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    Published on 08-12-2016 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!!








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    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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    topics all vetted by subject experts. Available in 3 reading

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    printable-worksheets-pngPrintable-Worksheets.com is a vast collection of free

    printables for homeschoolers on an amazing variety

    of subjects including:

    • Animals

    • 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,

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    Published on 08-01-2016 01:52 PM
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    August is such an exciting month for homeschoolers. New curriculum. New plans. New jitters. But it can also be a really expensive month, too. We'd like to help take some of the "bite" out of your finances this month by highlighting a variety of secular homeschool freebies you can take advantage of.

    Each Friday in August we will be sharing a new set of freebies on our home page for you to take advantage of! PLUS, all through the month, you can watch our site and social networks for links to cool free resources, tips, and products that will help you and your wallet out this homeschool year.

    After all, some of the best things in life are....FREE!!!
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    Homeschoolers are underutilizing their local libraries. No, really. Libraries are a free resource that not many of us have really explored the breadth and depth of yet. And I don’t just mean what you can check out with your library card - - although don’t get me wrong, you can check out a lot of cool stuff.

    Free Homeschool Stuff in Your Library

    Yes, you can get books. Libraries are often the place to find that allusive book that you can't seem to find at the bookstore or thrift store. And, if you look in your library’s catalog and don’t see it, you shouldn’t give up. That’s because most libraries subscribe to this miraculous invention called the “Interlibrary Loan” service. Are you able to locate the book you need by searching for it on WorldCat? Then it’s very likely your library can order it up for you via interlibrary loan. Now, my library recently added a charge for this service. It’s now $2 per interlibrary loan. But unless it’s a book I’m certain we want to keep forever, I still consider this a bargain.
    Yes, you can get movies. It always amazes me how quickly our library gets in new releases. But beyond the entertainment value, there are so many movies, documentaries, and tv series that we’ve watched for educational purposes in our homeschool, thanks to the good old local library.

    Yes, libraries have reference books. Have you truly explored all the amazing reference books available at your local library? Beyond the outdated almanacs, encyclopedias, and yearbooks are a vast wealth of eclectic manuals and helps including: career guides, Who’s Who biographies, government documents and statistical reports, nature and wildlife guides, specialized dictionaries, themed atlases and maps, and so much more.

    Often, libraries have computers. When ours has been on the fritz, we have been saved over and over by heading to the library to finish a specific homeschool project or finish an online assignment. Recently, our library even began loaning out Amazon Kindle devices as well for reading on the go!

    But, one of the most underutilized resources sitting right inside your library isn’t a book, a movie, or a device. It’s a real live breathing person - - the librarian! If you are lucky enough to have a dedicated children’s/teen’s librarian in your local library, even better. Librarians have some kind of super-human computer like brain or something because they always seem to know where to find what you are looking for. Don’t hesitate to ask questions when you are there. As a double bonus, our children’s librarian uses that super computer brain to remember people, as well, so when we’ve been looking to network with other homeschoolers, she’s been helpful to connect us with other families. We love our librarian!

    More Free Homeschool Stuff with Your Library Card

    Beyond all the amazing stuff you can walk around and get in the four walls of your library building, is a vast world of things that your library card and a computer can offer. I am always amazed every time I go to our library’s website because it seems like they’ve added yet another new subscription to some cool service or resource. And ...
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