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A Journal Of Online Resources For Homeschoolers

October 8th, 2008

Hi, I have a lot of fun learning web links on my Learning is Fun Page. Why not check it out!

September 26th, 2008



Hi, I found this site very useful indeed and as I am a huge fan of thecolor.com, I would like to introduce this online coloring website for everyone interested. this site is unique in which anyone can use this site as there is no java, flash or applet applications necessary to load pages. This is a great place for kids to learn more color conceptualization, apply eye-hand coordination and picture comprehension skills are promoted. I hope this will be a useful site for all.

May 29th, 2007

...but I'm trying to get better. I've been shamefully neglecting this list due to an assortment of tedious life/health reasons, but I'm making a resolution to post at least one new link every day. Jump in, won't you?
Flashcard Exchange has a huge collection of flashcards in many subjects and levels. You can download/print them, study online or play a memory game with the set of your choice.

April 24th, 2007

Found this a number of months ago and have found it very useful. Go here to subscribe to the email newsletter:


Cross posting to homeschooling and my own journal.

March 15th, 2007


I just got this in my email....

I belong to a yahoo group that is discussing the Connections Academy and the pending legislation to make the online school available in Texas.

Some times we get links , but this time this person listed all these. Some are way to religious for my taste, but for those of you who are interested... here they are...

http://d21c. com/Seabird44/ inspirations/ heisgod.html
http://www.sd4histo ry.com/index. htm
http://www.pbs. org/lewisandclar k/class/idx_ les.html
http://edsitement. neh.gov/
http://school. discovery. com/lessonplans/ programs/ rediscoveringame rica-therealamer icancowboy/
http://school. discovery. com/lessonplans/ programs/ rediscoveringame rica-thefrontier /
http://www.pbs. org/wnet/ frontierhouse/ resources/ lessons.html
http://www.campsilo s.org/
http://www.eduref. org/
http://www.teacherp lanet.com/ calendar/ calendar. php?op=cal& month=3&year= 2007
http://www.seussvil le.com/
http://www.funbrain .com/
http://www.cheetahs pot.com/
http://www.epa. gov/students/
http://www.sandiego zoo.org/teachers /classroom_ activities. html
http://www.thealamo .org/
http://www.createdb yteachers. com/
http://www.orgsites .com/tx/heartsan dhugs/_pgg10. php3
http://www.christia nfamilyhead. org/general. html
http://www.home- school.com/ groups/TX. html
http://www.texashom eeducators. com/supportgroup s.htm
http://www.notebook ingpages. com/Notebooking_ Pages_Free_ Bible_Pages. html
http://www.coloring .ws/
http://interactive2 .usgs.gov/ learningweb/ teachers/ lesson_plans. htm
http://www.dositey. com/
http://www.syvum. com/cgi/online/ serve.cgi/ kmsl1/kgmat11. tdf
http://www.lovatts. com.au/kids/ default.htm
http://www.ushistor y.org/
http://interactive2 .usgs.gov/ learningweb/ teachers/ globalchange_ teacher.htm
http://www.thehomes choolmom. com/schoolroom/ unitstudies. php
http://christianans wers.net/ kids/menu- act.html
http://www.children sbiblestudy. com/Activities/ index.htm
http://www.tlsbooks .com/
http://www.thesteps program.org/ downloads. html
http://www.earlyame rica.com/ lives/boone/
http://www.tea. state.tx. us/student. assessment/ resources/ release/taks/ index.html
http://www.reading. org/
http://www.kids- corner.org/ default.htm
http://www.dltk- kids.com/ recipesdb/ viewbycourse. asp?cid=45
http://www.dltk- bible.com/
http://www.mcrel. org/
http://www.coloring -page.net/
http://www.coloring .com/
http://www.papajan. com/
http://www.coloring -book.info/ index.php
http://www.janbrett .com/
http://www.moodypub lishing.com/ coloring- page/index. html?
http://www.calvaryw illiamsport. com/activity- pages.html
http://www.lessonpl anspage.com/ index.html
http://www.teacherv iew.com/
http://www.pbs. org/wgbh/ evolution/ index.html
http://www.theteach erscorner. net/calendars/ january.htm
http://www.hsv. k12.al.us/ schools/art/ dixon/lesson. htm
http://themathworks heetsite. com/
http://www.books4te achers.com/
http://school. discovery. com/lessonplans/ k-5.html
http://www.primaryr esources. co.uk/
http://www.kidsdoma in.com/holiday/ xmas/print. html
http://www.activity village.co. uk/index. htm
http://www.eduplace .com/
http://www.theteach ersguide. com/
http://freereads. topcities. com/freebooksont henet.html
http://www.homescho oltoday.com/
http://www.discover y.com/
http://www.sanford- artedventures. com/
http://www.epa. gov/teachers/
http://www.alfy. com/teachers/ index.asp
http://eclectichome school.org/
http://www.tpwd. state.tx. us/kids/
http://www.youngeag les.org/
http://www.learning things.com/ index.asp? url=IND
http://christianans wers.net/ home.html

cross posted in homeschoolhomeschoolinghomeschoollinks, k2homeschool

January 21st, 2007

Living Math Forum Yahoo Group

"Welcome to Living Math Forum! This is an on-topic list dedicated to the discussion of "living math" - mathematics education incorporating living books and materials with or without traditional curricula as the primary learning tool. Discussion applies to mathematics learning from birth to adult self education, with the understanding that arithmetic is only one feature of mathematics as a whole. Math and science history topics apply as well.

Educators using Patricia Kenschaft, Frank Smith, Charlotte Mason, Thomas Jefferson Ed / relaxed classical, Ruth Beechick, Montessori, Waldorf, "eclectic" and unschooling philosophies and methods may benefit from the exchange of ideas.

Members pass on articles, links and resources that might be of interest to home educators, tutors, and classroom educators interested in resources beyond curriculum.

From the site: "Insisting a child must be taught solely traditional, scope-and-sequence arithmetic to learn mathematics is like saying one must learn classical note reading and scales before one can learn music. You might get there, but you miss out on the inspiration of beautiful music created by the masters along the way. We need not master all the "basics" before being able to experience the appreciation that carries us through the hard work of learning. Think of applying living math principles as developing a 'mathematical ear' while working toward the mastery of basic theory.""

December 14th, 2006

Vote for Spunky!

Hiya, guys. I'm here to pass on some exciting news. The uber-excellent homeschooling blog, Spunky Homeschool has been nominated for the annual Wizbang Blog Awards (this is a BIG deal in the blogosphere) in the Best Educational Blog category. But the competition is stiff. Spunky is up against an Ivy League gossip blog and a professor at Penn State among others. Both of this blogs are quite anti-homeschooler, and comments to their supporters have included:

"The important thing is that IvyGate and I crush the homeschoolers."

"Homeschoolers suck!"

"And seriously, we do need to beat the cr*p out of those homeschool freaks."

So let's show some homeschooler pride and beat these guys! You can vote once every 24 hours from each computer. Right now, Spunky has pulled back from being more than a thousand votes down to a few votes in the lead thanks to much effort from homeschooled bloggers, but supporters of Penn State professor Michael Berube have been sending out mass emails to try and bring their blog back into the lead before voting closes tomorrow. We need every vote possible in these last few hours to give Spunky the recognition she deserves.

So please, Vote Here and then pass this message along to everyone you know. Spunky is counting on you!


September 16th, 2006

Quote from this when "they" go on about socailisation issues

This is a great piece which explores socialisation and homeschooling vs mainstream schooling

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