool Share. 
Starfall ; Highly acclaimed site to help kids with phonics
Poisson Rouge; Online games for preschoolers.  Another favorite of my 3 yr old.
Alphabet Good Games: another favorite of my Preschooler!
Count Us In; Games to help learn basic number concepts.


Elementary & UP

Educational Video's 
Flash Card Exchange; Make your own flash cards.
Bible Verse Card Maker; very cool. uses the ESV version.
SFS Kids; San Fransisco Symphony website for kids.
Classics for Kids; more classical music fun.
Worksheet Works; Hundreds of worksheets.
Beginning Spanish 

PreK,K & older Printables; this mom has written some really neat Geography Curriculum & sells as E-Books for really cheap.  But also has lot's of free printables to offer.  Fun blog to visit!
Quizlet; very cool way to create quizes & games for whatever you are studying.  A public school teacher told me about this site.

Art
Kerpoof; this site is a lot of fun.  We just discovered it. Click & drag & make awesome pictures.
Mark Kistler's Imagination Station; Not completely free.  To access all of his lessons it does require  payment.  But my kids loved his freebie lessons & learned a lot from those.  Saving up money to pay for lessons because this guy is really good!
Kinder Art

Composer Study 

Huge list of Books about Composers
Composer Study Freebies
Making Music; great site with audio teaching about composers
Listen & Learn; Official site for Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Making Music Fun;


Geography

Flag Coloring Pages
Clickable World Atlas
Maps; largest collection of maps.  Also available for purchase.
Outline Maps to save & print later.
Online Geography Games
USA Geography
Seterra; Free download or online geography activies.  AWESOME!!!!

Handwriting

Zaner-Boser Handwriting
Make Handwriting Worksheets
Writing Workbooks:  FREE handwriting workbooks on specific topics like Airplanes, Human Body, Ancient Egypt & more.

History

American History Games
A Book in Time;  Book lists, timelines, projects, & interactive games
Washington's World; This site is awesome! 
Free Civil War Unit Study
US History.org; tons of resources.
History Video's
President's Timeline Chart; Free from C-Span, 6 ft long!  Registration required, but it is free.

Science

Free Life Science program
Frank Potter's Science Gems
Free Science Labs
Kids Health.org
Science with Me; free education science website for elementary students.
TEACH Engineering; free resources for science & math
474 pg Physical Science download 
Magic School Bus Video's
Magic School Bus Games

Math
iPlay Math Games
Soft Schools; tons of worksheets, not just math.
Tutor-USA; math help
Master Math  Free math website for middle school students.  Complete with video lessons, worksheets & quizzes.
Multiplication.com: Free multiplication games
XtraMath: great place to help your kids master those basic skills.

Language Arts
Phonics Help
ABC Fast Phonics; phonics tutorial with sound & cartoons.
Foniks
Shakespeare for Kids
Scott Foresman Reading;Grammar & Reading books in PDF
English Lessons 4 Free
Glencoe Literary; lots of literature guides in alpha order.
Reading Units.  This is great.
Book of Virtues Study Project.  This is a huge download.  But check out her site, she explains everything. Very nice!
Grammar Book.com; site offers interactive teaching
Literactive; blackline masters, phoncs lessons, etc...
Graphic Organizer's of all kinds!
Hands On Essays  This is a new site.  Bonita Lillie has taken a hands on approach to writing.  She has a handbook that sells for $8.99 on Amazon as a Kindle download.  But she also made a series of video's that can be used alone.
Grammar Online games
Sink or Sail grammar games online.


Spelling

Garden of Praise; Bible based spelling lessons
Spelling City; You create the spelling lists & they create the games.

High School

Biology Binder
Chemical Elements; Interactive Periodic Table of Elements
Hippo Campus; Can't say enough good about this site!  My high schoolers use it a lot!
S.O.S. Math
Spark Notes; Literature Guides & help.
Pink Monkey; lot's of study help
Khan's Academy: ton's of math video's. We have used this a lot.
Money-Instructor; simple lessons teaching what every student should know before graduating;balancing the check book, filling out a job application, figuring sales tax, etc... There is free lessons, but most of lessons require membership which is super cheap.  It was worth it to me to pay for the extra lessons.
GA Virtual Learning. Many courses for Middle School & high School.  VERY GOOD!!!
All-In-One-Highschool: Creator Lee (mom to 6 kids) has extended her Easy Peasy site to highschool courses.  It is very helpful & I love gaining new resources from her.

Email me if you find any broken links.

Have any links to add to my list?  Leave them in as a comment below!