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    Published on 10-06-2017 08:00 AM
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    Our first Freebie Friday kicks off by featuring freebies that will definitely enhance your homeschool this year. Each one has been evaluated and determined to be completely secular, completely helpful, and completely FREE!!








    science4us_share_image-pngLooking for science projects for kindergarten, first grade,

    or second grade homeschool? Science4Us provides free

    science projects as part of the arrayof resources available

    on their website.



    Click here and bookmark these FREE projects and

    experiments on everything from magnetism to surface

    tension to animal habitats.










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    printables for homeschoolers on an amazing variety

    of subjects including:

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    • Continents

    • Literature

    • Math

    • Presidents

    • Science

    • Social Studies

    • States

    No matter what you are studying, you will likely find a

    complementary (and COMPLIMENTARY!) worksheet for it

    here!







    free-weekly-homeschool-planner-pngStart on track and STAY on track this homeschool year

    with a free weekly planner from SHS.

    Works with Google Drive to customize, record, and

    archive your weekly plans. No worries on "where did I

    put that?" or "did I remember to save that?" With this

    template your homeschool plans are completely editable,

    completely safe,and completely FREE!

    Published on 04-28-2017 08:00 AM
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    Our final free-trial Friday kicks off by featuring four more terrific programs that you may or may not have tried before. This is your opportunity to test out these secular curricula and programs for yourself before deciding if they are right for your homeschool.



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    CSJumpstartr is a web-based learning environment that introduces kids to coding in the popular Scratch graphical programming language. Kids engage with coding by creating working projects from our content-driven templates. It's project-based computer science. Every template is supported by interactive online help to guide the child every step of the way and comprehensive organizers and documentation to help them dive deeper. Customize-the-code challenges lead children to extend the templates through their own coding. Register for your free CSJumpstartr trial.


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    Innovations in Online Education provides synchronous "face-to-face" online instruction, live, with a state licensed teacher highly qualified in the subject content. To receive your free trial (sit in on a live lesson), please email Innovations with the desired subject area and they will forward you a link good to sit in on a live lesson with one of their teachers and the scheduled time of that class.


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    All About Reading Pre-reading teaches Print Awareness, Phonological Awareness, Letter Knowledge, Listening Comprehension, and Motivation to Read. Review and hands-on activities are suggested with every lesson. As a supplement to the Pre-reading program, the Feed the Puppy Alphabet Game was created to help young students discover the alphabet. This game is provided as a free demo of some of the activities you'll enjoy throughout the All About Reading programs!

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    Get started with a free homeschool subscription to Vocabulary Spelling City for building spelling and vocabulary skills as well as reading comprehension. You can use any of the thousands of word lists related to every academic subject, or even create your own. The word lists can be used in engaging games that allow your kids to read, hear, say, and write words; see words broken down into syllables and sounds, and learn how they are used in the context of sentences. Need more? A premium membership gives you access to even more games, the ability to track your child's progress over time, and a completely ad-free learning environment.


    Did you miss any of our previous Free Trial Friday posts? Click here to view those.
    Published on 04-21-2017 08:00 AM
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    2. Curriculum,
    3. Site News

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    Our third free-trial Friday kicks off by featuring three more terrific programs that you may or may not have tried before. This is your opportunity to test out these secular curricula and programs for yourself before deciding if they are right for your homeschool.



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    Hands On Equations is a concrete approach by Dr. Henry Borenson for teaching fractional equations to gifted kids in grades 2 - 4 and average kids in grades 5 - 8. Your kids will LOVE this hands-on​ approach ​to fractional linear equations. ​This video will show you how easy it is to solve equations such as 2y + 1/3 y + 4 = y + 20, thereby enhancing student self-esteem and interest in mathematics.



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    Working memory is critical for learning to read and spell. If your student has poor working memory, they might have difficultly learning. All About Reading and All About Spelling are designed to help your child retain the information taught. Through short routine lessons, engaging activities, hands-on manipulatives, review, and a mastery-based approach, All About Reading and All About Spelling can strengthen working memory. This free e-book provides a demonstration of methods utilized throughout the lessons.



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    Mindprint Learning provides personalized learning profiles and individualized academic pathways centered around a student's unique profile of strengths and needs based on a research-backed assessment of the student's executive functions, memory, complex reasoning, and processing speed. Our personalized learning platform for parents, schools and education professionals is the only affordable and scalable solution to accurately identify how each child learns best and provide follow-on strategies for each child to succeed. Create your free Mindprint account.



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