November 16, 2009

Homeschool Report Card

Here's a great report card for homeschoolers. It prints front to back so you can fold it over and have it look professional.

November 2, 2009


This is a very cool website from the University of Utah, that even has teacher lesson plans. All about genetics!

Here's what they had to say:
"Here you'll find a wealth of resources and information aimed at helping educators bring genetics, bioscience and health alive in the classroom. A companion to the popular Learn.Genetics website, Teach.Genetics offers additional tools and resources to support your curriculum, all free of charge."

August 29, 2009

World Almanac for Kids

Great info for social studies, history, and geography. You can buy the book, or you can just surf the website :o)

(Sorry I haven't been around much lately. Being the Mom of 4, plus up to 6 foster kids, gets a little busy :o)

July 7, 2009

Donna Young

I LOVE this website, and plan to use it quite a bit this next school year. There are planners, gradebooks, attendance records, calendars, GPA calculators, lessons in many different subjects, etc. You could spend an entire day going through this website and wouldn't get through it all!
Please check it out and you'll see what I'm talking about.

Here's what they said about their website:
"This web site is built by Donna Young and is an on-going project since 1998. offers free homeschool planners, school calendars, household planners, printables in various subjects, and homeschool planning tips."

July 3, 2009

What's That Bug?

I don't love this site as much as my son's do, lol. I'm a total bug phobe, but they're totally fascinated by what they can find on here. It's very educational and informative.

Here's what they said about their website:
Who is What's That Bug?
"Lisa Anne and Daniel both have Master of Fine Arts degrees from Art Center College of Design. Daniel is the Chairmanof Media Arts at Los Angeles City College. Lisa Anne and Daniel both teach Photography at Los Angeles City College. Daniel teaches Design 1 for Film and Advertising at Art Center Collegeof Design. Lisa Anne teaches Photography at University of Southern California. The truth is, the site is an art project."

July 1, 2009

Teach Engineering

This is a cool website that teaches how thing work and are made. They have curricular units, lesson plans, videos, follow up, links, etc. You can search by subject or just browse through the list of subjects. Stuff for K-12.

Here's what they said about their website:

The curriculum in this collection is organized by:

Subject Areas (each with numerous units from which to choose)
Curricular units (multi-week groupings of lessons)
Lessons (include associated activities)
Activities (stand-alone or part of lessons or units)

Activity: This is what the students "do," which helps them achieve the lesson and activity's learning objective(s). An activity document includes a materials list and procedures (among many other curricular components). An activity may be stand-alone or part of a lesson.

Lesson: A lesson provides learning instruction and includes background, introduction and assessment information for teachers (among many other curricular components). A lesson's one or more associated activities are provided in separate linked activity documents.

Unit: A unit is a longer-term, theme-based learning experience composed of multiple lessons and/or activities.

Some of these items are stand-alone, and others are organized hierarchically with activities comprising lessons, which in turn comprise units, which fall under one or more broad subject areas.

Use the links at the left to browse the entire collection, sorted by the hierarchical levels.

OR, use the Search option to find curricula that meet your needs. Search by educational standards, keywords, grade level, time required or expendable cost per group.

June 29, 2009

Homeschool Buyers Coop

I LOVE the Homeschool Buyers Coop! They get such great deals on stuff for us homeschoolers. I was able to get P a GoTalk 9 with software for 40% off, and last month I got the Math Mammoth cd set for a great price too. You can sign up for their emails and see what the current and new group buys are.
It's free to join so you have nothing to lose. There are also free software and websites listed on there too. They even have free Microsoft Programming software downloads right now!
They also have FREE classifieds so you can sell your old curriculum, free ID's, website reviews, and more. Check it out!

Here's what they said about their website:
"Homeschooling's #1 Way To Save
School districts get volume pricing --
Now we can! Join us today and get the BEST curriculum at the BEST prices!"

June 28, 2009

Famous People Painting - Discussing the Divine Comedy with Dante

This is an amazing painting of 103 people that changed the world! You scroll over it to see the names of the people. If you click on them it will bring you to information on them. Be sure to scroll right and down as it's a huge painting.
Also, at the bottom you can click on a link that will bring you to a list of the people in the painting, the photo that they used when they painted them, and information on them.
We'll definitely be using this in school this year!

