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academics...

Posted by on Aug. 29, 2013 at 10:50 PM
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So, the truth is I'm not a home schooling mom... But we do "academics" every day, except the weekend. But this year, I want to do it a little different. Which is why I joined this group. I wanted to introduce the different subjects to my kids. And have a subject the day, so they get used to the schedule, instead of going thru a book that I bought at the store.

but I need help. I don't know the best free sites to go on, or where to find age appropriate material. I want to have history, science, English, and math, but I don't know where to even begin gathering material. My kids are in public school, but like I said we do academics every day. Please help me! My kids are in 2nd (but at a 3rd grade level for reading and math) and kindergarten (right where he's supposed to be). Any info or advice would be appreciated. Thank u all in advance!
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celticdragon77
by on Aug. 29, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Check your library for the book "Home Learning year by year" By Rebecca Rupp I checked mine out at the library. You could order it online for cheap. 

These are some general (FREE) sites that I have found:

http://www.lessonpathways.com/ 

http://www.the-best-childrens-books.org/

http://homeworkspot.com/

http://livingmath.net/

You are going to need to do a search specific to whatever you are studying. 

marrionsmommy
by on Aug. 30, 2013 at 12:02 AM
This is a form of homeschooling its called after-schooling. If my son evrr does go to public school, I will definitely be doing this.

starfall is good for the kinder.
I dont have any good site for the older but I do download apps from the ipod and use them for spelling and sight words..lsight word bingo is a fav.
AutymsMommy
by Silver Member on Aug. 30, 2013 at 8:59 AM

You're talking about afterschooling.

I have no real advice. I wouldn't personally do anything formal if they're already in public school 7 hours a day (and then bringing homework home to do). My daughter is in brick and mortar and by the time she comes home and does her homework, it's after 5 (at least) - dinner, shower, and a bit of free time before bedtime.


I am a Home Schooling, Vaccinating, Non spanking, Nightmare Cuddling, Dessert Giving, Bedtime Kissing, Book Reading, Stay at Home Mom. I believe in the benefit of organized after school activities and nosy, involved parents. I believe in spoiling my children. I believe that I have seen the village and I do not want it anywhere near my children. Now for the controversial stuff:  we're Catholic, we're conservative, and we own guns (now there's no need to ask, lol).             Aimee















kirbymom
by Sonja on Aug. 30, 2013 at 7:03 PM
Hi sillymumof2. Welcome. :)

Here are a few links younger check out.

http://www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org/free-curriculum/
http://curriculumshare.com/
http://moneysavingmom.com/2013/02/a-huge-list-of-free-homeschool-curriculum-and-resources.html
https://sites.google.com/site/iehomeschooling/general-homeschooling-info/curriculum-choices-1/free-curriculum
KrissyKC
by Silver Member on Aug. 30, 2013 at 7:49 PM

This is my thoughts, too.   I had a friend that wanted her kids to excell and did this for a while because she felt the school was doing a lousy job teaching them.     Even if the school IS doing a lousy job, it's not the fault of the students.  However, they are the ones having to sit through below-average schooling, come home, do homework, and then do MORE schooling with mom because the school isn't teaching them.

It's crazy to make a child do that much school work.   Even if it's "fun"... it's just too much.




Quoting AutymsMommy:

You're talking about afterschooling.

I have no real advice. I wouldn't personally do anything formal if they're already in public school 7 hours a day (and then bringing homework home to do). My daughter is in brick and mortar and by the time she comes home and does her homework, it's after 5 (at least) - dinner, shower, and a bit of free time before bedtime.




KrissyKC
by Silver Member on Aug. 30, 2013 at 7:50 PM

on rainy days, sick days, and just when they feel like it, you could tap into a resource like time4learning.com.   Just let them move through it as they want and when they feel like it.


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