New Writing Program from IEW

If you have a child that struggles with writing but like rules and order, this is a program worth checking out.

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How to Use Free Online Resources to Develop Personalized Curriculum

You want to have in depth lessons that tailor to your child’s learning style and interests.  It’s part of why you started homeschooling.  But how to do this on a budget without spending a fortune on expensive textbooks and curriculum packages that your child complains are “boring” even though it cost more than your first …

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Catholic Brain – Catholic Faith Formation

Catholic Brain, a Catholic faith formation program, offers over 5000 educational resources to help you share the Catholic faith with your children. It features animated videos, songs, games, lesson plans, printables, and quizzes. It also offers a reading for each day, as well as a video and saint of the day. In addition, there are …

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Homeschooling, Simplified

Bonnie Landry, a Canadian homeschooling mother of seven, has written a series of books which aim to simplify homeschooling. These books are short, but packed with useful information. Each one can be read in an hour or two which is perfect for busy moms. Homeschooling, Simplified: Chocolate Chip Math shows you how to teach math …

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Book Review: 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum

102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum: Choosing the Right Curriculum and Approach for Each Child’s Learning Style by Cathy Duffy Westminster, CA: Grove Publishing, 2015 Cathy Duffy began homeschooling in 1982. In addition to being a homeschooling mom, she is an author, curriculum consultant, and international conference speaker. In short, she knows a great deal …

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Kolbe Academy Online Academy

How It Works Online Academy Courses Uses Adobe Connect to conduct “live” online courses with a real instructor and students (video/audio). Adobe Connect account is provided by Kolbe Academy. Uses Schoology as a Learning Management System (LMS) for assignments, assessments, and gradebooks. Schoology account is provided by Kolbe Academy. Courses meet using Adobe Connect 1-2x/week, depending on the subject, …

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Simply Charlotte Mason

SimplyCharlotteMason.com is dedicated to helping you homeschool your children using the Charlotte Mason method and wonderful philosophy of education. Whether you’re looking for great living books, a free Book of Centuries, ideas for narration, the CM Organizer — a planner designed specifically for CMers, dictation exercises, free manuscript copywork, or a free curriculum guide, Simply …

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U.S. Government – Citizenship Test

This year for history, I wanted to start with a unit on U.S. Government. The boys spent the last six weeks reading about The Constitution Convention and The Constitution and seemed to have a decent understanding of the document. Where to go from there? I saw an article on some people being sworn in as …

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Gifted Learning Links from Northwestern University

Northwestern University offers a variety of online classes for academically advanced students in grades K – 12. A variety of classes are offered each year. To find out more, please visit: Gifted Learning Links.

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Free Access to MIT Course Plans

A Facebook friend recently posted a link to the MIT OpenCourseware Site and I decided to take a look. Amazingly, MIT has an incredible number (over 2000!) of its course syllabi and materials available for perusal and use. There is also a special high school site which highlights introductory MIT courses and enrichment courses designed …

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