The Forest Room
Our Worldwide Classroom
We Don’t Need No Education
The Adventures of Bear
Confessions of a Homeschooler
Walking by the Way
Our Country Road
The Arrowood Zoo
Enchanted Homeschooling Mom
Half-a-Hundred Acre Wood
The Homeschool Classroom
The Imagination Tree
The Chocolate Muffin Tree
I Love My 5 Kids
Harvest Moon By Hand
Lizards and Ladybugs
Dynamic 2 Moms — They share some fabulous lapbook pages on units such as the rainforest, carnivorous plants, the Vikings and more.
Bravewriter Blog — I’ve really been enjoying the thoughtful posts about homeschooling and writing. I love the idea of Freewrite Friday.
Homeschool Bits — This amazing Mom has some wonderful resources available for sale through Currclick (we ordered her sunflower lapbook/unit and the incredible human body copywork/unit study. Here is the free sample–40 pages!–of the human body copywork/unit. Her prices are amazing–50cents to a dollar for many of her items. She also offers some free things on her blog. I found the link to a wonderful pollinators poster you can order free on her blog!
Great Resources and Printables (mostly free):
Homeschool Share— Whether you are creating a lapbook, starting a new unit, or studying great children’s literature through Five in a Row, this is an invaluable resource for homeschoolers.
Confessions of a Homeschooler— Erica is always sharing great material from preschool and kindergarten printables (see her ABCs and 123s tab, for example) to menus and giveaways.
File Folder Fun — free file folder games for preschool through 3rd grade. There are games for the young ones on colors, number recognition, phonics, and get more complex in the older grades (skip counting, fractions, multiplication, history, science, language arts (punctuation, for example) and more.
1+1+1— She offers wonderful preschool packs, Montessori printables, lapbooks and much more.
Homeschool Creations — A huge variety of preschool printables such as the alphabet, preschool math and more.
2 Teaching Mommies — Has a HUGE selection of preschool packs on a wide variety of topics. Their units includes animals, places, seasonal activities, the community, summer, All About Me and more.
Dynamic 2 Moms — This is a great site for homeschoolers in elementary school. They offer lots of free lapbook, notebook and unit studies materials. Topics include Ancient Civilizations, Daniel Boone, the Rainforest, Lewis and Clark, Westward Expansion, Carnivorous Plants, Toads and much more!
Donna Young homeschool planners, calendars, chore lists, attendance sheets and more
The Homeschool Classroom — A general homeschooling website with many different contributors. Lots of great resources and info.
Math Mammoth: Free 5th Grade Math Worksheets rounding, addition to 4,5,6 digits
Scott Foresman Grammar and Writing Handbook: Grades 1 thru 5, grammar and writing exercises that you can download for free.
Guide to Grammar and Writing Free curriculum sponsored by Capital Community College
Purdue Online Writing Lab
Spelling: This is a great post at scholastic by a teacher, Beth Newingham. She has a detailed overview of her year long spelling/word study program here or here. She has her own classroom website here.
Carls Corner — Cherry Carl’s website — great for phonics, word families and very beginning readers. I liked the various partner puzzles (k–it, p–it). Here’s an example from her “it family” pack (page 15) — I blogged about it here.
Kelly’s Kindergarten — Lots of letter and sight word games (my daughter loved the princess sight word matching).
Picture word sets of word families (ay, ill, ap, ot, eat, ice and so forth) that go along with nursery rhymes.
File Folder Game for 2-letter words – File Folder Fun
Free Phonics Worksheets — From learning letters through long vowels, diphthongs and more.
Childcare Land: Lots of free printables on numbers, two-letter sight words, patterns, days of the week/month and more.
2 Teaching Mommies — Has a wonderful collection of preschool units.
Read Books Storybooks Online: We Give Books
Dali’s Moustache – Another art teacher and her class projects.
What the Teacher Wants
Another Day in First Grade
First Grade Brain
Second Grade Shanigans
Step into Second Grade with Mrs. Lemons
Thoughts of a Third Grade Teacher
One Extra Degree
Third Grade Gridiron
Third Grade Bookworm
Oh Boy 4th Grade
Used Curriculum and Saving Money:
homeschoolclassifieds.com – I’ve had wonderful experiences buying used curriculum through homeschool classifieds
homeschool buyer’s coop — You can save quite a bit of money on various subscriptions. You can also create a homeschool ID for free via this website.
Currclick — There are lots of freebies and this is a great website to find resources for unit studies and more.
Surviving a Teacher’s Salary–I’ve heard great things about this blog. Crystal is the wife of a teacher and started this blog to help those who are trying to survive on one salary. Since this applies to many homeschool families as well, this is a good site to check out. She blogs about lots of deals and hosts lots of giveaways.
Montessori Album — A growing site with lots of photos.
Montessori Materials — Lots of free resources. I especially love and use the paper purple beads for place value work in math (see “Bead Materials ones and tens, beads: hundreds and thousands. See my post about using these materials here.
Montessori for Everyone–Offers free downloads each month–sorting cards such as the seasons, where things come from, animal tracks and more.
Leptir — A fantastic website for seeing how Montessori is implemented in the classroom. Natasa, a teacher in Croatia shares her amazing lessons with us. Her blog is in English and Croatian.
We Don’t Need No Education — A homeschool blog with elementary age kids who use a lot of Montessori materials in their daily work.
— More or less the same as the link above, but another way to get
there. This is where I was able to print out the page like in the photo
on the right hand side.
at carlscorner — by Cherry Carl. They have cute graphics and simple
sentences — perfect for young, beginning German learners!!