Here's what they had to say about it:
"Painting of 103 Famous People That Changed the World. Includes Wikipedia links & mouse-over tagging. Chinese art - Discussing the Divine Comedy with Dante."

June 27, 2009

Self Made Scholar

This is a very cool site! Free online classes in a variety of subjects from A-Z. I use it more for myself than for my kids :o)

Here's what they said about their website:
"Welcome to the Directory of Free Online Classes. We've searched the web for the best audio, video, email, and text-based courses – all of which are available without spending a dime."

June 25, 2009

American Sign Language Browser

This site has been great help in teaching my kids, and myself sign language. It gives you an actual video of the sign so you can see what it should look like.

Here's what they said about their website:
"This web site was created in 1997 to provide an online sign language resource. The web site contains a sample of the material found on the award winning Personal Communicator CD-ROM developed at Michigan State University. Unfortunately, the CD-ROM is out-of-date and no longer available. Check out Signing Savvy for a similar, but newer, product."

June 23, 2009

A to Z Teacher Stuff

They have SO many tools and fun themes to use in your homeschool class. There is something for everyone here.

Here's what they said about their website:
"A to Z Teacher Stuff is a teacher-created site designed to help teachers find online resources more quickly and easily. Find lesson plans, thematic units, teacher tips, discussion forums for teachers, downloadable teaching materials & eBooks, printable worksheets and blacklines, emergent reader books, themes, and more."

June 21, 2009

Education World

This site has many different areas that they cover. They are geared more for public school teachers, but homeschoolers can use the resources also. They call themselves "The Educator's Best Friend". You can scroll down towards the bottom and find the "Mini Site Guide", which has lists of the various areas and resources. I like the Lesson Plans and Worksheet Library.
Check it out and let me know what you think :o)

June 20, 2009

Family Fun

Many know of the Family Fun magazine. I have subscribed to it for a while and they have tons of great ideas for fun, crafts, organization, parties, games, printables, etc. Their website is equally as informative. Check it out!

June 19, 2009

Learning Page

I have printed off SO many free worksheets here for the kids. They also have packets of worksheets with common themes on each page. Lots of fun!

Here's what they said about their website:
"LearningPage provides a huge collection of professionally produced instructional materials you can download and print. Lesson plans, books, worksheets, and much more can be found here. Sign up to get all this and more for free!"

June 18, 2009


This is one of my kids' all time favorites. It's SO easy for them to follow and they actually get to use the computer to help them read. You can also print calendars and play some games. Let me know what you think :o)

Here's what they said about their website:
"Teachers around the world use and Starfall high-quality educational products as an inexpensive way to make the classroom more fun and inspire a love of reading and writing. Parents use Starfall to prepare their children for school, and to support them once they are there. Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.
Primarily designed for first grade, Starfall is also useful for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and second grade. Starfall is perfect for home schooling. Be sure to visit The Starfall Store for low-cost writing journals and books that parallel this website."

June 17, 2009

National Geographic Kids

My kids have learned so much on this website. They have tons of info and video clips of so many wild animals and cool places.

June 16, 2009

A to Z Home's Cool Homeschool Website

This is a great website for finding a variety of resources. Lately I've been looking into my state's homeschool rules and regulations so I can make sure I'm following them :o)

Here's what they say about their website:
"Homeschooling is Cool!A to Z Home's Cool community website will help you homeschool your kids from preschool, kindergarten, through homeschooling high school with free online education, home-friendly lesson ideas, educational websites, helpful articles, top homeschool programs, books, materials, curriculum... and best of all... Homeschool Friends!"

Khan Academy

My first posted site is Khan Academy. It has 800+ videos on YouTube that will teach you math! No more trying to figure out algebra again, lol. I don't know about you, but that was at least 20 years ago for me, lol. My kids are still young but it's only a few years away. Enjoy!

Here's what they said about their website:
"The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere.
We have 800+ videos on YouTube covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, and finance which have been recorded by Salman Khan. He has also developed a free, adaptive math program available here."

Please be sure to comment if you've used this or if you like it. I'd love to have some reviews of the sites also.


This is my new blog :o) As I meander through homeschooling life, I come across tons of homeschool and other sites with helpful info and games. I had been listing them on my other blog but the list is getting longer and longer. This way, I can highlight them better and add more info. It is also easier just to focus on the links and nothing else.
Hope you enjoy them and be sure to leave comments :o)

Also, check out my other blog :o)