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    Hello! My name is Joan and I'm from the Philippines.

    I'm new to homeschooling but I'm aware of the homeschooling movement.
    After I gave birth to my firstborn (this was 16 years ago), homeschooling came on the radar but after getting overwhelmed with information, I got scared so we went traditional.

    Now, because of the coronavirus, I am finally homeschooling my daughter! She's incoming 7th grade. My son is still going to formal school because I already paid the reservation fee.

    Anyway, since we're based in the Philippines and most of us know that the Philippines is a deeply religious predominantly Catholic country, it's so hard for us to find a secular homeschool provider.

    All local homeschool groups that I joined are rooted in Christian beliefs. There are tons of good advice though. I just pick some helpful stuff and filter the unnecessary.

    I'm still not yet ready to go independent because it's tad overwhelming. Still learning the process and hopefully, we'll both enjoy the journey.

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    Welcome! Let us know if theres anything we can help you with!
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.


    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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    What are good and free online resources for Science and ELA curriculum that we can use? My daughter is in 7th grade. Most that I see are paid subscriptions. I have lost income due to shutdown so we're trying to reduce our expenses as much as possible. I appreciate any leads.

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    CK-12 has free online textbooks for a variety of subjects. Khan Academy might have stuff youd be interested in, too. You might just be able to pick a topic, get a book you can use as a base, then scour the webs for documentaries and instructional videos.

    For ELA, what sort of curriculum are you looking for? What do you feel your DD enjoys or needs? There is no generic “every 7th grader” coursework that people follow.
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.


    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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    Ooh, thanks for this. We're already using Khan as a supplement. However, as much as possible we steer clear on lecture type because it gets boring sometimes. I recently found some free stuff from Stanford, Open Up Resources, and Purdue OWL.

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    Welcome to the forum.
    --Kelly--Atheist/Accidental/Alternative Homeschool Mom to one great daughter in southern Iowa since 3/1/10. Tenth Grade: Saxon Algebra-2, Holt World Geography, Holt Biology, myPerspectives-10/Creative Writing, Spanish-2, and Computer Science.

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