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 Unfortunately, the CD-ROM is out-of-date and no longer available.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 Starfall.com 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)