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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.










    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,

    completely safe,and completely FREE!

    Published on 10-03-2017 01:52 PM
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    2. Secular Homeschooling,
    3. Site News

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    October is such an exciting and busy month for homeschoolers. Deep into your curriculum and either love it or hate it. Fall field trips. Lots of homeschool extracurriculars are starting! We'd like to help take some of the "bite" out of your finances this month and give you a "treat" by highlighting a variety of secular homeschool freebies you can take advantage of.

    Each Friday in October 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!!!
    Published on 04-28-2017 08:00 AM
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    2. Curriculum,
    3. Site News

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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.



    Did you miss last week's Free Trial Friday post? Check it out HERE
    Published on 04-14-2017 08:00 AM
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    2. Curriculum,
    3. Site News

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    Our second 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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    Find the resources and help you need at Homeschool Helping Hand. Don't wait for a convention to network with other homeschoolers. Attend live online help sessions to get inspiration from a homeschooling consultant and other dedicated parents. Find the resources you need in just a few clicks with free Resource Sets. Every homeschooling family can use a Helping Hand! Sign up for your trial membership today.




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    In All About Reading Level 1, your student will learn letter sounds, phonograms, consonant teams, blending, syllables, sight words, and so much more. You'll also find solutions to common problems with beginning readers, such as letter reversals. Letters b and d particularly can cause some confusion in children. Download this free ebook to test drive the 4 methods for solving letter reversals outlined in the Teacher's Manual for Level 1.



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    The Adventurous Mailbox offers a series of adventure books for kids (8-12) that arrive in an exciting package from abroad. The captivating stories offer a deep look into the cultures of the world through rich characters and a whole lot of intrigue and humor. Kids can also join a “top-secret” online community where they can keep exploring the world and have heaps of fun. TAM also has 100s of engaging lessons for download in our Teacher’s Lounge. Sign up for your Free Trial of The Adventurous Mailbox today.


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    How do you get your child excited about reading? The engaging activities in All About Reading will have kids clamoring for reading lessons and eagerly wanting to learn! All About Reading uses a multisensory approach when teaching reading, so lessons include various hands-on activities. Would you like a free demo of these activities? In this bundle, you'll find a sampling of 10 activities found throughout Levels 1-4 of All About Reading.



    Did you miss last week's Free Trial Friday post? Check it out HERE

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