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Any moms out there that homeschool from scratch (don't use a set curriculum out of a box)?

Posted by on Aug. 19, 2012 at 10:41 AM
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 I have been making my own lesson plans with for my second grader. This is my first time making our own lesson plans before I used preplanned teacher's manuals & such. I also do preschool with my 4yr old but that's much easier to do "from scratch" I was wondering if anyone who has done this or is doing this has any suggestions or perhaps knows of any free online resources? Thanks so much!!!

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TxMommyOfBoys
by on Aug. 19, 2012 at 11:08 AM
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I do both. I dont have a curriculum for science, grammer (for my 1st grader or kinder, but I do have one for my 4th grader). or reading. I have an enitre list of free websites at home, but I am at a hotel :( I will think of the ones I know and then edit when I get home this evening.

Spellingcity.com

education.com

coolmathgames.com

starfall.com

zoodles.com


sourflower
by on Aug. 19, 2012 at 11:25 AM

 I haven't tried them all yet but I just wanted to say that spellingcity.com one is awesome!

Quoting TxMommyOfBoys:

I do both. I dont have a curriculum for science, grammer (for my 1st grader or kinder, but I do have one for my 4th grader). or reading. I have an enitre list of free websites at home, but I am at a hotel :( I will think of the ones I know and then edit when I get home this evening.

Spellingcity.com

education.com

coolmathgames.com

starfall.com

zoodles.com


 

KickButtMama
by Shannon on Aug. 19, 2012 at 11:30 AM
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I have always made my own curriculum. My kids are not in any one grade, so it would make purchasing curricula expensive to buy multiple.

You can check out the free websites I've found:
http://kickbuttcrazylapbooks.blogspot.com/search?q=Free+websites
http://www.cafemom.com/group/114079/forums/read/17035586/Kickbutts_Resources_Crafting_Art_Sites
http://www.cafemom.com/group/114079/forums/read/17039358/Kickbutts_Resources_Typing_Sites
http://www.cafemom.com/group/114079/forums/read/17039470/Kickbutts_Resources_Spelling_Sites
http://www.cafemom.com/group/114079/forums/read/17017657/Kickbutts_Resources_Free_Videos
http://www.cafemom.com/group/114079/forums/read/17017448/Kickbutts_Resources_Free_Reading

And I'm compiling a list of apps as we speak!
AllofFive19
by Bronze Member on Aug. 19, 2012 at 12:42 PM
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I don't use a prepared curriculum. I use education.com, starfall.com, brainpop.com and brainpopjr.com. I also use the unit studies from schoolexpress.com. I've gone to The Old Schoolhouse for ideas, as well as lessonplanet.com. I use enchantedlearning.com, as well as workbooks from BrainQuest and Teacher Created Resources (teachercreated.com).

TeaHound
by on Aug. 19, 2012 at 1:30 PM
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 I used mostly Spectrum for my language arts and spelling.  I like American Education Publishing, especially for math and Geography.  I used Saxon when I was in high school and they're good (from a student's perspective; the school I went to still uses them, so they can't be bad).  For science and social studies (like history), I use A Beka (but I get it from Christian Liberty Press b/c A Beka's customer service stinks).  I like their science and history b/c it's from a Christian persective, but they don't teach exclusivly what's in the Bible, they use the Bible and modern scientific knowledge.  My only complaint is about their history; they do color it with a broadly "Christian" brush.  That is to say that they basicly teach indirectly that all conservative presidents (and others) are good and all liberal presidents (and others) are bad.  They don't teach what each president did during his term: they tell the good things the conservatives did and they tell the "bad" things the liberals did.  I just told my kids to be careful not to believe things the way the book teaches it and plan on having them look up (and maybe write papers about) the events they study so they can get a more neutral, informational (objective) perspective on them.

too_nice_momma
by on Aug. 19, 2012 at 2:09 PM
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This is my first year homeschooling my 2nd grader from scratch and squidoo.com/homeschool-curriculum--2nd-grade help me with ideas on getting started. Also check out your local library, some have great teacher books.
mem82
by Platinum Member on Aug. 19, 2012 at 3:22 PM
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I do! I do!

mem82
by Platinum Member on Aug. 19, 2012 at 3:24 PM
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I use my library a lot, edhelper, free worksheet sites. I do buy workbooks, too.

pixydustmommy
by on Aug. 19, 2012 at 5:19 PM
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I guess that's me! I use whatever works for each child, for each subject from Abekka math to Harcourt to BOB book s for reading and random online stuff and workbooks.

As for online stuff, superteacherworksheets.com is great! Some stuff is free, but the subscription is $20 a year, so I'm going to do it. it looks so worth it to me.

oredeb
by on Aug. 19, 2012 at 5:24 PM
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 ive made my own lesson plans  and curriculum for 29 years now, i wouldnt know how to use a packaged curr.

im glad to see your making lesson plans!! they always save me!! hahaha

some sites i use

http://www.yourchildlearns.com/owlmouse.htm great for learning maps of the world  and printing some plus other stuff thats good on here

heres a list of books weve read for history, i add crafts, spelling/vocab, writing/handwriting lessons for each book  

 World History

U.S. History

some language arts - http://www.sfreading.com/resources/ghb.html

http://handbookofnaturestudy.blogspot.com/2008/02/green-hour-challenge-1-lets-get-started.html

http://www.exploringnature.org/

theres a bunch of sites here from all of us that are great to use  http://www.cafemom.com/group/114079/forums/read/14865498/Resources

 

 

 

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